UK mobile network O2 has intrdoduced the Spacetalk Adventurer combined smartwatch, 4G phone and GPS device, designed for children. The device has a number of child- and parent-friendly features. It has no open access to the internet or social media, while a School Mode limits which features can be used during school hours so kids can focus on their studies. It’s also dustproof, splashproof and protected for up to 30 minutes underwater to a depth of one metre.
4G calls, SMS, chat and accurate GPS technology kees children connected to those who matter most. There’s a Safe Contacts list that is pre-approved by parents, and an SOS Alert button which sends an alert to parents with their child’s exact location should they ever find themselves lost or in need of help. Parents can also choose to manage everything on the device via the Spacetalk App, which can be installed on multiple devices.
The device retails at £189, or for £7.88 a month with a £5 monthly airtime plan, including unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB of data as well as inclusive access to the exclusive Spacetalk parental control app, (standard price £3.99 per month) on a 24-month plan.