Overview: LifeAlert is the company that seems to spend the most on advertising medical alert systems. They’ve been around a long time, advertise heavily, don’t reveal pricing on their website, and in my experience will call you back repeatedly if you call them to ask for information. They usually require a 3-year contract that’s very hard to get out of. Honestly, LifeAlert makes almost every other medical alert provider look good.
Equipment: Nothing special. Standard speakerphone models with ugly wrist buttons. You can get the same from many other companies. Their linked in smoke detectors are nice, but there are cheaper alternatives at other vendors.
Price: Significantly more expensive than most other systems using comparable equipment. 3 year contract.
Recommendation: I don’t see any reason to use LifeAlert over one of the many other companies that provide similar service without locking you into a long-term contract. For more info, see this page. If you’re looking for an affordable old-school medical alert, I suggest checking out Bay Alarm Medical, which has more attractive equipment at a better monthly price. You can also take a look at LifeStation. If you’re looking for a medical alert with the important feature of letting you talk through the pendant instead of shouting through the base station speakerphone, try the MediPendant.