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Today, wearing a smartwatch seems to be the norm. Whether it’s easily checking your messages or paying for items with contactless, everyone seems to be gravitating towards the many benefits that smartwatch has to offer. With a multitude of functions on offer, apps and features ready to use, the everyday benefits of the smartwatch that support your health are often overlooked. Let’s take a look at how the smartwatch can be beneficial to your health and wellbeing.

Your sleep schedule

When it comes to sleep, we tend to overlook its importance and how it can affect our health. However, the smartwatch has been designed to help you track, monitor and maintain a good night’s sleep for a healthier and happier you. With built-in Accelerometer, Gyro and Heart Rate Monitors being featured in many models of smartwatch, your movement and heart rate can be tracked whilst you sleep using software that translates your movement and breathing into periods of sleep and awake.

Many smartwatches present data from your sleep stages in a clear and detailed graph, and often compare and score your sleep quality and the time you spend in each sleep stage. The sleep information provided by the smartwatch you use can be helpful in providing reassurance or offering a clue that something isn’t quite right with your sleep pattern. You can also use a smartwatch to set reminders to stick to being active every hour of the day to encourage a better night’s sleep. Many types of smartwatches also come with an intelligent alarm clock that tracks your sleep patterns and wakes you up in light sleep, the natural way to wake up, leaving you feeling rested and energized. These smartwatch features are designed to help improve your sleep and in turn your health.

Tracking your heart rate

An integral part of many types of smartwatch is a Heart Rate Monitor that can measure your heart rate using your wrist alone, the benefits of which are endless. A smartwatch Heart Rate Monitor allows you to track your heart rate during exercises, letting you keep in a zone that’s increasing your general fitness. Similarly, a smartwatch can measure your resting heart rate to give you an indication of your general current fitness level. Technology is making it easier and easier to take care of your health. Some smartwatches even have built-in Artificial Intelligence software that can measure your heart rate and can accurately detect specific types of abnormal heart rhythms.

Counting steps and calories

A common feature of the smartwatch that many people take for granted is the step and calorie counter. Simply put, step counters will measure your step count and notify you when you reach your daily step goal. Similarly, your smartwatch can produce an estimation of the calories you have burnt. This is a quite common feature of smartwatches and is calculated based on the activity levels your smartwatch picks up, such as your steps, as well as any logged activity like running. When it comes to the smartwatch, you can easily use step and calorie counters to improve your day to day fitness by setting step and calories goals to reach at certain points of your day, week or month. Small changes to your lifestyle like taking the stairs instead of the lift will see you reaching your step and calorie goals sooner, helping you improve your health and wellbeing.

Exercising the features

If you already participate in sports and enjoy getting your blood pumping, a smartwatch could be your best companion during workouts. Many smartwatches allow you to initiate activity tracking for your walks, runs, cycling, swimming, strength training and plenty of other activities.

You can use your smartwatch to capture real-time statistics, including heart-rate data, calories burned and elapsed time for specific workouts, perfect for those who have just started out and want to set goals or for fitness enthusiasts looking to beat personal records. You can also use your smartwatch to set more specific targets that are based on factors such as distance, pace and calories burned. Having a smartwatch is a great incentive for inspiring you to get fit and find balance in your life, whether it’s a brisk walk or intense workout, a smartwatch can be highly personalised to your lifestyle and goals to help you look and feel better.

At Protectus, we get to know the ins and outs of your health needs. That’s why we make it our job to protect the future of your good health by guiding you to the correct and most cost-effective policy and ensuring it is set up correctly to your specific requirements. Contact us for peace of mind over the future of your health.