Mobile community operator Vodacom has launched the Linea Watch, a digital wristwatch that includes a built-in panic button.
The watch comes normal with an embedded Vodacom Smart SIM to allow connectivity.
Pressing its panic button will ship an SMS to 5 pre-determined trusted contacts with a date, time and a dwell GPS location hyperlink that may be monitored for half-hour.
Vodacom mentioned the watch aimed to empower individuals who could be unable to talk for themselves.
These might embody an aged one that might need taken a fall and can’t attain their cell system to name emergency providers, or a sufferer of gender-based violence in potential hazard.
“We are excited to add an additional line of defence, and keep our customers connected to help with a simple touch of a button,” mentioned Vodacom client enterprise chief officer Jorge Mendes.
“This smart product demonstrates how technology can be used to request and receive assistance in an emergency, even when a mobile phone is out of reach.”
The watch includes a easy rectangular design with a black physique and black wristband.
To set the record of trusted contacts, the consumer connects the watch to the Linea+ app, obtainable from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
Vodacom says the Linea’s 500mAh battery boasts 48 to 72 hours on a single cost, with a standby time of roughly 56 hours.
To recharge the system, the Linea’s field features a 4-point magnetic charger related to a normal USB Type-A cable.
The watch has an IP65 waterproof score, which means it needs to be protected towards splashes.
The Linea is on the market on-line and in Vodacom shops for R499, with no month-to-month funds to entry the service.
Below are the specs of the Linea Watch.