While there have been several attempts at making a perfect and discreet personal safety wearable device, none have them has been successful in making this a mainstream venture. ZTE and Wearsafe think that they can change that with the help of Qualcomm.
The three companies have announced that they will be working in collaboration to make “discrete wearable devices” to help connect users to first responders as well as family and friends. All this with simply a push of a button.
Each company is planning to bring its best to the table. Qualcomm has offered Snapdragon Wear 1100 while ZTE will bring the hardware and Wearsafe will bring its personal security system. The companies believe that this collaboration will bring a positive result.
This is the first time that personal safety wearable seem like a plausible goal. Snapdragon Wear 1100 means that these low power devices will have LTE support globally. And with ZTE integrating Wearsafe’s platform into the device will enhance it further.
Wearsafe relays your information to your emergency contacts. At the push of a button, your emergency contacts will receive your GPS location, a live audio stream of the current situation and a 60 seconds prior buffered audio before the push of the button.
This entire thing sounds great but as of now we have no clue when this product will hit the market or what timeline this partnership will follow, as it is all fairly recent.
Regardless of everything, these 3 companies teaming up means that progress is around the corner for personal safety wearable world.