When it comes to smartwatches, there are many things to consider: fit, style, features and materials. It’s not one-size-fits-all. For women, a watch with built-in safety features, stress monitoring and women’s health tracking might rise to the top. Or one made for different activities — from yoga to running to golf. If that’s the case, keep reading to learn more.
In today’s society, the pressure women feel to do it all can lead to more sources of stress. What’s worse is that stress actually affects women differently than it does men and can result in depression and anxiety, increased heart rate and pressure, weight gain, pregnancy issues and menstruation problems. Luckily, Garmin smartwatches monitor your stress levels 24/7, so you’ll know when it’s present and can manage it from there.
When you do find stress is present, breathwork is one way to get yourself feeling back on track. Whether you want to reduce stress, increase awareness, improve mental sharpness, boost work performance or prepare for sleep, breathwork — or mindful breathing — can help. Use the breathwork activity to practice three different breathing techniques: tranquillity, coherence, and relax and focus.
A woman’s menstrual cycle can be an indication of overall health — so whether your period is regular or irregular, you’re transitioning into menopause, or you don’t have a period, tracking the physical and emotional symptoms you experience can help you see the bigger picture. Our Menstrual Cycle Tracking in the Garmin Connect™ app puts that information right at your fingertips when you pair your watch to a compatible smartphone. If you’re pregnant, you can still stay in tune with your body by using pregnancy tracking. Record how you’re feeling every day, learn how your body is changing and how exercise and nutrition can help, track baby movement and so much more.
From busy workdays to rushing to pick up children to high-intensity workouts, women are known for taking on many roles. Body Battery™ energy monitoring helps you keep tabs on how much you have left in your tank and gives you a way to connect the dots between stress, recovery, sleep and physical activity. The higher the number (0–100), the greater your ability to focus, cope and bounce back from these challenges. But keep in mind that it’s normal for your battery to be low at the end of the day — it means you used the energy you had. Just be sure to rest and recover.
Whatever it is that’s keeping you up at night, you’re not alone. Did you know women are 40% more likely to have insomnia than men? On top of that, studies show that women actually need more sleep. Knowing how you sleep can help you take the right steps towards getting more. Select Garmin wearables offer sleep-related data, including sleep stages breakdown, movement during sleep1, breathing and respiration, and Pulse Ox2 for blood oxygen levels. Every morning, you can find a full picture of how you slept the night before on the Garmin Connect app. Select watches even give you a sleep score and insights.
As great as it is to get outside and get some fresh air while exercising, women rarely do so without first thinking about safety. In many instances, it’s the main consideration when choosing a location or time of day for outdoor fitness activities. That’s where our built-in safety and tracking features come in. If you feel unsafe or if your watch senses that an incident occurred, assistance and incident detection features send a message with your location to emergency contacts when paired with a compatible smartphone3.
Putting another thing on your to-do list might not seem feasible, but moving your body is a great way to do something for you. Our smartwatches offer more than 20 built-in sports apps along with more than 75 free workouts you can do at the gym or at home. Into yoga? Flow for a bit, and focus on your breathing. Prefer to lift? Follow workouts with free animations that’ll walk you through every step. Want to run a half-marathon? Get adaptive training plans with Garmin Coach. Whatever it is you like to do, remember to make time for your health.
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