Mobile medical alert systems with GPS are designed to be used both in and out of the home, unlike traditional home-based systems that work only in and around the home. In recent years, more and more seniors have opted to use these mobile alert systems as they are more flexible and accommodating to active lifestyles.
Below are reviews of the best mobile medical alert systems with GPS or mobile personal emergency response systems in the market today:
- Medical Guardian Mobile Alert Systems With GPS Review
- Lively Mobile Medical Alert Device Review
- Bay Alarm Medical GPS Mobile Alert Device Review
- Philips Lifeline GoSafe Medical Alert System
- MobileHelp Medical Alert Review
- Securus eCare+Voice Mobile Medical Alert System
Medical Guardian offers two mobile alert systems with GPS: Mobile Guardian and Active Guardian. Both systems provide mobile monitoring for active seniors who may be frequently out and about. Medical Guardian is the leader amongst a new generation of medical alert companies offering quality systems based on the latest technologies. Central to their Mobile Guardian alert system is a lightweight portable unit with an emergency call button and a speakerphone. At home, the portable monitoring device is paired with either a water-resistant bracelet or neck pendant. This provides protection for seniors everywhere at home, including the bath and shower, where most falls occur.
Active Guardian is a technologically advanced small water-resistant mobile medical alert button device that is used both at home and out of the home. Active Guardian is a one of the few mobile alert devices to include both GPS and Wifi positioning (WPS) for accurate locations tracking. It has a long standby battery life of up to 5 days and can be programmed to include automatic fall detection. Medical Guardian’s 24/7 emergencies alert monitoring service starts at around $40 per month for their Mobile Guardian alert system. Full Review >>
The Lively Mobile is a medical alert button device produced by Great Call, a well-recognized cellular phone company serving seniors. This nifty Lively alert button device is small and light enough to be worn around the neck with a lanyard. What distinguishes the Great Call Lively from other mobile alert systems is its comprehensive bundle of features: being GPS enabled, waterproof and incorporating fall detection for seniors. It also has a companion Great Call Link app that premium subscribers can access and use for sharing their activity information with their children or caregivers.
The Lively mobile alert device is easy to understand and use, and comes with outstanding features. One current weakness is that like similar wireless medical alert devices, it needs to be recharged daily in order to stay operational. While some seniors can blend this easily into their daily routines, others may be hesitant about it. Overall, the Lively is a good product to consider when comparing mobile medical alert systems with GPS. Full Review >>
Bay Alarm Medical is a well-recognized medical alert company. Their mobile medical alert system with GPS is a small lightweight alert device that seniors can take with them when they go out. This GPS mobile alert device has a speaker and microphone and built right into it. Should an emergency occur, the device user can click on the alert button in the middle to initiate an emergency call through a wireless cellular network. This mobile alert has two helpful optional features: fall detection and caregiver tracking – an online dashboard that shares GPS information with authorized users and accommodates geo-fencing alerts.
Although the alert device works both in the out of the home as long as it gets good cellular phone reception, Bay Alarm Medical recommends using this in combination with their home medical alert system. We have more details on why this is, as well as comparisons of this with other mobile devices in the full review. Overall, it is a helpful GPS mobile medical alert option to consider. Full Review >>
The Philips Lifeline GoSafe home and mobile medical alert system is a unique one-of-a-kind combination system. It includes both an at-home medical alert base console unit and a help button that can be worn both in and out of the home. The help button is waterproof and comes with its own speaker and microphone. The system comes with Lifeline’s auto alert fall detection technology as well. The system is GPS-enabled, and incorporates additional locations tracking technologies using wifi and cell tower triangulation.
Like other GPS mobile medical alert systems, emergency calls are routed through a cellular network connection. It also has the option of working through a home phone line for the at-home portion. As a high-end system, it costs about $55/ $65 per month, and there is a one-time device fee. Overall, it is an innovative system backed by a technology leader in the industry. Full Review >>
The mobile portion consists of portable device that acts similarly to the home base station unit. It incorporates a speakerphone and GPS tracking technology. When the wrist band or necklace help button is pressed, it sends a signal to the mobile “base” unit to activate an alarm. A connection to the monitoring center staff is established through a wireless cell phone connection. The system costs around $40/month. Full Review >>
The GPS locator tracking allows trained dispatchers to see where the user is located and to send help to. The eCare+Voice Mobile Medical Alert System works using T-Mobile wireless and other roaming wireless providers. The system costs around $40 a month to operate, plus $30 to activate the device. A one-year service commitment is required.
The best part of the Securus eCare+Voice Mobile Medical Alert System system is the small size and light weight of the pendant. The least attractive part is that it is not meant to work in showers or baths. It works very much like the Great Call Lively alert device listed above, but it lacks the adoption level and reviews that Lively has.
Older Mobile Medical Alert Systems with GPS
As mobile medical alert systems with GPS continue to evolve, some systems from the past few years have either been superseded by next generation models or taken off the market. You may have heard of Great Call Splash or Verizon Sureresponse:
|[Succeeded by Lively] The Great Call Splash 5 Star Urgent Responder is the predecessor of the Lively. It is a small mobile emergency alert button device with GPS locator technology. By pressing the emergency button on the Splash, users were connected with certified emergency response agents via a cell phone connection. Great Call has continued to innovate on the Splash. Towards the end of July 2016, the company introduced the Splash’s next generation replacement called the Lively. More on the Great Call Splash >>|
|[No Longer Available] The Verizon SureResponse GPS mobile alert device was released to great fanfare back in late 2012, with the exciting premise for a single, seamless medical alert system for the home and outside. Similar to the Great Call Splash, the SureResponse system was a small mobile cell phone device with an emergency help button. The product did not appear to gain traction in the GPS medical alert systems marketplace. At the end of 2014, Verizon stopped selling it. They have not announced any follow-up mobile alert products. More on the Verizon SureResponse system >>|
Life Alert, LifeStation And Other Companies
Currently, all established medical alert companies or brands like Life Alert, LifeStation or Walgreens Ready Response also include mobile medical alert systems with GPS in their product line. This is in addition to their traditional in-home push button medical alert systems. Check out reviews of these companies in our main Medical Alert Systems Reviews section.
If you would like more background information on what GPS medical alert systems are all about, check out our Mobile Medical Alert Systems guide. This guide describes the benefits and limitations of mobile medical alert systems with GPS. These additional insights can help you decide on whether these system will be a good fit for your or your parent’s needs.
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