LifeFone, At-home & On-the-Go GPS: Review
Product name: At-home & On-the-Go GPS
Manufacturer / Distributor: LifeFone
Compilation: Sept. 2015. Updated Q4 2018.
This page contains our LifeFone At-home & On-the-Go GPS review.
Analyst Summary: LifeFone At-home & On-the-Go GPS
The product works both at home and on the go. It does so by having two separate "base stations". One base station stays at home (connects via the cellular connection to the monitoring service), and one is small-ish and can be carried with you (for example in a purse). The mobile base station can also connect to the monitoring service via a cellular connection.
The wearable pendant/wristband stays attached to the person and communicates either to the home base station (when you are at home) or to the mobile base station when you are out and about.
This product comes either with or without fall detection. The difference between these choices is the pendant, which in one case can do automatic fall detection and in the other can not.
Voice communication is through the base station(s).
This is a rebranded version of the MobileHelp Cellular Duo. We acquired this system from LifeFone, and the testing you can see below applies to all of the rebranded versions of this product.
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Product Line & Company: LifeFone
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