LG Releases New Smart Wristband for Children With Location Reporting
Shortly after it announced the G Watch (coming to Singapore soon), LG Electronics has announced its new smart wearable -- the LG KizON, targeted at parents of young children who wants to know exactly where the kids are by opening an app on their Android smartphone. Parents can get real-time location reporting through the KizON, which uses GPS and Wi-Fi to give information as accurate as possible.
A large button on the KizON also allows the child to dial a pre-configured phone number, which can be set on a smartphone running Android 4.1 or above. Parents can also make a call to the smart wristband, and if the child does not answer within 10 seconds, the call will be connected automatically. The built-in microphone transmit audio from the child's surroundings and let the parent listen through.
The KizON also has a Location Reminder function where adults can configure their smartphones to get location alerts from the smart wearable at fixed times throughout the day.
LG claims that the 400mAh battery on the KizON can last up to 36 hours on a charge, and when it is running low pn juice, a notification will be sent to the smartphone app. The wristband will also be able to withstand children's rough handling and play, as it is water-resistant and stain resistant.
To entice the young crowd, the device will come in blue, pink or green, and can be customized with accessories featuring popular animation characters. The KizON debuts in South Korea today and will be available in the US and Europe later this year.