boomerang bracelet

 

the first kids’ wearable to automatically know it’s being worn and help keep track of your child with smart alerts

mobile boundaries

 

boomerang lets you know if your kids get too far away and helps you find them quickly

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a wearable for kids

Kids love to run and explore and we love to see them do it! That’s why we developed Boomerang, a wearable device that creates mobile boundaries for your kids and makes it easier to find them quickly if they get too far.

boomerang bracelet – the prototype

Boomerang Bracelet is on the way! You can see our most recent prototype below, on which we’re beginning our final rounds of testing. Mobile boundaries are on the verge of being realized.

boomerang bracelet – the features

We’ve designed Boomerang to give you peace of mind, not give you another thing to think about. Once paired, activating Boomerang is as simple as putting it on your child’s wrist and holding your phone to it. You won’t need to open the app to activate or deactivate it.

audible alert

audible alerts

Boomerang will alert your phone if your child gets too far. Even if you can’t see them, you’ll be able to hear them when the alarm on the bracelet goes off (95 decibels). A light chirp on the bracelet will give your child warning that they’re nearing their boundary.

100' Range Boomerang Bracelet

bluetooth to the max

Boomerang amplifies Bluetooth Low Energy range to the maximum, ensuring Boomerang has at least a 100ft range in most environments. Make adjustments on the fly. We want your kid to have room to run.

childproof clasp

childproof clasp

Even if your child likes to fidget, Boomerang will stay right where you put it. Boomerang’s band and clasp are in development and will be made of the same hypoallergenic materials used in most of today’s wearables.

no subscription fee

no subscription fee

Buy Boomerang once and never pay to use it again. Since Boomerang is not a GPS tracker, there are no subscription fees to worry about!

Replaceable Battery

replaceable battery

The coin cell battery life is rated for three months of regular use. You never have to worry about recharging!

water resistant bracelet

water immersion detection

Boomerang is water resistant for normal activity – just don’t take it SCUBA diving. If it’s immersed it will lose connection and set off the alarm on your phone within seconds.

Questions? Contact us!

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Boomerang Bracelet Prototype 2 Render Front
Boomerang Uses Capsense

Boomerang’s skin detection works like the invisible grid on your phone’s screen to sense your finger’s touch. That way Boomerang automatically knows when it’s on your child’s wrist. This is how Boomerang knows immediately when you put it on your child. It will also alert you if the bracelet ever comes off their wrist.

Boomerang Bracelet Prototype 2 Render Side

not a tracker

Boomerang is an unobtrusive solution to knowing your kids are nearby. It’s smaller, lighter, and less expensive than its GPS friends which are often used for older children. The battery lasts longer and there are no recurring fees.

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responsive settings

Alter the boundaries with a quick slide in the app settings. You can have up to five bracelets paired to your phone at once and adjust the settings to match each child’s needs.

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audible training

You can teach your children how to interact with Boomerang’s boundary settings by manually setting off the different alarms so they know which sounds mean what.

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ease of use

Boomerang is designed from the ground up to be easy and straightforward to use. Whether it’s activating the device without the app or handing it over to another parent by holding it to your phone, our aim is to keep it simple.

quick activation

You’re in a hurry and odds are good that your hands are already full. We don’t want you to have to swipe, put in passwords, or open apps. Boomerang automatically detects the presence of skin and knows that your child is right next to you. After initial setup, all you need to do is strap it on and hold your phone to it to get rolling. Take Boomerang off with your child next to you and it automatically deactivates.

seamless hand-off

When it’s time to hand your child off to someone else, activate hand-off by holding your phone to Boomerang for a few seconds to activate a transfer. Once you hold the new phone to Boomerang, you’ll seamlessly move responsibility from one phone to the other. Never forget who’s responsible for whom again.

Photos and Graphics

Feel free to use any of these photos in your publications with proper attribution: Courtesy of WearsIt, LLC

press release

Under embargo until September 14th, 2016

Introducing Boomerang, the First Kid’s Wearable that Automatically Knows It’s Being Worn

Boomerang keeps track of kids and helps you find them quickly with smart alerts

Boomerang Bracelet is the first-ever kid’s wearable that helps you keep track of your child and find them quickly with smart alerts.  Boomerang Bracelet, unlike other children’s wearables, is also the first-ever to automatically detect when it’s on your child’s wrist for complete security; meaning if a child removes their Boomerang Bracelet and wanders off, it will know and alert a parent. Boomerang provides parents with mobile boundaries for their kids, giving them freedom to roam without the requirement to be within line of sight. The Kickstarter campaign launches on September 14th.

Boomerang connects to a smartphone so parents can easily adjust their child’s boundaries. It works in numerous settings including crowded places like theme parks or open spaces like unfenced playgrounds or nature trails. As soon as a child approaches their boundary, the bracelet will chirp to let them know they’re getting too far away. If they cross it, one alarm will sound on the parent’s phone to get their attention, and another will sound on the bracelet itself so that the parent can hear and locate the child quickly. Should it ever come off unintentionally, Boomerang will automatically alert parents through the app and sound the alarm on the bracelet. It’s also water-resistant, and will sound the phone alarm if immersed in water.

After initial setup, there is never a need to open the app during normal use again; parents simply strap Boomerang on a child’s wrist, hold the phone against it, and it will chirp to indicate it’s active. To deactivate, just remove the bracelet within a few feet of your phone. “Boomerang is as easy to use as a pair of shoes,” says co-founder and CEO, Brian Anderson.

Contact information can also be stored in the device so that, should a child ever get lost, first responders with the app can find a parent’s phone number quickly. “I’m really excited for Boomerang to be available in our community. Not only will it help parents keep tabs on their kids, but our first responders will be better able to reunite lost children with their families,” said John Goodman, parent and firefighter of 18 years.

Boomerang has a range of at least 100 feet in almost all environments. Since it isn’t a GPS tracker, it comes with no additional monthly fees or subscriptions. The app will be free to download for both Android and iPhone. Boomerang is headed to Kickstarter on September 14th and will be available for regular purchase in 2017.

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Media Contact:
Jay Swanson
CRO – WearsIt LLC
jay@wearsit.net
509-251-8290
Photos, video, and graphics available at http://wearsit.net/boomerang-press-kit

story resources – share boomerang with the world

As you go out and spread the word, here are some resources you can use. Feel free to use the following write-ups as you share Boomerang Bracelet with the world.

500 words

Boomerang Bracelet – Mobile Boundaries for Young Children

Brian Anderson, CEO of Wearsit, LLC, was having lunch with a friend whose son dove into his fifth garbage can of the afternoon as they ordered. She expressed some exasperation even as she laughed. Whether your children have wandered off is the last thing you should need to worry about.

She wished she could keep a bubble around her everywhere they went, that way when it popped she knew her child had gone too far.

The idea stuck; then it grew. What if there were automatic alerts on your phone if your child got too far away? And if you couldn’t see them when they did, what if you could hear them? It didn’t take long for the concept to take form and receive a name: Boomerang Bracelet.

Boomerang is like having mobile boundaries with you everywhere you go. It’s a wearable for kids that lets you know if they get too far away and helps you find them quickly. Boomerang will alert your child with an audible chirp if they approach the border and help them feel confident you’re nearby. If they go too far away from you, your phone and the bracelet will both alarm so you can hear them even if they’re out of sight.

It’s the perfect tool to train kids to know their boundaries while giving the whole family some peace of mind.

Peace of Mind You Can Wear

Keeping track of a family can be a full-time job on its own. Boomerang is ideal for any outing with young children. Its Bluetooth Low Energy signal is boosted to the max, giving the connection a 100 foot range in most environments.

Parents can enjoy parks and stores without worrying that their children will get lost in a distracted moment. Kids can play worry-free, knowing their parents are near. If it’s necessary to keep the kids closer, Boomerang’s boundaries are adjustable within the free app on iPhone or Android. Customizing boundaries for any given environment is quick and easy.

Boomerang automatically detects the presence of skin when you put it on, making activation as easy as putting on a pair of shoes and, unlike shoes, ensuring you always know it’s being worn. It also ensures that, should the bracelet come off by accident, the alarms will automatically activate. After initial setup, you’ll never need to open the app during regular use.

Boomerang is designed to be worn by kids; it’s durable and water resistant with a battery that will last three to six months of regular use. The band is hypoallergenic, the same TPR material used in many of today’s wearables, making it comfortable for nearly everyone. While it’s not designed to be worn for extended periods of time, it will be comfortable for most outings and adventures.

The alarm will also automatically sound if Boomerang is submerged in water for more than a few seconds, ensuring that you’ll be alerted to any surprise fishing trips.

Boomerang is headed to Kickstarter on September 14th and will be available for general purchase approximately six to nine months later.

250 Words

Boomerang Bracelet – Mobile Boundaries for Young Children

Whether your children have wandered off is the last thing you should need to worry about. Brian Anderson, CEO of Wearsit LLC, was having lunch with a friend who expressed that desire as her son dove into his fifth garbage can of the afternoon.

She wished she could keep a bubble around her everywhere they went, that way when it popped she knew her child had gone too far.

The idea stuck. What if there were automatic alerts on your phone if your child got too far away? And if you couldn’t see them when they did, what if you could hear them? It didn’t take long for the concept to take form and receive a name: Boomerang Bracelet.

Boomerang is like having mobile boundaries with you everywhere you go. It’s a wearable for kids that lets you know if they get too far away and helps you find them quickly. Boomerang will alert your child with an audible chirp if they approach the border and alarm so you can hear them if they go too far. It’s the perfect tool to train kids to know their boundaries while giving the whole family some peace of mind.

Boomerang is ideal for any outing with young children. Its Bluetooth Low Energy signal is boosted to the max, giving Boomerang a 100 foot range. And Boomerang automatically detects the presence of skin, making activation as easy as putting on a pair of shoes.

Boomerang is headed to Kickstarter on September 14th.

100 Words

Boomerang Bracelet – Mobile Boundaries for Young Children

Whether your children have wandered off is the last thing you should need to worry about.

Boomerang is like having mobile boundaries with you everywhere you go. It’s a wearable for kids that lets you know if they get too far away and helps you find them quickly. Boomerang will alert your child with an audible chirp if they approach the border and help them feel confident you’re nearby. It’s the perfect tool to train kids to know their boundaries while giving the whole family some peace of mind.

Boomerang is headed to Kickstarter on September 14th.

50 Words

Boomerang Bracelet – Mobile Boundaries for Young Children

Boomerang is a kids wearable that lets you know if they get too far away and helps you find them quickly. Once paired to your phone, Boomerang automatically knows it’s being worn and will alert your child if they’re close to their boundary as well as alerting you if they get too far away.

Boomerang is headed to Kickstarter Setpember 14th.