Alert for Embrace watch

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About this app

The Alert App pairs up with Embrace smartband and sends your chosen caregivers an automated SMS and phone call when Embrace detects unusual patterns that may be associated to a convulsive seizure.

The Alert App requires a dedicated smartphone with Bluetooth connectivity, and is available with a subscription plan. It is only designed to work with the Embrace smartband by Empatica

The Alert App:
• Sends automatic calls and SMS to your caregiver when a possible convulsive seizure is detected.
• Sends your GPS location to your caregivers (when this option is activated).

With the Alert App you can:
• Review and track your seizure frequency.
• Enable caregivers throughout different periods of the day (e.g. enable teachers only for school hours).
• Disable Embrace's lights and vibration when you don't need them.
• See Embrace's status, battery, and memory levels.
• Receive notifications as soon as updates and new features are available.
• Cancel any alerts associated with events that do not require assistance.

“Makes it easier for people with epilepsy to detect seizures and let others know when they need help.” – MIT Technology Review

“It can also do something most watches don’t: send out an epilepsy alert.” – Time

++++ REGULATORY ++++
EU: the Embrace smartband is a medical device of class IIa according to the directive 93/42/EEC, for patients with epilepsy or at risk of having epilepsy.

USA: Embrace is the first wrist-worn wearable cleared by the FDA in neurology. The Embrace is a prescription only device that is indicated for use as an adjunct to seizure monitoring of adults in home or healthcare facilities during periods of rest.

Always refer to the product Manual for detailed instructions, warnings, precautions and possible risks related to the Embrace.

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Support - or (866) 739-2049 (tel:8667392049) (Monday - Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm EST).
Updated on
Apr 27, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
App activity, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Personal info and Health and fitness
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

556 reviews
A Google user
December 31, 2019
The Embrace itself is faulty at best. If the device goes off, the double tap and long press rarely works; I'm always running to my phone to turn it off. It's even worse when in the shower, where it detects every drop of water that hits it as a touch, making the already bad touch detection even harder to turn off. Living alone, I do need to wear it, but sometimes it seems to be more trouble than it's worth. Two stars because the app isn't that bad, it's the device that's terrible.
16 people found this review helpful
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December 31, 2019
Hi Zack, we're sorry to hear that! It shouldn't be difficult to cancel a false alert with the tapping sequence. Could you please write to so that we can look into it? Thank you.
Cooper Astro
June 18, 2022
Ill preface it by saying this, I like the concept, it seems to be a very good group of people behind it, but I haven't worn the device 24 hours and it's had 20 alerts. All of them false. All of them unable to be disabled via the watch double tap and hold, I'm usually driving so getting my phone out in 15 sec to try and scroll through notifications and cancel through the app is dangerous. I think the core issue here is the program and device are still in they're infancy.
6 people found this review helpful
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August 9, 2022
Hello, thanks for your feedback. We will make sure to share it with our technical team. In the meantime, if you haven't already, please kindly reach out to us at, as we would like to assist you with fixing the reported issues. Thank you!
April 9, 2021
Very good. I actually feel safe to do stuff now: working, hanging out with friends, going for walks alone, etc... However, there are ALOT of false alarms, especially when running or cooking. And it's not always easy to tell when an alert pops up I think the app could be GREATLY improved by sending sound notifications to the phone when the countdown to sending alerts pops up. I also wish I could setup times for the Rest Mode feature to turn on and off automatically.
6 people found this review helpful
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April 22, 2021
Hi Sam, we are happy to hear that the Embrace makes you feel safe. Thank you for the valuable feedback- we usually suggest wearing the Embrace on the non-dominant wrist to reduce false alarms. You can also write to us at for more tips on reducing them. Thanks again!

What's new

In this version we have improved the App compatibility