Introducing Alert1's On-the-Go Medical Alert Wrist Watch

Introducing Alert1's On-the-Go Medical Alert Wrist Watch

Alert1 has added an On-the-Go Medical Alert Wrist Watch with GPS and pedometer to its top-rated medical alert system product offerings. This fashionable and functional emergency alert device is now available to the public. Whether you are a senior or a caregiver, there are many reasons to consider getting our newest personal safety solution.

According to the Senior List, “Caregivers list a medical alert device as the senior safety product they’d most recommend [for the elderly population], with a third of caregivers believing the senior they care for should have one.” (1) Alert1’s new On-the-Go Wrist Watch can help keep you safe both indoors and while you are away from home. Below we’ll explore the device’s features, how it works, and some reasons to choose it when shopping for a medical alert device.

On-the-Go Medical Alert Wrist Watch Features

 1. Lightweight

The Alert1 On-the-Go Wrist Watch is lightweight and won’t weigh you down while trying to perform your daily activities. Whether you are gardening, exercising, fixing things around your home, or sleeping, this comfortable wrist watch won’t weigh you down.

2. SOS Button

While Alert1’s other emergency medical alert systems have a button on the front of the pendant or bracelet, the On-the-Go Wrist Watch has its SOS Button on the side. This makes it look like a regular watch, while supplying all the benefits of a medical alert system.

3. Different Time Styles

The On-the-Go Wrist Watch offers three different time styles to choose from. You can choose analog mode with hands and numbers around the outer edge. You can also opt for digital mode which will show you the time with just four numbers on the face. You can also choose the date/time mode which will add the date above the time on the digital style. The face of the watch is 1 1/4” in diameter, so it’s quite easy to tell the time at a glance.

4. Showerproof

The On-the-Go Wrist Watch is also showerproof. This means that while it is not completely submergible, it is water-resistant. Because falling in the shower is a major concern for many, owners should wear this emergency medical alert device while showering.

This is especially useful as a report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that, in 2008, an estimated 234,094 bathroom injuries were treated in the U.S. It also notes that, the highest rates were for injuries that occurred in or around the tub or shower. (2) Bathrooms can be a particularly hazardous place for seniors. Therefore, it helps to have protective services in the form of an emergency alert watch.

5. Compatible with Pacemakers

If you have a pacemaker, this watch will not affect your pacemaker’s ability to function properly.

6. 2-Way Speaker

The 2-way speaker built into the face of Alert1’s On-the-Go Wrist Watch allows you to communicate with our 24/7 Command Center. You can hear our professionals ask you about your situation and injuries and they can hear your responses when you talk through the watch.

7. Pedometer

It is important to stay active as you age. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention lists a variety of benefits that physical activity provides as you age including:

  • Helping maintain the ability to live independently and reduce the risk of falling and fracturing bones.
  • Reducing the risk of dying from coronary heart disease and of developing high blood pressure, colon cancer, and diabetes.
  • Reducing blood pressure in some people with hypertension.
  • Helping people with chronic, disabling conditions improve their stamina and muscle strength.
  • Reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression and fostering improvements in mood and feelings of well-being.
  • Helping maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints.
  • Helping control joint swelling and pain associated with arthritis. (3)

The pedometer featured in Alert1’s On-the-Go Wrist Watch can help you keep track of your steps each day. You can set a goal for the day and then continually check your watch to ensure you meet it.

8. Weather App

Another useful feature of the medical alert watch is its weather app. If you plan on going out, Alert1’s On-the-Go Wrist Watch can tell you what kind of weather to expect. Then you can better plan your outfit and activities for the day and know if you need to bring an umbrella, sunscreen, jacket, etc.

9. Adjustable Wristband

The wristband on the alert watch is adjustable and can fit a variety of wrist sizes. If it feels too tight, you can loosen it to be more comfortable. If it is too loose, you can tighten it to better secure it to your wrist. The standard wrist band is 5 1/4” to 7 ¼” long. However, we also offer an extender that can increase the length to up to 8”.

10. Charging

The On-the-Go Wrist Watch takes about 2-3 hours to charge. Whether you charge it at night or just during a power nap, it won’t take long until you are ready to go. Some of the factors that will determine how long a single charge lasts include brightness, network connection, and the strength of your cellular signal.

11. Pre-Programmed and Ready-to-Wear

When you order the medical alarm watch, it will arrive in just 2-3 business days with free priority shipping. The watch will come pre-programmed and ready to use. You can put it on right away and go about your daily activities knowing that help is just a button-press away.

12. Cost

The On-the-Go medical alert wrist watch monitoring service is currently priced at $29.95 a month with a pre-paid, 10-month subscription, or $38.95 a month when monthly service is selected. The medical alert watch itself costs $179.00 for a one-time system purchase. Alert1 offers free shipping and you can cancel your monitoring service at any time.

How Alert1’s Medical Alert Wrist Watch Works

 1. The SOS Button

The Alert1 On-the-Go Wrist Watch works a bit differently from our other button alarms. Our other devices have the button on the face of a pendant or bracelet. The mobile medical alert watch has its SOS button on the side. To contact our 24/7 Command Center, you simply need to press and hold the SOS button.

2. Connectivity

You will also see a small circle on the face of the watch. This circle lets you know the strength of your cellular connection. If the cellular signal is strong, the circle will be green. If the circle is yellow, it means that your signal is average. If you see a red circle, it means that the signal is weak. The device uses T-Mobile and AT&T cellular services.

3. Contacting Alert1 through Your Mobile Medical Alert Wrist Watch

Once you hold down the SOS button, your emergency alert device will put you in contact with a trained and certified emergency response agent from our 24/7 US-based Command Center. The agent will talk to you and ask you questions through the 2-way speaker.

We will also notify your “Circle of Care.” Your Circle of Care consists of contacts that you select when you first enroll with Alert1 for a new medical alert device. Our response agents will help determine what level of care you need and work to get that assistance to you. Our agent will also stay on the line with you until help arrives.

Reasons to Choose the Alert1 Watch

 There are multiple reasons to choose Alert1’s On-the-Go Wrist Watch. Below are some of the best reasons.

  • You Want the Latest Model

The On-the-Go Wrist Watch is our latest medical alert device. It incorporates several helpful features that you can use throughout your day including the clock, pedometer, and weather forecast. This is convenient as you will have a variety of information you may need throughout your day all on your wrist.

  • You Want a More Stylish and Discreet Model

If you don’t like the look of traditional emergency alert pendants, the Mobile Alert Wrist Watch can suit your desire to be more stylish and discreet. This personal emergency alarm looks very much like a normal wrist watch. Few people may even realize that it is also an emergency alert system.

  • You Want Something with a GPS

In-home medical alert buttons cannot track you when you venture outdoors. If you have hobbies, meetings, or social commitments outside of your home, the On-the-Go Wrist Watch’s GPS system can track you so you can receive help no matter where you roam. Whether you are out fishing, at bingo, visiting friends, or just taking a walk, you can rest assured that you help is available 24/7/365 at the push of your SOS button.

  • You Prefer Something You Can Wear on Your Wrist

There are two main types of medical alert jewelry. There is a medical alert necklace/pendant and a medical alert bracelet. If you have a preference to wear something on your wrist rather than around your neck, the On-the-Go Alert Wrist Watch may be the best option for you.

The other option we have available to wear around your wrist is the Medical Alert Bracelet. This model is simpler than the watch and features only a single button. If you are looking for a simpler model for your wrist, this will likely be the best choice for you.

  • You Have a Pacemaker

If you have a pacemaker, you may be concerned about an emergency alert necklace interfering with it. Alert1’s Mobile Alert Wrist Watch is safe to use with pacemakers.

Alert1 Offers Other Medical Alert Solutions

 There are a few reasons why you may want to choose one of Alert1’s other medical alert devices. We offer a multitude of systems to suit a variety of seniors and their unique situations.

One reason why you may want to choose another option is because you prefer a simple medical alert pendant with just a button. Due to the fact that the watch has more features such as weather and a pedometer, there are a few more instructions to remember. If you prefer a button that will simply put you in contact with a trained emergency provider, choose another medical alert option.

Alert1’s On-the-Go Wrist Watch does not come with a fall detection option. If this is a priority for you or your loved one, one of our medical alert systems with fall detection would be a better fit for your needs.

There are multiple reasons why you may not want a medical alert system that fits around your wrist. Perhaps you have suffered a wrist injury or are concerned about circulation. If you prefer to have a lanyard with a pendant, Alert1 offers a variety of solutions to suit your needs.

Alert1’s provides other medical alert devices you may want to consider:

  • In-Home Medical Alert – For those who mainly remain in their homes.
  • In-Home + Fall Detection – For those who mainly remain in their homes and desire the additional layer of protection that automatic fall sensors provide.
  • On-the-Go – For those who are often out of their homes and want protection no matter where they roam.
  • On-the-Go + Fall Detection – For those who often venture out of their homes and want a system that contains the technology to automatically alert our 24/7 command center if they fall.
  • In-Home + On-the-Go + Fall Detection – For those who want the best all-around protection, this full spectrum solution ensures they have help nearby no matter where they are or what their circumstances may be.

Get the Medical Alert Support You Need

 Alert1’s new On-the-Go Medical Alert Wrist Watch provides a useful option for those looking for more than a traditional emergency alert system. It is a new and more stylish solution that offers a variety of benefits. This product can bring wearers peace-of-mind and satisfaction, knowing that help is always just one button-press away.



1 Gaskin, Jennifer L. June. 2020. Medical Alert Device Consumer Usage Report 2020. The Senior List. Medical Alert Device Consumer Usage Report 2020.

2 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention staff. June. 2011. Nonfatal Bathroom Injuries Among Persons Aged ≥15 Years. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Nonfatal Bathroom Injuries Among Persons Aged ≥15 Years.

3 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention staff. n.d. Physical Activity and Health: A Report of the Surgeon General. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Physical Activity and Health: A Report of the Surgeon General.