You know that annoying friend who won’t shoosh about reading self-help books? They’re probably the same friend who listens to too many inspirational podcasts, and always seems to be raving about some new health supplement or fad that’s definitely going to change your life.
Well... I’m totally (and shamelessly) *that* friend.
I’m always looking for the next thing I believe is going to transform me into some superhuman version of myself – whether it’s a new fitness trend, productivity hack, or phone app. But most of the time, the hype on these things wears off pretty quickly and nothing in my life really… changes.
I’ve been trialing the new Samsung Galaxy Watch4, thinking it would be just another one of my brief obsessions. However, this smart-watch-turned-best-friend has really knocked my socks off, and unlike all the self-help books and fish oil supplements I’ve been consuming this year, I think it might actually be making me a better person.
Before I get into all the cool things it can do and why it's reached best friend status so quickly, I have to take a moment to appreciate the tech itself.
I mean, wow. She really is quite a good-looking watch, and unlike some other wearables, the Galaxy Watch4 doesn’t give off major Spy Kids vibes: you can definitely get away with wearing it on a dressy night out, as well as wearing it casually to work, or to the gym.
The interface is super easy to use and understand, and the watch integrates seamlessly with the Google ecosystem, meaning you can access all of your favourite apps like Spotify and Google Maps right from your wrist.
Super handy for a woman on the go.
One of the best features I've loved is that the Galaxy Watch4 comes with cellular connection, so I was able to leave my phone at home more without feeling worried that I’d miss out if something urgent came up. You can still make calls, answer notifications, and even pay for coffee on your watch without having your phone nearby.
This feature is seriously great if you’re like me and think that the world will literally end if you’re away from your phone for more than 5 minutes, because god forbid I miss a single Instagram notification or call from a friend.