3 Ways You Can Use Smartwatches to Keep You Safe

Smartwatches are becoming the next must-have gadget. You can receive notifications, answer calls, connect to your smart devices, track your fitness, listen to music and navigate your surrounding area. Smartwatches are reliable and easily accessible, which also makes them more useful than smartphones in dangerous situations. Let’s take a closer look at the features that help keep you safe.

Woman checking time on her smartwatch

Panic Button

Emergency Panic Button” is an app that you can install on your smartwatch that allows you to contact family, friends and emergency numbers in the event of an emergency. After a quick update to your contacts list, a simple press of a button uses your GPS to send your location to those listed. It automatically calls the person at the top of your list and provides a home screen or lock screen widget. Don’t worry if your GPS isn’t turned on either — the app does so automatically once you press the panic button. This app also gives you the option of linking to social media platforms.

If you’re feeling nervous because your kids are late or a friend isn’t answering her calls, you can send a location request with the app to set your mind at ease.

Alerts

The great thing about a smartwatch is that it’s hard to lose given it’s attached to your body. This means you’re less likely to miss alerts and notifications. Be proactive about your safety by signing up to receive alerts on your smartwatch. You can sign up for a wide variety of alerts on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. You can also download apps like the “Amber Alert” app or those related to places you visit frequently, such as a school campus or your neighborhood. With these alerts, you’ll be aware of your surroundings and any potential danger there.

Voice-activated Calls and Messages

Texting or typing out a full telephone number and message takes time. You also might make errors or click on the wrong contact, causing even further delay. Smartwatches enable you to vocalize a message or use voice commands to make a call. This may increase your safety in certain situations, such as when you’re driving or trying to quickly call for help.

The speed and accuracy of voice commands make it a reliable method of communication when time is of the essence. In addition to having voice commands, devices like the Samsung Gear S2 have preset texts you can send instantly, clear audio to avoid confusion and a battery that lasts two to three days. The Apple Watch also lets you use Siri to complete tasks and with voice command.

Due to their wearability, small size and variety of features, smartwatches are well-suited for keeping you safe. Make use of these features in your day-to-day life so you know how to use them if you ever need to. Stay alert of your surroundings and stay up to date with the latest safety apps and features to ensure your security at any time, any place.






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