K4Connect partners with Garmin International, Inc. to integrate wearable devices as part of K4Community, K4Connect's "connected-life" platform. The first fully integrated Garmin activity tracker, vívofit® 3, is immediately available as part of K4Community, K4Connect's offering designed specifically for the residents (and their families), staff and operators of senior-living communities.
The collaboration between K4Connect and Garmin delivers numerous benefits to senior-living residents, as well as community staff and operators. The integration provides residents with the tools they need to easily and continuously track their wellness and fitness information through the same K4Community application they use daily to foster "simpler, healthier and happier" lives. Including Garmin devices as part of the ever-expanding K4Community capabilities encourages residents to live a more active and social lifestyle, while providing staff the information and tools to help their residents in achieve their personal goals.
According to the recent report from AARP, "Building a Better Tracker: Older Consumers Weigh In on Activity and Sleep Monitoring Devices," older adults are highly interested in using technology to help them track and improve their own health. In fact, over 75 percent of participants in the study reported activity and sleep trackers to be useful.
In addition to steps and activity levels, Garmin wearables can also monitor heart rate, track sleep, and provide many other health and fitness metrics. Garmin devices also provide minimal user friction given their long battery life, water resistance and seamless interface with K4Community. Senior-living community staff members also have a view of real-time analytics showing activity and wellness trends, allowing them to provide the best in care and support.
Get more info on K4Community, on the K4 website.