AT&T launches FiLIP smart watch for kids

FiLIP smart watch for kids

AT&T is launching FiLIP, a smart watch that allows parents to easily monitor their kids’ whereabouts. The device is made to focus only on the features that parents want, including location, voice calling and direct messaging to their child. The parent remains in control at all times through an app on their smartphone, including the designation of five trusted contacts with whom the child can communicate. In addition, FiLIP also allows parents to set Safe Zones, triggering a notification if the child enters or leaves a designated area, and features an intelligent emergency procedure to locate the child and put them in touch with family if needed.

According to Chris Penrose, senior VP at AT&T’s Emerging Devices unit, FiLIP is exactly the “type of device for which we formed the Emerging Devices team at AT&T,” one that solves a “real problem for parents and make their lives easier.”

Yeah we dig the idea even though FiLIP looks kinda bulky to carry around at all times. What do you think?

As for the pricing and service plans, these vital information will be unveiled in the coming months…

  • PeterSteinbeck

    Cool stuff though kinda bulky…

  • KreyosFan

    I don’t know really if this is going to be worthwhile. How will the voice be powered if not bluetoothed to a phone? As well, at the age where I am willing to let my kids go off on their own is the same age that they are basically capable of handling their own fully functional phone. If this is designed for a 5yr/old to 10 yr/old child, these kids are not out on their own yet and an 11 yr/old wouldn’t touch this thing.

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