Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the SmartWatch?
What is the SmartWatch?
Can SmartWatch detect seizures?
Has SmartWatch undergone clinical studies?
- How the SmartWatch Works
What are the benefits of the SmartWatch?
How does the SmartWatch work?
What do I need for my SmartWatch to work?
- Using the SmartWatch
Can I use the SmartWatch if I am on medication or just had surgery?
Can I wear SmartWatch outside my home?
Is the SmartWatch waterproof?
What if an alert is accidentally triggered?
Can I get help if I do not have any abnormal motion?
Do I need internet or WIFI connectivity?
What if the SmartWatch gets farther than 10 feet away from the phone?
Do the SmartWatch and phone require special care or maintenance?
Do I need special training to use the SmartWatch?
- Versions of the SmartWatch Product
What is the difference between the SmartWatch “Premium” and the SmartWatch “Standard”?
Is SmartWatch Standard still available?
Which product do I buy if I don’t need the GPS or other Premium features?
If I have the SmartWatch Standard, can I upgrade to the Premium? How do I do that?
- Purchasing the SmartWatchHow much does SmartWatch cost?
Do you currently offer monthly payment plans for the SmartWatch?
How can I buy the SmartWatch?
Is SmartWatch covered by insurance?
If the SmartWatch doesn’t work for me – can I return it?
Made by Smart Monitor, the SmartWatch is a patented, intelligent motion detecting and alerting wristwatch. SmartWatch is a fully portable device that continuously monitors movements, analyzes them for abnormalities, issues alerts and securely records unusual occurrences.
Smart Monitor makes no claims regarding its ability or efficacy for detecting seizures. SmartWatch does not prevent, predict or treat seizures or any other kind of medical condition.
SmartWatch monitors and detects distinct, repetitive and excessive movements. If those movements meet certain criteria, then they are recorded and an alert is issued. For the SmartWatch to work there must be movement outside the normal spectrum of activity.
SmartWatch does NOT claim to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Clinical studies are underway to gather data in order topursue FDA 510(k) clearance before the end of 2012.
SmartWatch is a battery-powered, portable device that has been tested in clinical and home settings for detecting excessive and repetitive movement that may be caused by epileptic grand mal (tonic-clonic) seizures.
- Studies at Stanford with 40 participants were concluded in June 2010. The SmartWatch device performed with very high sensitivity – in the high 90s as noted in the journal article: Lockman J, Fisher RS, Olson DM. Detection of seizure-like movements using a wrist accelerometer. Epilepsy and Behavior 2011; 20:638-41.
- Studies are currently underway at the University of California, San Francisco with pediatric patients. The device has been used on children as young as 3 years old. Interim results, based on 500 hrs of testing– device sensitivity is in the high 90s, device specificity is in the 90th percentile.
SmartWatch users have told us that the device provides independence from constant supervision. They have expressed increased confidence because they can get help by simply pushing a button. Their family members and caregivers then gain respite knowing they will receive a text message and phone call should their help be needed. Family members appreciate the peace-of-mind especially at night knowing they can be on hand to provide assistance when needed. Furthermore, users and caregivers alike value that the activity reports can be downloaded at any time for thorough analysis.
With patented miniaturized technology and sophisticated algorithms, the SmartWatch analyzes activity outside a normal spectrum and reliably issues alerts upon the onset of various types of repetitive and excessive movements. Users can also summon help with a simple push of a button on the watch. SmartWatch records movement patterns plus the time, duration and location (advanced model) of any unusual occurrences. Users can securely access their private information and send archived copies to their care provider for later review.
SmartWatch is an intelligent wristwatch that works in conjunction with an Android phone. SmartWatch users need to carry a recommended Android phone within a 10 foot range; for example in pockets, purses, backpacks etc. When the SmartWatch detects excessive and repetitive movement, it wirelessly signals the user’s Android phone that then sends a text and calls a family members’ phone, within seconds.
The caregiver’s phone, which receives the alerts, can be anywhere. Recorded events are downloadable. Alerts can be sent or canceled by the user with a simple push of a button.
Everything you need for your SmartWatch is included.
- Users do need to have or to get a compatible Android phone with a data plan. To see a list of recommended Android phones please go to the Products page on our website.
- Users need to download the free SmartWatch application (that runs on the Android phones) from our website.
- The SmartWatch and the Android phone need to be paired and connected through the free SmartWatch application.
SmartWatch is a non-invasive, passive device. It will have no impact on current or future medication regimens or any surgery. SmartWatch does NOT require you to make any changes to your lifestyle. SmartWatch is not a substitute for medical care. Again, it does not prevent, predict or treat seizures or any other kind of medical condition.
Yes, the SmartWatch can be worn in bed, in schools, offices and elsewhere as long as the phone and SmartWatch are within 10 feet of each other.
No, the SmartWatch is water-resistant, which means, like most electronics, it cannot be submerged in water. It can be worn in the shower.
SmartWatch is a motion-detecting and alerting device that continuously monitors movements for excessive and repetitive movement outside a normal spectrum. Users have the ability to cancel any alert with a press of a button on the SmartWatch.
- Can I get help if I do not have any abnormal motion?
Yes, the SmartWatch has a Help button that when pressed immediately sends an alert to the designated family members or caregivers. If Help is pressed by accident the user can cancel the alert by pressing the Cancel button on the watch.
The phone communicates with the watch using a Bluetooth connection. To use the SmartWatch you need an Android phone with a data plan within a 10 foot range. Your family or caregivers can receive alerts on any cell phone, anywhere.
When the SmartWatch and phone are separated by more than Bluetooth range distance (approx 10 feet), then they may be disconnected and the SmartWatch will not be able to send out alerts. It is important that the SmartWatch user keep the Android phone with them. However, once SmartWatch and the android phone are back in range they will automatically reconnect.
SmartWatch is designed to be easy to use. Beyond charging the watch and phone every day, no special care is needed.
No, Smart Monitor provides extensive written user documentation plus a support line and email (email@example.com and 1.888.334.5045). The SmartWatch is easy-to-use but if you have any questions, we are ready to help.
The new SmartWatch Premium offers the following features in addition to those supported by the SmartWatch Standard:
- GPS location: Physical location information of the SmartWatch user is included within alerts.
- Snooze: The user can temporally “pause” the watch if they know they are going to be participating in activities that may trigger an alert inadvertently.
- Multiple Contacts: Text message and phone call alerts can now be sent to multiple recipients.
Yes, it is. We currently offer 2 versions of product based on features and functionality – SmartWatch Premium and SmartWatch Standard. Both versions are available and shipping.
The SmartWatch Standard would be your choice.
Yes, SmartWatch Standard users can upgrade to the Premium. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org For more information.
For SmartWatch availability and pricing please contact us via email email@example.com or by phone 1.888.334.5045
Yes, we do. Please contact us at 1.888.334.5045 for details.
Please call us at 1.888.334.5045 to order a SmartWatch. In the future, you will be able to order online at www.smart-monitor.com.
No, SmartWatch is NOT currently covered by health insurance. However, please contact your insurance provider to determine if Flexible Spending Account (FSA) monies can be used for the purchase of the SmartWatch. Contact Smart Monitor for more options regarding reimbursement and payment plans. We are constantly working with individuals in need to find alternatives for them.
NEW: The SmartWatch is currently not covered by insurance. However, many of our customers have been able to get reimbursements via FSA (Flexible Spending Account) and similar programs. Please contact us at 1.888.334.5045 to discuss reimbursement options and payment plans.
Yes, you can return your SmartWatch within 30-days from the ship date. Simply call us for RMA at 1.888.334.5045. Your purchase price minus a $100 programming fee will be refunded to you.