The best senior smartwatches and wearables have a mix of emergency features—like fall detection and an SOS button—and health or fitness tracking. Some older adults also benefit from devices that are linked to a loved one's smartphone for easy GPS tracking. We also considered accessibility and ease of use to round out our list.
Our number-one choice is none other than the Apple Watch 5 (or any later Apple Watch series). It has the best combination of senior-friendly features: automatic fall detection, an SOS button, gobs of health monitoring metrics, and a large, easy-to-see screen. Plus, Apple recently partnered with Lively to offer professional emergency monitoring services.
But caregivers still can't track the Apple Watch's location, and—surprisingly enough—there's also no video calling. We've filled in those gaps with other worthy contenders in the best smartwatches list below.