What if you are in an area with poor signal or bad data connection? Will this device still function?

There are two aspects to the Athena jewelry: the first is sounding a loud alarm when the button is pressed and held for three seconds. That function will work regardless of your location or mobile phone signal strength. The second is the outreach to your emergency contacts. Athena connects with your mobile phone (via Bluetooth) to send messages with your location to your emergency contacts. If your phone does not have a good wireless provider connection (ie. poor or no signal), then the messages will not be sent. However, our mobile application will retry to establish a connection until you cancel it.