Kiband smart wearable helps parents to track their toddlers
Forget the days where you have to keep your toddlers on a physical leash at a busy shopping centre. A new wearable called the Kiband wants to bring parents the perfect solution to keep track of the whereabouts of their kids, wirelessly.
The water-resistant bracelet is touted as the “smartband to keep kids close”, giving the little ones the freedom to roam about, whilst offering the parents a peace of mind knowing that they will be alerted if their child has gone too far.
The free Kiband app installed on the parent’s smartphone will sync with the bracelet using Bluetooth 4.1 within the distance of up to 200 feet away. Although the app is currently only for iOS, an Android version is said to be in the works.
Parents can set custom distance perimeters in correspondence to where they are, whilst device’s two-part system will not only alert the parents via their smartphone, it will also use vibrations to let the child know that they’re close to or have exceeded their designated range. In addition, the Kiband will also alert the parent when it’s submerged in water, helping them to react quickly.
The band is fixed to the child with the power to remove it given only to the parent or caregiver via their smartphone using the app. This feature will not only prevent the child from slipping it off, it also keeps anyone else with from doing so too. The maker of Kiband suggests that the wearable is suitable for children up to 7 years old, and will adjust in size as the kid grows.
Available in two colours, blue and pink, the Kiband has recently completed its Indiegogo campaign having just surpassed its $25,000 goal. Backers will be receiving early bird units this summer and the wearable will retail for $120 to the public soon after.