New app keeps hikers safe

Sara Wright

New app keeps hikers safe

CREATED Apr. 22, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - There is a new app that can help keep you safe while hiking.

The app is called, "Bugle" and was created by a Seattle-based company.

How it works:

  • Before heading out to go jogging or hiking, enter your activity details, such as where you're hiking, into the app.
  • Select the emergency contacts that you would want to be notified in case of an emergency.
  • Select a time that you should be completed with your hike, jog or bike ride.
  • Check back in to the app at the completion of your activity and on time.

If you do not check back in on time, the app sends an alert to your emergency contacts. All the information is store in the cloud. That means that even if you lose your phone or drop your phone, a distress call will go out when you surpass your check in time.

Even if you can't call for help yourself, someone will.