Safety features are increasingly being married to wearable devices to enable individuals to call for help. Having such a device may give you a bit more reassurance next time you are coming back from a late night out.
Rally is a new wearable that just launched on Kickstarter. While it may not protect you from an attack, it could potentially give you the ability to notify your friends, nearby Rally users, and even 911 and emergency services when you’re in need of assistance.
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Measuring only 1-inch in size, the programmable safety button can be attached to your phone, bag or clothing. The gizmo is powered by a coin cell battery that last up to a year.
To activate, simply tap the button quickly three times. This rapid sequence feature means it is less likely to be triggered by accident. Responders will get a notification through the Rally app along with your GPS location. The Rally app will then alert you as soon as someone is on their way.
The app is flexible and offers numerous customisation options. It also provides a check-in feature. This allows you to set a check-in for a specific time or have your friends or family check in with you. If you don’t enter the code, your GPS location will automatically be sent to your designated contacts.
Best of all, Rally’s services have no hidden costs attached. Its worth noting, there is an extra monthly subscription cost if you wish to use the emergency service responder feature. This is to cover the costs of maintaining an active line with law enforcement. But you can opt out of this if you wish.
Most interestingly, the wearable comes from an outfit that keeps people safe for a living. Rally was created and is owned by US Army Rangers from the 75th Ranger Regiment. That should give you a bit more piece of mind when using the gizmo.
Price: $40 and up
$15,484 raised out of $15,000 goal
26 days to go
Estimated delivery: December 2018