Men’s Health Wearables: Medical Alert Bracelets & Pendants

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August 1st, 2017

Wearables are all the rage, but these handy devices aren’t just fashionable. When an accident or medical emergency occurs, medical ID and alert wearables play a critical role in men’s health —  getting you the help you need as soon as possible.

IDs and alert devices are available in a wide range of styles and form factors. Pendants and bracelets are the most popular, and several companies offer stylish and practical options designed especially for men.

Medical ID Bracelets for Men

Having your medical information readily available makes it possible for someone to quickly determine how to can help you. IDs can also be useful to help seniors with memory loss, disorientation, or cognitive issues.

Medical IDs provide critical information for first responders and other medical personnel. For instance, diabetics experiencing extremely low blood sugar exhibit some of the same symptoms as people who have had too much wine. The latter case only requires some hydration and a good night’s sleep, while the former demands prompt, precise medical treatment.

There are simple, off-the-shelf options available, but many men prefer a more stylish bracelet or pendant engraved with specific medical information, including conditions, allergies and emergency contact information. Active senior men may select a customized medical ID that attaches to a running shoe or hiking boot.

Medical IDs are particularly useful for people living with:

  • Cognitive and memory issues or developmental disabilities
  • Heart conditions
  • Diabetes
  • Food or medication allergies
  • Asthma, emphysema, or COPD
  • Epilepsy
  • Autism
  • Implants such as steel rods, brain shunts or stents

Learn more: The Numbers Behind Medical ID Bracelets

Medical Alert Bracelets & Pendants for Men

Medical alert bracelets and pendants are more sophisticated wearable devices have help buttons to connect you to medical alert response centers. The wearables can be made of silicone, rubber, or fabric, and feature a single, prominent button.

Higher-end models come with additional features like fall detection. These devices use algorithms, gyros and other technology to know when you fall and automatically alert the response center, often before you do. When choosing a medical alert device with fall protection, look for wearables with a low level of false alarms, so the device remains a true help and not a hindrance.

Medical alert systems are suitable for anyone, especially people who:

  • Live alone
  • Want to remain independent
  • Live with one or more chronic condition
  • Take medication that increase fall risk
  • Have mobility issues
  • Want to feel safer and increase peace of mind for their loved ones

So which is right for me?

When it comes to buying men’s medical IDs and alert devices, there are many options available. Find the product that meets your needs and complements your personal sense of style so you can get the right kind of medical attention when you need it most.

Learn more: The Critical Difference Between a Medical Alert Bracelet and a Medical Alert System