February 20, 2014
New Smart Guns: Would You Pay An Extra $400 Dollars To Make You Less Safe?
It takes over 13 seconds just to activate the watch. And that's in a relaxed, comfortable environment undoubtedly with plenty of practice. Let's just hope the batteries never fail in an emergency...
The Smart System iP1, a .22-caliber pistol made by the German gun-maker Armatix GmbH, can only function with an accompanying wristwatch, which is sold separately.
When the RFID-equipped watch is activated by a PIN number and placed near the gun — like when a shooter grips the handle — it sends a signal to unlock the gun and a light on the back of the weapon turns green, according to the report. Otherwise, the firearm stays locked and the light on the back remains red, it stated. (Source)
I'll stick with my current handguns that are always 100% ready to go and immediately accessible.