Mangos is one of the latest wearables that has the function of a panic button. We aren’t going to complain, staying safe in today’s world is a true concern. Aimed at women, this smart ring was designed to make it easier to send for help if in danger. Those living in urban environments where public transit and walking to and from on the daily is the norm should make use of these panic devices.
To activate the ring you press the ring face, which doubles as a button. A personalized message will then be sent to your preferred contacts with a link to a map of your current location and asking them to respond and/or call the proper authorities for assistance.
If you’re worried about pressing the button on accident, which seems like a likely scenario – you do have to hold down the button for 3 seconds to activate the alert to ensure you don’t press the button without cause. You are able to cancel the alert in the companion smartphone app within 30 seconds too.
Should knows regarding Mangos:
● Face of the ring has the radius of a dime
● Weighs less than a quarter
● Includes a tiny computer and Bluetooth module to communicate with phone
● Available in every ring size
● Battery will last for life, unless you have more than 400 activations (statistically not likely to happen!)
This product was designed by Mark Hardy to put an end to sexual assault, abductions and violent crime and to give women a greater sense of security. Kickstarter is being used to get this initiative off the ground. Launching on June 21st, they are looking to raise $30,000. With a $65 pledge, you can get a ring from the first production batch. Expected shipment date is November of 2016.