MobileHelp, Solo

MobileHelp Solo

The MobileHelp Solo is an unusual “go anywhere” medical alert system, in which you take with you both a small mobile base station (for example in your purse) and a conventional medical alert pendant. It is part of the MobileHelp Duo family: basically this is the mobile base station portion of the Duo, without the … Read more

MobileHelp, Classic

MobileHelp Classic

The MobileHelp Classic is the MobileHelp Duo, but without the second mobile base station. This means it works at home, but not when you go “out and about”. It is a traditional medical alert system, but the base station connects via a cellular signal so you do not need to connect it to your home … Read more

Apple Watch as Medical Alert

Apple Watch as Medical Alert

The Apple Watch is one of several products we compared in a piece of research called “Smartwatch as Medical Alert”. This review is about using the Apple Watch with only its native emergency alert software (called Emergency SOS).

FallCall Lite + Apple Watch

FallCall Lite Medical Alert

The FallCall Lite App (+ Apple Watch) is one of several products we compared in a piece of research called “Smartwatch as Medical Alert”. To use this product you start with an Apple watch, and then download an App called FallCall Lite. The App adds the medical alert functionality. Because all the functionality of the Apple watch is still there too, you get the full capability of a smartwatch, plus medical alert capability.

Lively, Jitterbug Flip2

Jitterbug Flip2

This is an interestingly different approach to a medical alert. This product is a “senior friendly” cell phone, but it has a button which lets you call the medical alert monitoring service (called 5 star) which is provided by the manufacturer (Lively — previously called GreatCall).

MobileHelp, Duo

MobileHelp Duo

The “MobileHelp Duo” allows for out and about operation using a second mobile base station, but still has small, light pendants with long battery life. This product was part of our testing of the best “go anywhere” class of emergency response systems, and is one of our recommended products. See our analysis of go anywhere … Read more