How does using Smart Monitor on my Apple Watch/Samsung Watch Impact the Battery Life?

While the Smart Monitor is continuously monitoring on the Samsung watches the battery life of the watch is approximately 16 hrs while the Apple Watch battery will last 18 hours.

The “start/stop” function that is presented on the watchface itself gives our users the ability to easily switch from monitored to unmonitored depending on their situation.

For example, the Stop Monitoring capability is great for those times when the user is with friends, watching a movie with family, or anytime that they have a loved one or caregiver nearby. Such optimal use of the Start and Stop functionality can extend the battery of the watch.

What is the Smart Monitor™?

The Smart Monitor™ by Smart Monitor is a patented, intelligent motion detecting and alerting app. The Smart Monitor can run on certain Samsung and Apple watches and can be used with Android phones and iPhones making it a fully portable device that continuously monitors movements, analyzes them for abnormalities, issues alerts, and securely records unusual occurrences.

Can the Smart Monitor detect seizures?

Smart Monitor makes no claims regarding the ability or efficacy of the Smart Monitor in detecting seizures of any kind. The Smart Monitor monitors movements and sends alerts when detecting repetitive shaking motion. Smart Monitor is not a medical device and is not intended to be used in the diagnosis, monitoring, prevention, or treatment of disease. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health or medical condition.

Has the Smart Monitor by Smart Monitor undergone clinical studies?

Smart Monitor does NOT claim to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. The Smart Monitor by Smart Monitor has undergone clinical studies at top medical institutions across adult and pediatric populations that validates its ability to alert upon repetitive shaking motion. Studies at Stanford with 40 adult participants were concluded in June 2010. Smart Monitor 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 at the University of California, San Francisco with the pediatric population were completed in 2013. The device has been used on children as young as 3 years old. In over 500 hours of testing, the device sensitivity in detecting tonic-clonic seizures was 100%; device specificity was over 90%.

In addition to the above validation studies, the Smart Monitor by Smart Monitor is being used in clinical studies at Stanford University, NYU Langone Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital and the University of Virginia. These studies are evaluating the ability of Smart Monitor to provide data on seizures that was never possible before in an outpatient setting. A Stanford study that concluded in 2015 evaluated the ability of the Smart Monitor to provide data on seizures. The study determined that data on seizures provided by the Smart Monitor was more detailed and accurate than a seizure diary or patient and caregiver reports as published in “Tracking generalized tonic-clonic seizures with a wrist accelerometer linked to an online database” (European Journal of Epilepsy 2016 pp13-18).

What are the benefits of the Smart Monitor by Smart Monitor?

Smart Monitor 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.

How does the Smart Monitor by Smart Monitor work?

With patented miniaturized technology and sophisticated algorithms, the Smart Monitor 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. Smart Monitor 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

The Smart Monitor by Smart Monitor can run on Samsung and Apple watches, and works in conjunction with an Android (5.0 os or above) or an iOS device (iPhone 5S and later models running iOS v8.0 and above). Users need to carry the device running Smart Monitor within a 15 – 30 foot range; for example in pockets, purses, backpacks, etc. When the app detects excessive and repetitive movement, it wirelessly signals the user’s phone, which 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.

What do I need for Smart Monitor to work?

  • Users need to have a compatible Android phone or an iPhone with a data plan. Android phones must be running Android version 5.0 or above. iOS phones (iPhone 5S and later models) must be running IOS version 8.0 and above.
  • A compatible Samsung or Apple watch
  • Users need to download the Smart Monitor application from either the Google Play Store (for Android) or from the App Store (for iOS).
  • The Samsung or Apple watch and the phone need to be paired and connected through the Smart Monitor app.
  • A current user subscription
Can I use the Smart Monitor if I am on medication or just had surgery?

The Smart Monitor by Smart Monitor, running on a Samsung or Apple watch, is a non-invasive, passive device. It will have no impact on current or future medication regimens or any surgery and it does NOT require you to make any changes to your lifestyle. The Smart Monitor is not a substitute for medical care. Again, it does not prevent, predict or treat seizures or any other kind of medical condition.

Can I wear the Smart Monitor outside my home?

Yes, the Smart Monitor can be worn in bed, in schools, offices and elsewhere as long as the phone and the watch are within 15-30 feet of each other.

What if an alert is accidentally triggered?

The Smart Monitor 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 by a pressing the Cancel button on the watch. The Cancel button will be active as soon as an alert is triggered.

Can I get help if I do not have any abnormal motion?

Yes, the Smart Monitor 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 (which will appear after the Help button is pressed). The Help button is available on the Silver and Gold plans.

Do I need internet or WIFI connectivity?

The phone communicates with the watch using a Bluetooth connection. To use the Smart Monitor you need a Samsung or Apple watch and a smartphone with a data plan within a 15-30 foot range. Your family or caregivers can receive alerts on any cell phone, anywhere.

What if the Smart Monitor gets further than 15-30 feet away from the phone?

When the Smart Monitor and phone are separated by more than Bluetooth range distance (approx 15-30 feet), then they may be disconnected and it will not be able to send out alerts. It is important that the user keep their smartphone with them.

Do the Smart Monitor and phone require special care or maintenance?

Beyond charging the watch and phone every day, no special care is needed. You may use the Test Connection feature on the app to check that the watch is connected and working properly.

Do I need a subscription plan for the Smart Monitor to work and what does it include?

Yes, the subscription provides the following benefits:

  • Continuous monitoring
  • Cloud-based storage and access of all event historical data
  • Downloadable reports which you can share with your physician
  • Customer service and support
  • Firmware and Software upgrades
If I have the Bronze subscription plan, can I upgrade to the Silver or Gold? How do I do that?

Yes, Smart Monitor users can upgrade their plans at any time. Please contact us at info@smart-monitor.com or call us at (888) 334-5045

How much does the Smart Monitor by Smart monitor cost?

For pricing click the Order Now option from the website or please contact us via email info@smart-monitor.com or by phone (888) 334-5045

How can I buy the Smart Monitor?

Click on the following link to purchase the Inspyre from our website. Or call us at (888) 334-5045 for assistance..

Is Smart Monitor covered by insurance?

Coverage varies from Carrier to Carrier. Please contact us at (888) 334-5045 for more information.

Do I need special training to use the Smart Monitor?

No, Smart Monitor provides extensive written user documentation plus a support page https://smart-monitor.com/inspyre-support/. The app is easy-to-use but if you have any questions or need assistance please open a ticket on the support page.

Can the Smart Monitor detect grand-mal seizures?

Smart Monitor makes no claims regarding the ability or efficacy of the Smart Monitor in detecting seizures of any kind. Smart Monitor monitors movements and sends alerts when detecting repetitive shaking motion. Smart Monitor is not a medical device and is not intended to be used in the diagnosis, monitoring, prevention, or treatment of disease. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health or medical condition.

Can the Smart Monitor detect tonic-clonic seizures?

Smart Monitor makes no claims regarding the ability or efficacy of Smart Monitor in detecting seizures of any kind. The Smart Monitor monitors movements and sends alerts when detecting repetitive shaking motion. The Smart Monitor is not a medical device and is not intended to be used in the diagnosis, monitoring, prevention, or treatment of disease. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health or medical condition.

If Smart Monitor doesn’t work for me can I cancel my subscription?

Yes, you can cancel your Smart Monitor subscription within 30 days from the original order date for a full refund of the subscription amount. However, the activation fee is non-refundable. If you purchase an annual subscription and cancel after 30 days, your payment is non-refundable and your service will continue for the remainder of your contract. You can cancel your subscription any time by contacting Smart Monitor at support@smart-monitor.com.

Does Smart Monitor offer a warranty on my Apple Watch/Samsung watch?

Smart Monitor does not sell or ship Apple Watches or Samsung watches. The user is responsible for purchasing their own watch from the retailer of their choice. Any device maintenance, warranty, returns, or defects on the watch will need to be directed to the manufacturer who sold you the device. If you need assistance with the Smart Monitor app visit the support page https://smart-monitor.com/inspyre-support/