One benefit of staying healthy and fit during Fitness Month and beyond is being better prepared in dealing with emergency situations that may jeopardize your health and well being. Emergency Kit for Windows Phone 8 is designed to help you make it through the these times of crisis by providing emergency first aid information.
The Kit contains information on how to respond to allergic reactions, snake bites, broken bones and even how to jump start your vehicle. Emergency Kit is a little on the condensed side but has some nice features.
When you first launch Emergency Kit you are prompted to complete your emergency profile which contains not only your contact information but also any medical alerts. You can also add emergency contacts that can be dialed from the app's main page.
Once your profile is set, you will have access to the other pages of Emergency Kit which includes:
Utilities Page: This page has a selection of utilities that includes a Share My Location tool that will let send your GPS location via SMS or email, activate your Windows Phone screen as an emergency light, activate a siren alarm, send SOS via screen flashes or audible beeps, and purchase the Unlock Features for the app.
First Aid Information Page: This page will provide you with details on tackling various first aid issues that includes CPR, Poison response, and excessive bleeding. The page also contains information on jump starting your car, building a first aid kit and Global emergency services telephone numbers.
The Unlock Features is an in-app purchase that is running $1.29 and lets you add a PIN number to your notes. It adds a layer of security to sensitive medical and personal information that you can store within Emergency Kit. Another nice feature with the Unlock Features add on is that you can set your profile to be used as your lockscreen. You'll have to do this through your Windows Phone settings but it acts similar to a medical alert bands by displaying any allergies, medical conditions, etc. that you may have.
Overall, Emergency Kit is a nice app but a little on the brief side. It would have been nice to have seen more first aid topics listed or maybe links to first aid/medical websites. I liked the location sharing feature and if you're so inclined to buy the Unlock Features add-on, the lockscreen integration is also nice. Emergency Kit has potential and is a step in the right direction but needs more beef to it.
Emergency Kit is a free Windows Phone 8 app that you can find here in the Windows Phone The Unlocked Features add-on is running $1.29 and can be purchased within the app itself.
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George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.