The Handi SOS is a button that when paired with an app on your phone via Bluetooth, can send an alert message to let others know that you need help. Press once to send a message to a pre-set group of contacts. Press twice to send a different message to another group of contacts.
There are many situations where this can be incredibly useful, but we want to talk about the situations in skiing and snowboarding.
Lets say you are skiing off piste, you are in a group, you all have the appropriate avalanche gear and you have your Handi SOS button clipped to the shoulder strap of your backpack. You are doing everything right but there's an avalanche and two friends are buried. Press the Handi SOS button and the app set up to send a message to all your friends in town, that say's "Pete has been involved in an avalanche and needs help. His location is:" and the app will include a link to Google Maps with your location. While you are searching for your buried friends anyone that received your message can get in touch with Ski Patrol to send back up, or if they are near-by they can come and help.
- Android 6 Marshmallow or later
- Bluetooth 4.0 or later
- Handi SOS App download free on the Google Play Store
- The Apple App is currently in development
How It Works
- Purchase Handi SOS device
- Download the Handi SOS App for Android or iOS (iOS version available early 2019)
- Open app and pair device via Bluetooth by following on screen instructions
- Create group, add contacts (eg skiing buddies)
- Swipe left on group name and select ‘settings’
- Select 1 click, 2 click or 3 second hold for selected group
- Click Handi SOS device to send alert messages and Google Maps location to selected contacts
Full guide can be found here.
- Rape Alarm
- Abuse Victims
- Elderly Assistance - send a message to family members rather than a subscription service that uses a call centre to contact family members.
- 999 Emergency SOS
The emergency SMS service lets deaf, hard of hearing and speech-impaired people in the UK send an SMS text message to the UK 999 service where it will be passed to the police, ambulance, fire rescue, or coastguard.
Simply by sending an SMS message to 999 you can call for help and the emergency services will be able to reply to you.
You will need to register your mobile phone before using the emergency SMS service. Click here to download the emergency SMS leaflet with instructions on how to register your mobile phone.
Delivery & Returns
Standard UK Delivery (2-3 Working Days*)
Small items - £1.95
For orders under £100 - £3.95
Bulky Items such as ski poles - £10
For orders over £100 - FREE
Express UK Delivery (1-2 Working Days*)
Price is calculated by weight;
For orders weighing 0-2 KG - £7.95
For orders weighing 2-5KG - £9.95
Orders weighing 5KG+ - £14.95
Express delivery orders must be received before 2pm for same day dispatch, ski's requiring mounting will be dispatched next day.
Scottish Highlands and Islands may take up to 2 working days longer for delivery than mainland UK. Funky Yeti T-shirts and Hoodies are printed to order by a 3rd party and delivered separately. This may take an additional 5 working days.
*Working days are Monday - Friday excluding bank holidays. Orders recieved after 2pm Friday will be dispatched on the next working day.
If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase you can return it to us within 30 days of receiving your order.
If you require an exchange item we would suggest you place a new order and then return the unwanted item for a refund.
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