Medical Guardian, Active Guardian: Review
Product name: Active Guardian
Manufacturer / Distributor: Medical Guardian
Compilation: Q4 2018.
This page contains our Medical Guardian Active Guardian review.
Analyst Summary: Medical Guardian Active Guardian
This is a go anywhere mobile alert with fall detection. It is a direct competitor for the products we reviewed in our comparative evaluation of mobile medical alerts.
This is a rebranded version of the Belle+ made by wholesaler Freeus. It has a couple of noteworthy features, in addition to those typical for products in this class.
- it includes both GPS location technology and WiFi location technology, which might make it more accurate in knowing where you are at all times (we have not tested this);
- it claims a battery life of 5 days, which is definitely longer than most of the competitors.
Update Q2 2019:
This product is currently one of our top picks in the mobile medical alert category.
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Product Line & Company: Medical Guardian
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.
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from Bev I. (unverified) at Jul 22 2019 - 10:38am
Does the Medical Guardian-Active Guardian have a wrist device, or only the pendant? I am researching for my sister, and she prefers a wrist activation device. She fits the some care persona (D), and is cognitively fine.
Also, how long does this device take to charge? While it's charging, it would likely be out of her reach, if a caretaker does the charging.
from Richard-Caro (member) at Aug 5 2019 - 9:23am
Hi Bev: The pendant is as illustrated in the photo above. You could probably attach it to your wrist, but I dont think that would work well, and the fall detection algorithm would likely not work in that mode. If you want a wrist model you would be better off with one of the other products we recommend.
Re charging time, that is a good question. I dont remember exactly. However for most of these types of product they seem to charge in 2-3 hours, and that would be my guess.
To be certain about these questions, I would double check with the company.
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