The Best Inventions of 2020
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November 19, 2020 8:56 AM EST

Designed to help keep wearers safe, Flare ($129) is a Bluetooth-compatible bracelet that enables you to quickly and discreetly send out an SOS without reaching for your phone. If you feel like you’re in danger, simply press a hidden button on the bracelet to send a text to 911 with your GPS location. Alternatively, if you’re in a “grey zone” moment—say in an uncomfortable conversation with a lout at a bar—Flare, which debuted this year, can alert friends or initiate a fake phone call that will provide an “out” and help you exit the situation. —Jesse Will

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