29 Jun '15, 6pm

Breitling expands wearable functionality via emergency beacon

Breitling expands wearable functionality via emergency beacon

Breitling Emergency watch Swiss watchmaker Breitling has developed a timepiece that goes beyond simple timekeeping to keep its wearers safe in the event of an emergency. Breitling’s Emergency watch is equipped with a dual Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), the first wrist-worn beacon of its kind, that is able to send distress signals. Recently, traditional watchmakers have found innovative ways to compete with the functional appeal of smartwatches such as the Apple Watch. SOS Breitling’s FCC-approved Emergency watch is fitted with a PLB, a type of dual frequency micro-transmitter, that can send a distress beacon to rescuers on land, ships at sea and airborne aircraft. The beacon operates on the 121.5 megahertz frequency as well as satellite transmissions through the 406 megahertz frequency. Beyond being a personal survival instrument, Breitling’s Emergency watch is also an ele...

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