Local network operator Vodacom has introduced their very own panic button wearable called Linea, a watch which gives customers peace of mind knowing they are able to reach-out for assistance from a trusted contact when they need help the most.
According to Vodacom, Linea features a panic button which sends an SMS to five pre-determined trusted contacts with a 30-minute real-time monitoring functionality. When required, the owner of the watch can simply push the panic button on the device, and their pre-determined trusted contacts will immediately receive an alert via SMS, with a date, a time and a live GPS location link to a map to click on.
“We are excited to add an additional line of defence, and keep our customers connected to help with a simple touch of a button. ” says Jorge Mendes, Chief Officer of Vodacom’s Consumer Business.
The Linea boasts a 48-72 hour battery life, designed to provide users with peace of mind knowing that they have ample time to get help during an unfortunate incident.
It comes standard with an embedded Vodacom Smart SIM for ease of convenience – there is no need to purchase a separate SIM.
Once the watch is switched on, the user connects the watch to the Linea+ app, downloadable from the Android Google Play Store and iOS Apple App Stores. Once done, the user can add and link their trusted contacts.
Linea is available online and in store and retails for only R499, with no monthly payments to access the service.