NEW YORK--(myringguard.com.)--A new, high-tech, location-based device devoted exclusively to personal safety gives runners, walkers, hikers and anyone else who finds themselves alone a more effective, discreet way to raise the alarm and call for help in an emergency without fumbling for a phone. MyRingGuard retails for $49.99 and can be ordered at
“MyRingGuard is essentially a portable, personal panic button”
“A Portable, Personal Panic Button”
Worn on your pointer finger, MyRingGuard is a ring that has a button within easy reach of your thumb. With one discreet press of the button, MyRingGuard tells your smartphone to send an urgent distress text, your GPS location and medical history, to up to four pre-programmed emergency contacts. After the initial distress signal is sent, MyRingGuard continues to send updated text messages to your emergency contacts at regular intervals with your latest location information. A free, downloadable app syncs the ring with your Android smartphone; compatibility with the iPhone is coming soon.
“MyRingGuard is essentially a portable, personal panic button,” says MyRingGuard inventor, founder and CEO Rachel Owens. “In addition to runners, walkers and hikers, it’s the perfect safety companion for college co-eds, night-shift workers, real estate agents, or anyone else who finds themselves alone before sunrise or after dark, or anyone who frequently works with strangers. “ Owens notes that women are particularly vulnerable in these circumstances, and it was her own personal safety concerns as a runner that prompted her development of the product.
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A location-based mobile device devoted exclusively to personal safety, MyRingGuard (myringguard.com/facebook.myringguard) gives runners, walkers, hikers and other mobile users a more efficient, discreet way to call for help in an emergency without fumbling for a phone. When activated, the device sends an urgent distress text, including your medical history and GPS location, to up to four pre-programmed emergency contacts, and continues to update recipients with your location. New York-based MyRingGuard is funded by private investors.