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Review: Garmin Vivomove HR, Galaxy Active Watch 2 and Fitbit Versa - go!

Get Your Life Back on Track with These Wearables

It’s about time

At the start of 2020, each of us probably had high hopes for a year of “clear vision.” A couple of days in and this vision started to get blurry with pressing global concerns. Within weeks, a health crisis swept over the world and life as we knew it was overturned by a new normal.

For most of us, this new normal doesn’t feel normal at all. It’s a real-life irony where everything feels displaced. Running errands while working from home. Keeping distance while badly needing a hug. Maintaining physically fit while moving around in limited space.

While finding focus in this disorienting situation may seem like a huge feat, there are some handy tools that can help you grab life by the hand. Technology, after all, keeps us safely connected to the rest of the world—and this is most obvious with the help of Lifetech by Globe Postpaid. 

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Delivery apps, virtual meetings and mobile banking allow us to conduct business without any physical contact. But when it comes to personal tasks and goals, nothing beats wearables that help us stay on top of those. Here, we review a few so you can choose which one fits your needs and suits your style.

Losing track of time?

When you feel like it’s hard to remember the day of the week or the hour of the day, a watch that knows your schedule lets you get more out of your time. 

Garmin Vivomove HR puts a spin on the classic timepiece look and integrates modern features to match your lifestyle. It displays what you need to know, whether it's a calendar reminder, the weather report or a text message from your connected mobile device. Rather than showing notifications in full, it displays a preview or summary so it’s easier to keep track of schedules.

Time management is key to good work-life balance. When your work calls for reliable connectivity, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 is a good choice as keeps you in touch with your contacts and messages via Bluetooth connectivity. Android users can reply to text messages and emails right from the watch and iOS users can accept or hang up phone calls from the display. These nifty little upgrades let you attend to important things at home while still keeping track of matters at work.

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Struggling with sleep?

Fitbit Versa 2 is one of the most reliable wearable sleep trackers in the market today, thanks to the company’s collaboration with leading sleep experts. It’s comfortable to wear at night and gives detailed analysis on time spent in light, deep and REM sleep stages. It also monitors your heart rate and, together with your sleep data, measures the quality of sleep you’re getting with a Sleep Score. These insights not only help you understand how much restlessness you’re experiencing but also give you tips on how you can take control of your sleep and overall health.

Sleep can affect your mood and overall well-being, so it’s no wonder why a lot of wearables offer sleep tracking. The Garmin Vivomove HR uses your heart rate data to know which sleep stage you’re in. It lets you input your usual sleep and wake times and allows you to set a silent notification mode during hours you’re normally asleep. Think of it as an automatic “do not disturb” mode as you drift off into dreamland.

Grappling with fitness goals?

Vital uses for wearables today include activity tracking and health monitoring, and the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 helps make it easier to stay fit and healthy. It’s effective at sensing your movements throughout the day and lets you choose your workout mode—whether you're just walking, cycling, or even swimming (it’s water-resistant). The Running Coach feature helps get you off on the right foot by giving you actionable advice through real-time audio feedback. When stress levels are high or when you're feeling tense, it suggests guided breathing exercises to help you take care of your mind and body.

Fitbit Versa 2 integrates a heart rate sensor, a step counter and many other motion sensors to monitor your activity and workouts. Its built-in apps come in handy so you can check the weather before heading out for a run or set a notification time for your activity. Choose from a roster of its goal-based exercises like running, biking, or yoga, then set your goals and get real-time stats. It also gives an insight on your all-day calorie burn and real-time heart rate zones so you have more control on your body.

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There are a lot of great wearables in the market today and finding one that suits you well is just a click away. Stay on the move while keeping everything in balance. 

Get your hands on a wearable with only 12-months of lock up with Globe Postpaid and head over to Lifetech to learn more about how technology can only help keep your life on track despite all the uncertainties. 

Words Ella Regis

Art Alex Lara

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