Loop Smart Ring Puts Safety First

first_imgPeace of mind now fits on your finger.Personal alarm ring Loop allows wearers to discreetly send a distress signal to up to five trusted friends and family members.Someone creepily following you home? Bound and gagged in the trunk of a car? Simply press the button on your Loop to notify confidants of your location.“During an emergency, our first line of communication is our phone,” the Toronto-based startup said. “But most times you might not be able to get to your phone quick enough.”Assuming the hired gun hasn’t already cut off your fingers, Loop makes it easy to call for help without drawing attention to yourself.Stay connected, stay safe (via Kickstarter)Designed by Colombian engineer Carlos Zamorano, the ring is inching toward its all-or-nothing crowdfunding goal of $36,407 (converted from $50,000 CAD). As of press time, the project boasts $6,987 from 96 backers.You still have 24 days to pre-order the smart jewelry, available now for a discounted price of $72 ($99 CAD).Worried about a friend or sibling? Loop is running a BOGO sale—buy one, get one for $145 ($199 CAD)—and offers the accessory as a bundle of five for $436 ($599 CAD).Users can download the free iOS or Android app, add people to your personal network, then get glammed up to hit the town. Loop only requests and shares your location during an alarm.Boasting a one-year battery life (and DIY replacement), the lightweight, splash-resistant ornament features Bluetooth LE, hypoallergenic materials, and multi-country support.This isn’t the piece for anyone who doesn’t love statement jewelry, though. Like the Ringly fashion gadget, Loop is a massive, colorful bauble that, ironically, easily catches the eye. Its size and accessibility, however, allow for quick access when in danger.Contingent upon meeting its Kickstarter goal, Loop is expected to ship across the world in October.last_img

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