GreatCall, Splash: Review
Product name: Splash
Manufacturer / Distributor: GreatCall
Compilation: Sept. 2015
This page contains our GreatCall Splash review.
About this Research
This product review is part of an extensive series of medical alert system reviews of over 50 products, including hands-on evaluation and real-world testing of the most promising ones, in real-world situations.
These reviews and analyses are part of our Research Project designed to help older adults and their families Choose the Right Medical Alert System for THEM — the result of which is our Medical Alert Systems: Selection Guide.
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Analyst Summary: GreatCall Splash
A "go anywhere" PERS, with 2 way voice, autodetection of falls, and waterproof. Greatcall is a well regarded leader in design of senior-friendly products, and also makes the popular Jitterbug phones.
This system made our list for testing, as on paper it looks very promising. You can see our detailed review below.
UPDATE: Mid 2016:
This product has now been replaced by a newer product called the Lively (also sold by GreatCall) (as of mid-2016). We have not yet reviewed this new Lively product but it looks quite similar to the Splash and we suspect it will perform similarly. The links to the manufacturer's page go the the GreatCall Lively product.
For those wondering about the similarity between the name "Lively" and the company of that name that also made an emergency alert product as well as sensors in the home, there are two clarifications.
- The GreatCall Lively Medical Alert is not the same product as the one previously made by the company called Lively.
- GreatCall acquired the assets of the company Lively, and is using the brand name for its new products.
There is a second GreatCall new product called the Lively Wearable which is different again.
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