While it’s the policy of this blog not to delve into or report about products that are Chinese AND are not distributed, serviced, or suported in the USA, this one product wants to be brought to the attention of protective doting parents everywhere. Why? because it’s such a good idea.
The watch itself is pure utility straightforward, almost single-mindedly – strap a tracker onto your kid’s wrist and make them want to keep it by including full cell phone and audio media playback functionality. Packaged in an ugly hocky-puck-like rugged bluetooth enabled wrist watch, the device replaces pocket phones and music players.
But at the heart of it, this is a product that is beyond clever for those who have the need for people tracking. It will report on demand to a guardian phone it’s whereabouts and in the reverse, it will allow the wearer to send an SOS to the guardian.
A few bloggers have reported about this gadget as the ultimate kid lo-jack and joke that it is invasive monitoring at it’s finest. This blogger’s take on it is not so humorous – there are lot’s of people that would benefit from this device besides wayward teenagers and helicopter parents: Alzheimer sufferers, the mentally challanged, and military and law-keeping personel in unfamiliar or dangerous places are a few examples that come to mind. And, there have been times in my past when I could have used one of these myself; to let my wife know from which tavern she could have retrieved me.
Anyway.. for only $80 it’s a great value, a true problem solver and a generally nifty gadget.
Go to Chinavasion http://www.chinavasion.com/wvt3/ for more information, pictures and exact specifications.