LG has unveiled a new wearable product just for kids, ensuring parents are able to keep track of their offspring using nothing more than their smartphone. The KizON utilizes wireless protocols to provide parents real-time location information for tracking, coupled with the ability to contact their children. There are a bunch of features to also help keep children safe while out and about, making the product worth the investment for peace of mind.
Children who wear the LG KizON are also able to use the One Step Direct Call button to dial a pre-configured phone number, which can be changed on the companion smartphone app. It's a cool concept and one we're sure many parents would have no issue parting with their cash to back. The only issue is the product will be available in South Korea alone on July 10, before heading to Europe and North America later this year. Firm dates and pricing are to be announced.
Does the LG KizON interest you?
EOUL, July 9, 2014 — LG Electronics (LG) will extend the wearable experience to parents with children with its new KizON wristband. KizON is LG's new wearable designed exclusively for pre-school and primary school children that 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 easily communicate with their children as well as providing them with information on the location of their children throughout the day. And parents aren't the only ones who can use KizON to communicate with a loved one. 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 wide range of accessories featuring popular animation characters will be available for KizON, which comes in three attractive colors: blue, pink and green.
"Children as well as the elderly are ideal customers for wearable technologies," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "Wearables allow us to stay connected without the worry of losing a device or the inconvenience of having to carry a large item in a pocket. At LG, we're committed to exploring more ways to incorporate wearable devices into consumers lives in line with our vision to become a leader in wearables."
KizON will make its public debut in South Korea on July 10 before its introduction in North America and Europe later this year. Details of availability and price will be announced locally.