DokiWatch lets youngsters make video calls and share their location

DokiWatch lets kids make video calls and share their location

A mobile watch that may make video calls? You will not discover lots of them as a result of smartphones are so a lot better at doing that, however we have in all probability all longed for this seemingly futuristic idea once we have been younger (simply as our personal James Trew confessed in his Neptune Pine evaluation). Because of the parents over at Doki Applied sciences, youngsters nowadays will get to comprehend this dream.

The DokiWatch is a rugged Android smartwatch with a 1.22-inch touchscreen, and it packs all of the necessities for maintaining a tally of a toddler: It comes with 3G radio (1900/2100 MHz; works on AT&T and T-Cellular) plus a Micro SIM slot, in addition to location monitoring (utilizing GPS, WiFi and mobile sign), an SOS button and a 2-megapixel entrance-dealing with digital camera — the half which makes it stand out from the opposite youngsters smartwatches.

Different specs embrace a 1.3GHz twin-Cortex-A7 processor from MediaTek (MT6627), 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, IP67 score for dustproofing and waterproofing, and a 600 mAh battery which ought to require every day charging. Oh, and it runs on Android four.four and can obtain firmware updates sooner or later.

DokiWatch lets kids make video calls and share their location

The watch itself is just part of the entire package deal. Mother and father might want to set up the Doki app for Android and iOS, in an effort to monitor their youngsters and keep in contact — be it by video, voice or textual content. You possibly can even set digital fences right here in order that the app can notify you when your youngsters enter or depart specified areas, similar to residence or faculty. When hassle arises and the SOS button is pressed, the app will ship the child’s location plus background noise to all preset contacts instantly.

In fact, the DokiWatch can solely serve its objective if the youngsters hold it on their wrists, which is why it comes with some enjoyable parts. For one, you get a digital pet that thrives on the quantity of strolling, plus there are stickers and badges as rewards, so it is principally a health monitoring app in disguise. If a child comes throughout one other DokiWatch consumer, they will add one another as associates on the watch (by way of Bluetooth) and the mother and father will obtain a notification about this — they will handle the buddies record within the cellular app as properly.

The DokiWatch is being crowdfunded on Kickstarter and is presently going for as little as $129 a pop, with a colour selection of both yellow, purple, blue or gray. The marketing campaign has already reached its funding objective, so if all goes nicely, the system might be shipped in Might.

Richard’s love for devices was in all probability triggered by an electrical shock on the age of 5 whereas poking his finger into energy sockets for no cause. Since then he has managed to destroy a couple of extra desktops and telephones till he was despatched to England to start out secondary schooling. By some means he ended up in London, the place he had the golden alternative to purchase a then senior editor a pint of lager, and right here we’re. Comply with Richard round in digital shops and you’ll witness some intense exchanges between him and the gross sales reps.