Today, Even the best medical alert systems don’t always boast modern, high-tech designs. This is not the case with HandsFree Health, as the company provides two medical alert system devices in its WellBe line that look like they came straight from Amazon or Apple.
The WellBe Smart Speaker launched in July 2020, and the Smartwatch followed in October. The company earned attention from the medical alert industry after winning PM360 Magazine’s Most Innovative Product award in December 2021.
But is WellBe the right medical alert system for you? We’ll walk you through the pros and cons, costs, comparisons to other systems and more.
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HandsFree Health WellBe Pros and Cons
TMA Five Diamond Certified Monitoring Center
Medication reminders and heart rate monitor
Caregiver texts if medications missed
Streams music, audiobooks, and news
Wellness tracking through Virtual Assistant app
Can call 911 from watch and cancel within 7 seconds
Sleek designs for speaker and smartwatch
Easy to learn
WellBe speaker has no monthly cost
Requires Wi-Fi and smartphone newer than 2019
No fall detection
No wrist or neck pendant options
High startup costs
Occasionally spotty watch reception
Speaker can only call monitoring center through red button on device