HARTFORD, Conn., June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Wearsafe Labs, creator of the Wearsafe Personal Safety Platform, today announced it has been named a "Cool Vendor" in Gartner's "Cool Vendors in Wearables That Hear You, 2017" report.* Wearsafe is one of three companies included in the report, which recognizes innovative vendors that leverage wearable devices with cloud services to provide "better user experiences than smartphones when screens are not needed."
"When we started Wearsafe two years ago, we could not have anticipated the response it would receive from consumers, enterprises, investors and now leading analysts," said David Benoit, co-founder and CEO of Wearsafe. "We believe that being named a Cool Vendor is further confirmation of our innovative technology and a major validation of our pioneering efforts to deliver highly-effective personal safety services across a platform of user-friendly wearable devices. It's incredible to see this resonating across both the consumer and enterprise landscapes."
Initially paired with its proprietary "Tag" device, Wearsafe's personal safety service is now available for smartwatches and sport watches. Its technology enables these devices to function as a modern-day panic button, rendering it unnecessary for users to reach for their phone during an emergency or distress situation to activate an alarm.
In addition to being selected as a "Cool Vendor," Wearsafe was recently included in Gartner's "Enterprise Guide for Spotting Digital Disruptions and Disruptors" report.** For organizations with traveling workforces or independent workers, Wearsafe's Enterprise Safety solution provides a layer of personal safety that fits employees' active professional and personal lifestyles.
"Enterprises are increasingly looking for ways to care for their most valuable assets: their employees," said Benoit. "Fostering a safe work environment is the most important benefit any employer can provide its team. With Wearsafe's Enterprise Safety solution, it's easier than ever to keep employees safer, on and off the clock, while lowering the chance of workplace injury and reducing liability."
Available through an affordable monthly subscription, Wearsafe allows employees to instantly share their GPS location and continuous audio stream with their preselected network of co-workers, employer-designated security contacts, or emergency monitoring service providers.
Gartner is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company, delivering technology-related insights to help companies choose the right providers for their organizations. Once a year, Gartner designates the Cool Vendor distinction to startups and companies that are solving relevant challenges in their respective industries in an innovative way.
For more information about Wearsafe, visit www.wearsafe.com.
*Gartner "Cool Vendors in Wearables That Hear You, 2017," by Angela McIntyre, Anthony Mullen, Anshul Gupta, Werner Goertz, Annette Zimmermann, Rob Smith, May 17, 2017
**Gartner "Enterprise Guide for Spotting Digital Disruptions and Disruptors" by David Yockelson, April 7, 2017
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Wearsafe is the leading provider of advanced safety solutions and wearable technology. Wearsafe's products marry cutting edge technology with demand for personal and employee safety by increasing workplace productivity and workforce protection. The company's vision is to change the perception of safety and security products, from solely protecting locations and property, to protecting individuals, wherever they may be.