Smart wristband lets parents track kids using GPS; even makes calls
London: Many smartwatches track exercise and calories, but now, a new wristband allows parents to keep a tab on their children.
Worry no more: The Tinitell wearable phone and GPS tracker (pictured) is designed to be worn by children, and allows them to make calls, while also enabling their movements to be tracked by parents. Pic courtesy/ tinItell/rex
The wearable phone and GPS tracker is designed to be worn by children, and allows them to call their parents.
Named Tinitell, the device will be among the smallest commercial mobile phones on the market when it launches, and will be operated through the click of a button or via voice recognition.
The watch is designed to be practical for play time and does not have a delicate screen. Instead, it has a large button to select a function and will use voice recognition to allow kids to contact a particular person.
If a child were to say ‘mum’, the watch will call the assigned number linked to a pre-recorded voice label. Children will be able to search for contacts manually using volume keys on the side of the watch, to access other numbers.
More advanced features will be controlled by parents via an accompanying smartphone app, which they will be able to use to see the location of their children on a map, as the watch has a built-in GPS.
While the watch is not completely waterproof, it is splash- proof and can withstand quick dips in water. Tinitell was created by Mats Horn in Stockholm, who came up with the idea in 2012 while hanging out with a friend who is also a father.
He is now raising money on Kickstarter to put his invention into production, and is approximately half way to reaching his goal after pulling in just under £35,530 (Rs 36.11 lakh).
Tinitell is available to pre-order on Kickstarter for early backers for £52(Rs 5,200), and is expected to be sold later for £106 (Rs 1 lakh).
>> When Tinitell is launched, children will be able to make phone calls to their parents using the colourful watch
>> It will be operated by clicking the large button or via voice recognition
>> If a child were to say ‘mum’, the watch will call the assigned number linked to a pre-recorded voice label
>> Children will be able to search for contacts manually, using volume keys to access other numbers
>> More advanced features will be controlled by parents via an accompanying smartphone app, which they will be able to use to see the location of their children on a map, as the watch has built-in GPS
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