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