The wearables market is projected to exceed $4 billion in 2017, reports Forbes. While much of this market is young adults and millennials, baby boomers are becoming a critical market for the best gadgets supporting health.
Here are four best gadgets that are easy to use and designed with you in mind:
Best Gadget for Fitness and Safety
Styled to look like a wristwatch, the Lively Wearable was developed as a fitness tracker for seniors. It tracks your daily steps, offers daily mind challenges and even allows you to call for help in an emergency. The Lively Wearable monitors all of the health aspects you are concerned about without any unnecessary bells and whistles.
You don’t have to be too tech-savvy to make use of this senior fitness tracker. It syncs via Bluetooth and doesn’t require fancy charging cords. Instead it is powered by a CR2450 lithium coin battery, which lasts for about six months. If you’d rather not wear it on your wrist, the Lively Wearable can also be worn around your neck. When properly worn around your neck, it can notify 5Star Agents if a fall is detected.
Best Gadget for Sleep
While there are many practical gadgets on the market that monitor and evaluate your sleep habits, there are not many wearables available that help you improve your sleep quality. Enter Kokoon, a new device that uses cutting-edge technology to help you sleep better with noise cancellation, noise isolation and active white noise.
Do You Snore?
Perfect for those who have a spouse with a snoring problem or light sleepers who awake at every creak of the house, Kokoon is a pair of lightweight headphones designed to be comfortably worn all night.
Wake up refreshed at the ideal point in your sleep cycle. The headphones have built-in movement and EEG sensors that help decode your sleep patterns so you can be awoken at the perfect time to avoid any grogginess from mid-cycle waking.
Best Gadget for Meditation
Meditation can be as simple as closing your eyes and letting the stress of the day fade. However, for most of us, it’s not that easy. Muse, a “brain-sensing headband,” makes meditation simple. The band sends your brain signals with sounds, helping you focus on your practice. The device reads what you’re brain is doing and gives you feedback on what’s happening. It can help you track, improve and even increase your meditation practice over time.
Best Gadget for Blood Pressure
If you have high blood pressure or are concerned about developing high blood pressure, Heartvue by Omron is for you. This wireless blood pressure tracker is worn on the wrist and is one of the lightest and smallest blood pressure monitors on the market.
In addition to blood pressure monitoring, this wearable also tracks activity in real time, as well as sleep. It also features medication reminders for those who need a little extra help remembering to take their vitamins and prescriptions. Heartvue syncs with your smartphone for more in-depth analysis of your health statistics. So you can just as easily get a big picture view of your overall health, as you do of your latest real-time numbers.
Get Your Gadgets
With wearables becoming increasingly popular each year, it’s time to check out these four gadgets to keep you fit, well rested and healthy.
Identity Magazine is all about guiding women to discover their powers of Self-Acceptance, Appreciation, and Personal Achievement. We ask that every contributor and expert answer the Identity 5 questions in keeping with our theme. Their answers can be random and in the moment or they can be aligned with the current article they have written. In that way, and as a team, we hope to encourage and motivate each other, thus inspiring you to Get All A’s.
1. What have you accepted within your life, physically and/or mentally? Additionally, what are you still working on accepting? Now, we’re talking about resignation, rather stepping into, embraced, and owned.
As a new mom, it took a lot for me to accept that I cannot do it all. Between taking care of my son, focusing on my relationship with my husband, exercise, cooking, cleaning, work and social commitments, it is impossible to focus on all.
2. What have you learned to appreciate about yourself and/or within your life, physically and mentally? On the other hand OR in contrast, are there elements of who you are that you’re still working on appreciating?
My own resourcefulness and my family who are constantly inspiring me with new ways to use that trait.
3. What is one of your most rewarding achievements in life? Tell us not only what makes YOU most proud but also share the goals and dreams that you still have.
Becoming a mother. From the act of growing a tiny human to keeping myself as healthy as possible while doing it, and then having a serene and beautiful home birth, it was the most incredible experience and a real achievement in terms of personal growth as well. My next goal is more fitness focused; I want to run a marathon. I’ve completed a few half marathons before (and while pregnant), but I would like to get 26.2 miles under my belt.
4. Of course, we all have imperfections, or so we think. In truth, we are all perfectly imperfect. What are your not-so-perfect ways? Likewise, what imperfections and quirks create who you are—your Identity?
Impatience. As for my quirk, I strive to know as much as I can about anything that catches my interest, which gets time-consuming and can be unimportant — but it certainly makes for interesting conversation.
5. “I Love My…” is an outlet for you to appreciate and express all the positive traits that make you…well…YOU! In fact, sharing what you love about yourself will make you smile, feel empowered, and uplift your spirit and soul. (We assure you!) Therefore, Identity challenges you to complete the phrase “I Love My…?”
I love my people.