LogicMark, Freedom Alert: Review

LogicMark, Freedom Alert: Review

The Basics

Product name: Freedom Alert 

Manufacturer / Distributor: LogicMark

Compilation: Q 2015. Updated Q4 2018.

This page contains our LogicMark Freedom Alert review.

 

 

Analyst Summary: LogicMark Freedom Alert

This product is an example of a PERS that contacts family or friends directly when you push the alert button, or calls 911. It does not go to a 24/7 monitoring center, and thus it comes with no monthly fee.

The product is made by LogicMark (a wholesaler of a number of PERS products). LogicMark recommended purchasing this product through EmoryDay but we found it for a lower price on Amazon, and that is the link we include in the heading section of this page.

This product is not cheap ($249 at EmoryDay or $198 on Amazon on 11/5/15) but has no ongoing monthly fee, which is a big issue for some consumers.

The way this product works is that you can program in up to four phone numbers, including 911 if you wish. When you press the emergency button, the system dials them in sequence. If noone answers at the first number, it goes on to call the second number and so on. You can set it up so it just calls 911 directly without first calling your friends or family.

 

At home, voice in pendant

This product is NOT a "go anywhere" system. It needs to be within 600 ft of the base station that sits at some central spot in your home and connects to the phone line.

Unlike many competitors, this product has a 2 way voice capability in the pendant. So when you press the alert button, it calls your responder and the responder talks back to you through the pendant and not through the base station.

The system claims to work with VoIP phone lines as well as conventional plain old phone lines.

The pendant includes a battery but battery life is apparently 2-3 months, so battery management is less painful than the go anywhere products, which mostly need daily recharging.

How waterproof?

Competitors say this product is not properly waterproof, due to the need for sound to enter and leave the pendant so it can do its job of voice through pendant interaction. This needs further research. We have not tested this yet.

 

 

Acquiring it

Written By: Richard Caro.  Last Updated: Tue, 12/29/2015 - 14:41.

This product was on sale on Amazon. I bought it and it cost $183.50 plus tax and shippingn= $207. What is really interesting about this product is that there are no additional monthly fees, as there is no professional monitoring service.

Unboxing

Written By: Richard Caro.  Last Updated: Tue, 06/21/2016 - 11:38.

The product arrived painlessly and as expected from Amazon.

Below you can see the professional looking box it arrived in.

Freedom Alert Box

And here are the package contents. There appear to be rather a lot of pieces, and I notice the pendant seems to come with various different ways it can be attached to the body, including a wrist band and a neck loop.

Freedom Alert Review, unpacking

Finally, here is the wearable pendant, showing its size next to a quarter.

Freedom Alert Review, pendant size

 

 

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Product Line & Company: LogicMark

LogicMark makes several medical alert systems, some of which are "monitored" and some of which are unmonitored. The systems seem to be available only through dealers, as LogicMark is a wholesaler. .........Read more

 

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