Late last year I wrote about the free React Mobile Safety App, which is an SOS distress signal for smartphone. When activated, the app accesses the user's GPS location and sends it to select emergency contacts via text message, e-mail, or even to Facebook/Twitter--without an onlooker or attacker knowing.
August 13th, 2014 is the launch of companion product React Sidekick, a low energy Bluetooth device that pairs with the React Mobile Safety App. React Sidekick eliminates the need to access your phone or unlock it to call for help in an emergency. Just use the "Sidekick" button to send out a widespread emergency alert. See the VIDEO, below, that demonstrates how React Sidekick works.
VIDEO: React Sidekick in Motion
React Sidekick is gender-neutral and geared toward people with an active lifestyle--especially when alone or in new environments (ie: meeting new clients, running in isolated areas, etc). The React Sidekick easily pairs with the React Mobile App and can be worn on a keychain, clip, or carabiner. The advantage of React Sidekick is to be able to easily call for help in an emergency, when a smartphone is out of reach.
|Use React Sidekick In These Different Situations|
|React Sidekick Works With the Free React Mobile Safety App|
- Small modular design that easily clips onto clothing
- Panic button pairs with the React Mobile app when in range of a user’s phone
- Frequency Range: ISM Band 2.4 GHz
- Bluetooth Version: BT 4.0 Low Energy
- Active Range: 0–30ft / 10 to 30m
- 1+ Year Battery Life
- Suggested MSRP $49.99, the React Mobile app is free for users in the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores
Compatible Devices and OS:
- iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, iOS 6 or higher
- Android S4, S5, Note 2, Note 3.
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React Sidekick Kickstarter Page (Starts August 13th, 2014)
What do you think of the React Sidekick device? Would wearing it make you feel safer in day-to-day situations? Would you consider purchasing one for yourself or a loved one?