Lost? This Startup’s Hand-Gripping Device Will Guide You
TrekAce's wrist-strap serves as a navigator that directs the wearer in real time, using vibrations
While the company originally aimed its wearable device for civilian uses, it is currently being used by several militaries and homeland security agencies, TrekAce’s CEO Ronen Gabbay said in a Wednesday interview with Calcalist. When a flashlight or radio chatter can expose soldiers’ locations, a tactile device that doesn’t need to be constantly looked at makes sense, he said. Gabbay declined to identify the company’s clients.
The wrist-strap does not need connectivity to work. It can be pre-loaded with the relevant information through a USB socket. It also includes a screen displaying temperature, elevation, and speed. The strap can connect to the user's smartphone.
TrekAce currently manufactures each device on demand, but the company plans to start mass production and expand its offering to individual consumers next year. Consumer version prices will start at $600.
TrekAce has raised over $1 million to date from private investors, Gabbay said.