It’s widely known fact that it can be difficult for elderly people to deal with the latest technology achievements like smartphones, if the old blocky traditional cells weren’t already too complicated. But, GreatCall, the leader in introducing new technologies to seniors through providing them in acceptable and adjusted to seniors’ needs form, seems to find a new way to familiarize elderly consumers with smartphones. To achieve that the company teamed up with Samsung, and now they’re announcing the Samsung Touch 3, the Android based smartphone targeting at senior users.
Samsung Touch 3 for senior users
The announced recently Samsung Touch 3 is a smartphone that derives design inspirations from the Samsung Galaxy line, except it definitely isn’t what you would except from the Samsung’s flagships. The handset delivers a simple and highly intuitive UI that has been limited only to bare essentials displayed on a simple scrolling list that includes most useful apps and list of contacts.
But the uncomplicated UI isn’t the only convenience designed for the advantage of elderly people to use the Touch 3. The smartphone is packed with a wide range of pre-installed medical and health focused apps, like for example: 5Star Service that thanks to GreatCall’s NAED-certified agents can locate the calling user via GPS and the user’s profile and effectively help with any kind of difficult situation providing connection with proper emergency services. Urgent Care provides 24/7 unlimited access to certified nurses and doctors without having to visit hospital or any other health center. MedCoach is an app that reminds about medication schedules prescribed by the users’ physicians.
Aside from all these, the Touch 3 has a highly convenient in terms of size 4-inch screen, which is perfect size for seniors to be big enough to be easily viewed and compact enough in terms of the body factor (the phone measures only 4.76 x 2.47 x 0.42 inches while weighing only 4.16 ounces) to easily fit every pocket. Other specs include 1 GB RAM, 8GB of expandable built-in storage and 5-megapixel camera sporting autofocus that is accompanied by a VGA front-facing shooter.
Speaking of pricing, the Samsung Touch 3 goes on sale for $149, including $20 discount. Although data plans begin with $2.49 per month for 20MB, the plans with unlimited 5Star and Urgent Care start at $24.99 per month, the discussed GoPlan includes not only the mentioned medical services but also 50 minutes of talk time. If you interested to buy the Touch 3, you can do it via GreatCall online store or go to your local electronics retailer (like for instance BestBuy, Walmart, Sears).
more info: GreatCall