Consumer electronics maker Huawei has partnered with mCareWatch, an Australian aging in place technology company, to include additional health monitoring and alert capabilities with the Huawei Watch 2. The new software would extrapolate various health data from the fitness measurement tools of the 4G sim-enabled wearable and link these data to mCareWatch’s existing app platform, as well as to other Bluetooth biometric devices. The Huawei Watch 2 includes GPS, optical heart rate monitoring, and built-in activity-monitoring software, as well as the capacity to measure blood pressure and weight with the assistance of peripheral devices.
Huawei’s goal as a business is to make life better through a better connected world. This partnership with mCareWatch is a perfect example of that ambition. It’s a partnership that takes Huawei leadership in bringing the first connected 4G sim-enabled watch to Australia, and uses that technological advancement to improve the lives of the elderly, the disabled and those that care for them.
In the photo below, women wore Huawei Watch 2.
Along with integrating these health diagnostics, mCareWatch’s software would take advantage of GPS functionality to alert family members or caretakers whenever an unwell individual stops moving or leaves designated “safe zones.” Further, the software adds an SOS Button pre-set with caretakers’ photos and phone numbers, gives medication and appointment reminders, and intermittently asks the wearer to answer a series of questions to assess their wellness.
Watch this video to find out about Huawei Watch 2 and it’s features
Here is more from twitter on this story.
Introducing the new mCareWatch Huawei Watch 2. Australia's first 4G SIM-enabled smart watch that provides new… https://t.co/cI3qDVKwBc
— mCareWatch (@mCareWatch) September 18, 2017
The new mCare Watch now available at Leef https://t.co/394K57i5yy
— Leef Independent (@leefadl) September 14, 2017
It is great to see companies looking to make use of all of these sensors we have in our devices these days. The mCareWatch caring and wellbeing platform sounds like a godsend for those at risk. It is a big step up from the plain grey buttons many elderly wear around their necks for SOS alerts. Hopefully the innovations such as these continue and we see more and more real-world uses for the Android Wear smartwatches. They will then no longer be a solution looking for a problem.