“Help! I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!” has been quoted over and over again in TV and movies since the first Life Alert commercial debuted in the late ’80s. We wanted to get to know the company behind the catchphrase, so we did the research.
Life Alert has three primary devices—the emergency pendant, waterproof shower button, and portable GPS emergency button. Each of these devices comes with a lifetime warranty and with two-way communication, a standout feature in the medical alert industry.
Life Alert costs $49.95–$89.95 per month, which may be out of reach for many people. We also encountered pushy sales staff on the phone. We don’t recommend Life Alert as a first choice because the best medical alert systems are much more cost effective and up to date.