Wearable technology is no longer solely for the young and energetic, like the Fitbit and Apple Watch. Older individuals are increasingly using smart wearable technology to have better, healthier lives. In a 2015 AARP study, 67% of participants believed that wearable activity or sleep trackers were useful or beneficial, and 45% of older persons (50+) who participated reported improved motivation for healthier living after wearing them for a month and a half. Additionally, wearable technology can give caregivers and family members peace of mind. Here are three cutting-edge wearable tech products that can support you or your loved one’s independence.
Fitbit Charge 3
The Fitbit Charge 3 tracks far more than steps and was chosen as the 2018 Fitness Tracker of the Year. It has automatic sleep tracking, so seniors may observe their sleeping habits and discover better ways to relax, which is essential for healthy aging.
Additional features of the Fitbit Charge 3 include a sizable, easy-to-read backlit display, a long-lasting battery life and connectivity to regularly used apps that seniors typically enjoy, like the weather or calendar apps.
Samsung Gear S3
The Samsung Gear S3 looks and feels like a classic watch but offers a lot more features to help seniors live healthier, happier lives. It is classic on the outside and groundbreaking on the inside.
The Samsung Gear S3’s capability to alert emergency contacts is one of its best features. Three clicks on the home button are all it takes to send the wearer’s position to a list of people who can track their whereabouts in real time, providing immediate access to help should an accident occur.
Apple Watch 4
The Apple Watch 4 is a big advancement in wearable tech for elderly. To begin with, the ECG app may produce an ECG that resembles a single-lead electrocardiogram, giving doctors, caretakers, and wearers alike crucial data.
Wearers can readily share the data with caregivers and healthcare professionals to have a more informed conversation about their health thanks to the automatic storage of the ensuing ECG waveform in the Health app on the iPhone. Advanced fall detection is another feature of the Apple Watch 4. The watch will immediately call 911 and send a message to emergency contacts if it senses a fall and the wearer is unresponsive.
Reemo Health Smartwatch
“Enjoy your independence as much as possible, for as long as possible.” This is the mission of the Reemo Health Smartwatch.
The product, which was created specifically for senior living, makes it simple to maintain health data and even share information with family members and healthcare professionals.
Additionally, the smartwatch offers live, round-the-clock concierge assistance, allowing users access to a live operator who can offer customer support for product inquiries or assistance during emergencies.
Apart from adopting the latest tech to protect against danger and improve one’s health, moving to a retirement community is another way to help ensure your safety and health needs are met consistently. Here in our vibrant independent living community, our dedicated team is on hand to provide round the clock assistance, and premises are also made secure and senior-friendly. You’d also be able to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle with the Dimensions Health & Fitness program that all residents can take part in.