Smartwatches are a popular product this year but it is being adapted by Australian health care company mCareWatch to help the elderly and disabled and anyone with health issues. The SOS Mobile Watch is an all-in-one smartwatch with a built-in mobile phone that can also work as a location tracker and a personal emergency alarm.

Traditionally, pendants dominated the personal emergency alarm market and if the wearer required assistance they simply pressed a button on the pendant. But the downside of these products was they were restricted to be used only in a limited area like your home. The SOS Mobile Watch can go anywhere and offer the user the same peace of mind wherever they go thanks to the mobile phone functionality which can connect anywhere on the cellular network.

The device comes with a built-in SIM card and a data allowance. There is an SOS button on the watch and once it is pressed it will dial three pre-set carers or family members. And a built-in microphone and speaker means the SOS Mobile Watch can be used handsfree. Emergency calls from the device can also be answered by a 24/7 monitoring service if family and carers are unavailable or away.

It’s also possible to set up a geo-fence and be notified when the wearer exits the area and it can also be used to track movement activity through the built-in pedometer. The device is also fully waterproof so it can be worn at all times, even in the shower. In addition, the device includes a free download of the carer’s app for up to five people to access a web portal where you can see the user’s location at any time and call them directly. Carers can also use this web portal to set reminder alarms for medicine or doctor’s appointments.

The SOS Mobile Watch can give the wearer freedom and independence while still offering support and being easily contactable and locatable at any time.

The SOS Mobile Watch is available in black, white and burgundy priced at $499 outright plus a $99 activation fee or for $49 a month for 24 months and can be ordered from www.mcarewatch.com.au   http://www.techguide.com.au/reviews/mobiles-reviews/sos-mobile-watch-keeps-elderly-sick-and-disabled-connected-to-loved-ones/