LG unveils KizON for kids’ safety

By Christine Muchira

LG Electronics has designed a wearable wristband, dubbed KizON, which helps parents keep track of their children whereabouts through GPS and Wi-Fi.

The wearable device designed exclusively for pre-school and primary school children provides real-time location information allowing parents to monitor their children on a compatible smartphone.

With One Step Direct Call, parents can communicate with their children as well as providing them with information on the location of their children throughout the day.

Children can also dial a pre-configured phone number, which can be changed at any time through a smartphone running Android 4.1 or higher.

If the child fails to answer a call from any of the pre-configured numbers within ten seconds, KizON will automatically connect the call to let the parents listen through the built-in microphone.

KizON has a Location Reminder function which gives adults the ability to pre-set the device to provide location alerts at specific times throughout the day.

Battery life is rated for 36 hours and parents will be alerted via their smartphones when the battery in KizON needs to be recharged.

The band is constructed of eco-friendly polythiourethane (PTU) material that is water-resistant as well as stain resistant.

A wide range of accessories featuring popular animation characters will be available for KizON, which comes in three attractive colors: blue, pink and green.

A wide range of accessories featuring popular animation characters will be available for KizON, which comes in three attractive colors: blue, pink and green

Joseph Kim, LG East Africa Managing Director said LG is increasingly designing wearable gadgets ideal for both the elderly and the young ones.

He said “Wearables allow us to stay connected without the worry of losing a device or the inconvenience of having to carry a large item in a pocket. At LG, we’re committed to exploring more ways to incorporate wearable devices into consumers’ lives in line with our vision to become a leader in wearables.”

KizON made its public debut in South Korea this month and is expected to be introduced in other markets in the fourth quarter. Details of availability and price will be announced locally.