“Smart gun” only fires when close to RFID device

Detailed by the Washington Post earlier this week, the Armatix iP1 is a handgun that is only capable of firing when in range of the included waterproof wristwatch.
Utilizing a RFID chip with a proximity of about ten inches, a light just above the grip will turn green when the gun is ready to fire. When the watch is more than ten inches away from the pistol, the light on the handgun will turn red and nothing will happen when the trigger is pulled. In addition to displaying the time, the watch also shows the charge level of the device, can be set for timed weapon deactivation and includes a PIN system for managing the weapon.
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The downside to the Armatix iP1 is the exorbitant cost when compared to handguns of the same caliber or even a greater caliber. While a typical, mid-range .22 pistol can run between $300 to $600, the .22 caliber Armatix iP1 is being sold at about $1,399 in the United States and that doesn’t even include the watch. The RFID wristwatch costs an additional $399, so the entire package will be at least three times the cost of a standard .22 pistol. For the moment, only the Oak Tree Gun Club in Los Angeles is selling the weapon according to the Post.To read more click here.Source: Digitaltrends.com

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