October 26, 2017 2 min read
While traveling can be a fun and fulfilling experience, it does come with a certain risk of getting your items stolen or getting lost in a foreign city without any maps or wifi. Which is why it’s paramount to take precautions before leaving home. One of the easiest ways to keep yourself safe while traveling is by installing a few safety apps on your phone. Here’s our take on some of the best travel apps to keep you safe.
Traveling alone? Chances are your families and friends will be worried about your safety and wellbeing – no matter how guarded the destination. With StaySafe – a GPS tracker that specializes in both personal safety and lone worker protection – you can now travel without any worry. This app sends your exact location to your emergency contact via email or text if you fail to check-in safely. It also tracks your exact GPS coordinates so they can help find you quickly.
Available on: Google Play, App Store, Blackberry, Window Store
Safety Map Worldwide
Imagine if you could examine the safety level of any place on the planet. Safety Map Worldwide allows you to do just that. You can even read comments and ratings on each specific location. Another feature we love: Getting notifications if you happen to find yourself in a danger zone.
Available on:App Store
The last thing you need on your much-needed, long-awaited dream vacation is falling sick or worse, getting into an accident. In case of situations like these, just tap on your ICE app – it keeps details of your medical history, your doctor’s primary details, insurance information and emergency contacts. What’s more, this app can be accessed even if your phone is locked.
Available on:Google Play
The first question everyone asks when arriving at a new place is “What’s the Wi-Fi password?” As tourists, we’re often tempted to use public networks that are free, but little do we know that these wi-fi can put our online identity at risk. UseSafer VPN the next time you connect to public wi-fi. It helps gain secure, private and unrestricted Internet access by connecting to a remote server with high-level encrypted connection.
Available on:App Store, Window Store and Google Play
Price:$3.49 to $8.99 a month
It goes without saying that safety is the number one priority when it comes to exploring a new place. One way to ensure you’re traveling to a safe location is by researching. However, research can only tell you so much. Most of the time, you wouldn’t know what the country or region’s situation is like until you’re physically present. Enter Sitata, a warning app that informs users about the real-time happenings around the world that can disrupt travel. There’s also a “What To Do” column if you’re caught in a menacing situation.
Available on: App Store and Google Play
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