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Using tech to safeguard kids around the pool. iSwimband.

Boot Camp feature for Monday, August 25, 2014

Using tech to safeguard kids around the pool.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.    A company called Aquatic Safety Concepts is out with a new Bluetooth wearable gadget called the iSwimband.   It initially works only with iOS devices and can be set up to alert parents when a child either gets wet at all or has been submerged for twenty seconds.    Co-founder Dave Cutler….says add-ons can make the system more flexible…

“For instance you can pick up one of the waterproof, Bluetooth speakers which you can leave right by the pool without a concern and if there was an event the Bluetooth speaker would sound the alert.”

If the Bluetooth connection is dropped, you’ll get a false alarm.   As many as 8 iSwimbands, can be monitored at a time.   The battery, which is not replaceable, should have a lifespan of about 750 hours of swimming.   The price…about 80 dollars or 50 dollars more for a two pack.   There’s more info at iSwimbands.com.   You can find us at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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