This ring may look like a pretty piece of costume jewelry to dress up a casual outfit, but it could actually save your life.
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It’s called a Nimb, and while it looks chic, it’s actually a personal safety tool. The ring syncs up with your phone. If you find yourself in an unsafe situation, you press and hold a small button on the inside of the ring for three seconds. This sends your location to people in your designated “safety circles.”
This could be your mom, your best friend, your significant other, or even community members who have volunteered to help others in an emergency. From there, these people alert the police or can come meet you.
The makers of the Nimb explain that this method is faster than getting out your phone, unlocking it, and placing a call to 911, plus it can be more discreet in a true emergency. You can wear the Nimb when you’re running errands, heading out for the evening, or even when you’re exercising. Smart, right?
The device is $129. While it’s not officially on the market yet, you can pre-order one for yourself or someone else.
Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thought Catalog, The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, and others. She’s also the co-host of The Margarita Confessionals podcast. Say hi on Twitter, @lifewithlauren1.