The SpareOne emergency phone, winner of the 2013 CES Best of Innovation, can transmit user GPS data to authorities. The phone, referred to as the world’s first and only emergency mobile device, comes prepackaged in a waterproof bag, has a shelf life of 15 years, and retails for $99.
XPal Power developed the SpareOne as a simple and reliable backup mobile device for emergency situations. There aren’t a log of bells and whistles….not even a screen. Instead, where the screen is supposed to be sits a single Energizer Ultimate AA battery with a promised shelf life of 15 years. Users can replace the battery with any other AA if needed.
The device features a large, one-touch emergency button for easy emergency services communication that can be used without a SIM card. It also has an LED light that can maintain continuous light for up to 24-hours, and boasts 10-hours of talk time and a nifty auto text reply that informs others that the user cannot receive text messages, but should rather be contacted via phone calls. The device can also save up to nine contact numbers and sound an alarm to attract attention if need be.
XPal Power has also released a beta geolocation app for Android and iOS. The app allows users to view a phone call log, messages received, and track the position of a SpareOne on a map. SpareOne can be purchased on Amazon and from the manufacturer’s website.
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