Matrix Interactive, LifeLink Prodigy: Review

LifeLink Prodigy Review

The Basics

Product name: LifeLink Prodigy 

Manufacturer / Distributor: Matrix Interactive

Compilation: Q4 2015

This page contains our Matrix Interactive LifeLink Prodigy review.

 

 

Analyst Summary: Matrix Interactive LifeLink Prodigy

This is a "no monthly fee" alert system that autodials friends and family and or 911 when you press the panic button. This one does not have voice communication through the pendant, but relies on voice through the base station, as do many of the monitored PERS systems. The company claims this allows for "a true waterproof pendant", and a much smaller and lighter pendant.

Size, economics and waterproofness seem to be key selling points

The image shown here (from LifeLink) compares this product with the Freedom Alert, which seems to be a primary competitor for this system. The smaller of the two images is the LifeLink Prodigy.

The no fee aspect of these two products is what appeals to many. 

We found the LifeLink Prodigy on Amazon for $397 (Nov 2015).

UPDATE (Oct. 2017): This product is being discontinued. It appears the company is winding down. For now you can still purchase the product on Amazon or eBay.

Acquiring it

Written By: Richard Caro.  Last Updated: Dec 29 2015 - 2:41pm.

I bought this one today from the company website listed above. It cost me $261. I ordered it online and the process was painless.

Unboxing

Written By: Richard Caro.  Last Updated: Jun 21 2016 - 11:16am.

This product arrived on time and as expected from the supplier. You can see the package contents below.

Life Link Product Review Package contents

And below is the pendant, showing its size (next to a quarter).

Lifelink pendant showing size

 

 

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