The Ones To Watch: Ms Paula Bee

What the Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch brings to the table for this multifaceted content creator.


Words: Foyin Ogunrombi | Photography: Aart Verrips

While known for being a YouTuber, blogger and brand influencer, there’s more to Paula Lackay than just content creation. The psychology honours graduate balances being a part-time facilitator to a child on the Autism spectrum with mastering the demanding and unorthodox career of influencing. The Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch is able to keep up with this busy Capetonian, from monitoring her Instagram analytics to helping her break a sweat in the gym.

We sat down with Paula to ask her a few questions and understand how this Smartwatch helps her life flow effortlessly.

Paula M1

What does an average day look like for you?

I have facilitating from 7:45am — 1:30pm from Monday to Friday. After that, I usually fetch my husband and we’ll chill at a cute café and get to my admin or editing of content. I enjoy getting out of the house but still doing work because it stimulates my brain better (with coffee on the side, of course!). After working on admin, we’ll head home and I will shoot content such as a YouTube video or a fashion look. Once that’s over, it’s time for gym with Nelly, my personal trainer. I like to end the day off with supper and more editing.

Styling outfits is definitely an important part of your job. What’s your personal go-to style tip?

I love neutral tones so that it can match any of my outfits, so I’d say go for something versatile. I love the beauty in simplicity.

Paula M2

As someone who regularly trains with Nelly Fizzle at the School of Hot, what goals does the Smartwatch help you track while you workout?

Training with Nelly and using the Smartwatch helps me monitor how many reps I’ve done, my heart rate and how long I’ve been working out for. It also tracks what workouts I am doing at that exact moment, such as upright rowing or weight training. It is so awesome to be able to monitor myself in the moment!

With a range of features like a heart-rate monitor, weather updates, an alarm, social media alerts and more, which would you say is your favourite one and how does it enhance your day-to-day life?

My favourite feature has got to be the instant interaction that I'm able to get without my phone and social media. Be it an email notification, WhatsApp or an Instagram comment, I am able to see it instantly and then respond when I’m ready. I’ve been enjoying finding out more and more features as I interact more with the Smartwatch.

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