I’m thinking of getting an Apple Watch for my husband. Does anyone’s LO have one. If so are you satisfied at how it works.
Also, does anyone have any comments on yay or nay?
I bought my h an iwatch a couple years ago. He wasn’t able to figure it out and was always taking it off and laying it down somewhere. I bought an Angel Sense GPS tracker. It pins to the inside of him pocket and he can’t remove the pin. He can call me or call 911 on the device. If he wonders off out of the zone you set up in the app it sends you a text message letting me know.
I bought the Apple Watch for myself because I was concerned about what my husband would do if I fell or passed out. When I asked him, of course he replied that he would call 911. The problem is the only phone in the house is my iPhone, and he would not be able to use it. From our conversation, it became clear that he probably would not go next-door to ask for help either. I’m not ready to wear a safety device around my neck, so the Apple Watch seemed like a good solution to me. He cannot be left alone, so if he has an emergency someone will be here to call for help. He also wears a medic alert tag around his neck. I ordered this when he started taking a blood thinner about 10 years ago. I recently got a new one for him, and it also states that he has impaired memory.
Hi Mary! I think it depends on whatever you need your loved one to use it for. If you are looking for purely a “tracking device,” the Apple Air Tag is probably the best bet, and far cheaper. The Apple watch is a great device, but depending on the functions you get on it, you need to be careful for things like being able to make and take phone calls, sending text messages, etc. i wish that the fall detection and pulseox and EEG functions were available in a device without the rest of it! Hope this helps!
Mary, my cardiologist encouraged me to get an AppleWatch to take advantage of two features that it provides: 1) it measures and records my heart rate (particularly important when I’m sleeping because I suffer from Afib - irregular heart beat; 2) the watch also performs a basic EKG measurement [single lead]. Also, the Apple Watch works in combination with Apple’s Health app on an iPhone to consolodate medical and fitness data in one place. I use an additional device - the Qardio Arm - which is a self-inflating blood pressure monitor. Data from the Qardio Arm device is also captured in the Apple Health app. All of these pieces of data provide my cardiologist with some perspective on my heart health between visits.
Of course, the Apple Watch has many other useful features as well.
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