Following the release of its nu.m8 GPS location device for children, Lok8u has announced its adult edition, the multi.m8. Strap the watch on and you can easily be located through the combined use of GPS and cellular identification technology.
Partnering with T-Mobile, Lok8u has developed the multi.m8 watch to quickly and accurately pinpoint the location of the wearer. Lok8u uses a patented cell ID algorithm to give an approximate location to within 10ft, with location software accessed via a web portal. In addition to an LCD screen capable of receiving SMS messages, it also incorporates a panic button the user can press to request assistance. It also has a voice recorder onboard.
The types of people that could benefit from wearing the multi.m8 watch are many and varied. Aside from helping family members or medics to locate senior citizens and others suffering from Alzheimer’s or similar conditions, the watch is also aimed at people that partake in sports like hiking, running, or skiing, as well as people who work alone in isolated locations or challenging environments.
While the nu.m8 (child-locator watch) is to be released this month for $179.99, the Lok8u multi.m8 is expected to be available towards the middle of the year. (www.lok8u.com/us)
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