Being productive at work is one thing. Being productive at work while maintaining balance in life is an entirely different mindset. Sure, you can prioritize productivity alone and be intensely focused on your job, but that will only get you so far. To be consistently productive and motivated, you need to be in good health.
Samsung’s Galaxy Watch6 is the wearable you need to unlock your full potential. With Galaxy Watch6 — or, if you prefer a rotating bezel and a more traditional look, Galaxy Watch6 Classic — you’ll have easy-to-use health features that can lead to noticeable health benefits. Here are some ways Galaxy Watch6 can help you live your healthiest life:
1. Know how well you’re sleeping
A good day begins with a good night’s sleep. In a National Sleep Foundation (NSF) survey, more than one-third of adults said they aren’t getting the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep per night and in turn, feel sleepy during the day at least half the week or more.
If you’re feeling tired during the day, your productivity is likely being hindered. There are many different reasons and potential solutions for sleep deprivation, but first, it’s helpful to monitor your sleep so you have some data to help you identify any trends. Using the Samsung Health app, you can allow your Galaxy Watch6 to monitor your sleep and give you a daily report every morning with your sleep score, time asleep, snore detection and consistency. The sleep tracking is automatic, so you do not need to start or stop it. The watch uses a sensor to determine when you’ve started and stopped the sleep cycle and tracks the four stages of sleep (light sleep, deep sleep, rapid eye movement (REM) and awake time). You can also enable the watch to measure blood oxygen levels, or SpO2, and skin temperature. You can then view your sleep data on your Samsung Galaxy phone, such as Galaxy Z Fold5, when paired with your Galaxy Watch.
2. Improve your sleep
Have you noticed you’re frequently not getting the sleep you want and need? Galaxy Watch6 offers a sleep coach on your wrist with Advanced Sleep Coaching. You can set up a customized program by answering a few simple questions. Your Watch will assign you a playful “sleep animal” — Sensitive Hedgehog, anyone? — based on your data and answers. That animal will then guide you through missions, checklists, sleep-related articles, meditation guidance and more over the course of several weeks to help improve your sleep habits.
If you plan on using Galaxy Watch6 as a sleep monitor, consider buying a superlight fabric watch band (sold separately) for maximum comfort while you sleep. Galaxy Watch6 is also your go-to wearable if you choose to explore other professional sleep coaching apps. Samsung’s Advanced Sleep Coaching is a great place to start because it’s free and integrated with the Samsung Health app.
3. Keep your fitness goals on track
Whether you work out consistently or (understandably) only manage to make time occasionally as your schedule allows, you know how energizing a good workout can be. Regardless of your fitness level, Galaxy Watch6 provides useful performance insights on duration, distance, calories burned and more, giving you that extra motivation to hit your goals. The watch automatically recognizes popular activities — walking, running, cycling, rowing, swimming and the elliptical machine — and helps manually track over 90 additional exercises.
With all that fitness data available on your wrist, Galaxy Watch6 sets itself apart from other fitness trackers in a simple but visible way: the display. It’s Samsung’s largest watch screen yet, so you can get all the info you need in a quick glance without breaking your stride.
4. Find your zone
Heart rate zones quantify the intensity of exercise based on heart rate percentages. By exercising within different heart rate zones, you can align your workouts with your goals, such as endurance, aerobic capacity, fat burning and anaerobic fitness. Another great fitness feature on Galaxy Watch6 is the ability to set up personalized heart rate zones with just an initial 10-minute outdoor run. You’ll then be able to target your preferred intensity during any and every run thereafter, whether it’s a casual jog in Zone 2 or an all-out sprint to hit Zone 5.
Personalized heart rate zones are equally beneficial for knowing your limits and pushing them to a healthy extent. That way, you get the benefits of working out, without running into the setbacks of working out too hard and getting injured.
5. Take care of your heart
If you’re generally healthy, heart monitoring may not be something you think about. However, heart rate data can be extremely useful to have on hand. In 2023, Samsung announced it received FDA clearance for its Irregular Heart Rhythm Notification (IHRN) feature, which makes its Galaxy Watch debut on the Galaxy Watch6 series. With IHRN, your Galaxy Watch6 periodically measures your heart rate and will notify you if an irregular heart rate is detected. If this happens, you can take an ECG, which is an FDA-approved measurement, to check if the irregular heart rate is due to atrial fibrillation (Afib). It is also worth calling your doctor for a checkup, and you now have the ECG record in the Samsung Health app readily available on your wrist to share with your physician.
Hon Pak, vice president and head of the digital health team at Samsung Electronics, said IHRN is designed to help millions of people around the world who may not be aware of potential heart risk, pointing to IHRN as “yet another example of how Samsung prioritizes proactive safety solutions and enables users to receive a more holistic understanding of their cardiovascular and overall health.”
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6. Get to know your body better
Samsung’s Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) on Galaxy Watch6 uses advanced technology to track your body composition based on weight, body fat, body mass index (BMI), skeletal muscle, body water and basal metabolic rate (BMR) measurements. It’s not intended to specifically diagnose or treat a medical condition, but it does give you even more data at your fingertips so you can be in tune with your body and manage your busy life accordingly. For example, if you see that your BMI is slowly rising over the course of several months, that may be a reminder to reprioritize exercise. If your BMI is rising and you’re already exercising, that could be a sign to make some adjustments to your diet. As you become more familiar with body metrics and, more specifically, your body metrics, you’ll be better equipped to make decisions that improve your health.
7. Go phoneless
When you’re always working, the idea of going phoneless can be anxiety-inducing. But remember, work-life balance is essential. With Galaxy Watch6, you can leave your phone at home and promote your well-being from within, whether you’re going for a walk, a run or, thanks to the watch’s maximum water resistance rating, even a swim. Incoming calls, texts and emails can be paired to appear on your Galaxy Watch, and there are various options to enable and disable notifications based on your preferences. You can be as reachable or as unreachable as you wish.
If you’re a business leader, not only can you take control of your own health with Galaxy Watch6 or Galaxy Watch6 Classic, but you can also equip your team with Galaxy Watches of their own and, depending on your insurer, potentially receive an incentive. Samsung’s latest and greatest wearable encourages healthy habits, making it a centerpiece of a modern corporate wellness program. Your team will be happier and healthier — individually and collectively.