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As a young woman in my 20s, I lost count of the amount of times I felt unsafe. Especially after dark. Especially when I was on my own.
It goes without saying though, I often walked my dog after dark, around my neighbourhood, completely on my own.
What could I do? My dog needed a walk every day and that was often the only time I could do it. And I bet that’s the reality you and so many other dog owners face every day.
Enter the Revolar Instinct.
It’s a brand new personal safety device, not much bigger than a quarter, that will keep you safe with a click of a button – no matter where you are…
What is the Revolar Instinct?
It’s a small device, that with a simple click, can send messages to your chosen family or friends when you need to alert them.
You simply hook the device onto your keychain or attach it to your clothes and it connects through bluetooth via the Revolar app on your phone.
Then, if you find yourself in an unsafe situation – just click the Revolar button 1, 2, or 3 times to alert loved ones with your GPS location and different custom text messages.
Your loved ones are then able to see your real time location, and contact emergency services if needed.
CEO Jacqueline Ros developed the idea for Revolar wearables after her sister was assaulted as a teenager. Jacqueline found herself wishing her sister had been able to simply press a button to send for help.
So that’s exactly what Jacqueline set out to build with co-founder Andrea Perdomo.
The thing that sets the Revolar Instinct apart is how discreet it is. In an unsafe situation, you may not have time to use your phone or be able to access it quickly.
How many of us have heard the stories of people who had a bad feeling about a situation but weren’t able to call emergency services?
Revolar allows you to discreetly activate an alert in about a second, and send for help fast while automatically sharing your location.
When I put the Revolar Instinct to the test, the first thing I noticed was how it was fully customisable to my needs.
Say you walk your dog at night, or you’re on holiday in a new area you’re not familiar with – the Revolar is perfect for all these situations.
Taking it out of the box, it was ready to go. I simply downloaded the Revolar app (for free), entered my details, and connected it to the Bluetooth on my phone (your phone needs to stay within Bluetooth range for Revolar to work).
I chose my husband as my first emergency contact (you can choose up to 5 contacts from your phone) and voila! I was set up.
With the Revolar Instinct all it takes is a matter of seconds to let your loved ones know where you are…
ONE CLICK sends a ‘Safe Check-In’ and lets your loved ones known you’ve arrived home (or at your destination) safely.
TWO CLICKS sends a ‘Yellow Alert’ which alerts your contacts you need help as soon as you sense something is wrong.
THREE CLICKS sends a ‘Red Alert’ which alerts your contacts to send emergency responders to your location.
When you activate a Revolar Alert, your contact receives your message along with a Google Maps link that shows your location as you move. To stop sharing your location, just enter your custom PIN code in the Revolar App. Your contacts don’t need the Revolar App to receive alerts via text message and email.
And don’t worry – the button requires a proper press to activate. There’s no danger of accidentally sending off multiple clicks without knowing about it!
The one thing I noticed about the Revolar Instinct is that it’s the perfect companion for dog owners when out on walks.
Obviously for the safety of the person walking their dog but ALSO for the dog themselves.
The Revolar Instinct would be ideal for any situation where you find your dog hurt, attacked or injured on a walk.
While we all think we could easily make a phone call, some situations – such as a dog fight, or a physical altercation – may mean the Revolar can call for help when you’re unable to.
If the amazing safety benefits of Revolar aren’t enough – it also counts your steps!
So when you’re using it to walk your dog, you’re not only keeping yourself safe, but you’re tracking your health and fitness at the same time.
To purchase and see the full Revolar range click HERE.
The Revolar Website has futher info and FAQs. Worldwide shipping is available.
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