News Articles

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

LG announces KizON, a wearable mobile phone for children

LG Electronics has announced a new child-friendly mobile phone that’ll be available in South Korea from tomorrow, with a launch in North America and Europe planned for later this year. The LG KizON is worn on a wrist band, allowing parents of pre-school and primary school children to track and call their offspring.

Parents can take advantage of GPS and WiFi in the KizON device to track their child via an Android app, while 2G and 3G connectivity lets the KizON receive calls from pre-configured numbers. Children can call a pre-programmed number from the device.

Image

Dr Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, said “Children as well as the elderly are ideal customers for wearable technologies. 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.”

LG’s KizON will be a rival to the FiLIP watch, which won the award for best mobile-enabled consumer electronics device at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. FiLIP is currently being offered by AT&T in the USA.

Print
Author: The Fonecast
0 Comments
Rate this article:
No rating

Leave a comment

This form collects your name, email, IP address and content so that we can keep track of the comments placed on the website. For more info check our Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use where you will get more info on where, how and why we store your data.
Add comment

Follow thefonecast.com

Twitter @TheFonecast RSS podcast feed
Find us on Facebook Subscribe free via iTunes

Archive Calendar

«May 2022»
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
2526272829301
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
303112345

Archive

Terms Of Use | Privacy Statement