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LG's new wearable for kids allows your to listen in on their surroundings

LG just launched its G Watch smartwatch that runs Google’s new Android Wear operating system. The G Watch is of course aimed at adults, but the company’s newest wearable is squarely targeted at the “youth” market.
 
The new LG KizON not only allows parents to track their children in real-time via GPS, but it also allows for two-way communications (the device supports 2G/3G and Wi-Fi standards) between parent and child via a feature called One Step Direct Call. Using the One Step Direct Call button, the child can contact one pre-configured cell phone number.
 
Where things take a step towards creepy, however, is enabled if a parent tries to contact their child, and the child doesn’t pickup within 10 seconds. In that case, the KizON will automatically allow the parent to listen in on the child’s surroundings via the built-in microphone.

 
“Children as well as the elderly are ideal customers for wearable technologies,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, who heads LG Electronics’ Mobile Communications Company. “Wearables allow us to stay connected without the worry of losing a device or the inconvenience of having to carry a large item in a pocket.”
 
The KizON features a 400 mAh battery that lasts for up to 36 hours (parents can be alerted on their smartphones when the battery level falls below 25 percent). The KizON is also water-resistant and will be available in blue, pink, and green.
 
There is currently no information on pricing, but the device will launch in South Korea tomorrow, while North American and European sales will commence in the third quarter.

Source: The Korea Business Wire





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