Safety is gradually decreasing in this fast-paced world, especially for girls. In such situations if you could get a device which could increase your safety, wouldn’t it be better? Well, now you might get such a wearable which could let a smartphone user to subtly and quickly communicate about their whereabouts to their family and friends. The Wearsafe Tag is a simple device which can be used as a safety device and is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds. Users can send audio taken from a connected smartphone to his/her contacts.
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How does the Wearsafe Device Work?
Using Bluetooth Low Energy, the device connects to your smartphone and a relevant app. Primarily it will work only with iPhone 4S and newer version. At the end of this year, the device can also be used with Android devices. It is like a tag which you can connect with just one touch. If you push a button in the Wearsafe Tag device, it will send an alert to selected network of contacts who will get a text message, screen and email notification. They will be immediately alerted about your GPS location and can act accordingly.
You will in turn, get informed that the alert was sent successfully with a silent vibration. Every time your contacts open the alert to respond, your tag will vibrate.
Additional Layer of Security
Students, travelers and hikers could get an extra layer of security with this. You don’t require your smartphone with you to send an alert. It can work up to 200 feet away also. You can set up various networks for various occasions. For instance, you can have one for late night emergencies, another when you go out for a solo run, another when you are away from your home and more. The device is water resistant and small in size. You can wear it with a lanyard on your neck, keep it in your pocket or even clip it to your cloth.
A single coin cell battery will last up to six months and once it gets drained, you will be notified by the companion app. Once the product launches in the market, you will be able to send alerts using Pebble smartwatches. Apple Watch, Android Wear watches and Garmin wearables will soon be compatible with the Wearsafe Tag.
The total funding goal of the Kickstarter campaign is $75,000, out of which $46,656 has been raised at the time of writing. The campaign has 29 days to go. It will end on 20th August, 2015. You can get the Wearsafe Tag by backing this project with $40 or more. Shipping is scheduled to be in September 2015.
The Wearsafe Tag is a small, simple accessory designed to let smartphone users quickly and subtly communicate… http://t.co/0wOmRMse0a
— wtfiscrackin (@wtfiscrackin) July 17, 2015
What about you?
Are you going to back this project? Do you think Wearsafe will be really keep people safe? We would like to hear your thoughts on this.