The Lively Wearable 2 lives in the middle ground between high-tech medical alert watch and simple one-button devices. Instead of the touchscreen watch face, it has a single SOS button that turns your smartphone into the medical alert device. The device on your wrist connects to your phone, using its cellular connection and GPS technology to bring help to you when you need it.
Because the Lively Wearable 2’s functionality depends on a smartphone, it’s not ideal for people with memory problems or who aren’t used to carrying a phone in the first place. But if you’re already in the habit of pocketing your smartphone when you go run errands, visit friends, or tend to the garden, the Lively Wearable 2 offers one-touch convenience just in case you fall or don’t feel well.
The Lively Wearable 2 is compatible with smartphones like Android, iPhones, and its own brand, Jitterbug (one of our favorite cell phones for seniors).
The one thing Lively forgot to include is an actual watch face on this “smartwatch,” so you might need to wear another timepiece. Still, the Lively Wearable 2 is your best bet if you don’t need extras like messaging and reminders in your medical alert smartwatch.
Learn more in our full Lively review.