The Health Aids Every Household Needs

February 2, 2024 – 5 min read

We update our phones when new software is available, our appliances when newer models arrive, but when was the last time you did a check-up on your home healthcare equipment? While the trusty first aid kit will always have its place, the latest health monitoring devices and health trackers are fast becoming essentials to help you and your family stay healthy. Here’s your checklist for the modern medicine cabinet.

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Why You Need A Digital Thermometer

Body temperature tells us a lot about health, so being able to record it is crucial to managing what medical treatments are needed and how well they are working. “An old-school liquid-based thermometer will get the job done, but a digital thermometer is better for speed and accuracy.” says Tania Grillinzoni, The Good Guys Buyer - Portable Appliances.

What Are The Best Digital Thermometers?

  • The Beurer Multi Function Digital Thermometer is a great all-rounder that can take accurate readings from the ear, forehead and other surface temperatures. There’s also a helpful colour traffic light signal (37.9C green, from 38.0C red) with every reading to let you know when to call the doctor.
  • Ideal for families with young children and babies, the Beurer Infrared Non Contact Digital Thermometer is a non-contact, infra-red thermometer that can accurately measure body temperature from 2-3cm away.
  • With clinical accuracy, the Withings Thermo Smart Temporal Thermometer is perfect for the whole family, syncing with a smartphone to support up to eight users. Each patient can enter comments, medications, and even photos in a user profile that keeps track of their readings over time.

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A mother check's her young daughter's temperature using the Beurer Multi-Function Digital Thermometer.
A man adds his temperature from the Withings Thermo Smart Temporal Thermometer
to his user profile on his smart phone.

Why You Need A Blood Pressure Monitor

There usually aren’t any warning signs for high blood pressure. According to the Victorian Government’s Better Health website: “The only way to find out if your blood pressure is high is to have it checked regularly”. A home blood pressure monitor lets you do this without the expense of a doctor’s visit, which is especially useful for anyone with a history of illness or limited mobility. “It’s also a good idea to take your monitoring device along to your appointment with your GP, so they can watch you use the device to ensure you are using it properly,” says Tania Grillinzoni.

“You can even take a temperature without touching the skin which makes a digital thermometer more hygienic and easy to use on babies, sleeping bodies and even pets.”

What Are The Best Blood Pressure Monitors?

Developed with cardiologists, the Withings BPM Connect Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor also measures heart rate and syncs with any smartphone.

The Beurer Bluetooth Digital Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor can record and store readings for two people, making it perfect for couples.

The compact Beurer Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor comes in a hardy storage box, so you can take it on trips away.

Shop The Withings BPM Connect Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor

The Withings BPM Connect Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor
The Beurer Bluetooth Digital Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
The Beurer Bluetooth Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor

Why You Need A Smart Watch Or Fitness Tracker

Smart watches are known for their useful activity tracking features to keep us active, but did you know many are packed with sensors to detect all sorts of health issues? From tracking sleep cycles to monitoring heart rate, oxygen levels and even hydration, the smart watch is a useful tool in any home healthcare kit.

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What Are The Best Health Trackers?

  • The Garmin Vivomove Sport has a hidden touchscreen display that lets you discretely view your stats, including steps, calories and heart rate, while the silicone band provides a comfortable, lightweight fit. 
  • The Fitbit Luxe combines fitness and health tracking in a fashionable, slimline and interchangeable band. It will keep tabs on your heart rate, blood oxygen, sleep, skin temperature and breathing rate. A stress score will help you stay on track with your mindfulness.
  • In the Withings Scanwatch- Rose Gold, you’re getting an ECG sensor that can look for arrhythmia, as well as a sensor that measures blood oxygen levels and can monitor for breathing disturbances during sleep. This is one of the more discreet, less techy-looking smart watches that still delivers big on the wellness front.

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Product image of the Garmin Vivomove Sport in Ivory
The Withings ScanWatch.

Ready to update your at-home health aids?  Visit us in-store or online to find out more about the products in this article and how the latest home healthcare equipment can help keep you and your family feeling great.

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