The Fitbit Sense And The Samsung Galaxy Watch3—We Pick Out Our Favorite Features Of Each!
Do we have to choose just one?
The winning combo of tech and fitness has to be one of the 21st century's greatest gifts to society. With gadgets that provide a host of functions that make looking out for our overall well-being as easy as swiping a screen, pressing a button, or setting an alarm, our everyday health can get the TLC and attention it deserves!
This month, we picked two of the best gadgets on the market today that do exactly this and more: the Sense Health Smartwatch from Fitbit and Samsung Galaxy Watch3.
We have everything you need to know about these multi-purpose accessories below!
The Fitbit Sense
Everyone has heard of the many things a Fitbit watch can do for you, but this year, the well-loved watch has received a handful of updates to get your heart racing—in a good way! The Fitbit Sense features some of the most advanced health smartwatch technology available in the market, and we're big fans of how it combines features that monitor both your mental and physical health. Here's what we love so much about this Fitbit iteration:
- It features the world's first ever electrodermal activity sensor on a smartwatch. Doing without the big words, that basically means that it can detect stress via the increase (or decrease) of electrical charges found in the amount of perspiration on skin. Changes in these electrical charges can signal a variety of things, but they most commonly signal increased anxiety or exposure to a stress trigger—you'll know when you need to stop, take a breather, and calm down before continuing with your day to day tasks.
- It now gives you a stress management score based on you heart rate and sleep data, and, honestly, who doesn't want to know how well (or how poorly) they're managing life's stresses? The score indicates how your body manifests physical signs of stress; with scores ranging from 1-100, the higher your score, the more stressed out you are and in need of a break.
- The watch also has a little something called PurePulse 2.0 technology and what it is is essentially the most advanced heart rate measurement system any smartwatch in the world has ever had. It doesn't only measure your heart rate, but lets you know if its within the bounds of your personal threshold of high and low heart rates.
- Last but certainly not the least, Fitbit Sense also includes GPS tech and Google Assistant. The Fitbit app has also been upgraded, and you can check out all of these things and more here.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch3
Here's a nifty little gadget for those who are into smartwatches but still want to wear an accessory that looks like a fashionable watch rather than a health tool. Samsung's most advanced smartwatch yet is bound to be popular among the style and health-conscious, and after you learn what it has to offer, it's likely a gift you're going to want to get yourself this Christmas.
- It has a specially developed app for women that monitors menstrual cycles and symptoms.
- It notifies emergency contacts in case of a fall. If in the unfortunate event you encounter an accident, fall, and are unable to help yourself up, it's able to detect when this happens and automatically notifies emergency contacts.
- You can choose from over 120 different workouts available in the Samsung Health app that the watch can track. Talk about quarantine friendly!
- It's on a mission to help you get better sleep with its sleep insights feature, and it's also now capable of measuring oxygen saturation and uptake (a.k.a. if your blood has enough oxygen in it, and if you're able to breathe in enough oxygen to begin with).
- You'll be happy to know that it also has several design and lifestyle upgrades, all of which you can read about here.
For the health buffs out there, what's it going to be for you? The Fitbit Sense or the Samsung Galaxy Watch3? Let us know!