The Playbook For The Modern Man

The Stylish Smartwatch For An Active Lifestyle

The following article has been sponsored by Samsung

With the holidays on the horizon, your mind is occupied with thoughts of family, food and ugly festive sweaters. But before you know it, December will be done and a new year will be kicking along with many a resolution.

You know how this goes. You begin with the best of intentions – workouts with a personal trainer, a nutrition plan, cycling sessions once a week – all the intentions of an active man. And within a month, it’s all forgotten.

What if it didn’t have to be that way? Meet the Samsung Gear S2*, a smartwatch that doesn’t just keep up with your lifestyle – it can help you improve it.

Resolution Ready

The Gear S2 is more than good looks. Beneath the sleek exterior is functionality designed to fit seamlessly into your daily life. Rotate the bezel and you’ll find a range of functions that act like mini-apps, from local weather to calendar to heart-rate tracking and other lifestyle-friendly capabilities.


The Gear S2 also packs a suite of applications and branded watch faces that function as apps^. The ESPN face, for instance, shows your favourite teams’ scores, while the Bloomberg face keeps you up to date on the latest business news.


It works as a companion to your compatible device, so many of the standard phone-like features are accounted for – you can keep track of events on a calendar, reject calls, receive and send texts on the go – but this is also a device designed to help you make the most of an active life. The Gear S2’s health and fitness functionality will help get you fighting fit for the New Year.

Extensive App Partners

Samsung has partnered with apps to keep you motivated virtually wherever you are. The Gear S2 will sync your Nike+ profile with the standalone Nike+ app^ on your compatible device, then track your best runs.

Lifesum^ for Gear S2 helps you maintain healthy habits by documenting your daily meals, water intake and exercise. The app offers calorie tracking, nutritional information breakdowns and syncing with third-party fitness trackers.

Even Yelp^ got in on the Gear S2 action. You can use the urban guide to find nearby restaurants suited to your healthy eating habits.

Keeping You Fit 24/7

S Health offers a wealth of functionality to help keep you fit, from a heart rate monitor to a 24-hour activity log with reminder updates that motivate you to continue pursuing your fitness goals.**


If you begin walking at an elevated pace, the watch pulses a green activity tracker to encourage you to continue. If you sit for too long, it prompts you to stand up and get active again. Now how’s that for motivation?

In addition to auto tracking walking, running and cycling with estimates of calories burned, S Health can help your nutritional habits.

Get real about getting active. The Gear S2 is a fantastic sidekick for New Year’s resolutions that stick.

The Gear S2 is available online at or at participating retailers such as JB Hi-Fi and Telstra.

Australia, take it for a spin.


*Gear S2 must be connected to a compatible device for full functionality.  Devices sold separately.
** Gear S2 is not a medical or therapeutic device.
^ Apps and/or watch faces may need to be downloaded to compatible device. Internet connection required. Data and other charges may apply.


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