LG has just introduced a wearable for kids called the KizON, which they aim to present as the first Eco-Friendly wristband for kids headed overseas to the European market. It’s been certified by TUV Rheinland and UL Environments which are two of the world’s leading certification organizations. According to Dr. Jong-Seok Park who is the President and CEO of LG Electronics, the KizON is the end result after listening to consumers with the idea that technology should be developed and used for the improvement of lives of all consumers. With KizON, parents now have an easy and eco-friendly way to stay connected to their kids in real-time.
LG is announcing that Poland will be the first country overseas to see the launch of the KizON wristband for kids, which is slated to be this week. Other European markets are to follow after albeit without a dedicated time frame mentioned for when those markets should expect a possible launch, or when and if the KizON will launch in other regions like the U.S. As of now the LG KizON is only available in LG’s home country of South Korea. The KizON is to be aimed at preschool and primary school aged children and students, allowing parents to keep track of their children’s whereabouts from their smartphones.There is also a One-Step direct call button that kids can press to get a hold of their parents quickly and easily right from the wristband. If that wasn’t enough convenience, parents also have the ability to push location aware alerts to their device at a predetermined set of intervals during the day.
KizON also has an estimated 36 hour battery life thanks to the 400mAh battery inside, but should the battery get close to running low, both the child and the parent are alerted to the low battery as a reminder to charge it, this happens once the wristband reaches below 20 percent battery life. KizON is offered in blue and pink colors, but will also have a selection of accessories available with popular animation characters on them. The KizON has about 128MB of storage as well as 64MB of RAM, so you shouldn’t be expected to store large amounts of data on this thing, but then again it is a wearable for children of a certain young age so that shouldn’t be needed. It also contains 2G network compatibility, which is what allows for direct contact to the parents through the One Step button. At the moment LG hasn’t listed an exact price for the KizON.