Lively Mobile Plus Medical Alert System Review – Forbes Health

The Lively Mobile Plus Medical Alert System is an all-in-one alert device, which means no base station or other equipment is needed. When the alarm is pressed on the wearable, the device alerts an emergency response center. The device is equipped with GPS technology, allowing users to access emergency response when worn inside and outside the home. When the device is used in an emergency situation, response operators use GPS to locate the user and dispatch help.

Automatic fall detection

Fall detection is an important complementary feature – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that one in four adults over the age of 65 experience a fall each year. This Lively medical alert device has a sensor in the strap that detects sudden movement; however, some users find it lacks sensitivity and does not respond as quickly as they would like.

When I tested the fall detection feature by dropping the device on a carpet, it did not respond. When I let him down a second time with more force, he still didn’t respond. When I threw the device on a linoleum floor, it made an emergency call after about a minute.

Bay Alarm Medical On-the-Go GPS Help Button

This on-the-go button is light and compact enough to fit comfortably on a keychain. It provides high bandwidth needed for accurate location tracking and better nationwide coverage.

Real-time emergency connectivity

I tested synchronizing the device’s emergency response connectivity with a timer in hand. I pressed the alarm. After a few seconds, I heard a phone ring until an operator picked up my call, a process that took a total of 20 seconds. I told the operator that I was testing my device. She assured me that the device was working properly and that she could hear me clearly.


For an average person, the device sits at chest level. The alarm is a small recessed square in the middle of the device. Some medical alert collars are so sensitive that they can alert to the weight of clothing being pressed against the button when the user leans forward. During the time I wore the Lively device, I never experienced a misfire with the alarm.

Since this Lively laptop is an all-in-one device, it needs to be taken out every night and placed on a small charger. Other medical alert devices I have used have two parts: the collar and the “phone” that connects to a monitoring center. These devices stay plugged into an outlet and never need to be recharged. Although I placed the Lively charger prominently, I often forgot to put it back when I woke up in the morning.

Unlike many other medical alert systems, the Lively device is waterproof and can be worn in the shower, a place where household accidents are likely to occur. I took a shower wearing the device, intentionally putting soap and water on it. The device and lanyard dried quickly and I didn’t feel like I was wearing a wet rope around my neck when I got out of the shower.

Ease of use

The device is simple to set up and use. There is a phone number on the website if someone needs help ordering or getting ready to use the device.

Lance B. Holton