New Lotus by SEAM Wearable Device Provides Smarter Personal Safety With Voice Assistant Access and Two-Way Audio Calling

August 20 2018, 01:10
The Lotus by SEAM, a new personal safety wearable device, is now available for purchase at the Canadian company's website. Available for $129.95, the Lotus wearable device comes with a 1.7-ounce mobile charging case that can keep the Lotus powered for up to 42 hours. A portion of all Lotus sales will benefit the Canadian Women's Foundation, a national non-profit organization that empowers women and girls to move out of poverty, out of violence, and into confidence and leadership.

Consisting of the Lotus, app and cloud-based storage and streaming service, the SEAM personal safety platform keeps people connected, social and safe by sharing contextual data, including GPS location, images and full streaming audio in real-time with a user's chosen personal network. Keeping people safer than a GPS tracker or panic button, the connected Lotus device pairs with the free iOS/Android app.

The Lotus is promoted as the only personal safety device on the market that enables two-way, hands-free audio calls directly, as well as featuring Voice Assistant access. Users can perform standard Siri or Google Assistant voice-controlled features such as sending text messages, setting reminders, or control their SEAM app.

The Lotus works as a remote control for the SEAM app. With the app, users can record and share experiences with images, full streaming audio and precise GPS location with up to 5 contacts. Data can be saved and kept private for personal use, or shared with a chosen contact. In the case of an emergency, the Lotus lets users make a hands-free phone call to a guardian or emergency services (on Android only).

"Personal safety is a critical need in today's world. But existing single feature devices don't solve the problem as they don't provide any contextual data for someone to help in a meaningful way," says Drew Henson, founder and CEO, SEAM Technic. "The Lotus device relies on community and love, not fear, to empower people to live their lives and know that someone always has their back."

Pre-orders for the Lotus include a free accessory for a limited time (a wrist-band or a pendant adapter), and every purchase includes a 3-month subscription to SEAMplus where data can be saved for up to 3 months. The Lotus can be worn as a necklace, bracelet or attachment, and the company intends to release further accessories in coming months. The battery life for the Lotus is over 7 hours standby and 5 hours of talk time. The accompanying charging case allows the device to be charged up to 6 times on the go, for a total of 42 hours of use.

Founded in 2016 by award-winning designers, SEAM is based in Toronto, ON.
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