Medical Alert Reviews

By:  Editorial Team   |  Posted: June 25, 2016   |  Updated: April 15, 2023

In our research on medical alert systems we have looked at over 50 different systems, and tested many of the products that look most useful. In our review database we have reviews of most of the medical alert products we have actually tested, and summaries of the ones we have studied online but not actually tested.

Each medical alert system review explains what we tested, and walks you through the results of our comparison testing.

Each review has a link to the website of the manufacturer where you can learn more, get current pricing information, and purchase the medical alert products if you wish.

Below are the individual medical alert reviews for many of the products that are on the market.

If you want to make an actual selection of a specific product with features that match your needs, you will find our Selection Tool for Medical Alerts very helpful.

We recommend you start your journey of choosing a medical alert system here. Or you can jump straight to the compilation of our research into medical alerts: Medical Alert Systems: Selection Guide.



Best of Breed Comparisons

Specific Best of Breed Comparisons

Here are some of the most popular “best of breed” analyses.



Review Database

Unfortunately, we have retired this tool.

Since 2016 Tech-enhanced Life has been reviewing medical alert systems, and maintaining a database of them, organized by features, for almost all the available medical alert systems. Until early 2023, we made this database available (for free) for the benefit of older adults and their friends, families, and caregivers around the world.

This database takes a significant amount of time and energy and some expense to keep current and updated. Unfortunately the group of philanthropists who have been supporting this initiative is no longer able to provide the level of support required. As a result the database is no longer accessible.

NOTE: If your organization would like to sponsor this resource database going forward, we might be willing to resurrect it. If you are interested feel free to contact us.



*Disclosure: The research and opinions in this article are those of the author, and may or may not reflect the official views of Tech-enhanced Life.

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In some cases, when we evaluate products and services, we ask the vendor to loan us the products we review (so we don’t need to buy them). Beyond the above, Tech-enhanced Life has no financial interest in any products or services discussed here, and this article is not sponsored by the vendor or any third party. See How we Fund our Work.


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2 thoughts on “Medical Alert Reviews”

  1. Thank you for your extremely

    Thank you for your extremely helpful coverage of medical alert systems. I am unable to clarify from your information or other information available online whether fall detection systems automatically call monitoring companies or personal contacts when a fall is detected. It seems that unless no movement is detected after 60 seconds, the device does not initiate a call for help. My elderly brother-in-law just had a fall in his driveway. He briefly lost consciousness but actively tried to stand up. No emergency call was made and if this is the industry standard, there's no point in my switching companies. Any help you can provide me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much.

    • This is a follow-up to my 3

      This is a follow-up to my 3/14/22 comments.  It turns out that it's only the Apple Watch that waits 60 seconds after a detected fall and no movement before contacting help.  Other all-in-one systems only wait a few seconds if there is no response before they place the call.  I am only looking at all-in-one systems because I can't trust my loved ones to remember to carry their portable base units with them when they leave the house. 

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