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UnaliWear Review | Voice-Controlled Medical Alerts
UnaliWear Review | Voice-Controlled Medical Alerts
February 03, 2021 / Sarah Pritzker
UnaliWear Review | Voice-Controlled Medical Alerts
February 03, 2021 / Sarah Pritzker
Automatic fall detection
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In a Nutshell

UnaliWear is revolutionizing the way seniors and others in high-risk situations go about their everyday lives. Combining comfort, style, and technology, the Kanega Watch delivers unparalleled security and peace of mind for caretakers, seniors, and their loved ones. The first voice-controlled medical alert device, UnaliWear’s Kanega Watch is an all-in-one wristwatch that’s lightweight, fully-functional, and even has fall detection included.


  • Connects to emergency operator through voice of push commands
  • Discreet wrist-based offering – no pendant wearing required
  • Built-in automatic fall detection
  • Does not need to be removed for charging
  • Connects via Wifi and Cellular for complete protection
  • A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau


  • Only available within the United States
  • A little pricey

Best For:

  • Individuals who want to maintain independence and dignity
  • Stylish seniors
  • Active seniors

Monitoring Services

UnaliWear’s Kanega Watch is connected to a 24/7/365 US-based monitoring center. These centers are constantly manned by trained and caring professionals. Here’s how the system works:

  • In the event of an emergency, you or your loved one presses the crown button of the watch or simply asks for help. Either way, the Kanega Watch promptly connects you to an emergency response agent.
  • The responder will speak to you directly through the Kanega Watch to assess the situation.
  • Depending on the responder’s conclusion, the responder will contact the appropriate parties. This may be the emergency contact(s) you have listed on your account, emergency medical services, police, or fire department depending on the particular situation.

Meanwhile, the responder stays on the line with you until help arrives. But what makes UnaliWear’s Kanega Watch really stand out is the fact that you can get help even if you can’t press a button. The voice controls allow you to simply call out if you ever need help, not to mention the watch’s unique wrist-based auto fall detection – no pendant wearing required. We’ll talk more about this in the product features section below.

Also worth noting, UnaliWear’s monitoring center is TMA 5-Diamond and UL-certified. These letters and numbers don’t mean much to most people, but it translates to superior quality response teams, trained emergency responders, and a 4G coverage network.

Product Features

UnaliWear’s Kanega Watch has an impressive array of features. Not your grandma’s medical alert device, the watch was designed with style and comfort (as well as functionality) in mind. Lightweight and stylish, the watch is meant to do away with the stigmatization that the clunkier, more traditional medical alert systems are associated with. The sleek design is fashionable, so seniors are more likely to wear it, making it an overall more effective option. Additionally, these are some features we were impressed within the Kanega Watch:

Voice controls

Probably the coolest feature of all, the UnaliWear medical alert system is fully voice-controlled. That means if the person is ever unable to press the alert button (the discreet crown button of the watch), they can still get help by simply calling out to the system. This is an invaluable feature because often in an emergency situation, the wearer cannot press the button because they can’t reach it, they are too weak to press the button, or they are disoriented. Voice activation is also an important feature for the many seniors who suffer from arthritis.

Watch features make wearing it habit forming

Most medical alert devices just provide emergency response. After months of no emergency need, it can be de-motivating for seniors to consistently wear such a device. The Kanega Watch solves that problem by the fact that it is a watch – providing time and date (as well as medication reminders, see below), giving wearers daily benefits to continue wearing it. Not surprisingly, while most medical alert devices are worn less than 50% of the time, 92% of those with a Kanega Watch wear it round-the-clock, providing substantially greater protection.

Medication reminders

Another great feature, medication reminders ensure that the wearer never forgets their daily medications again. You can set up multiple reminders based on your schedule.

GPS location services

The Kanega Watch comes standard with pinpoint GPS, ensuring emergency services can be accurately provided to your home, while you are out shopping or even on a trip anywhere in the US.

Patented battery system

Here’s a convenient feature that we also rank highly. The Kanega Watch runs on two batteries that easily snap into and out of the band. Since the watch comes with 4 batteries and a charging station, you never need to take the watch off to charge. Simply swap the batteries once a day in seconds and you are good to go.


Since many falls and accidents occur in the shower or tub, this is another important feature. The Kanega Watch can be worn in the shower, during sports games, and while doing other physical activities.

Fall detection built-in

Best of all, UnaliWear has built auto fall detection built into the Kanega Watch. This is the most important feature of a medical alert system. And since you usually have to pay extra for the feature, UnaliWear makes it much simpler by including it as a standard feature in all its watches.

Installation Process

Quite simply, there is none. The Kanega Watch works right out of the box. No installation or extensive set-up. It is super easy for anyone to begin using.

Contract & Fees

Annual Plan Quarterly Plan
Price for watch $0 $0
Price for service $59.95 per month $69.95 per month
Activation fees, taxes and shipping $149 $249
Auto Fall detection Included Included
GPS tracking Yes Yes

UnaliWear is more expensive than most medical alert systems. Between the advanced technology, style, and comfort, I guess it’s a matter of you get what you pay for. One thing to keep in mind when making a price comparison is that UnaliWear includes fall detection with all of its plans, something that other medical alert services charge extra for. So, while the Kanega Watch is more expensive, it’s not exorbitant relative to other brands.

You’ll pay for the equipment and the monitoring services separately. With each plan, you’ll get:

  • The Kanega style smartwatch
  • Four batteries
  • Battery charged
  • Accented bezel and crown button
  • Comfort-mesh stainless steel adjustable wristband

UnaliWear has a 30-day trial period. So you can really test out the device before making a commitment.

Customer Service

UnaliWear has email and phone customer support available during business hours. You can also look on the FAQ section of the site for easy answers. UnaliWear also has detailed how-to videos that will walk you through some of the most common questions users have, like how to change your Kanega watch battery and how to get started with your smartwatch.

For emergencies, UnaliWear has monitoring centers with responders available 24/7.

Customer Testimonials

“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 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

“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

Bottom Line

UnaliWear is the chic of the chic when it comes to medical alert systems. Gone are the chunky, clunky medical alert devices that label you as old and incapable. With the UnaliWear Kanega watch, you can strut your stuff confidently, knowing that someone is always available to help when you need it. The smartwatch functionality, voice-activated help button, and medication reminders certainly sweeten the pot as well.

About UnaliWear

UnaliWear is a family-run business that began when founder Jean Anne Booth was not impressed with the options available for her aging mother. Taking matters into her own hands, Booth created an impressive synergy of technology, style, and comfort that would also ensure the safety and security of her dear old mom no matter where she was. Using Artificial Intelligence and other tech advancements, the Kanega watch was born. Recently, UnaliWear won the Best IoT Device Award in 2019 at the VOICE Summit for its innovative medical alert technology.


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By Sarah Pritzker
Sarah Pritzker is a professional writer who loves scouring the web looking for the coolest products and services at the best prices. Sarah writes for Sarah has lived and traveled all over the world, but has finally settled down with her family in the Middle East - and yes, she misses winter!
Cappsool Technologies does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or your local emergency number immediately.
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