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Take Control With Wearable Devices

Wearable device technology is here to give you more control over everything from your music and time management to your wireless and smart home devices. Here are three ways to take control and get the most out of your smart watches and other wearables:

Control Your Devices

Smart watches like the Samsung Galaxy Watch connect to your Smartphone and other devices, making app control even more convenient. Use the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone to organize the content of your watch, so you can see the essentials, like notifications or customizable widgets, with just a glance at your wrist.

Smart watches can also access your devices’ full array of apps and features, so you can take and make calls, text and play music without picking up your phone. While there may be a slight learning curve, once you get your wearable device customized the way you like it and integrated it into everyday life, you’ll wonder how you got along without it.

Some smart home devices can now pair with your smart watch for use as a remote control. For example, you can change the channel on your smart TV using only your watch—no more fishing in the couch cushions when the clicker goes missing. Connect to all your compatible smart devices to make everyday tasks simpler and more convenient.

Control Your Health

Technology makes it almost effortless to stay on top of important health stats and goals. If you’re simply looking to start paying more attention to the basics, a wearable health tracker like the Garmin Vivofit may be a great option. The device monitors your wellness by tracking daily steps, floors climbed, calories burned, periods of intense activity and sleep.

If you’re looking for a wearable that goes even further, consider the Samsung Gear Sport. This fitness smart watch is swim-ready and provides a built-in personal trainer to help keep you on the move. It can even help you pick up a healthy lunch with Samsung Pay. This versatile wearable also connects to your other smart devices for a full-featured experience.

Control Your Calendar

Beyond telling time, wearables can now help you manage it. With easy-to-access calendar features, smart watches offer innovative ways to keep track of your daily activities. For example, the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier merges analog features with smart technology, including a handy bezel that displays the day, week or month ahead with no more than a hand rotation.

And because wearables offer extended battery life, you can stay organized even without your Smartphone. Headed to an out-of-town meeting when your phone’s battery indicator hits the dreaded 0 percent. With a battery life that lasts for days, you can stay on top of your schedule and get where you need to be – on time, of course.

Ready to pick up your first (or next) wearable? Check out the full range of connected wearables and wireless devices at U.S. Cellular®.