The practicality of wearables is still being debated, but you have to hand it to LG for coming up with a pretty good use case. The Kizon, announced yesterday, is a smartwatch for kids that allows parents to track their location and communicate with them.
Parents can use the built-in GPS to locate a child, or talk to them through the device’s microphone. Kids can call easily by pressing the “One Step Direct Call” button on the Kizon.
Make no mistake, the Kizon is definitely geared towards the younger crowd, or at least the young at heart. It comes in bright colors and features accessories like a Hello Kitty cover, plus has no touchscreen or interface to speak of. You can’t get simpler than that, really.
Predictably, the specifications aren’t all that impressive. The Kizon packs 64MB of RAM, 2G and 3G cellular radios, and a battery that can last up to 36 hours on a single charge.
The Kizon is set to retail in South Korea soon. It will debut in North America and Europe in the fall. No pricing info is available yet.
With the world turning into even more of a scary place, especially for our next generation, do you think a smartwatch can help alleviate some of that fear for our young ones?