HOW IT WORKS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is My Kin free?
Yes! We’re releasing My Kin for free, and we hope you enjoy it! We may add paid-for features in the future if we find people really want them!
Who is My Kin for?
My Kin is great for anyone who wants to take charge of their wellbeing, either by themselves or with the support of family, friends, or professionals.
I live far away from my children. Is My Kin for me?
Absolutely! My Kin can help your children support you in taking charge of your wellbeing.
Is My Kin available on Apple/iOS?
Not yet. At the moment My Kin only works with Android. We’re working hard to get an application for iOS – sign up to the mailing list at the bottom of the page to get alerted when!
Do I need a smartwatch for My Kin to work?
No! My Kin can work without a smartwatch – just let it know you’re only using the smartphone in your profile. However, it only works if you carry your phone with you a lot, so if you tend to leave your phone lying around, you’re probably better off with a smartwatch!
What smartwatches does My Kin work with?
My Kin works with our favourite family of smartwatches: Pebble. These are great quality, well-priced watches that are simple to use, have a long battery-life, and have buttons rather than a touch-screen, so they’re not fiddly either.
I already have a smartwatch. Is this for me?
Absolutely! My Kin works well as a self-standing app, and we’re working to integrate other smartwatches! Let us know which one you have so we can update our priority list.
Do I have to share my data?
Absolutely not! It is very important to us that you feel in complete control over your data. If you don’t feel like sharing with your connections, My Kin is anyway a great tool for taking control of your own wellbeing. We just make sharing simple because we’ve found that it’s a lot easier to look after your health and wellbeing when you’re supported rather than when you’re at it alone!
I’m off on a secret adventure, how do I stop sharing for a little while?
You can stop sharing temporarily by blocking the user(s) you are sharing with. Go to Settings, and block them on their profile. Remember to unblock them when you get back!
Can My Kin replace a personal emergency alarm?
My Kin has been designed with a “Find Me” button on the main screen – this lets you send your last known position to your contacts if you’re in difficulty. It’s not an alarm, but it can be handy if you’ve lost your way or need people to find you quickly! Bear in mind that it’s accuracy will depend on your location settings and it will need signal to work.
Where can I download My Kin?
If you have an Android phone, you can go to the Google Play Store and search for My Kin, or Sentimoto. Just install the app and you’re good to go!
Emeritus Professor of Geratology at the University of Oxford. Internationally recognized leader in the field of Alzheimer’s disease.
Head of Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. Founder of 4 companies and world leading expert in digital health.