Smartwatches are probably the most recognizable wearable out there but, if you think about it, we haven’t seen a lot of wearables designed with children in mind.
Hong Kong-based company Doki Technology is currently trying to give the children their own smartwatch, fit for their (and their parents’) needs.
Dubbed the world’s most advanced wearable and locator for children aged 6 to 12 years, it brings video calls, voice calls, messaging and tracking functions in just one device. The parents can track their child’s location and receive notifications if they happen to be at risk.
Of course, the smartwatch also has interactive apps designed with children in mind such as a virtual pet that can also be a fitness tracker and keep them active. The children can earn achievement badges depending on how many steps they walked, distance or calories burned.
The watch also has a front-facing camera and GPS connectivity but also Amazon Alexa integration and, thanks to it, the children can use the dokiAsk feature, which allows them to ask it questions anywhere, at any time.
All these features can be deactivated with ‘Class Mode’, for a set amount of time, which means that the watch won’t be a distraction for them during school hours. In addition, there’s a scheduler feature on the watch as well, to help the children manage their time, a photo album and, most importantly, an SOS alert for emergencies.
The watch has a pretty good battery life too – with the GPS turned on all day it will last for around 8 hours. With it turned off, the children will get 24 hours out of it.
The watch comes in colors such as Sonic Blue, Dazzle Pink or Shark Grey and it can be purchased from the official website, with a price tag of $219.