There have been quite a few viable attempts at making a wearable device aimed towards personal safety, but none have been as successful as the most recent product by ZTE and Wearsafe. The companies have teamed up to create a series of discrete wearable devices that will help connect users to first responders, family and different monitoring companies with only the push of a button.
The companies bring in their own levels of expertise that will help them to accomplish these goals in the near future. The tech piece known as the Snapdragon Wear 1100, will likely be a low power unit, which will be supported by the global LTE network. ZTE has stated that they will be able to integrate the device into their existing technology for a seamless product. According to the company “Usually, Wearsafe’s tech relies on giving your emergency contacts as much context about your situation as possible. So, at the push of a button, they’ll receive your GPS location and an audio stream of what’s going on. The contact will also receive 60 seconds of buffered audio recorded prior to the user pressing the button.”
There is no time or expected date yet as to when these products will actually hit the market but the goal is to be quite soon. Whether that is coming days or months, we do not know, but it does appear to be on the horizon. The hopes are that this new technology will be able to help those in need at the push of a button who otherwise would not have access to help. With such a new market, it will be interesting to see how this plays out in the coming future, and with the future of the wearable tech market.