Segmenting the evolving wearable technology market, LG has unveiled its new LG KizON wristband designed for kids that allows parents to keep a closer eye on their children.
The new wearable that comes in bright colours along with attractive accessories like a Hello Kitty cover is aimed at kids in the elementary and pre-school age groups. The wristband features GPS sensor and Wi-Fi for parents to track the location of the kids using tablet or smartphone in real time.
LG Electronics Mobile Communications CEO Jong-seok Park said that children along with parents are also “ideal customers” for wearable technologies. He added that LG is committed to “exploring more ways” to incorporate wearable technology into the lives of consumers with a vision to “become a leader in wearables.”
KizON said to be a water-resistant polythiourethane wristband, touts a “One Step Direct Call” button that allows the kids to dial a preset number whenever needed, so that parents can contact their kids in turn. LG has designed the wristband to connect the call after 10 seconds, if there is no answer, allowing the parents to listen to what their kid is doing with the built-in microphone.
Parents can log in to the KizON Android app to check on their kids and even set location reminders, to get notified at set times through the day about the child’s whereabouts.
LG claims that the KizON’s battery will last for 36 hours on one charge, and that parents will receive notification if the battery drops to below 25 percent. The wearable will pack 64MB RAM memory and can run on 2G and 3G networks.
KizON will be available starting tomorrow in South Korea and is expected to make its way to Europe and the US in Q3 2014. LG is yet to reveal the pricing details of the device.