Medical Alert’s equipment is pretty basic. The in-home systems come with a base station and a help button with a lanyard or wristband attachment. The mobile GPS system includes a docking station and removable, wearable base unit plus an extra wearable button.
All of the help buttons are waterproof and can be worn in the shower. They can also be submerged in shallow water for about 30 minutes.
When the help button batteries get low, the device sends a signal to the monitoring center and Medical Alert sends a free replacement button. The only thing you have to charge is the Mobile System’s base unit.
Wall buttons do not appear to be part of Medical Alert’s current catalog. There are also no voice-activated options or voice extenders.
As we’ve mentioned, Medical Alert’s only stand-out tech is in the Mobile System, which includes two fall sensors. Most fall detection devices on the market have one sensor.