These days many parents are petrified to let their kids out of their sight for fear of something happening to them, so when the inevitable happens and they eventually have to let their little ones out into the big bad world, many are packed off armed with a mobile phone so they can stay in contact at all times.
The FilLIP smartwatch is an easy-to-use device that can be programmed with up to five numbers, which kids can call at the touch of a button. Parents can use the FiLIP app (available for both iPhone and Android) or to track the location of their child and call or text them. The app can also be used to set “SafeZones”, such as school or a relative’s house, and parents are sent a notification as soon as their child arrives or leaves these locations.
The only other button on the FiLIP’s simple interface is a red emergency button which, when held down, will call the first number on the contact list. If there’s no answer, the watch calls all the other numbers on the list and sends notification of the child’s location to the primary contact.
It may seem like overkill but the device is certain to appease anxious parents and certainly beats sending young kids out with a mobile phone.
The FiLIP smartwatch costs $199.99 (£121) and is currently only available on the US network AT&T, with no plans announced for future partnerships with other mobile networks.
Over to you…
Do you think the FiLIP smartwatch for kids is a good idea?