Rescue Alert, GPS: Review

Rescue Alert GPS

The Basics

Product name: GPS 

Manufacturer / Distributor: Rescue Alert

Compilation: Q4 2018.

This page contains our Rescue Alert GPS review.

 

 

Analyst Summary: Rescue Alert GPS

This is a go-anywhere mobile medical alert. 

This product is in the same category as the mobile medical alerts about which we did some detailed comparative testing back in 2016. This product was not available then, so it is somewhat newer. However it does not appear from the company website to have built-in fall detection, which we consider an important detail. There is no mention on the company's website about its water resistance, so we worry you may not be able to take this into the shower.

However, the same product is resold by Bay Alarm as the Bay Alarm "Mobile GPS device" and on the Bay Alarm website, it says this product has fall detection, and can be used in the shower (IPX5 water resistant).

The website claims 48+ hour battery life.

 

 

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Product Line & Company: Rescue Alert

Rescue Alert is a dba name for Mytrex. Mytrex develops and manufactures the MDX product series, and this product is used by Rescue Alert, as well as a number of other companies in this report, such as Bay Alarm and Lifefone.

Rescue Alert emphasizes the quality of its response center, and makes a point of saying that (some of?) its responders are EMD certified, and that language translation services are available. .........Read more

 

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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