Constantly worried about the whereabouts of your child? Well then, LG’s got a wearable device for you! LG announced today a kid friendly wearable called the KizON. The KizON is a bulky plastic wristband (think fitness trackers) that utilizes Wi-Fi and GPS to constantly report the status of an attached child to a parent’s smartphone or tablet. Parents can also place voice calls to their children, and program a phone number into the wearable which lets the child place a call with the touch of a button. If the child fails to pick up a call from a curious parent, the KizON will automatically turn on the microphone so parents can see just what their child is up to. The KizON can also be configured to alert parents once a child has reached a specific location or at certain times of the day.
The KizON is said to have a battery life of 36 hours, with alerts sent to parents once the device reaches a 25 percent charge. The polyurethane banded KizON will come in three colors, blue, pink and green and will feature a ton of accessories.
The KizON will debut tomorrow, July 10th in South Korea, and will make its way to the U.S. and Europe in the third quarter of this year. pricing and availability will vary by location.
INTRODUCING LG KIZON, A WEARABLE DESIGNED FOR KIDS
LG’s Newest Wearable Gives Parents Peace of Mind
SEOUL, 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 or tablet.
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 or tablet 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 on KizON falls below 25 percent. 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 American and Europe in the third quarter of this year. Details of availability and price will be announced locally.
Memory: 64MB RAM / 125MB ROM
Size: 34.7 x 55.2 x 13.9mm
Color: Blue / Pink / Green
Network: 2G / 3G