After its Android Wear-based G Watch went on sale across the world yesterday, LG Electronics has unveiled today a new wearable device for kids, the KizON wristband.
Designed for pre-school and primary school children, it offers parents a convenient way to keep track of their young children’s whereabouts. Utilizing GPS and Wi-Fi, KizON provides real-time location information allowing parents to track their children’s whereabouts on a smartphone.
With One Step Direct Call, parents can communicate with their children as well as providing them with information on the location of their children throughout the day. With one press of the One Step Direct Call button, children can also dial a pre-configured phone number, which can be changed at any time through a smartphone running Android 4.1 or higher. If the child fails to answer a call from any of the pre-configured numbers within ten seconds, KizON will automatically connect the call to let the parents listen through the built-in microphone. Another important function of KizON is Location Reminder, which gives adults the ability to pre-set the device to provide location alerts at specific times throughout the day.
Battery life for KizON is rated for 36 hours and parents will be alerted via their smartphones when the battery in KizON needs to be recharged. The band is constructed of eco-friendly polythiourethane (PTU) material that is water-resistant as well as stain resistant. A range of accessories featuring popular animation characters will be available for KizON, which comes in three attractive colors: blue, pink and green.
KizON will make its public debut in South Korea on July 10 before its introduction in North America and Europe later this year.
- Memory: 64MB RAM / 125MB ROM
- Battery: 400mAh
- Size: 34.7 x 55.2 x 13.9mm
- Color: Blue / Pink / Green
- Network: 2G / 3G