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The new year has arrived with freshly released smart technology for health awareness. These new innovations include health wearables and hearables. In this Audicus blog, find out about the latest releases when it comes to health wearables and hearables for the new year!

Health Wearables and Hearables


Health wearables do just as their namesake describes- these innovative products can measure your heartbeat, distance walked, calories burned, stress levels, sleep patterns, and a number of other different aspects of human health.


What makes health wearable technology so exciting is its ability to allow for relatively easy self-assessments of health. It is much simpler to have wearables that can measure multiple parameters, as opposed to purchasing multiples devices that only carry out one function.


Health wearables are also revolutionary in that they allow for the massive generation of personal health data in ways that were not possible before.


This newly emerged and growing connected-health system may have numerous implications for healthcare and the new ways the U.S. helps to regulate the medical privacy of consumers.


New health wearable devices include the Fitbit Charge 2, a fitness tracker that measures heart rate and tracking. The Apple Watch Series 2 is faster than the version before it and comes equipped with GPS and waterproofing.


The fitness watch Garmin Vivomove has a stylish frame, efficient battery usage, and a lower price than most of the newly released health wearables. The Garmin Forerunner 235 is an excellent GPS running watch and the high-quality Huawei Watch is compatible with Android Wear 2.0.


Health wearables are a bit different from hearables, smart technology that works by being placed on or in the user’s ear.


Hearables can be particularly advantages devices to have because the ears can process data faster than the eyes. As a result, users can process more data over a shorter amount of time by relying on hearables. One particular piece of technology that is very helpful to use is the personal sound amplifier.


Health Wearables and Smart Listening Devices


In 2015, Audicus launched the Solo, an advanced and smart listening device with a sleek design. The Solo is perfect for people who need an extra sound boost in specific environments. It does not require you to physically get hearing test (audiogram), and allows you to personalize it in conjunction with our online hearing test—  so anyone can purchase the Solo online if they feel that it would help them.


The Audicus website contains a number of instructional videos on how to use the Solo. These videos include how to personalize the Solo, how to set up the device, how to change programs, how to change parts, and how to clean the Solo properly.


People that wish to start using the Solo smart listening device can take the online hearing test with headphones. The test can help Audicus to better understand the hearing preferences of the wearer and configure their sound settings.  When users order the Solo online, Audicus delivers the product with the specified hearing preferences and a 45-day trial period.


Be sure to choose a health wearable that works for you and rely on PSAs that best suit your needs!


Sources: CNET, Science Daily

By: Aaron Rodriques