Chinese Electronics company Haier took to the stage at the ongoing IFA Global Press Conference in Malta to showcase new home appliances and mobile devices they have in store for their customers this year. Among those are a “Dual-Drum” washing machine that can be controlled and monitored right from your smartphone using an app whose interface Haier says they have redesigned to go with the times. Haier is well known for its televisions and home appliances but it is also getting into the hot wearables market. It showcased the 0.96 inch OLED display smartwatches that the company already demoed at Mobile World Congress and Consumer Electronics Show back in late February and early January respectively.
Haier has two versions of its smartwatch. One is suited for kids and the other for elderly people. This demographic needs care and the attention of its caretakers/guardians hence the strong interest in having them monitored from time to time. As such, Haier’s smartwatches have a knob (not Apple Watch Digital Crown-like, just a SOS button) where the concerned can press in order to inform their handlers of their whereabouts from time to time or if need arises, to alert them of any troubles or need for assistance. Parents/guardians can also pre-set a geo-fence and the watch will alert them (via app) if and when the kids leave the geo-fenced location. Monitoring is via GPS. Just like LG’s KizOn smartwatch for kids, parents are also able to speak to their children via the microphone on their devices.
The senior citizens get the watch below. It feels mature and avoids being too sporty and is bereft of bright colours thanks to the nature of its target users.
The kids get the small and brightly coloured smartwatches.
The smartwatches boast of 2-day battery life and can be immersed in water for at least 30 metres.