Update March 17, 2023: We have updated this article with new options in this type of watches, in addition to reviewing the prices and stores where you can buy them at the moment.
Although smart watches tend to be focused on people who want to play sports or who want to improve their quality of life with measurements of their body, a large part of the population can benefit from these products.
Older people do not usually wear smart watches, but they can become perfect tools to know how they are even in the worst case, to know where they are thanks to GPS.
The benefits of smartwatches in older people are very significant. On the one hand they are products that measure heart rate with the option to notify when it finds irregular changes in pulse. They even measure the level of oxygen in the blood and some models the temperature of the skin.
using models with GPS can track where they arewhich in cases of elderly people who become disoriented can be vital.
Some models such as the Apple Watch or the Samsung Galaxy Watch have versions with 4G that allow you to make calls without having to have your mobile on you, a very useful option in case you forget your mobile.
fall detection It can also be a factor to take into account because when this feature is activated you can call emergency services.
- xiaomi mi watch lite
- Amazfit Bip U Pro
- Fitbit Sense 2
- Apple Watch SE 2
- Amazfit GTS 4 Mini
- Xiaomi Smartband 7 Pro
- Samsung Galaxy Watch 5
- Huawei Watch 3
- SeniorDomo Protect
xiaomi mi watch lite
As an exercise monitor, the Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite is one of those with the best value for money, and it has GPS, so it precisely measures sports activities of all kinds.
Not only that but, most importantly for the elderly, it synchronizes a wide variety of notifications from the mobile phone, not only calls but also WhatsApp, to cite a good example.
As expected, it has more than enough battery life, six days, although if you use GPS a lot it may be less.
Amazfit Bip U Pro
Amazfit Bip U Pro It’s a simple smartwatch and it’s cheap too. Perfect for everyone, but considering its health functions it is a good option for the elderly.
It has built-in GPS, 60 sports modes such as walking or going to the gym, as well as blood oxygen and heart rate monitoring.
Fitbit Sense 2
There are quite a few watches with the capacity to make electrocardiograms at this point, although it must be said that not all brands have managed to make them ECG accurate. Fitbit It is one of those that has achieved it.
Its Fitbit Sense, which we’ve put to the test, is good at that and more. For example, it also has NFC for mobile payments and you can receive notifications and calls directly from your mobile, something especially useful for older people.
It is very, very precise when it comes to measuring physical values such as steps, calories or sleep quality, one of the best, most complete activity monitors out there.
In our analysis we have managed to stretch your battery up to a weeka surprisingly positive figure in the world of smartwatches dedicated to health.
Apple Watch SE 2
The kind of cheapest apple watch it is also one of the best for seniors as it has all the features you may need.
It has an easy-to-understand screen and health controls such as a heart rate sensor and motion sensor that identifies falls capable of calling emergencies while alerting selected contacts.
It has built-in GPS that other people in the family can find from the Find app on Apple devices.
In addition, it also accepts calls from the watch via Bluetooth connected to the iPhone, or in the 4G model with its own eSIM you can make calls and send messages without the need for a mobile.
Amazfit GTS 4 Mini
Amazfit GTS 4 Mini It is the latest version of the popular cheap Amazfit watch, with functions specially designed for health, but without neglecting the benefits of a smartwatch for the elderly.
It has a light and flat design, so that it is not bulky and does not bother people who are not used to wearing a smartwatch. It also has a 1.65-inch AMOLED glossy display. And despite its large screen and thinness, it reaches a autonomy up to 15 days.
It has a heart rate monitor, blood oxygen level and stress level 24 hours a day. It can track physical activity, as well as 120 sports modes, but its best feature for the audience we’re describing is that you can see 3 health metrics at a glance in a single tap.
Xiaomi Smartband 7 Pro
Xiaomi Smartband 7 Pro It is an activity bracelet with all the sensors and functions of a smart watch, even with a similar design, but in a more compact format. Technically it’s not a watch, but it’s not a bracelet like the Xiaomi Smart Band 7 either.
Its pluses are a larger screen, easier to use, with all the necessary sensors such as a 24/7 heart rate or blood oxygen level sensor. It also monitors sleep quality and stress level.
Its autonomy is 12 days of normal use and it has integrated GPS to save activity routes. It is cheap and with very good features, you cannot ask for more.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5
One of the most complete and most recommended options for people who use an Android mobile is this Samsung Galaxy Watch 5.
It has Wear OS, Google’s operating system with Samsung customization, just like on mobile phones. Therefore, full integration with Android phones, Samsung’s health platform and also with Google Fit is ensured.
But the important thing about this watch is that it has those functions that are of most interest, such as GPS tracking, heart rate sensor, blood oxygen level, skin thermometer, fall detection system and a long battery life of about 2 days.
Huawei Watch 3
Huawei Watch 3 is a 2021 watch that is still a good option for those looking for an option with special attention to health.
This watch has a large 1.43-inch AMOLED circular screen, WiFi connectivity, NFC, Bluetooth 5.2 and even GPS to know your position. It has the typical health sensors to know the health at a glance, such as heart rate, blood oxygen level and even body temperature.
Its autonomy is 3 days of normal use and with the long duration mode it can reach up to 14 days.
SeniorDomo Protect It is promoted as a watch for the elderly and specially designed for this population.
Its design is more similar to that of a sports watch, but it has elements such as an emergency call button, locating a family member from another mobile phone, a fall detector, a heart rate sensor, and even a medication reminder.
Of course, it is a watch with an annual subscription (9.99 euros per month) or month by month for 12.99 euros.