Age Well with Smart Gadgets

Have you ever marveled at how your peers seem to be aging so gracefully with their smart watches and other high-tech gadgets? Smartwatches are not just a passing fad; they’re a strategic choice for your health and well-being, offering a range of benefits tailored to the needs of older adults.


I understand that some may be hesitant to embrace mobile fitness technology but rest assured, it’s designed to be user-friendly. It can be a powerful tool for enhancing health and maintaining independence as you age. 


Research has consistently shown that older adults who embrace smart gadgets can experience a significant boost in their physical and psychological well-being. This is a promising and motivating reason to consider incorporating these technologies into your lifestyle.


With so many options on the market, where do you start? We’ve rounded up our top picks to help you get and stay healthy – thanks to some amazing technology.

apple watch series 6

Start with an Apple Watch

Are you already using an iPhone or other Apple devices? An Apple watch can be the perfect daily companion! Recent upgrades have added many new, life-saving features, such as fall detection, emergency SOS (which lets you quickly call 911), set medication reminders, allow loved ones to check in, or even help you monitor your overall health. It adds peace of mind to your daily routine.

Or, Grab a Fitbit

Not sure you want all of the features (and higher price) of the Apple Watch? A Fitbit is the perfect alternative! Fitbits are especially great at encouraging you to keep moving, helping you improve your nutrition, reduce stress, and even get better sleep. These watches can last for 6+ days on one charge, and you can use their companion app to make the most of your health routine.

A fitbit versa watch
Amazon Echo Pop Device

Stay Connected with an Echo Speaker

Amazon Echo, also known as Alexa, is one of the best smart speakers on the market. Echo speakers are inexpensive and look great, allowing you to add one (or two, or three) in your home pretty easily. The best part is you just have to talk to Alexa (just wake her up with “Alexa”), and she’ll be able to do a lot! Ask her to set reminders for medications or appointments, keep an eye on the weather, or even make phone calls.

Keep an Eye on Your Body Composition

How much we weigh can be a misleading indicator of our overall health. Our overall body composition matters more. Keep track of it all with this smart scale. Along with the accompanying app, you can track your weight, BMI, body fat percentage. You’ll be able to track your progress and closely monitor your overall health.

Renpho brand smart scale that connects to a cell phone