Five Tech Tools to Help Seniors Get Active

Despite these barriers, there are still ways for seniors to get active thanks to the latest technology. From water bottles that remind you to stay hydrated to a watch that adjusts to your level of fitness, here’s a list of the senior-friendly tech tools that can help you get moving.

Garmin vívofit Fitness Band


There’s a lot of wearable tech out there, but the Garmin vívofit stands out because of its simplicity. Yes, it tells time like any other watch, but it also tracks sleep, exercise and heart rate. Plus, its battery lasts for a full year before it needs to be replaced. It’s sleek and simple enough to be worn daily, and if the wearer forgets to take it off in the shower — no worries. It’s water-resistant for up to 50 meters. What makes it especially senior-approved is how it reminds you to get moving with a red bar that displays after one hour of inactivity.



Kettlebells can seem like an intimidating piece of gym equipment. Thanks to some clever tech, this one is customized to the user and can be adjusted from 12 to 24 pounds. To get the most out of this gadget, connect it to the JAXJOX app to track reps, sets, weight and rest time. No need to leave home or set up an expensive at-home gym to get a gym-quality workout.


HidrateSpark 3 Smart Water Bottle

Drinking enough water is one of the most important parts of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. But as we age, our sense of thirst diminishes. To combat that, the HidrateSpark 3 water bottle glows to give a visual reminder to drink water to stay on track with a daily goal. Each sip is tracked by a sensor in the bottle and recorded to the Hidrate app. 


Theragun liv Essential Handheld Percussive Therapy Device

This gadget helps tackle one of the biggest obstacles to working out — soreness. Whether you find that you’re too sore to work out or that working out only makes you sore, this percussive massager can be a savior. Use wherever you feel soreness to naturally help ease pain, improve flexibility for better mobility and increase circulation and blood flow. The genius of the Theragun is that it is designed to give you physical therapy-like results from home. 


7-Minute Workout App

Don’t know where to start with specific workouts? This app aims to make exercising as simple as possible. All you need is seven minutes and these guided videos will help take the intimidation out of working out. The app also features Smart Workout, which gauges your fitness level and recommends different workout programs to complement your needs.


More from Brookdale

Want to learn more about maintaining an active lifestyle at Brookdale? Contact us today! Then, check out our blog posts on Superfoods to Support Healthy Aging and Seven Ways to Live Longer (and Be Healthier).

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