The Swedish manufacturer Doro has introduced a new wearable that is also supposed to be suitable for seniors. The Doro Watch is equipped with a particularly easy-to-read 1.28-inch display and focuses primarily on health and fitness features.
The Doro Watch: A smartwatch (not only) for seniors
Among other things, manufacturer Doro offers smartphones and home devices specifically for seniors. Of course, the new Doro Watch smartwatch fits perfectly into the picture. Here, the manufacturer emphasizes especially the health aspects.
The Watch is supposed to be able to measure the pulse and blood oxygen saturation, count steps, display notifications of incoming calls, track sleep or call for help if one should have fallen. In short, the basics that just about every smartwatch offers.
“Of course, it can also tell you the time,” so the manufacturer. However, the design of the 1.28-inch display, which is bright and easy to read with a high contrast, is said to be particularly simple and visually appealing at the same time, as only one icon is displayed at a time.
This sets the Doro Watch apart from most wearables, which – depending on the watch face – virtually overwhelm you with displays.
Easy to use
In addition, the Doro Watch is said to be particularly easy to use. In addition to the touchscreen, inputs are made via two additional buttons. The upper one takes you to the menu, where you can swipe left and right to navigate within it.
The lower button can be used to activate an emergency call function to call a set contact after accidents or in case of health problems. However, this only works in conjunction with a smartphone from the manufacturer.
Unfortunately, you cannot install your own apps on the smartwatch. The installed apps mainly focus on health and fitness functions. The Doro Watch app for Android or iOS can also track activities and monitor sleep data and heart rate, for example.
Otherwise, the Doro Watch offers IP68 certification for protection against water and dirt, and comes with a 300 mAh battery that, according to the manufacturer, should last for a week and is fully charged in less than two hours.
Ultimately, the question arises as to the point. Of course, the simple display design and the manageable feature set is a purchase argument for seniors. Everyone else will get a lot more features from other manufacturers and partly at a lower price. For example, in the Poco Watch or the Amazfit Bip 3 & Bip 3 Pro.
Price and availability
The Doro Watch should also be available in stores in Germany from October 2022. The price, at least according to the report from Golem.de, should be around 120 euros. Doro will unveil the Watch, as well as a tablet suitable for seniors, at IFA 2022 in Berlin. From September 2 to 6, 2022, interested parties can take a look at the products for themselves in Hall 4.2.