Child-tracking smartwatch FiLIP launches on AT&T

Parents that have kids that like to roam the neighborhood or just want to keep a close eye on where the kid is any given moment can now buy the AT&T FiLIP. The FiLIP device was first unveiled in October of last year. It is a wearable smartwatch for kids that has GPS tracking services built in. That allows the parent to keep an eye on their kid from afar.

Announced last October, the Filip smartwatch is about to go on sale with AT&T. This isn’t a Pebble or Galaxy Gear challenger though. Instead, it has one specific task in mind: keeping your kids safe. The Filip is a great idea, and incorporates features that will appeal to parents more than little ones, all wrapped up in a chunky, funky design that’s suitable for smaller wrists. Rather than connecting permanently to a smartphone, the Filip acts as a standalone device once it has been setup. Your child can make two-way calls to five stored numbers, which are accessed through a contact list. This also works the other way around; only those five numbers can place a call to the watch. If a call isn’t really necessary, then a short message can be sent using the Filip app.

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