Smart watchphone is a safe, affordable alternative to smartphones for young children
Singapore company, myFirst, has introduced a smart watchphone specifically for young children. The Fone R1s is described as an affordable and safe alternative to smartphones for young children.
It has a simple to use watch and app interface, said myFirst and features 4G LTE connectivity to chat, video, and voice call families and friends under full parental supervision. It also has 8Gbyte storage for music files, a heart rate monitor, GPS tracking and a lift to wake sensitivity feature.
The R1s will also feature fitness goal setting and achievements, and a vibration alert, as well as sound-based notification alerts and the option for users to pre-record sounds for alarms and ringtones.
The smart watchphone automatically detects Bluetooth headsets from MyFirst for seamless pairing.
There is a selection of watch faces and straps in different colours for mixing and matching in colour combinations to personalise the Smart Watchphone.
G-Jay Yong, founder and CEO of myFirst said the R1s allows children to remain connected without being exposed to online risks, using the “typical interactive features found on most smart devices within a safe and controlled environment”.
The myFirst Fone R1s uses cellular networks to allow users to chat, voice and video call in real time. It can also be paired with the myFirstFone App on a parent’s phone, providing parents with the means to authorise and limit the people that can converse with the child, while also giving them real-time updates on the child’s whereabouts via a GPS tracking system. The app allows parents to set a designated safety zone through the Geo Fencing Area Alert, as well as a one-touch SOS button for children to alert their parents in case of emergency.
The R1s is also designed to keep young children engaged with interactive content such as music and audiobooks.
The Smart Watchphone uses a 1.3-inch IPS display and users can choose between attractive animated wallpapers or photos taken from the 2MP camera on the R1s.