Parents are constant concerned about their children’s wellbeing. In this hyperconnected world, though, giving them a full-featured smartphone is often a bit of an overkill, especially since parents may want to avoid the excessive screen time younger ones are exposed to.
The dokiWatch introduces a happy medium. The kid-centric smartwatch is made out of colorful, soft, and flexible plastic that house a GPS tracker along with GSM and Wi-Fi technology to allow parents to accurately track their offspring’s every move. dokiWatch one-ups Apple with the ability for children to video call, voice and text message their guardians or any other friends that might have shared a contact with.
Parents are always in the loop no matter who their child befriends, with full administrative privileges to all aspects of the dokiWatch available through its iOS and Android app. An SOS button rounds out its comprehensive feature set. Each dokiWatch is $149 and is expected to ship in May 2016. The campaign is looking for $20,000 by February 5th, 2016.
dokiWatch is slickly presented and designed, checking off all the requirements necessary to have a functional and useful device and then some. Video calling will be a novel draw. Other bands and bracelets Linkoo are extremely similar but lack video calling. Keep an eye out for this one.