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IceDot introduces Emergency Trigger device for cyclists and others

Published September 9, 2014

TULSA, Okla. (BRAIN) — ICEdot has a new product that allows bikers or other adventurers to manually trigger an alert that sends their location via text message to chosen recipients.

Last year, ICEdot introduced its Crash Sensor, which mounts to bike or ski helmets and automatically sends messages when it registers a dangerous impact.

The new Emergency Trigger can be worn on the wrist or on a helmet strap and is triggered manually. By pushing a button, the user can send an "all is well" text message with a link to location data. Or if the user holds down the button for two seconds, an emergency alert is sent. The text messages are sent via the user's cell phone, which is linked to the device via an app.

"This is a product that our customers asked for," said ICEdot's CEO, Chris Zenthoefer.

Zenthoefer said the two products could be used together or separately. The Emergency Trigger is being marketed to runners, paddlers, climbers or other outdoor sports enthusiasts. It will be available in March 2015.

IceDOT is exhibiting at this week's Interbike show at booth #13066.


Topics associated with this article: Interbike

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