Medical Guardian, Mini Guardian: Review

Medical Guardian, Mini Guardian

The Basics

Product name: Mini Guardian 

Manufacturer / Distributor: Medical Guardian

Compilation: Q1 2021


This page contains our Medical Guardian | Mini Guardian review.



Analyst Summary: Medical Guardian | Mini Guardian

This is a go anywhere mobile alert with fall detection. It is included in our comparative evaluation of mobile medical alerts.

This product was a new entrant to the field in 2020. It is quite similar to its "companion product", the Medical Guardian, Active Guardian in terms of the basic features. However it is smaller and lighter.

It has a number of noteworthy 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 good for this class of product.

It's big draw is the size and weight.

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Product Line & Company: Medical Guardian

Medical Guardian sells an example of each of the major types of medical alert systems — except for an App for your smartphone.

The company is frequently near the top of various online review sites.

The Medical Guardian products, see below, are frequently in the "short list" of "best products in the various categories of medical alerts we have evaluated.

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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 YOU — the result of which is our Medical Alert Systems: Selection Guide.

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from RebEl (member) at September 22, 2021

Can this product use its wifi connection to help boost it's reception? The issue in my grandmothers house is that she has pretty poor reception. She currently has a medical guardian product that uses her land line, but testing revealed that it does not work in her upstairs shower ( a big point of worry for us).

If this device could use a strong wifi signal it would be perfect, but I am not sure if I am understanding correctly the way it works...

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Last Updated: November 19, 2021.

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