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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 29 2019
$9,889
pledged of $40,000pledged of $40,000 goal
67
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 29 2019

About

Rizlet is a wristwatch, fitness tracker, and personal safety wearable with an alarm, strobe light, and 911 call capabilities designed to keep you safe.

Rizlet is a tech startup that aims to empower women and create chic, smart wearables that protect and empower women through technology. Our first step towards realizing this mission is with our first product, the Rizlet Personal Safety Wearable.

  •  4 Ways to Protect Yourself - Equipped with 4 distinctive safety modes including 1. Panic (immediate danger), 2. Silent (when hiding), 3. Timer (uncomfortable situations), and 4. Track Me (when you are alone or in an unfamiliar environment).
  •  Direct Access To Emergency Services - Tap the SOS button 3 times and Rizlet will sound an alarm, turn on a strobe light, send a customized text with your live location link to your emergency contacts and calls 911.
  •  Practical for Fitness & Fashion - Rizlet was created to be discreet yet highly fashionable. Featuring a functional design within size constraints of a small watch for monitoring your steps, distance, and calories burned.
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Scenario: When you find yourself in immediate danger and need help as soon as possible. 

Activation: Rizlet features a discrete flushed alert button on the surface of the watch located on the bottom of the device. 

With just 3 rapid taps on the device, Rizlet sends emergency alerts to all your selected emergency contacts along with your location. 

The device will also emits shrill sound and turns on the flashlight to deter the attacker and also informs 911.  

Scenario: In a situation where you are hiding and in imminent danger, but do not want to draw attention to yourself.

Activation: Rizlet's 'Silent Mode' features two buttons on either side of the watch, they are extruded square buttons with soft round edges and metal finish for ease of access. 

To activate, press and hold the side buttons at the same time and Rizlet sends a silent alarm to all your emergency contacts along with live location tracking as well as an alert to 911.

*Rizlet also available in Blackstone color.
*Rizlet also available in Blackstone color.

Scenario: If you are in a sketchy situation, feeling unsafe somewhere or want to be cautious of any suspected danger? 

Activation: Select the countdown mode from the phone, set the timer, and the countdown will start. A notification is displayed on the watch to let you know the mode is active. 

Rizlet will then text your emergency contacts and will share a live link to your location to keep them informed of your whereabouts.  

If you do not cancel countdown mode before the set time, it will automatically escalate to Panic Mode. 

Scenario: If you are traveling alone, late at night or are going out for a jog.

Activation: Use your phone and Rizlet app to enable Track Me Mode to ask your contacts to virtually follow you home with live GPS tracking. They will be able to see you live via the map on their mobile. A notification will be displayed on the watch to let you know the mode is active. 

Once you have arrived home safely, you can turn off the mode and your contacts will be notified. 




If you ever find yourself in a situation where you are not feeling safe or walking alone and would like someone to ensure you make it home safely. Simply activate Rizlet's Live Location Sharing feature to share your location with emergency contacts via a text message. Your chosen contacts will then receive a link to a map where they can monitor your whereabouts. 

SOS Button - When in an emergency situation all you have to do is tap the SOS button 3 times, then a loud alarm, a strobe light, a text with you live location maps link will be sent to your emergency contacts and a call to 911 will be placed.

We are offering the 911 Smart Calling feature free for the first 3 months but what makes the 911 calling feature intelligent is that if you're in an emergency and you hit the SOS button, a 911 call will be routed to the closest ECC (Emergency Communication Center) and the 911 operator will be sent all of the users details (i.e phone number, personal identification and location details).

As you know a 911 operator would need a verbal call for help before dispatching units, so they will call the phone number provided to them. If the user doesn't or is not in a situation to answer the call, the operators call will be routed automatically to the emergency contacts on the customers list. Since the phone call to 911 and text to our customers emergency contacts will be sent at the same time with live location details, they will be able to confirm the location and ask the operator to send for help right away. 

We are able to offer this 911 smart calling feature for $5/month after the 3-month free introductory period and are working with other companies to eliminate the fee completely, which we keep our backers updated on when we able to be successful with such negotiations.

Strobe - Rizlet comes with a 100 Lumen Strobe light emits a bright LED flash light to deter the attacker. The light is strategically placed on top corner edge at an angle with a smooth bent on the curved surface to emit exceptionally vivid bright light when activated. 

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Alarm - The smallest 100 decibel buzzers with the potential to make the most ear-piercing sound that travels up to 13 meters.

The Rizlet app serves as an easy to use hub for your Rizlet watch. This is where you enter all the required information such as emergency contacts, pre-drafted emergency messaging, as well as set your fitness and goals. Rizlet also includes:

  • Live location map link shared to emergency contacts when you are in trouble or are not feeling safe
  • Send alerts to your emergency contacts via different modes the app offers
  • Direct connection to 911 service when in immediate danger
  • Fitness tracking and goal management
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*Previously known as Sty(x). 

The Rizlet app is available on iOS 9.0 or later as well as Android OS


We have created a product which is the most conscious evolution in the domain of safety. An aluminum bezel with finely processed thermoplastic describes an attenuated shape. 

  • Digital Display

Features a Monochrome OLED display module with 96×32 dot matrix that sits flush within the Black mirror surface for high brightness, wide viewing angle and low power consumption.

  • Rose Gold Face
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Rizlet is made out of ABS+PC and PC Glass

Strap Options (18mm in Size)

1. Silicone - Included (Black)

2. Leather - Stretch Goal (Pink & Black)

3. Chain Metal - Stretch Goal (Black & Chameleon) 

The device additionally works as a pedometer, to keep a track of your fitness and health based on tracks your daily steps, calories and distance traveled.

This feature works in the background so you can focus on your day and stats are automatically updated on your smartphone while any notifications/alerts are displayed on both your Rizlet device and your smartphone.

Steps Counter

  •  Data recorded – Bar graph of daily, weekly, monthly and yearly data of number of steps is shown.                                                                                                                             
    •  Goals – Daily/weekly goals for how many steps user wants to take can be set up or adjusted.

Calories Burned

  •  Data recorded – Bar graph of daily, weekly, monthly and yearly data of calories burnt is shown
  •  Goals – Daily/weekly goals for how many steps user wants to take can be set up or adjusted

Distance

  •  Data recorded – Bar graph of hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and yearly data of distance traveled is shown
  •  Goals – Daily/weekly goals for how many steps user wants to take can be set up

RIzlet has gone under extensive refinement and development to obtain smooth and uninterrupted surfaces that give us a pristine jewel like form. 


Kanthi Yalamanchili is the founder and CEO of Rizlet. Kanthi founded the company in March 2016 when her coworker's daughter went missing and was found days later in a swamp. In the wake of this tragedy, she decided to leave her engineering Job at Seagate Technology to dedicate her life to protecting and empowering women through technology. 

When Sravani Gadde (Kanthi’s cousin) came across Kanthi's work in the field of personal protection device for women, she was highly interested and much impressed with the project. This is when Sravani decided to join Rizlet and offer her support on this project. Sravani has always had a natural talent for design details and has been working with the design and development team to closely understand the industrial design detailing and the design elements for the product as well as the Rizlet brand.

Risks and challenges

Risks related to suppliers: Delays in parts delivery and consequent reiterations of product engineering could represent an obstacle. Given the campaign schedule and its unknown outcome, it is impossible to determine the number of components required far in advance and establish delivery dates for timely production: some components may be out of stock and require weeks to become available again.

Production and engineering risks: A highly functional and fashionable design within size constraints of a small watch requires a high level of engineering and production expertise. A range of scenarios and solutions have been factored in to minimize disruption, but cannot be 100% excluded. Rizlet has been designed so that the production process is as simple and efficient as possible to minimize unforeseen hold-ups.

Industrial design risk: Due to our unique design, colors and material selections of the bezel and straps, there could be slight variations in the final product. But we will absolutely work towards providing the best quality and color combinations as close to the rendering, if not even better on the final delivered products. For this, we will be going through a rigorous selection process which might delay the delivery if the final quality and colors are not up to our required standards from our vendors.

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    Take advantage of our limited time early bird special and get (1) Rizlet Watch and Black Silicone Band for only $89 with FREE U.S. SHIPPING. Save 50% off the retail price of $178. Available in Rose Gold or Black Stone, and will be chosen after the campaign.

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    Take advantage of our limited time early bird special and get (2) Rizlet Watches and Black Silicone Bands for you and your best friend for only $89 with FREE U.S. SHIPPING. Save 40% off the retail price of $300. Available in Rose Gold or Black Stone, and will be chosen after the campaign.

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