In this day and age, smart devices are everywhere, even amongst children. The struggle to maintain a balance between early technological adoption versus increasing worries of security and safety is real, and imoo Singapore is extending help in the form of the upcoming imoo Watch Phone Z6.
With the team comprised of many parents, the overarching goal of the company’s product innovation was to give parents a viable alternative to the smartphone.
According to a Straits Times report, “two-thirds of children aged seven to nine in Singapore use smartphones every day, and are active on social media.” For parents, the need for security is often in conflict with the potential pitfalls of technology.
Designed as a device to alleviate parents’ concerns and a joy to use for the child, imoo’s focus remains on enhancing the safety of children without adding unnecessary risks in the form of social media and other security concerns.
The upcoming launch of the Singapore version is fully verified by TUV Singapore and registered under IMDA. It incorporates first in the market, high-resolution dual-side camera with HD Video call besides many other child-friendly features providing a platform for peace of mind.
For the child, screen time is kept to a minimum with the use of the Class Mode feature. Parents can dictate when the smartwatch made for kids can be used. This way, there are no distractions during essential times and fewer worries about usage time.
Communication is vital for safety, with dedicated features for the imoo Watch Phone making it stand out in the market. Accurate locating and seamless mobile connection with the support of 4G and VoLTE ensure uninterrupted communications between parents and child. Both Chat and Family Chat allow users to talk and interact with approved individuals, providing a social environment without potentially harmful websites and content access.
The device will give parents another layer of security when it comes to their child with long battery life with Scheduled Power On/off feature, IP68 water resistance meaning that a child could wear it safely while swimming. Its AMOLED multi-point capacitive touch screen with high resolution and full colour allows for quick response, while durability is not a concern with Corning Gorilla Glass screen. Its strap is made of TPSIV from Dow Corning, free from fluorescent additive and an environmental-friendly feature, making the watchband much more flexible and perfect for kids.
The preventative measures extend into calls as well. Calls are only allowed from approved contacts within a child’s contact list. Any calls from strangers and unknown sources are automatically blocked, and notifications would be sent to parents to notify them. By ensuring children only communicate within a designated circle, they are less likely to fall victim to danger.
In emergency situations, the integrated GPS locating can prove invaluable in helping to find your child. The use of various positioning technologies – GPS, GLONASS, BDS, LBS, and Wi-Fi – provides accurate tracking both indoors and outdoors. In addition, the accelerometer helps determine if the user is in motion.
Options for Parents
For parents, the safety of their children is of utmost importance. However, a smartphone need not be the only solution to the problem.
The upcoming launch of the imoo Watch Phone Z6 in mid-April will provide an alternative for families to consider when it comes to prioritising safety while allowing for quality connection.