Calls and Messages up to 5 Emergency Contacts
When help is needed, simply press and hold the SOS button for 2 seconds until it vibrates. The Lingo will sequentially call your contacts so you can tell them what help you need. The first contact to answer and press 1 on their phone keypad will be sent a link showing your location on Google Maps. If your emergency contact does not answer or if voicemail responds, the Lingo will hang up and call the next number.
If the button was pressed by accident or to cancel the alarm, the voice prompt will announce that the user simply needs to press the SOS button again.
Once answered the user can speak with their contact directly – just as with a mobile phone.
Unique to the Guardian Lingo is that the SMS text messages can be sent one at a time until one of the contacts responds, or the messages can be sent to everyone at the same time before the calls are made. The distinctive advantage with the former option is that contacts aren’t left wondering what’s going on if they get the text without the call
There are 3 ways in which the Lingo provides its location:
Call the number of the pendant and hang up after 1 ring. A reply text will provide a link to Google Maps of the Pendant User’s location.
Send a text code to the number of the pendant. A reply text will provide a link to Google Maps.
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Optional Tracking Platform – Realtime live tracking, event history, and much more. This is a premium GPS platform with all the bells and whistles. Personalised instruction is also available on a computer, tablet or phone APP.
As with all GPS devices they require a straight line view to the satellites, ideally outdoors. If the user is inside a large building or shopping centre then the last known location will likely be shown.
Easily switched on or off, there are 3 sensitivity settings.
If the device senses what may have been a fall, a call is made to emergency contacts, similar to the SOS button being pressed. The difference being that the voice prompt identifies the alarm as a fall alert.
Speed Dial up to 5 Contacts
The Lingo gives the user the option to speed dial up to 5 phone numbers. After pressing the SOS button, each press of the side button scrolls through the contacts.
To confirm the number of clicks of the side button, the Lingo will announce which contact is being called.
Unlike GPS tracking that works best when there is an unobstructed view of the sky, WiFi tracking provides accurate location indoors. The Pendant User must have a mobile phone or computer and works in conjunction with the purchase of a tracking platform. This is a highly specialised, advanced function.
Low Battery Alert
When the battery percentage remaining drops to 20% and again at 10% of charge remaining, a voice prompt warns the user that the battery is low.
Pressing the side button also audibly warns the user when the remaining charge is 10% or less.
Avoiding unwanted Incoming Calls
When the Lingo’s phone number is called it will answer automatically. If you prefer, the Lingo can be programmed to either:
Allow anyone who knows the phone number to call and speak to the user.
Allow only the emergency contacts to call and speak to the user. This blocks unwanted scam callers.
The charging cable has a distinctive magnet attachment on the end. When connected, a voice prompt announces that the Lingo is charging. If the Lingo was off before connecting the cord, the unit will automatically turn on (announced by a voice prompt) and then announce that the battery is charging.
2-Way Voice Communication
Once answered the user can speak with their contact directly – just as with a mobile phone. Volume is increased or decreased by positioning the Lingo closer to or further from the user’s ear.