GrandPad @ Passavant

from: Longevity Explorers | Passavant Community

Discussion Summary

The Passavant Longevity Explorers evaluate a senior-friendly tablet.


Product Evaluation: GrandPad

14 Evaluators


Product Description: A preloaded senior-friendly tablet that provides a simple and safe way to connect with family and friends. Some features include: unlimited voice and video calls anywhere, photo and video-sharing, music, games and safe internet browsing.

See bottom of page for listing and where to learn more.

Cost: $79.00/month


Practicality/Usefulness 2.8/3


  • Liked large icons and the ability to delete ones you don’t need
  • Need to expand photos
  • A good start for this item.
  • This would be excellent for a homebound person
  • I especially like the video chats and the ease of use
  • Very helpful for people who don’t have a computer or android cell phone
  • For people who either are not computer literate or no longer want the hassle of and iphone/ipad
  • Less helpful for people who already are computer literate.
  • Most helpful for people who don’t use a smart phone, ipad or computer
  • Helpful because of the simplicity of operation
  • Good array of apps, and provides a lot of choices
  • So helpful in its simplicity


Effectiveness 2.6/3


  • Only one area (games) was not as easy as the rest. Maybe it was me.
  • Appears to be
  • Would be much easier to use than current phone, tablet, etc.
  • Depends on the amount of use for familiarity
  • Seems to be easy to use; good way to communicate with family and friends
  • Would open up the world to so many people


Senior Friendly Design 2.6/3


  • This is easy to follow
  • Large and limited icons are helpful
  • Very friendly. On Mayo Clinic website, for example, sometimes very small; senior would need reading glasses
  • Nice size; not as heavy as a tablet. Would fit in a large purse or tote bag or in a rollator basket
  • Definitely
  • Looks good, especially if family member can be administrator
  • Could weigh a little less (for elderly)
  • Small print
  • Easy to use. Some lettering on articles very small. Would be hard for someone with visual issues to use.


Item is Portable Yes: x


Would purchase Yes: 11 No: 3


  • Would purchase for a family member, and eventually me.
  • The cost may be too much for some seniors; great help feature, she was very helpful
  • Helpline was very helpful in answering our questions
  • Nice to have a person answer when you need help; our leader called and asked for help to put the music app back on and she did it immediately.
  • I would have purchased one if I hadn’t just bought a mini-ipad
  • Poor eye sight
  • A suggestion was made to test the GrandPad with folks who do not use digital devices. This could be most helpful

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