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Health Wearables and Hearables for 2017

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 Personal Sound Amplifiers


In 2015, Audicus launched the Solo, a personal sound amplifier (PSA) with a sleek design. The Solo is perfect for people who need an extra sound boost in specific environments. It does not require a hearing test (audiogram), 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 use the Audicus Tuner 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 PSA can get a free tuning kit with special headphones that can be used with the Audicus app. The kit can help Audicus to better understand the hearing preferences of the wearer.


The next step is to complete the Audicus Tuner. Users can use the special headphones together with the Audicus Tuner app to configure sound settings. Lastly, 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

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