Wearable smartphone designed for very young children

Wearable smartphone designed for very young children

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We have already seen a variety of new innovations aimed at young children, such as an augmented reality teddy bear that doubles as an educational tool, and smart building blocks that create animation on tablets. Now, Singapore tech company Oaxis is banking on parents wanting to stay constantly updated on their children’s whereabouts, with a new smartwatch designed for young children. The myFirst Fone is a compact 3G smartphone that is worn like a watch and has built-in security features. Wearers can make and receive voice and video calls, just like a regular phone, but calls and messages can only be sent to and from pre-approved contacts, and all data is encrypted. The phone lacks a keyboard, but can receive texts, and children can reply using emojis and voice memos.

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