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Swim Safely With This Bracelet Turns Into A Water Flotation Device

This is pretty genius.

If you’re spending a day at the beach or the pool, you never want to have to worry about someone drowning. But according to the Red Cross Water Safety Poll, over 49 percent of people surveyed said they have had an experience where they feared they might drown.

And according to the CDC, from “2005-2014, there were an average of 3,536 fatal unintentional drownings (non-boating related) annually in the United States.” That’s approximately 10 deaths per day.

Even when there’s a flotation device near, something could still go wrong, but with this new bracelet, you can now have greater peace of mind. This bracelet turns into a floatation device with the lift of a simple lever, which makes it the perfect accessory for kids and adults alike who like to enjoy their time in water.

The Kingii Wearable is worn on the wrist, and if a flotation device is needed, the wearer just pulls a switch. This pierces the internal CO2 cartridge, and the bag begins to inflate in seconds.

This can help someone float to the top and either swim to safety or wait for help. The bracelet also comes with a whistle, which can be used to signal someone’s attention.

The device is named after Chlamydosaurus kingii, a lizard that has a large frill around it’s neck that expands when it’s in trouble.

chlamydosaurus kingii photo
Flickr | BioDivLibrary

You can buy the bracelet for $89.99 on Amazon. It’s reusable with refill cartridges, so you don’t have to buy a new one if you ever need to inflate it. It can be used for swimming, surfing and other water sports, and it’s sufficient for anyone up to 285 pounds. The bracelet only weighs about 4.9 ounces, so it won’t get in the way of your water activities.

It is also worth noting that while the Kingii does provide buoyancy, it isn’t a replacement for a life vest. But if you’re someone who wants extra protection for your kids, or even wants a backup solution for yourself, you might want to get your hands on one of these handy flotation devices.

Why not play it extra safe and add this to your beach or pool bag this summer?

 

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