The Samsung Galaxy Watch can also help keep you on track. “A watch is key for HIIT because it’s all about time,” Emily points out. Unlike strength training, which requires a number of reps, HIIT has you go as hard as you can for a specific time period. “So once you set the timer on your watch, you go hard for that 30 to 45 seconds nonstop, no matter how many repetitions,” she explains. If you are curious, the Samsung Galaxy Watch will record your reps for certain movements like jumping jacks, mountain climbers, burpees, and more, so you can see how many you did after your workout is over.
“As you are working out, the Galaxy [Watch] will notify you of your caloric burn and your heart rate as you progress and give you a summary of your workout when you’re done,” Emily explains. “You will be able to see the time, duration, caloric burn, the zone of your heart rate, and your max heart rate,” she says, pointing out that this data is invaluable to getting a full picture. Another perk? You don’t have to have your phone on you if you’re running if you have the LTE-connected watch.
Because HIIT is low-maintenance, Emily turns these workouts to keep her energy up when she’s traveling anywhere, from Aruba to Bali. And with the watch, she knows that she’s actually burning calories and improving her energy. She recommends practicing HIIT two to three times per week, as the body needs time to recover after the sessions. “It’s great to supplement HIIT with low-intensity training such as yoga and jogging and traditional strength training,” she explains. Each type of training has a different purpose, and mixing it up will lead to a stronger body and mind.