Four Reasons Why the Galaxy Watch4 is the Ultimate Workout Companion

on October 8, 2021
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Keeping fit has been difficult for many of us in the past year – especially for those who are desk-bound for hours on end. At the same time, being cooped up at home has also made it more important than ever for us to be physically active.

 

If you need a constant companion to nudge you along to be healthier, how about considering a smartwatch?

 

Regardless of age or lifestyle, the cutting-edge technology and apps embedded within Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch4 are designed to help you plan your workouts more efficiently while maximizing the fun in each activity.

 

Available in several colourways, the Galaxy Watch4 presents the right data and information to empower you to become the best version of yourself!


Read on to find out four reasons why the Galaxy Watch4 makes for the ultimate workout companion!

 

  1. Test your limits with group challenges

 

 

It’s a situation familiar to most of us: After a long day of work or school, the fatigue sets in, and the temptation to skip a workout in favor of watching our favorite TV shows creeps in. When facing such scenarios, there’s nothing like moral support from our social circles to keep us going.

 

With Group Challenges available on your Galaxy Watch4, you can track your steps against that of your friends and loved ones, and keep each other motivated through a message board[1] and leaderboard that tracks each member’s progress. This is also updated in real time, so you can track your group’s progress live!

 

You can even get creative by challenging each other in different ways. For example, the person in the family who has accumulated more than 8,000 steps over three consecutive days can get an additional scoop of ice cream. And if you happen to be working out with colleagues, why not recognize the most active co-worker for the month with a medal and shopping vouchers?

 

 

 

  1. Discover the best of both worlds with Tizen and Google integration

 

True to Samsung’s user-first commitment, the Galaxy Watch4 features Wear OS Powered by Samsung – a new platform built by Samsung and Google. Available for the first time in the Galaxy Watch4, Wear OS combines the best of Samsung’s Tizen operating system (OS) with Google’s Wear OS, letting users tap into an expansive ecosystem right from their wrists.

 

Here are just some of the many ways you can supercharge your workouts with Wear OS:

 

  • Explore new running, hiking and cycling routes conveniently on your wrist with Google Maps, featuring turn-by-turn directions sent from phone to smartwatch.

 

 

  • Pay for drinks and more without bringing your phone or wallet out via Google Pay[2]!

 

  • Stream music according to the mood of your workout on built-in music apps like Spotify or YouTube without having to bring your phone along with you[3]!

 

 

 

  1. Enjoy seamless integration with the Galaxy Buds2

 

 

For many of us, music sets the stage for a fulfilling workout – from heart-pumping house music to stay energized for a high-intensity workout, to therapeutic jazz music that calms one down during a yoga session.

 

The Galaxy Buds2 comes equipped with Active Noise Cancelling (ANC), which cuts external background noise by up to 98%[4] [5], making it the perfect companion to the Galaxy Watch4 when you’re trying to get in the zone during a workout.

 

Meanwhile, the Galaxy Buds2’s Ambient Mode lets you choose from three levels of ambient sound, all with just a tap on the Galaxy Watch4 – perfect for moments when you still want to be connected to your surroundings during your fitness regime. That way, you can still listen to your favorite music while talking to your friends during a group run, for instance.

 

 

The Galaxy Buds2 also has a battery life of 5 hours in ANC mode – so you’re covered even on longer workout days.

 

  1. Advanced Health Tracking Features

 


Being able to access vital health data helps us affirm that we are reaping the benefits of regular exercise. It also serves as a good reminder to get up and keep active.

 

The Galaxy Watch4 takes remote health data to the next level, featuring a ground-breaking BioActive Sensor that reads blood pressure[6] [7], blood oxygen level[8], ECG levels and for the first time, calculates body composition[9].

 

 

Users can now workout with a peace of mind through regular monitoring of their blood pressure levels from their Galaxy Watch4, and even keep tabs on their cardiovascular system to catch anything out of the ordinary with ECG rhythm monitoring! By recognizing abnormal heart rate and rhythm, the ECG feature on the Galaxy Watch4 sends data straight to a compatible Galaxy phone to be easily shared [10] [11] [12] [13].

 

Indeed, having a companion like the Galaxy Watch4 can certainly be a useful push for many of us to lead more active and healthier lifestyles!

 

 

[1] All participants must have Android smartphone running 6.0 or above with the latest version of the Samsung Health app and a Galaxy smartwatch and/or fitness tracker.

[2] Google Pay available in selected countries. Full list: https://support.google.com/pay/answer/9023773?hl=en

[3] Only applicable for Galaxy Watch4 LTE version

[4] ANC (Active Noise Cancelling) is on by default, and the touch and hold gesture for ANC can be configured in the Galaxy Wearable app.

[5] Changing the 3 levels of ambient sound volume can be set up on Galaxy Wearable app.

[6] The Blood Pressure feature is only available in select markets. To ensure accuracy, users should calibrate their device every four weeks with a traditional blood pressure cuff. The BP app cannot diagnose hypertension, other conditions, or check for signs of a heart attack. This app can only be used for measuring in ages 22 and over. It is not meant to replace traditional methods of diagnosis or treatment by a qualified healthcare professional.

[7] Requires Samsung Galaxy Smartphone with Android 7 or later, and Samsung Health Monitor app which is available only at the Samsung Galaxy app store. Due to country restrictions in acquiring approval/registration as a medical device, Samsung Health Monitor app only works on watches and smartphones purchased in the countries where service is currently available.

[8] The Blood Oxygen (SpO2) feature is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease. Intended for general wellness and fitness purposes only. Availability of this feature may vary by market.

[9]Intended for general wellness and fitness purposes only. Not intended for use in detection, diagnosis, or treatment of any medical condition or disease. The measurements are for the user’s personal reference only. Please consult a medical professional for advice. Do not measure your body composition if you have an implanted pacemaker or other implanted medical devices. Do not measure your body composition if you are pregnant. Measurement results may not be accurate if you are under 20 years old. Availability of this feature may vary by market.

[10] ECG and BP feature only to be used by 22 years+. For accurate BP readings, a calibration is required every 4 weeks by BP monitor & arm cuff. Requires a Galaxy smartphone running Android 7.0 or above

[11] The ECG app is not intended for users with known arrhythmias other than atrial fibrillation or users under 22 years old. Users should not interpret or take clinical action based on the device output without consultation of a qualified healthcare professional. The ECG app is not intended to replace traditional methods of diagnosis or treatment

[12] Requires Samsung Galaxy Smartphone with Android 7 or later, and Samsung Health Monitor app (available only at the Samsung Galaxy app store).

[13] Users should measure their blood pressure when at rest, as they would do with a traditional cuff, and refrain from measuring when they are working out, smoking, or drinking.

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