There is no doubt know-how has made it simpler for fogeys to maintain monitor of their youngsters, however introducing them to a smartphone too early may be expensive in addition to having its downsides. Which is why firms like Coolpad are hoping to hit a contented, cheaper medium with smartwatches.

The corporate’s Dyno smartwatch launches at CES 2019. It is a clunky, colourful watch designed for teenagers between four and 9 years outdated that provides dad and mom a greater method to keep related.

The watch has rubber straps that are available pink and blue, and a spherical watch face that youngsters can customise from their wrist. For $149 it provides children all the fundamental smartwatch capabilities just like the step monitoring and GPS, plus fundamental telephone capabilities for calls and texts. Children can name or textual content anybody on their listing of pre-approved contacts, and add buddies with the identical watch (so long as the guardian approves).

Other than programming contacts, dad and mom can monitor the precise location of their little one by way of the Dyno app for Android or iOS and use geofencing to arrange a “secure zone” for teenagers. Mother and father will obtain an alert when the watch goes exterior the established secure zone and one other notification when the telephone is again within the secure zone.

The Dyno smartwatch additionally has an SOS button on the aspect that youngsters can use to name emergency contacts or 911. The watch will first try and name the programmed contacts and calls 911 final if nobody on the listing solutions.

The corporate additionally says that the watch was designed with privateness and security in thoughts. Each the app and watch have been examined for vulnerabilities and adjust to the Kids’s On-line Privateness Safety Act.

It would go about two and a half days on a cost through Micro-USB in response to Coolpads. The Dyno smartwatch goes on sale on Jan. 28 for $149 plus a $10 month-to-month mobile service plan.

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