It’s spring and that means an update from ZOLEO is on its way. I got alerted across all my social channels this week on the news of the new Progressive SOS feature along with a system update for the ZOLEO device.
ZOLEO Progressive SOS Updates
The new Progressive SOS feature provides ongoing status updates when a SOS is triggered from a ZOLEO device.
Upon activating an SOS alert, ZOLEO users receive ongoing status updates throughout the incident via the free ZOLEO app and can exchange messages with the emergency response coordination center. This enhanced SOS experience offers ZOLEO users added peace of mind by providing:
Confirmation the SOS alert has been received by the 24/7 emergency response coordination service.
Verification the device users’ GPS coordinates have been sent.
One-touch access to chat with the emergency response coordination service.
A detailed log of events via the app.
Easy cancellation of the SOS alert should it no longer be needed, and confirmation the cancellation has been received.ZOLEO Press release
Next time you spark up the ZOLEO and update the ZOLEO messaging app on your smartphone and tablet, you will be prompted to update the device firmware. After 10-15 min your device and smartphone should be ready to go if you ever need to use this new feature.
What To Expect In ZOLEO Messaging App?
For this specific feature we see some minor tweaks after updating the ZOLEO messaging app firmware update.
First thing you will see is that the SOS message group is now a deeper shade of RED and renamed ”Response Agent” instead of ”SOS”. Once you click into this message group, you’ll see a few more UI tweaks. Here you see the test SOS I ran last year with GEOS as I was working on the SOS video for ZOLEO which you can see below.
But what I like the most update this update is the new instructions / training screens that allows the user to know in more detail how to use the ZOLEO and what happens when they trigger a SOS or when the schedule a test with GEOS.