Tag Archives: Wearsafe

This device offers safety at the touch of a button

Wearsafe Tag instantly alerts, informs and connects your most trusted network so they can send help when you need it.

We’ve come a long way since the days of LifeAlert’s earliest commercials with a helpless Mrs. Fletcher yelling, “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!” And though technology has certainly progressed over the years, one thing that continues to remain constant is the reassurance that our loved ones are kept safe. Whether it’s a child, an elder or a significant other, Wearsafe is just the platform to help provide you with a peace of mind.


The Wearsafe Tag is a small, unobtrusive accessory that can be thrown in a pocket, clipped onto a belt or worn as a lanyard around the neck. Ideal for just about everyone — whether a frequent traveler, an adventurous hiker or a freshman in college — it’s super simple to use. First, you create a trusted network of friends and family for any situation, and with a press of a button, the one-touch lifeline sends an alert to them in scenarios that may not warrant taking out a smartphone.

The Tag works by pairing with your smartphone via Bluetooth Low Energy to connect with an accompanying app. Once activated, Wearsafe puts the mobile device to work by tracking the user’s GPS location, rate of speed and even recording the last minute of conversations. When pressed, the button will send this information by way of a text message, email and screen notification to the members of your pre-defined network.


Studies reveal that in times of distress, even if your smartphone is taken away, it will typically remain within 35 feet of the owner. With this in mind, the Wearsafe Tag boasts a range of up to 200 feet to ensure you’re connected and able to send out an alert. What’s more, a private chat can also be set up between contacts, allowing them to coordinate responses. Anytime a call for help is transmitted, you will be informed that the alert was successfully sent via a silent vibration, and the Tag offers feedback each time someone opens the message to respond. You can even program different networks for different occasions, like one for home, one for school and another for business trips. This way, depending on where you are, alerts will go to the most relevant people.

The water-resistant Tag houses a Bluetooth Smart module and is powered by coin cell battery that can last about six months with regular use. Aside from that, Wearsafe will soon integrate with other gadgets such as your fitness bands and smartwatches.


Shortly after launch, you will be able to use the Pebble smartwatch or the new Pebble Time watch to send an alert.  In addition, compatibility with Garmin, the Apple Watch and Android Wear will be available in the very near future.  Our goal is to make integrating Wearsafe into your life as easy as possible. The future of wearables is limitless, and we’ll continue to work to ensure that Wearsafe will work with whatever wearable you choose,” its creators write.

Sound like a safety device you’d like to have? Head over to its Kickstarter page, where the Wearsafe Labs is currently seeking $75,000. The first batch of units is expected to begin shipping in September 2015.

21 smart crowdfunding campaigns you may want to back this week

Every Friday, we’re taking a look at some of the smartest, most innovative projects that caught our attention on Kickstarter and Indiegogo over the last seven days. 



This bicycle helmet is equipped with turn signals and automatic brake lights to help cyclists stay visible on the road. Lumos is currently seeking $125,000 on Kickstarter.



These color-tunable, Bluetooth bulbs offer complete lighting control with an assortment of additional features, ranging from presence detection to pre-set daily routines. Ilumi Solutions is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

Remix Mini


This palm-sized Android PC packs a 1.2GHz quad-core 64-bit chipset along with 1GB/2GB of RAM and a price tag of only $30. Jide Tech is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.



This 3D printer isn’t only affordable but portable as well, measuring just 11.4” x 12.6” x 12.8” in size and weighing a little over six pounds. ElecFreaks Tech is currently seeking $20,000 on Indiegogo.

Impact Wrap


This punching bag tracks how hard you hit, builds customized workouts and allows you to compete against others training around the world. Dan Fradin is currently seeking $112,000 on Kickstarter.



This wearable button puts your most trusted friends and family only one click away should danger or an emergency present itself. Wearsafe Labs is currently seeking $75,000 on Kickstarter.

Candle Charger


This compact, minitature power plant provides on-demand electricity for USB devices when the grid can’t. Team FlameStower is currently seeking $30,000 on Kickstarter.



This device creates a secure Wi-Fi network with the press of a button, keeping your online identity and activities protected. Keezel is currently seeking $60,000 on Indiegogo.



This lightweight, electric skateboard can ride up to 10 miles on single charge and features a unique remote-controlled braking system. Stary Boards is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.



This subscription box delivers new boards, games, tools and an assortment of other modules to Makers every month. HackerBoxes is currently seeking $60,000 on Kickstarter.

Bright Grill


This grill syncs to your Pebble Time, iPad and Android smartphone via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, letting you monitor your dinner from afar. Bright Grill is currently seeking $41,250 on Kickstarter.



This open source, Arduino-powered platform enables you to easily tabs on your solar energy use. Hicosy is currently seeking $85,000 on Indiegogo.

Probot Chiller


This chiller can cool up to six warm beverages in a matter of five minutes, while juicing up your electronic gadgets with dual USB chargers. Probot Chiller is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.



The LED waist pack not only keeps you safe as you head out for a jog or ride, but includes a 4000mAh battery to charge your phone on the go. BSEEN is currently seeking $25,000 on Indiegogo.



This modular system allows you to customize your speaker based on your listening needs. SparkBlocks is currently seeking $79,046 on Kickstarter.



These sensor-laden insoles measure both feet simultaneously and produces a personalized exercise plan to help improve running technique. Kinematix is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.



This mobile solution lets you view, back up, edit and share your HD footage from any GoPro HERO and DSLR camera in seconds. GNARBOX is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.



This device connects to an international seismograph network to warn you when an earthquake or tsunami is detected in your area. Brinco is currently seeking $50,000 on Indiegogo.



This fully-hackable 3D printer boasts a large build volume and an extrusion system capable of pretty much any material. E3D and LittleBox are currently seeking $46,870 on Kickstarter.



This stylus is specially designed around the natural movements of your hand with a flexible body and dynamic squeeze motion. David Crag is currently seeking $72,337 on Kickstarter.



This amp modernizes your favorite speakers and streams music wirelessly from your smartphone via Bluetooth. Hybrios is currently seeking $102,705 on Kickstarter.

Did you happen to miss last week’s notable campaigns? If so, you can check them out here. Also, if your project is powered by Atmel MCUs and you’ve been featured on our blog, be sure to download the respective badges here for use in your ongoing marketing efforts. 

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