While wearable technology is often associated with young people, retirees are also recognizing its benefits, as these gadgets can help them live happier and healthier lives while compensating for any mental or physical deficits they’ve developed. Below is a list of the hottest wearable gadgets for elders.
This wearable device serves as a medical alert system and is one of the best gadgets on the list. It has a number of state-of-the-art features, such as location tracking, automatic notifications, and reminders to perform daily tasks, which can help retirees take their medication on schedule or get to a doctor’s appointment on time. The icons which appear on the screen are oversized to account for those who have poor eyesight.
Samsung Gear S3
At first glance, the Samsung Gear S3 looks like just another watch. However, it is a revolutionary device that can prove to be a lifesaver. For instance, it can automatically notify first responders in the event of an emergency, and by making 3 presses on the correct button, the location of the wearer will be transmitted to predetermined people so they can send assistance. Best of all, the location of the wearer will be shown in real-time and will be constantly updated.
Fitbit Charge 3
This is the device of choice for elders who are physically fit. In fact, it does its job so well that it received the Fitness Tracker of the Year Award. Unlike other similar devices, which have limited functions, the Fitbit Charge 3 is extensive and collects all sorts of data, such as monitoring sleep and using a large screen with a backlight that makes it easy to read. The battery is long-lasting and it has wireless connectivity so users can learn about the weather, news, and local events.
Apple Watch 4
This Apple device utilizes state-of-the-art electrocardiogram technology which can transmit crucial info to wearers, their caretakers, and physicians. The electrocardiogram waveform will be stored automatically within the device or iPhone health app, which means that wearers can share their data with health providers, and it has another feature called fall detection which can detect if the wearer has fallen and is unable to move. If so, it will transmit a message to first responders immediately.
Garmin Vivosmart 3
This wearable device is stylish and very useful. It compiles a huge amount of data regarding heart rate, the steps taken, and the calories the wearer has burned within a given timespan, how many stairs they’ve climbed their heart rate, and even stress levels. It is an incredible device that also comes with a breathing exercise guide that is designed to help users become more relaxed while lowering their stress levels.
As you can see, these wearable devices provide a number of benefits. The data they contain can be used to make better health and fitness decisions, and their location tracking and ability to contact help in the event of a crisis make them indispensable.