Anyone who’s ever walked home alone at night knows how perilous it can feel. But now there’s a wearable gadget that can call for help — and all with the click of a button.
After Revolar’s CEO, Jacqueline Ros, found out that her own sister was assaulted and had no way of calling for help, she developed the Revolar Instinct device to keep people everywhere safe in a convenient way.
Here’s how it works: After downloading the free app and syncing it to your iOS or Android device, you can add a contact list of five people who’ll get a text or email if you’re feeling unsafe. Click it once to let people know you’re home safe, twice if you’re feeling uneasy, and three (or more) times to alert loved ones that you need emergency responders ASAP. They’ll get a Goggle Map link showing exactly where you are, and you’ll get a discreet vibration to confirm that they’ve been notified.
Other nifty features include the option to send yourself an automated call that can get you out of uncomfortable meetings and a handy step tracker. It also uses Bluetooth low energy technology, so it won’t drain the battery.
Sure, there are plenty of smartphone safety apps out there, but in an emergency, will you really be able to focus on unlocking your phone and launching an app (or even have time for it)?
About the size of a matchbook, this smart gadget is simple to use and attaches to a key chain, bag or your clothes, so it’ll always be on hand when you need it. Plus, it’s a whole lot safer than carrying an actual weapon.
Who It’s For:
Anyone who wants to feel safer getting from point A to point B.
From $100 ($80 U.S.), plus shipping
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