Technology plays a crucial role in improving hazardous area operations because it enables workers to perform tasks more safely, efficiently, and accurately. With the introduction of an ATEX Zone 1 smartwatch, users can take advantage of many new technological advances which had previously been impossible in Zone 1 / 21 hazardous areas. Here we wanted to highlight some of the key advantages of using a smartwatch while carrying out essential work:
Health monitoring: Smartwatches can monitor your heart rate, blood pressure, and other vital signs, which can be critical in hazardous environments where the risk of injury or illness is high. The IS-SW1.1 can monitor pulse and blood oxygen levels to ensure the user is aware of any changes so they can take any necessary steps.
Location Tracking: Smartwatches can track your location using GPS technology, which can be useful in hazardous areas where you need to be aware of your surroundings and avoid dangerous areas. Thanks to this, both the user and an administrator can ensure user safety remains high at all times.
Reduced Risk of Distractions: Smartwatches can reduce the risk of distractions compared to using a smartphone or tablet, which can be important in hazardous areas where a split second of distraction can lead to a dangerous situation. The IS-SW1.1 will display any message or call alerts on the user’s wrist enabling them to see the notification and then choose to proceed when safe to do so.
NFC Reading Capabilities: The IS-SW1.1 has an in-built NFC RFID tag reader which enables the user to read tags directly on the wrist. This can help the user to input or access data faster and can also be used for access control to enable users to access designated areas by scanning the smartwatch.
Lone Worker Protection: The IS-SW1.1 comes with personal safety features such as a panic button and emergency alerts which can notify coworkers or emergency services in case of an accident or danger. As well as this, the watch has gyroscopes and accelerometers which can sense if the wearer has fallen and can deliver emergency alerts automatically. This significantly increases the safety of the user, especially when they are working alone in hazardous areas.