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LG calls kids an ‘ideal market for wearables’, announces tracking bracelet for kids

Thursday, 10 July 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas

Consumer electronics giant LG is releasing another new wearable, with the device allowing parents to track the whereabouts of their kids 24/7.


The KizON wristband will use GPS, Wi-Fi, as well as 2G and 3G mobile networks to track the whereabouts of pre-school and primary school children.


The device contains a button that allows the child to automatically call a preconfigured number through the device, with the number able to be set using an Android smartphone or tablet.


The device also can be called from any one of the preconfigured numbers, with the device automatically answering the call if the child fails to answer within 10 seconds.


In a statement, LG Electronics Mobile president Jong-seok Park says “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," Park says.


The device will be released in South Korea on July 10, with the company promising releases in North America and Europe during the third quarter of 2014. The announcement comes as the company rolls out its Android Wear-powered G Watch wearable.


This article originally appeared on SmartCompany.