SF Explorers Talk About Wearables

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from: Longevity Explorers | Sequoias SF, SF Village

Discussion Summary

SF Explorers spent a portion of their meeting time sharing reports on their favorite wearables - both high and low tech.


First - the 'Low Tech' Wearables

Apparently, it does not require a technology solution to meet a number of needs for members:

  • 'Dogtags' imprinted with contact info, medical information, blood type, and meds
  • Phone bag with neck strap
  • Wearable flashlight 
  • Plastic pouch containing contact and medical info
  • Glasses strap to secure hearing aids 


Next, the 'High Tech' Ones

In the case of wearable electronic devices favored by the group, most are health-related:

  • Medical Alert pendant
  • Fitbit
  • Apple Watch 
  • iPhone Health app
  • Phone headset - hands-free iPods and iPods Pro

In all, the group offers a divergent assortment of wearables, finding both tech-enabled devices and low tech ones to be helpful on a daily basis.



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Key words: 
wearable technology, Activity tracker, Medical Alert, headset