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Wearable tech uses geolocation features to track kids

GPS enabled devices allow parents to gain peace of mind by knowing where their children are.

One of the largest worries that parents carry with them all the time is whether or not their children are where they should be, and now wearable tech products are taking on that issue by using geolocation to allow guardians to be able to track the whereabouts of the kids under their care.

These GPS tracking units are designed to provide worried parents with peace of mind.

Since wearable tech has been exploding in products for adults or even pets, it makes sense that devices for children would start making their way to the market shelves, as well. The kidsport GPS is now available for pre-order and comes in the form of either a wristband or an ankle bracelet with promises to give parents an idea of where their kids are located at any given time.

The company behind this wearable tech claims that there is nothing else like it available to parents.

wearable tech tracks childrenAccording to Jason Hicks, the developer of this mobile device, “We did a lot of research and found out there just isn’t anything like this.” These gadgets are waterproof and are available in different bright colors. Moreover, it also comes with a number of emergency features. There is a panic button that children can push in case of abduction, which will send an alert to parents. Parents also receive a notification in the case the wearables are ever removed or cut off. They are compatible with iPhones, iPads, and Android based devices.

The product is being marketed as a device that will give children the freedom that they deserve and that was available to their parents when they were small, but it will still give those parents the ability to know that their kids are where they should be. The advance sale price for these wearables is currently listed at $129.

Soon enough, these will be far from the only child tracking wearable tech devices that will be available to parents. LG Electronics has also unveiled their LG KizON which will be available in North American and Europe in the fall. That brand is already well into the wearables market with their LG G smartwatch as well as their LG Lifeband Touch. Their child focused product will operate for 36 hours on one charge and will function on 2G, 3G and WiFi networks.

Smartwatch for kids released by VTech

The Kidizoom is now being launched with the capability of taking pictures and video.

A rash of smartwatch unveilings and launches has suddenly started to hit the technology news headlines as electronics companies have recognized a market with a great deal of potential and that is, so far, untapped.

VTech has joined the early entrants to this sector with the Kidizoom, which is meant for kids aged 4 and up.

Even before the smartwatch has managed to truly catch on with adults, it looks like kids will be the next big focus. In the case of the Kidizoom, the price of the wearable technology device is expected to be $60 each. It appears that the these gadgets will be considerably less expensive than those that have been designed for adult wearers. This price will also likely reflect a much more limited capability.

The VTech smartwatch for kids is only the next step in a growing tradition of learning oriented technology by the brand.

The Kidizoom is meant to be a child friendly wearable technology device with a 1.4 inch color touchscreen. It will come with a number of different features, such as a built-in camera which can take both pictures and video. It also contains four different games, but that number can be increased as the device can be connected with the Learning Lodge app store from VTech. The built-in microphone can be used along with an app that gives the child the ability to record his or her voice and then alter it with any of five different audio effects.

While the options that are built into these wearables may not necessarily sound all that educational, the app store does offer a number of learning options that can be added to the device. This gadget also features a range of different functions that can be found in traditional digital watches, such as a timer and stopwatch, as well as an alarm clock. VTech also feels that the choice from among 50 different digital and analog faces will give kids wearing this smartwatch the opportunity to learn to tell time.