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FAQ

FAQ

Handi SOS costs £39.99 or grab the Family Pack of 3 for £107.99 For trade enquiries, send us a message at info@handitechnologies.com For B2B enquiries, price list for bulk orders and the rest, contact our B2B specialist Marcelo Bustamante at marcelo@handitechnologies.com
As well as right here at the Handi SOS online shop, you can purchase Handi SOS from a number of online and retail sports shops across the UK. Check out our Partners, listed on the homepage! For trade and B2B enquiries, visit our B2B page or email marcelo@handitechnologies.com
After 8-10 months use, you can replace the battery yourself. Check how much battery you have left in the Handi SOS app.
Handi SOS contains a replaceable lithium CR2025 coin battery.
Handi SOS connects to your phone via Bluetooth and remotely sends text messages from your phone when pressed.
No, you don’t. The SMS text messages sent when Handi SOS is pressed. As long as the recipient has a mobile phone they will receive the text messages. You can also receive the alert messages to your email address if you have this feature in your email client.
To register your mobile number with the EmergencySMS Service, text the word 'Register' to 999. Once you receive the reply, text the word 'YES' to 999 to complete your registration. You can now save 999 as a contact in your phone and add this contact to your Handi SOS App Emergency Contacts. Please note: customers outside the UK will need to search for information on their local emergency services SMS services or contact them directly for information on how to register.
Handi SOS has maximum Bluetooth range of 30 metres, so you do not have to be directly next to your mobile phone for Handi SOS to work. The maximum range will be effected by obstructions.
We do not advise sending SMS messages to landline numbers.
Firstly, check you have the correct system requirements. Restart the app. If the problem persists, try deleting the and reinstalling the Handi SOS App. If the Google Maps Pin fails to load, go to App Settings and delete the cache and cookies.
Your personal data is kept in the app on your phone. We do not have access to this information and therefore cannot use it.
Yes, every Handi SOS comes with manufacturer's warranty.
Handi SOS works worldwide!
None at all. There are no subscription or monthly fees. Handi SOS works by sending a signal to your mobile phone which does all the work, sending SMS text messages out to your selected contacts. Please note: roaming charges may apply depending on your mobile network provider when sending SMS text messages.
Currently, one Handi SOS will be active at a time. If you pair multiple Handi SOS buttons to a phone, the closest button in range will connect.
Handi SOS is water-resistant, but not water proof. Though, if you'd like to go swimming with your Handi SOS, stick it in a small zip lock bag to keep it safe.
Handi SOS is powered by a lithium coin battery, which can degrade in extreme temperatures. If out in the cold, be sure to keep it in your pocket to avoid battery issues.
For Handi SOS to work, you'll need sufficient battery in your Handi SOS & mobile phone and your Bluetooth turned on with your Handi SOS in range. Handi SOS sends SMS text messages and requires a tiny amount of network signal to send the alerts and location. The Handi SOS App must be running in the background.
- If your mobile phone has run out of battery - no signal on your mobile phone - Handi SOS has run out of battery - Handi SOS App not running in the background - If your Bluetooth has been switched off - If Handi SOS is not paired to your phone
iOS: iOS 9.0 or above Bluetooth 4.0 or above, iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch, Handi SOS App running in background, Network signal and/or wifi. Android: Android 6 Marshmallow or later, Bluetooth 4.0 or later, Handi SOS App running in background.
If you are using Handi SOS, only you will need to have your Bluetooth turned on and paired with your smartphone. None of your emergency contacts will need to have their Bluetooth on, or even have the Handi SOS app installed. When you click Handi SOS, your contacts will receive a SMS text message with your alert and location.
No, your emergency contacts can be anywhere in the world - they will be receiving a SMS text message with the alert and your location. When we say 'a maximum of 30m', we mean that Handi SOS must be a maximum distance of 30m from YOUR phone in order to pair wirelessly.