Potential interference with medical devices such as pacemakers

Like most modern electronic devices, the MedAlert Watch, while free from magnets, is equipped with a cellular modem and a GPS receiver. These components, common in many smart devices, emit electromagnetic fields which, in rare instances, might interact with certain medical devices. This is particularly relevant for individuals with implanted medical devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators, which may have sensors sensitive to electromagnetic fields.

To ensure safety, medical device manufacturers typically recommend maintaining a safe distance between electronic devices and implanted medical devices. The general guideline is to keep such devices at least 15 cm (6 inches) away from medical implants, or 30 cm (12 inches) away when using any device with wireless communication capabilities.

If you or a loved one are using the MedAlert watch and have a medical implant, we advise consulting both your physician and the medical device’s manufacturer for tailored guidelines on the safe use of electronic devices around your medical implant. They can provide specific recommendations to prevent potential interference.

Should you have any concerns or suspect that the MedAlert watch may be interfering with a medical device, it is important to stop using the watch immediately and consult with your healthcare provider and the manufacturer of your medical device.

At MedAlert, we prioritise your safety and well-being, and encourage you to follow these precautions to ensure that our product enhances your life without impacting any medical equipment you rely on. 

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