Looking for something techy to give your kids this Christmas? You might think about the new FiLIP 2 smartwatch. This is one of the first wearables on the market designed for children, and parents may like it because of its safety features.
The FiLIP 2 smartwatch for kids can be programmed with up to five phone numbers that a child can call at any time. It is aimed at children under the age of 11, and is an upgrade to a previous smartwatch of similar design, just called the FiLIP.
It is priced at $99.99 through the holidays, but will cost $149.99 in January.
Parents can set “safe zones” and receive notifications when children enter or leave the safe zone (school, church, grandma’s house, etc.). There is an emergency button a child can push that will call the primary contact and show a GPS location on that person’s phone. It will even record the call and the background noises. If that person doesn’t answer, the watch will go down the contact list until someone is reached.
Parents can also send one-way text messages to the smartwatch.
The FiLIP 2 does require a $10 per month data package, which can be added on to any AT&T Family Value Plan. The device is available both online and at local AT&T retail stores.