There is no shortage of applications that tie in to your home surveillance camera and smartphone, tablet or work computer so that parents are able to keep tabs on what their children are up to at home when they are away. What if the kids are not at home? They are at school, out playing with friends or elsewhere? LG thought this through and they have a wearable device for just that.
KizON is a wristband that LG hopes will be of help to parents who always want to be updated on the whereabouts of their children all the time (well, that is like every parent I know anyway).
The wearable device uses GPS, cellular data and Wi-Fi for its location tracking and reporting just like smartphones do. The device has a direct call feature named One Step Direct Call which allows parents to call their kids any time. The feature is two way since the children can also call their parents directly. The parents can configure a single number that will be used for this purpose on their smartphones provided they are on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or higher. This is the interesting bit: 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. Busy parents can as well set timed alerts to remind them of their kid’s whereabouts throughout the day using KizON’s Location Reminder feature.
Technical specifications of the device are:
- Memory: 64MB RAM / 125MB ROM
- Battery: 400mAh
- Size: 34.7 x 55.2 x 13.9mm
- Color: Blue / Pink / Green
- Network: 2G / 3G
Other features include: it is water resitstant, stain resistant and the aforementioned 400 mAh battery is touted to last for 36 hours.
KizON will be available from June 10th in Korea and is coming to the North American and European markets later.