You may already have heard of smart wearable tech that can help you track your fitness levels and even your vital stats. Well, these are not just for younger individuals – older adults can benefit from them as well, especially when it comes to supporting an active lifestyle. In fact, they can motivate you to live a healthier life on top of providing you with protection when out and about. In this article, we share with you some smart wearable gadgets to try out.
Depending on the type you get, smartwatches can measure a number of different things. The most basic amongst them would be the number of steps you have walked on any given day. The general recommendation for active and independent older adults would be to hit 10,000 steps daily, but this can vary based on your needs and abilities.
Some smartwatches also come with features that allow you to track your heart rate and blood oxygen (SpO2) levels. This will enable you to determine when a workout session is getting too intense, when you need to pick up the pace, or even when there’s anything concerning you should seek medical attention for.
Besides smartwatches that serve the primary purpose of monitoring your fitness levels, there are medical watches that help you manage your health data in one convenient place. Because you would ideally be wearing this on a daily basis, this can give you some peace of mind that if you are met with an emergency outside, your health data can be accessed quickly and easily to assist you.
Medical watches can also allow users to share their health data with family members and healthcare providers and grant users access to a 24/7 operator that can assist them in the event of an emergency. With the press of a button, you will be connected to a microphone and speaker that allows you to call for help from anywhere.
Getting good sleep is an important aspect of a healthy lifestyle. If you struggle with sleep apnea, wearing a sleep tracker can be a good idea. These gadgets can either be worn around your finger like a ring or around your wrist like a watch. Your SpO2 levels will be monitored as you sleep and should they drop beneath an acceptable threshold, you will be alerted with a vibration.
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