Since the original version of Embrace has been discontinued, perhaps you’re considering upgrading to Embrace2, and would like to know how it differs from the original.
First, let’s start with what’s the same.
Same sophisticated sensor technology
Both versions contain the same sensors used to monitor movement patterns and physiological signals that may be associated with tonic-clonic seizures.
Same alerting functionality
Both will trigger an SMS and phone call when an unusual pattern in movement and physiological signals is detected.
Embrace2 comes with a superior battery life, lasting 44-48 hours. It takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes to fully charge. If you only need coverage for one day, a 30-minute charge is all it takes.
The original Embrace covers you for 24 to 30 hours and around 1 hour and 40 minutes to charge.
Different watch face
Embrace2 features 4 engraved hour indicators making it easier to read the time, while the original only has the heart in the 3 o’clock position.
Prescription required for the US
In the US, a prescription is required for Embrace2, as it has been cleared by the FDA as a medical device. The prescription must be uploaded to your Empatica Account within 120 days from the date of purchase.