These are very difficult times for seniors amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic across the globe. However, fortunately for our old loved ones, there are lots of tech products to make life easy for them this year and beyond. See the best options in our list of 5 Best Tech Safety Gadgets For Seniors:
1. Alexa Echo Show 8:
This is an amazing gadget that can be very useful at this time. It comes with a “drop-in” feature that lets you check in on your parent via video or audio, and the senior in question will not even need to answer your call.
The fact that you will be able to hear them automatically is an amazing safety feature especially if they are in danger and they cannot reach out to you.
2. Arlo Video Doorbell:
This amazing doorbell’s camera is quite different from what you are used to with Ring and the Nest. It is vertical, therefore it can record everybody’s profile from top to bottom.
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It is also very simple to install and even comes with the option for an auto-reply. To make it more appealing, there is a siren that goes off if someone is where he or she is not supposed to be.
3. Wyze Door Lock:
There are several gadgets out there that are not too user-friendly for seniors, but this one is very uncomplicated to use.
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It comes with a straightforward setup and the lock appears and works like a deadbolt. It can even be programmed to lock automatically after a specific number of minutes. Users can also set it to auto-lock when the door is closed.
4. Google Nest Protect (Wired Version):
This gadget will not just protect seniors from smoke, it also detects carbon monoxide excellently. They will receive a warning before the alarm sounds and a voice will even tell them where the smoke is. This could be very helpful for seniors that cook and can be very forgetful. Its batteries last for a long time too.
5. FitBit Charge 3 Fitness Activity Tracker:
Still on the topic of best tech safety gadgets for seniors. This option is very useful for those who find it hard to walk around their neighborhood, but still wish to stay fit. This Fit Bit device helps to monitor their heart rate and blood pressure, which could really help for seniors with chronic heart problems. On top of that, it also helps to track sleep quality, and steps.
There you have it – a comprehensive list of 5 of the best tech safety gadgets for seniors. If you have any personal favorite or other recommendations, feel free to drop them in the comment section below.
More Information On Gadgets:
A gadget is a small tool such as a machine that has a particular function, but is often thought of as a novelty. Gadgets are sometimes referred to as gizmos.
In the software industry, “Gadget” refers to computer programs that provide services without needing an independent application to be launched for each one, but instead run in an environment that manages multiple gadgets.
The earliest documented use of the term gadget in context of software engineering was in 1985 by the developers of AmigaOS, the operating system of the Amiga computers (intuition.library and also later gadtools.library).
It denotes what other technological traditions call GUI widget—a control element in graphical user interface. This naming convention remains in continuing use (as of 2008) since then.
It is not known whether other software companies are explicitly drawing on that inspiration when featuring the word in names of their technologies or simply referring to the generic meaning.
The word widget is older in this context. In the movie “Back to School” from 1986 by Alan Metter, there is a scene where an economics professor Dr. Barbay, wants to start for educational purposes a fictional company that produces “widgets: It’s a fictional product.”