Why the Kanega Watch?
We created the Kanega Watch because other products available are generally unsightly, stigmatizing, and out of date.
We think it’s possible to extend independence with style and modern technology.
Here are the biggest problems with other solutions:
Most don't even connect you to a LIVE emergency operator! You just hope that your child sees a text that you may be in immediate need of help.
Most devices need to be removed for showering and charging -- these are your most vulnerable times.
Many require you to be near a base station, so you are not protected if you leave your home.
Most require you to wear a huge, ugly, stigmatizing pendant that is not discreet.
Most of the watches require a cell phone and force you to read small print.
Other watches force you to navigate through menus and apps when you need help.
If you’ve fallen and you’re disoriented, you may not be able to physically push a button.
Very few solutions offer medication reminders -- the most common cause of hospitalization.
Nothing in the market is using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to pre-emptively provide assistance to those suffering from physical or mental decline.
Technology has changed a lot in 35 years, but most of the emergency response devices have not.
Designed specifically to extend independence with dignity
Unlike a traditional smartwatch, the Kanega Watch was designed and engineered from the ground up in collaboration with real people and their real-life needs, specifically to extend independence with dignity for independent but vulnerable populations.
Patented battery system - so you NEVER have to take it off to charge at night when most falls occur.
Internal safety back up battery provides GPS location and 15 minutes on the phone with medical operator, even if the battery pods are dislodged.
Medication reminders that are easy to manage and adjust.
Waterproof – so you can safely wear it in the shower.
Non-stigmatizing -- looks and works like a regular watch
Directly connected to LIVE emergency operator who is a trained professional and understands your medical needs. You get help wherever you are, even if you can’t ask for it.
White-on-black display with maximum contrast supporting macular degeneration, glaucoma, and yellowing of vision.
Speech interface, not touch – touch doesn’t work well for many seniors.
Our patented fall detection learns what movements are normal for you.
Fake crown button is a cleverly disguised “help” button.
Together with our founder's fashionista mom, we designed the first voice-controlled watch designed to keep you connected, independent, active, and safe. It goes everywhere you do with nothing more required. No cell phone required, no base station, and no ugly and stigmatizing necklace. It connects to a live emergency operator in seconds, right on your wrist, and due to our patented charging system you never have to take it off, so you’ll never forget it or be without it!
As wonderful as the Kanega watch is, we understand that our product may not be right for everyone. Here's a portrait of a happy Kanega Watch wearer:
- You can hear and understand the watch audio
- You can remember how to use the watch
- You have minimal finger strength, to successfully change the batteries
Hear what our customers say...
“My devoted & beloved son, Phil, gave me my first Kanega watch by UnaliWear in 2018.
I consider it to be a true “life-saving” device; it is like having an EMT ‘shadow’ on my wrist 24 hrs.
It was the perfect “Father’s Day” gift.
Their customer service team with their support & responsiveness is FANTASTIC” !
-- Paul M. (age 72)
“It's very good, especially for people that can't see; If anyone has a problem seeing, they can ask it the time. Whether it's sunny or night time, it always answers. Or if you fall, it's always there for you.”
-- Mary N.
"I appreciate that it is there & I can depend on it. Everything works as it’s supposed to – my brother confirmed where I was!”
-- Garnet P.
"I appreciate it because my children thought I should be wearing it and it's very reassuring to them. It's not bad looking either, it's very groovy."
-- Katharine P.
”[My dad] loves that his "watch" is so cool and that it doesn't make him feel like he is an invalid.
He is showing it off to everyone he sees! (Thank you!!) ”
“Many people comment on my watch. And, because of med reminders, I now take my meds much more regularly. My last doc appt was the best ever and I attribute that to taking my meds regularly!”
- H.D., a happy Kanega watch wearer with early stage Parkinson’s
"Thank you for making a watch my mom can wear with dignity that meets her...and her children's... needs!"
- Elizabeth M, whose mom has a Kanega Watch
Introducing the Kanega Watch
The first all-in-one, voice-controlled device designed to keep you connected, independent, active and safe.