Long-distance relationships can be extremely difficult to handle. Having to maintain a healthy relationship with minimal contact is no easy task. Military couples have it extra hard since they can spend months on end without seeing each other. This is further compounded by the fact that military service is a dangerous line of work and it can leave the other person on constant edge, not knowing whether or not their loved one made it through the day.
Relationships like these are the most difficult to maintain. Fortunately, there are some ways with which you can mitigate this issue. Bond Touch is one of the leading solutions to this problem. In fact, Bond Touch allows you to feel the touch of your partner no matter where they might be. Thanks to the magic of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and smartphones, this has been made possible and is available in one package.
In this Bond Touch review, we’ll go over everything you need to know before getting one of these magical bracelets.
Without further ado, here’s the Bond Touch review!
What is Bond Touch?
As we mentioned before, Bond Touch is a device that is meant to keep you and your partner in touch. Simply put, Bond Touch is a pair of bracelets that are connected with each other. When you tap your bracelet, your partner will feel a small vibration in their bracelet and also see an LED light.
This idea has been in the works by Christoph Dressel and his team ever since 2013. However, the company was not officially established until 2017. He came up with the idea as a way to let his loved one know he’s thinking of her on Valentine’s Day.
To quote Dressel’s own words,
“Bond Touch is a perfect gift for people in long-distance relationships, away at school, travel for business, deployed — really anyone for whom being apart is hard, whether it’s for hours, days or months,”
How does it work?
Bond Touch operates in a simple way. For $98 plus tax and shipping, you and your partner need to give the bracelets a solid charge. After that, you need to install the Bond Touch app which is free and available for Android as well as iOS. The application will allow you to set up your profile. You’ll be able to see an image on your phone, you can also add where you are in the world as well as other details.
You’ll stay synced with your loved one as long as the app is running in the background. When you tap the button at the top, you’ll send a vibration signal to your partner’s bracelet, which will also emit a brief glow. After that, it’s all up to your partner to respond to you in their own way.
Bond Touch Review: What’s Inside the Box
Each Bond Touch package includes two bracelets that are meant for you and your partner. There’s also a Bond Touch module include in every box which has an external plastic casing, RGB LED, charging points, as well as a surgical steel loop. You’ll also be getting one bond Touch USB charger, one punch tool, some closure studs, a 30-inch leather band, and an instruction manual.
The box should contain everything you need to assemble your Bond Touch bracelet. The assembly process is simple and should allow you to add your own flair and style to the bracelet, further emphasizing its value and uniqueness.
Using Your Bond Touch
The first thing you should do after you open the box is assembling your bracelet. By following the instruction manual, you’ll be able to assemble your bracelet in no time. It is quite clear and easy to understand. After you’ve assembled your bracelet, go ahead and charge your Bond Touch module. It is important that you fully charge your module. It should take about 3 hours for it to fully charge. If you don’t do it correctly, you might have some trouble with your Bond Touch not syncing properly with the app.
While the Bond Touch module is charging, you can go ahead and look up the app on your smartphone. It is available for both Android and iOS. Once that’s done, make sure that your partner has done the same steps you did. After that, add them as your pair in the app and voilà! You’re set and done.
You should be able to send your touches to your partner by double-tapping the screen. It’s a fantastic way to let your partner know that you’re thinking about them.
Bond Touch Review: Customer Service
Once you purchase Bond Touch, you get a one-year warranty. Additionally, you’ll also be getting 21 days after your purchase where you can try the product. If you don’t like the product or you need to return it for any reason, then you’ll be able to do so within those 21 days.
As for Bond Touch’s customer service, it’s pretty good. They give you a comprehensive support page on their website. They provide all the information you need.
With that said, the instruction manual does not provide all of the info you need, so you might find yourself browsing the support page in search of answers. Fortunately, you’ll find everything you need to know about the product on the support page.
The Bond Touch App
The Touch Bond app is a crucial part of the package, which is why we need to go over it in this Bond Touch review. As we mentioned before, it’s free and available on Android and iOS. You can’t skip this part; otherwise, your Bond Touch will not work.
The app is easy to use and will allow you to see where your partner is so you won’t have to worry all the time about where they might be. Additionally, you can see extra details such as the weather in their region. Small details like these can help a lot with easing one’s mind and helping them get through the day.
One more thing that you need to keep in mind is that the app requires both Bluetooth and internet on your phone. You’ll also need to keep and your phone and bracelet within the range of 10 feet.
Bond Touch Review: Pros and Cons
- Can be used anywhere in the world as long as there is an internet connection
- Fashionable and elegant design. Looks great no matter the occasion
- The set-up process is easy and simple.
- Only $98 for a pair is a great deal
- If you’re not into DIY, then you might not be a fan of having to assemble your own Bond Touch bracelet
- The app needs to run in the background constantly which can quickly drain your phone’s battery
- The bracelet’s battery life is short. They need to be recharged every day for 3 hours.
What Are Customers Saying?
Even though the concept might turn off some people when they first hear about it, a lot of people who have tried it are quite happy with what they got. Keeping in touch with a distant partner can be a difficult task and every bit of information you can get on how well they’re doing and where they are can help ease one’s mind and help them get through another day without seeing their partner.
When it first launched its presale campaign for Valentine’s Day in 2017, the company hit its margin in a matter of two weeks. In 2018, they were so popular that they sold out all their bracelet stock in less than a week. They weren’t able to restock in time for Valentine’s day, but that didn’t stop thousands of people from joining the waitlist.
Bond Touch has gotten mostly great reviews. In the iTunes store, it’s sitting at 4.6 out of 5 stars, with countless positive reviews stating how much it has improved people’s relationships.
With that said, there are a couple of shortcomings that some people were quick to note, such as the style of the bracelets. Some people also felt that the bracelets were irritating to wear for long periods. Others noted that the touch was not exactly “instantaneous”. One reviewer said that the over-reliance on the smartphone app is far from ideal since it forces the user to have their phone next to them at all times
All in all, Bond Touch is a great way to keep in touch with that special someone who’s far away. Even if it doesn’t sound too exciting, feeling a vibration on your wrist and seeing that quick glow on your bracelet can make your day. Knowing that you’re always on your partner’s mind in such a simple yet effective way is something that’s worth investing in.
So, the verdict of this Bond Touch review is: if you’re in a long-distance relationship, getting these bracelets would be worth it!