A smartwatch won’t just make you fit, but also productive and efficientSonal Mishra
Advancement in swift digitalisation has turned almost everyone into a technology enthusiast. From your laptops to your mobile phones, everything around you has become digitalised. The latest addition to this technology paraphernalia is the smartwatch. Smartwatches are invading the workplace and are expected to become ubiquitous in the next two to three years.
2013 was the year of smartwatches, with companies like Apple, Motorola, Pebble, Samsung and Sony coming up with some of the most interesting wearable devices. Apart from counting calories and monitoring your heartbeat, a smartwatch can do everything that your phone or laptop together does. Thus, it has eased out the daily struggles of professionals. Here’s how a smartwatch can help you stay on top of your work:
Multitasking in meetings
No one likes to carry bulky laptops to meetings anymore. They take up too much space and waste a lot of time in setting up connections, especially if your conference rooms are not fully equipped. So what’s the next best way to keep track of calls, emails and important tasks while you are stuck in a long, never-ending meeting? A smartwatch is the answer to this. You can peek at incoming calls, check emails and respond to important messages – all without staring rudely at the screen. Some of the best apps to help you manage your business include iMeet Agenda, Highlight, TL:DR, Smartreader and Clear
Leverage the features of a smartwatch to stay healthy and refreshed all the time. You can now monitor your calorie intake and keep a check on the number of calories you burn while working out. Additionally, it also keeps a track of the number of steps you walk through the entire day. So whether you are at your desk or making time for core workout sessions, this monitoring device will keep motivating you to do more.
You can also set reminders to make sure you stick to your fitness regime. So, for instance, if you decide to work on your back muscles at particular intervals during work hours, the smartwatch will remind you constantly so that you don’t miss your fitness goal. Some great apps to help you stay fit are FitStar, Endomondo, Strava Running, MisFit, Google Fit, Carunda24, Exercise Tracker, Digifit iCardio and Jefit Workout
Work on the go
There are many work apps specifically designed to help you stay alert, informed about important tasks and take swift action without having to reach for your laptop or phone. With these work tools, you can keep up with your busy schedule while not missing out on important notifications, information and news. Smartwatch applications such Google Keep, Todoist and IFTTT not only help you keep a track of important meetings and tasks by sending constant notifications, but also lets you prioritise responsibilities according to your daily, weekly and monthly goals. Whether it is a business meeting or fitness regime, a smartwatch will maintain the versatility factor in your routine so that you don’t miss a beat. Popular apps for this include OfficeSuite8, Vehicle Log Book, Fast Scanner, Salesforce, Evernote and Trello.
Most professionals complain about sleep deprivation, and the main reason behind this is that we tend to bring work commitments home. Your smartwatch turns into a watchdog that examines your sleep patterns. By doing this, a smartwatch helps you modify them in a way that will keep you more energised. A good night’s sleep has a positive reinforcement on the mind, thus keeping you happy, fit and constructive at work. The best apps to manage your sleep cycle are SleepBot, Runner Up, Sleep Cycle, Smart Alarm Clock, Sleep Better and Pillow
A smartwatch can, thus, make you fitter, more organised and more productive. So make sure this gizmo buzz bites you before it’s too late.