This personal alert wearable is what you want in an emergency » Gadget Flow

first_img– Advertisement – This personal alert wearable is super easy to use. Once you get it, simply create an account on the SOS app. Then, enter your emergency contacts onto the list. In the event of an emergency, press the button on the front of the band. It sends one-click GPS and elevation coordinates to your contacts immediately. And the best part is, you don’t even need to have your phone on you to use this device. The SOS will cover you no matter your phone’s status. So it sounds like a practical gadget pretty much anyone would want to include in their EDC.SOS Band global personal alert wearable SOS Band global personal alert wearable on a person outdoorsDoes this gadget track your movements?While this personal alert wearable can pinpoint your location when you need help, it doesn’t keep a log of your movements. It only works when you activate it, keeping your movements private and personal. So this is one device, at least, that won’t ask you to rate the bakery you passed during your last bike ride.SOS Band global personal alert wearable– Advertisement – The beauty of this personal alert wearable is that it works globally. So you can wear it while you jog in your neighborhood or hike while you’re on a business trip. For now, the SOS Band works in over 213 countries, and more are being added all the time. Check the list before you head out.SOS Band global personal alert wearableSOS Band global personal alert wearable on a person rock climbingCan I wear this emergency wristband in the rain?The makers of the SOS Band know that when you’re outside, rain and splashes happen. That’s why they’ve given their wristband a completely sealed design so that it can go with you pretty much anywhere. It’s even saltwater proof, so you can wear it while you’re wakeboarding or doing any other watersport in the ocean. It’s definitely a product you’ll want to take with you on your next beach vacation.SOS Band global personal alert wearable WearableSOS Band global personal alert wearable on a person paddlingDoes this product take the environment into account?According to the company’s Indiegogo page, this personal alert wearable promotes sustainability since its battery is so long lasting—this cuts down on the use of batteries compared to similar products. Also, the durable material stands up to heavy use. This means you shouldn’t have to replace the band for over ten years. It also means there’s less material manufacturing, putting a smaller load on the planet’s raw materials.SOS Band global personal alert wearableSOS Band global personal alert wearable on a person throwing a ropeThe SOS Band personal alert wearable is a great gadget for people who exercise alone outdoors. This device is easy to use and provides a truly great service, sending your location’s coordinates to your emergency contacts. And with the millions of sporting accidents that occur in the US each year, it’s a wearable that could prove to be a lifesaver. So it’s a gadget you’ll want to consider getting for yourself and loved ones.The SOS Band global personal alert wearable costs $75, and you can preorder yours on Kickstarter.What other gadgets are you crazy about for your solo adventures outdoors? Let us know in the comments :).SOS Band global personal alert wearableSOS Band global personal alert wearable on a person walking through the forest SOS Band global personal alert wearable on a person rock climbingHow long does the battery last?You won’t have to worry about running out of batteries with this sports wearable. That’s because the SOS Band‘s batteries last for ten years. That’s right; you won’t need to change the batteries on this wristband for a decade. This is a huge improvement over the typical wearable’s battery life, which only lasts a few days before needing a recharge.SOS Band global personal alert wearableSOS Band global personal alert wearable on a person huntingWhere does this location-sharing wristband work?- Advertisement –center_img Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she’s not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters. You love exercising in the great outdoors but know it can be dangerous out there. Breathe a little easier with the SOS band. This emergency wearable is easy to use and sends your location’s coordinates to your contacts if you’re in trouble.If you bike or run solo, you know how important it is to stay connected to emergency contact while you’re out. And luckily, today’s wearables are making that easier than ever, especially the SOS Band global personal alert wearable. In the event of an emergency, this wristband shares your coordinates with your contact list. All you have to do is press a button.The SOS Band looks like a sturdy smartwatch or fitness tracker. It has the company’s logo engraved on the front and has a rugged, durable quality. In fact, this wearable is dust, impact, and water-resistant with an IP-69 rated housing case. Overal, it’s a personal safety gadget that looks like it was meant to be worn outdoors, and you’ll feel quite stylish wearing it.How does this alert wristband work?- Advertisement –last_img read more

Eaves to UW captains: “less is more”

first_imgMegan McCormick / The Badger HeraldDespite two difficult overtime losses over the weekend at Michigan Tech, Wisconsin men’s hockey head coach Mike Eaves said he doesn’t believe his young team has any confidence issues moving forward.However, Eaves did stress the need for his team not to press, especially his captains.“With the captains today, we talked about the fact that one of their challenges is not to be super captains, to do their part,” Eaves said. “Less is more. And that’s a difficult thing for adults to understand, let alone kids that are 18- to [early-20s-years-old].”As Eaves addressed the media in his weekly press conference Monday, he said he needed players like assistant captain Justin Schultz to adopt the “less is more” mentality in particular.“(Justin) wants so badly for the team to do well that he’s stepping outside what he would naturally do,” Eaves said. “You can see it on the ice out there. He’s got to try to strike a balance with the type of team that we have and understand that, and he’s learning.”When asked by a reporter about whether the fact captain and junior defenseman John Ramage had been on the ice for the majority of opposing goals was a result of him trying to do too much as well, Eaves said he thought Ramage’s struggles were a combination of factors.“I think he’s in a little bit of funk,” Eaves said. “On Saturday, he hits the guy in the shaft, (puck) goes in the net. So I think it’s a combination of some bad luck right now. I think he’s (also) trying to do a little bit too much. In other parts of his game (though), we see him moving well and doing very much the job we need him to do.”Through the first four games of the season, the Badgers (1-3, 0-2 WCHA) have struggled to see consistent goal production from their top offensive lines. While Wisconsin’s three losses have each come by only one goal, Eaves admitted that putting the puck in net is the toughest adjustment for a young player to make in college hockey.“There’s no question,” Eaves said. “When you lose Craig Smith and Jordy Murray, you’re trying to replace some offense, and you bring in talented guys, for instance Joseph LaBate, who is an offensive guy, and Brad Navin – it’s going to take [them] some time [to adjust].“[Assistant coach Bill] Butters and I were talking on our way over here, and it’s like we want our first-semester freshmen to be playing like second-semester juniors, and that’s just not going to happen.”Eaves did say, however, that his freshmen are moving in the right direction. He was particularly impressed on Saturday with the play of Navin, a freshman transitioning from Wisconsin high school hockey directly to the University of Wisconsin, which is rare.“It was really encouraging to us as a coaching staff to see the type of game (Navin) played on Saturday night, because he took a step,” Eaves said. “He didn’t look like a freshman. He played with some confidence, and that’s what he needs to feel. That’s what we needed to see. If he keeps doing that, he’s going to be on that score sheet more often.”Eaves said he also continues to be pleased with the play of his young goaltenders, Landon Peterson and Joel Rumpel, both freshmen who have widely exceeded expectations.“We as a staff talked about that,” Eaves said. “The captains have said that’s one of the things that’s been answered pretty emphatically here, is these young men have stepped in and done a nice job. In all games that we’ve played, they’ve given us a chance to be victorious.”At the conclusion of his press conference, Eaves said it would be important for his team to forget about the recent tough losses and shift its focus to the upcoming match-up with rival North Dakota this weekend at home in the Kohl Center.“No matter what happened this past weekend, our job here is to get back to practice, make sure we’re getting better in all areas and get ready for North Dakota,” Eaves said. “North Dakota’s going to be fun to get up for.”last_img read more