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27 Feb: GreatCall Introduces New Lively App and Lively Wearable2

Just this week, Best Buy and GreatCall announced the launch of its new Lively App and Lively Wearable2 medical alert device.

The Lively App and Lively Wearable2 pair together — when used with a smartphone — to keep aging adults safer and more independent. The technology gives them access to agents 24/7 who can provide immediate responses and dispatch emergency personnel when pressing a button or detecting a fall.

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The Lively Wearable2 is more than just an emergency call button for aging adults.

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03 Oct: Best Buy Appoints Cindy Kent to Board of Directors

Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) today announced that Cindy Kent, a seasoned health care executive, has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Kent most recently served as president and general manager of the Infection Prevention Division at 3M Co., a global science company that manufactures and markets products and services across a range of industries.

Kent has more than 25 years of experience across a variety of roles and segments of the health care industry. Prior to joining 3M in 2013, she worked at medical device maker Medtronic Inc.

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19 Feb: 4 Tips to Keep Your Phone Germ-Free as Possible

Flu season is overstaying its welcome this winter, and the CDC can prove it.

Your mobile phone, that thing that’s probably attached to your hand most of the day, is a magnet for germs, and we’ve been getting questions from customers on the best way to keep it clean.

Our Geek Squad Agents have answers. See what they say to four frequently asked questions about mobile device hygiene.

 

1. What’s the safest way to disinfect (clean and kill germs) most mobile phones?

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16 Sep: Best Buy Welcomes Two New Wearables

Forecasters claim the wearables market will climb from $2.5 billion last year to $12.6 billion in 2018.

That’s in part thanks to activity trackers like Fitbit Flex and Jawbone Up – and to the folks who not only wear them at the gym, but while waiting in line at the grocery store.

Now two of the latest and greatest health and fitness devices join the wearables family at Best Buy — the Garmin vívosmart and the Misfit Flash.  Here’s the lowdown:

The Garmin vívosmart is an activity tracker with a few smartwatch-like notification features as an added bonus.