Meet the Kanega Watch

The first all-in-one, voice-controlled smart fall detection watch designed to keep you connected, independent, active, and safe. It goes everywhere you do, connects to a live emergency operator in seconds1, includes auto fall detection and you never have to take it off to charge!

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Independent Customer Reviews

I am so pleased with my Kanega watch which is also an alert system, as well as with the people at Unali service and highly recommend both. I had used another alert system which required use of my cell phone nearby and I could only use pendant for fall detection and battery was hard to change. Kanega solved that and I feel free and secure.

Garnet P

I am really happy that I discovered UnaliWear and its Kanega Watch. I wanted to feel protected from falls and other medical emergencies and this does that; and it's a watch! I like wearing a watch and it looks nice. I also really like the fact that I don't have to take it off to charge - that I can just swap out the batteries while it is still on my wrist, so I can wear it all the time. It was easy to buy and the customer service has been superb. I'd recommend this company and its watch to anybody looking for a device like this to keep them safe.

Richard S

"I am extremely satisfied with Unaliwear and the Kanega watch. I've had it a few months now, and it does everything it is supposed to do perfectly. No more pendants for me. I change the batteries every morning and don't believe I've taken the watch off more than twice since I've had it. I strongly recommend that you try it."

Doug

The Kanega Watch is my 'go-with-me', ever present companion. I really didn't want to wear a pendant, so this is the perfect option. Nobody has to know I have a medical alert device on and I can still brag to people about the watch if I want to. And I love the fact that, in an emergency, the watch connects with a care specialist who knows my medical info and history - to share with the EMTs if that is necessary. Plus, UnaliWear has incredible customer service - from purchase to on-boarding to any questions or comments I have since I started wearing it. I would highly recommend this company and the Kanega Watch to anyone at risk of a fall or other emergencies.

Paul M

I have had my Kanega watch a short time, but am very pleased with a few features especially. Fortunately I have not had need for assistance, but at one point when I tripped in my home, the software assumed a fall had taken place (as indicated it would in the description of the benefits of the watch), notified me that help was being called, and cancelled the call immediately upon my negating the need for such assistance. I wanted a product that would allow me to move more freely and even travel with the security that I can summon assistance if needed. I am extremely pleased with the customer service provided by this company. My questions are answered promptly and courteously. I would highly recommend this device and this company.

Sharon S

I love my Kanega watch . I am an active person and it gives me a sense of security with the monitoring if I am alone and would need help. The watch is easy to use . I think it is great to wear all the time and gives me security day and night.

Nancy

I had been looking for a medical alert system for months and months but found problems for me with all on the list. While searching my computer one day the Kanega watch website appeared and immediately I liked what I saw and read. I find the watch to be comfortable and actually am not aware that I am wearing it. The batteries are large enough to handle easily and the recharging station is uncomplicated and efficient. Best of all, my children are relieved that I can easily get help if I fall while I am alone. I highly recommend this product.  

Paula K

I am very happy with my Kanega watch and Unaliwear’s outstanding customer service. They have been so helpful in answering all of my questions. This alert system is so comprehensive and has all the qualities I was looking for — waterproof, GPS, fall detection, excellent monitoring system, battery-operated and best of all — it’s a watch that you never have to remove. I did not want to wear a pendant!! I have had two other medical alert systems over the past 3 1/2 years, and they don’t even compare to the Kanega watch. I highly recommend this wonderful product!   

Kay L

I have had the watch for 2 months and am satisfied with the ease of use and safety component. It is very easy to change the batteries each day and I never take it off. Wherever I travel in the car I can feel safe. I walk every day in the neighborhood and know that I can get help if needed. The GPS feature will bring help wherever I am, also the fall detection is an added feature. I would highly recommend this product to anyone who lives alone. 

John D

After realizing I needed a health alert system because I lived alone, I did extensive research online of all devices currently advertised in magazines. These devices did not give me the freedom of traveling, shopping or just visiting with friends without being obvious and some were cumbersome. Finally one of my searches brought up Kanega Watch and it was just want I wanted: a simple design and function - time, date and fall detection that is not tied to a base station's reception area or a person's cell phone. The watch does not give away the fact that an alert system is being worn. Love this device! 

Elisa O

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The Kanega Watch Difference

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Fall Detection

The Kanega Fall Detection Watch contains patented technology to automatically detect falls. If the watch thinks you have fallen, it discreetly alerts you with buzzes and displays an emergency message. If you do not respond, it beeps and connects you to an emergency response operator, directly over your Kanega Watch.

Live demo of the Kanega Watch's fall detection functionality by Caregiving.com:

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Voice Controlled

While you can get help simply pressing the watch’s crown/stem button, the Kanega Watch is also uniquely voice activated. Want to speak with a monitoring agent – simply ask your watch to connect you. It’s that easy.

*Best IoT Device Award at the 2019 VOICE Summit

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Never Take It Off To Charge

Unlike most smart watches, our patented battery system means you are protected 24/7. You never have to take your watch off to charge it, reducing the chances that you can't get help when needed. The Kanega Watch will automatically remind you when to change your batteries.

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WiFi and Cellular Connectivity

Your Kanega Watch provides clear connectivity to monitoring agents in your home – via your WiFi – and nationwide via Verizon’s cellular network (included in your watch plan).1  Our wearers love the home WiFi connectivity (unique in the industry) since many don’t have consistent cellular service throughout their home.

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Waterproof

Wear the Kanega Watch in the shower and other splash-prone areas and during active sports where you sweat.2

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Medication Reminders

The Kanega Watch can remind you when to take your medication with a tap on the wrist, displayed text or by voice -- it's up to you. Use your Kanega Watch Wearer Portal to add, edit or delete medications and reminder times.

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The first all-in-one, voice-controlled device designed to keep you connected, independent, active, and safe.

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1Coverage provided by the country's best 4G network.  Network or Wi-Fi accessibility required for most functionality. 

2The Kanega Watch has been tested to an IP67 Waterproof Rating to provide protection against running water. You can wear your watch while exercising, washing your hands, and in the shower, but immersive activities such as swimming are not recommended.

Fall Detection Watch FAQS

  • What is a fall detection watch?

    A fall detection watch is both a wristwatch as well as a medical alert device that will automatically detect a fall and alert a monitoring agency to seek help on your behalf if needed. These watches use a variety of accelerometers, detection sensors, and algorithms to sense a sudden change in velocity.   If the wearer should fall, the monitoring agency is alerted and will either reach out to someone on the wearer’s care list or call emergency responders.  Fall detection technology is quite advanced and can even sense small falls from a chair, a bathtub, or similar low-height places.

    While no fall detection offering is 100% accurate in detecting all falls, this technology does provide a significant and, at times, critical layer of protection for serious and potentially debilitating falls.

  • What fall detection options are there?

    Strictly speaking, there are only a couple of actual fall detection watches on the market: The Kanega Watch and the Apple Watch (which is a smartwatch equipped with fall detection technology and not a dedicated mobile medical alert device). Many mobile medical alert brands do offer a wristband option, but they only offer fall detection through an additional lanyard or pendant that must be worn around the neck. We have included a few of these brands in the following overview along with their key features:

    24/7  Monitoring Staff? Must Remove to Charge?  Fall Detection ? Smartphone Required? Voice Activated Help? Water-Resistant?
    Kanega Watch  positive Yes  positive No positive Yes  positive No positive Yes positive Yes
    Apple Watch  negative No negative Yes, daily  positive Yes  positive No negative No positive Yes
    Freedom Guardian positive Yes negative Yes, every other day  negative Only with an additional pendant  positive No  negative No positive Yes
    Lively Wearable 2 positive Yes negative Yes, replace every 2-4 months negative Only with an additional pendant negative Yes negative No  positive Yes
    SOS Smartwatch  positive Yes negative Yes, daily  negative Only with an additional pendant  positive No  negative No positive Yes

  • Can a fall detection watch differentiate between different types of falls?

    The Kanega Watch, as an example, has fall detection technology based upon the collective experiences of real wearers.  In addition, the watch includes artificial intelligence that learns each wearer’s specific natural movements, which uniquely decreases false fall alerts over time.

  • What is the best fall detection device?

    The Kanega Watch!  Why So?

    • It is simple to use.
    • No need to wear a pendant
    • It has an ultra-long life quick swap battery.  No need to take it off to charge.
    • No smartphone or phone plan required.
    • Button and voice-activated.
    • Is connected to a dedicated monitoring center that can offer both emergency (eg: ambulance) and stand-by (eg: call my neighbor) assistance when a fall happens.
    • Communicates via WiFi in your home and cellular outside your home – for enhanced communication clarity and pinpoint GPS.
    • Built-in Medication reminder functionality.

  • Do fall detection watches have a long battery life?

    The best fall detection watch never requires you to take it off to charge – leaving you unprotected during that time.  That is the Kanega Watch.  The watch comes with four rechargeable batteries – two that fit easily in the watch band and two that stay in the provided custom charger.  At home, the Kanega Watch batteries will last up to 36 hours or longer before having to swap out (because WiFi connectivity drains power slower than cellular).

  • Is a fall detection watch better than a pendant?

    Fall detection watches do offer some significant advantages over fall detection pendants. Here are some key reasons why a fall detection watch may be the better choice for you or your loved one:

    1. With pendants, there is always a risk of the wearer taking it off and forgetting to put it back on. For example, wearers might take the pendant off to sleep comfortably and get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom – forgetting to put the necklace on. If a fall occurs at this time, it would then most likely go undetected. Unlike pendants, watch wearers tend to keep them on 24/7, which ensures that the device will be in place to detect the fall.
    2. Pendants are often limited to in-home use or require a smartphone for mobile use. This is problematic, as many seniors don’t own a smartphone. Fortunately, fall detection watches work no matter where the user goes, and some don’t require a smartphone or app.
    3. Some users find the pendant devices unattractive. No one wants to walk around wearing a heavy, clunky, or unattractive medical device. Fall detection watches, by contrast, come in sleek, attractive designs.
    4. In addition to the aesthetic challenges, pendants devices can be stigmatizing.Many seniors don’t want to telegraph the fact to others that they are worried about falling or at a high risk of injury.
    5. Fall detection watches are discreet and stylish. No one is aware that your watch is a fall detection device unless you tell them.
    6. Many pendants require you to press a button for help, but the wearer may not be able to do so if they’ve fallen and are badly injured. Luckily, watches like the Kanega Watch are voice-activated and don’t require the user to push a button for assistance.

  • Are fall detection watches waterproof?

    Most fall detection watches are water-resistant to some degree. Some of the basic models are mildly water-resistant, while premium models, like the Kanega Watch, are waterproof with ratings of IP67 or higher. Watches with high IP waterproof ratings can be worn safely while washing hands or showering – making it less likely that seniors will remove them and be unprotected.

  • Do fall detection watches also provide medication reminders?

    The Kanega Watch has both built-in fall detection and a medication reminder technology.