First there was a wearable smartphone for kids but now Spacetalk has launched a model for seniors with the Spacetalk Life – a wearable 4G smartphone watch and GPS device.
The device, created by Australian company MGM Wireless, is designed to keep seniors connected to their loved ones but with the addition of features like an SOS alert button, GPS, Safety Callback, Location by Request, voice calls, SMS, step counter and Bluetooth pairing to assistive hearing devices.
The Spacetalk Life can also provide medical reminders and has an IP67 rating which means it is water and dust resistant.
The product has been designed to reduce pressure on aged care services while still providing seniors with sense of safety and independence and so that loved ones can keep track of them and stay in touch.
The Australian government send 19.9 billion dollars in 2018/2019 providing aged care to more than 1.3 million people.
Spacetalk Life is a 4G device that takes a nano SIM card for calls, texts and data.
Users are also requires to create an AllMyTribe subscription starting at $9.99 a month.
AllMyTribe allows users to establish safe zones, view location history and manage contacts.
The SOS alert button can be programmed to dial trusted contact as well as emergency services.
And if the user is unable to answer the Safety Callback feature swings into action to initiate the return call automatically.
Location by Request provides the users location while maintaining their privacy.
“The launch of Spacetalk Life is a significant company advancement and opportunity for MGM and the Company’s shareholders,” MGM Wireless CEO Mark Fortunatow said.
“It provides access to a large, new and rapidly growing market which is also complementary to our phenomenally successful Spacetalk children’s smartwatch business.”
The Spacetalk Life is available for the special pre-order price of $499. It is usually priced at $549.