In terms of quality, it is rare to see two companies in the medical alert market as closely matched as Medical Guardian and MobileHelp. Both providers are held in the highest regard by medical professionals and clients alike and their products are popular across the United States. However, while the quality of the service they each provide is top notch, there are some basic differences when it comes to the products the companies offer, and these should be carefully considered before deciding which of the two services to subscribe to.
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When searching for a medical alert service provider, MobileHelp is likely among the first you will come across. Trustworthy and offering a diverse variety of products, it is definitely one of the market’s top contenders. However, it is important to note that while MobileHelp does offer basic in-home protection, it is geared towards people leading a more active lifestyle and is suitable for young and old alike.
What really makes MobileHelp shine is its tech. The company has an amazing monitoring app for caretakers and a mobile app enabling users to call for a trusted contact’s help in an emergency free of charge, with the latter providing a connection to professional emergency care specialists with in-app purchases.
Adding to this is MobileHelp’s unique smartwatch, which was designed in collaboration with Samsung to contain all the trendy and useful features – such as heart-rate monitoring or activity tracking – that a smartwatch could need. For the more tech savvy that also want a reliable medical alert system, there is no better choice. However, the drawback of MobileHelp’s smartwatch is its price, as it is sold for $349.95 as opposed to Medical Guardian’s much less smart but considerably cheaper product at $99.
Medical Guardian is one of the most well-known brands among medical alert service providers. It was founded in 2005 and has been offering a trustworthy and consistent service ever since. Its emergency call center is reachable 24/7 and the operators are certified emergency responders who are able to react in an appropriate manner to any situation that may arise, even without language barriers to slow the process thanks to the multilingual assistance on hand.
Medical Guardian offers a great variety of products to fit all needs. Starting with its Classic package consisting of a landline base station and an alert button for $29.95 per month, clients can opt for solutions that suit active, passive, or both lifestyles. Medical Guardian recently released its own smartwatch as well, a gadget that is simple to use with basic functionality, with an appearance that is not in the least reminiscent of an alert button. The watch is a great mix of simplicity, functionality, and style.
While the differences between the services of Medical Guardian and MobileHelp are subtle, to many people these will make all the difference. When push comes to shove, consider what it is that you want to use the medical alert system for.
More adventurous seniors better versed in technology or people of all ages living an active lifestyle will find MobileHelp is the number one choice, especially the smartwatch if its high price falls within their budget. Medical Guardian, on the other hand, is a more traditional service provider, most suitable for the elderly, although the more active of them will also find a fitting solution among its products.
So which is more important to you? The simple, trustworthy, and smooth service that Medical Guardian provides, or MobileHelp’s modern approach with its various systems, handy apps, and a multifunctional gadget thrown in?