You might think that smart watches are gadgets reserved for young people, but they’re not! It wakes you up, motivates you, tracks your health, and prevents you from missing a message from the kids… We explain why young people are addicted to it and, above all, what seniors could do with it.
Smart watches are for everyone!
Firstly, it is not because it is a new technology that it is complicated and limited to young people. On the contrary! While they may impress the less tech-savvy, these new little everyday objects are designed to be intuitive and easy to use. In fact, the connected timepiece craze is simple to understand: this device can become an extension of your phone, tablet or computer.
Your phone is ringing, but it’s at the bottom of your bag? Just pick it up from your connected watch. Your phone is on silent mode, or in the next room? You receive your text messages on your wrist so you don’t miss a single message! You want to activate a timer for cooking pasta? It’s possible in two clicks. Always at hand, the smartwatch for seniors can also become a great tool to monitor your health. Some of them count your steps and can even detect a fall and alert the emergency services.
Stay connected with your loved ones
As we mentioned above, very often, the connected watch is above all connected to your phone. So you can receive a call on your timepiece, like in the series “K 2000” (remember, the hero was talking to his car and his team via his watch), you can also receive a text message or send one, by voice. With this timepiece on your wrist, you won’t miss a phone call or a message, even while tinkering.
Smart watches help monitoring your health
Like most connected watches, the Apple device has an “activity tracker. This barbaric and slightly scary term simply means that it allows you to track or monitor your daily physical activity (as long as you wear it): the number of steps you take, how long you’ve been sitting on the couch, or how many times you get up in the night… to help you move more, stay fit, sleep better.
The Apple smart-Watch also measures your heart rate. It takes your pulse regularly, whether it’s during exercise or at rest, which allows you to see at a glance if you’re doing too much, or if you have the heart of a marathon runner… Apple Watch also offers to improve your sleep! It is able to calculate your sleep time, suggests you to install some sleep routines and goals to help you go to bed at the right time.
How to choose your connected watch ?
Don’t worry, there are many alternative models offering similar features to the Apple Watch and at more competitive prices. But before you go there, and for the salesperson to understand your needs, you need to know what you want. Start by making a list of features you absolutely want on your smartwatch and prioritize them. Then, set your budget. Now you’re ready to go meet a salesperson who will suggest the best smart-watch that best suits your needs.
Other timepieces, for very old people
For your information, there are several types of smart-watches that does not directly concern you, the young seniors, but that could be of interest to you if you are a “caregiver”: watches for “seniors ++” (80 years and older) with pathologies and memory problems. An integrated GPS beacon can help find runaway grandpas, for example… Now you know everything.
Bottom lines …
A smartwatch for seniors can be useful to every elderly! It meets all the needs. And if you are afraid that it is too difficult to use, you should know that these smart timepieces are intuitive, come with a manual, and that you can even ask your grandchildren or your young neighbor to help you.