Though wearable technology certainly seems like a great idea, particularly in today’s day and age when we are so dependent on our devices, there are millions of men and women throughout the world who refuse to wear it because it doesn’t do much to make a fashion statement.
Cuff security jewelry, on the other hand, may be the first stylish and functional piece of technology on the market.
Plenty of companies are trying to capitalize on the wearable tech market. Even Google, one of the richest and largest companies in the world, introduced Google Glasses which were thought to be the next big thing.
These technologies are failing though, and consumers who like to stay in the know claim that these technologies have absolutely no aesthetic appeal. After all, people don’t want to walk around looking like robots; they want to look like ordinary, stylish men and women. The newest option from Cuff, the CuffLinc, does exactly that.
What Is It?
Cuff security jewelry has been designed with women in mind. Essentially, a nondescript module can be inserted into one of 18 different pieces of what certainly appears to be everyday jewelry – necklaces, bracelets and more.
The idea is to allow women to stay into contact with the important people in their lives systems by providing the ability to pair with smartphones using Bluetooth technology and providing haptic feedback for notifications via a vibrating motor.
Even if the wearer cannot hear her phone ringing, as long as she has added the individual who is calling to her Cuff network, she will receive the notification in the form of a vibration.
One of the best things about Cuff security jewelry is that it can be used to send SOS alerts to everyone within the wearer’s network.
For instance, if the wearer feels that she is in immediate danger or has been involved in a car accident, a long press on the jewelry will send a notification that something is wrong along with the GPS location of the associated cellphone and information that has been pre-programmed to broadcast in an emergency scenario. Some of the most popular pre-programmed data includes information regarding allergies and insurance.
When the wearer is not in immediate danger but still does not want to go through the hassle of fumbling through her bag to find her phone, there are five preset “presses” that can contact certain individuals automatically.
As an example, three quick presses could send a message to the babysitter’s Cuff app stating that she will be a bit late from work while four might signal her husband to let him know she is on the way.
Cuff security jewelry is not yet available in New Zealand, but it is available for pre-order in Canada and the United States. The jewelry is available at USD $35, $65 and $125 price points and each piece comes with the module which lasts around a year.
To use it, an app must be downloaded to the wearer’s smartphone and once the battery dies, since it is not user replaceable, a new module can be obtained for a just $25.