LG is ramping up its drive into the wearables market with the launch of its new KizON wristband for kids. LG’s new wearable is designed exclusively for pre-school and primary school children.
It offers parents the ability to keep track of young children when out and about. KizON provides real-time location information for parents to track children's whereabouts on a compatible smartphone.
With One Step Direct Call, parents can easily communicate with their children. Children can also dial a pre-configured phone number, which can be changed at any time through a smartphone running Android 4.1 or higher. If the child fails to answer a call from the pre-configured number within ten seconds, KizON will connect the call so that the parents listen through the built-in microphone.
Location Reminder gives adults the ability to pre-set the device to provide location alerts at specific times. Parents will be alerted via their smartphones when the KizON battery needs to be recharged.
KizON comes in three colours: blue, pink and green. The band is made of eco-friendly polythiourethane (PTU) material - water-resistant and stain resistant. KizON is now available in South Korea and will be introduced to the North America and European markets later this year.
Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, said that children and the elderly are ideal customers for wearable technologies.
Wearables allow consumers to stay connected without the 'worry of losing a device or the inconvenience of having to carry a large item in a pocket', he said.
'At LG, we’re committed to exploring more ways to incorporate wearable devices into consumers lives in line with our vision to become a leader in wearables.'