LG today announced that its wearable device for kids, called Kizon, will be coming to Europe.
The device allows parents to keep a closer eye on their kids’ whereabouts. Kizon is a colourful plastic wristband that syncs with the child's smartphone, and provides real-time location updates to parents via GPS. Parents can also set a location reminder and have the device send location updates automatically throughout the day.
Meanwhile, the 'One Step Direct Call’ allows parents and kids to converse. A small button on the wristband, or a function on the connected app, allows kids to communicate with their parents and vice-versa.
LG maintains that the Kizon has a 36 hour battery life. Conveniently, the device will send an alert to the child and the parent when the battery life drops below 20%.
The Kizon will be released in Poland initially, and will roll out to other European countries in the near future. It seems like a useful device if you want to keep an eye on where your kids are. Of course, there’s always the chance that they’ll simply take it off or lose it. Kids will be kids, after all.