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Vodacom unveils new Linea smartwatch

Vodacom has unveiled a new smartwatch called Linea. According to the network, the watch can give you peace of mind knowing by giving you the ability to reach out for assistance from a trusted contact when you need help the most.

Launched under the “Connected by Vodacom” range, Linea is available only in black, has an IP65 rating and features a panic button that sends an SMS to five pre-determined trusted contacts with a 30-minute real-time monitoring functionality.  When required, the owner of the watch can simply push the panic button on the device, and their pre-determined trusted contacts will immediately receive an alert via SMS, with a date, a time and a live GPS location link to a map to click on.

“We are excited to add an additional line of defence, and keep our customers connected to help with a simple touch of a button. This smart product demonstrates how technology can be used to request and receive assistance in an emergency, even when a mobile phone is out of reach. It further supports our further together tagline, which demonstrates what technology and the human spirit can achieve when combined together,” says Jorge Mendes, Chief Officer of Vodacom’s Consumer Business.

“At Vodacom, our purpose is centred around connecting everyone for a better tomorrow, and tech solutions such as the Linea, are aimed to transform the lives of vulnerable members of our communities, for a better future” added Mendes.

The Linea boasts a 48-72 hour battery life, designed to provide its users with peace of mind knowing that they have ample time to get help during an unfortunate incident.

“Linea is not only a purpose-led product to improve customer lives with a strong focus on social needs – but it is also a core part of our product expansion strategy. We want to give our customers the widest choices and a portfolio of Connected Smart Tech devices to assist with all their current and future requirements” added Davide Tacchino, Vodacom Terminals Managing Executive.

Linea is available online and in store and retails for only R499, with no monthly payments to access the service.  It comes standard with an embedded Vodacom Smart SIM for ease of convenience – there is no need to purchase a separate SIM. 

Once the watch is switched on, you need to connect the watch to the Linea+ app which is downloadable from the Android Google Play Store and iOS Apple App Stores. Once done, you can add and link their trusted contacts.

For more information, please visit the https://www.vodacom.co.za/vodacom/services/v-by-vodacom/linea

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