[MWC16] Omate, a smartwatch for your kids
The penetration of smartwatches in the market is slow, but steady. Though there are smart watches built around different user stories, every one of them has a fitness angle to it. When I was a kid, I did not need any contraption to keep track of my activities. My parents never needed a device to track my location. But times have changed. Kids don’t get to experience physical activity as much as a 90s kid. There are many solutions available for tracking kids and each of them have an unique differentiator. But such tracking devices have not made into the mainstream market, yet. Omate is a promising startup in the field of smart wearables. Omate started off with its projects crowdfunded in sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.
At the recently concluded MWC in Barcelona, Omate announced a smartwatch for kids. Unlike most of the smartwatches in the market now, Omate smartwatches are standalone. They don’t need a mobile to be tethered to it always. Omate Wherecom K3 is also a standalone 3G enabled smartwatch. It runs on Android 5.1 and is developed in collaboration with Monitorling, a leading safety devices manufacturer. The Omate Wherecom K3 is designed for kids aged between the age of 6 and 10 years. It has a GPS tracker which can track the kids location and also let the parent communicate with the kid.
- 3G connectivity
- Dual-core 1Ghz ARM Cortex-A7 MediaTek MT6572M processor
- ARM Mali-400 MP GPU
- Android 5.1
- 1.54” display with a resolution of 320×320
Once charged, it can last upto 2 days. It also has a reserve battery. It can also be a fun device to wear along as the kid can enjoy games, music and photos on the smartwatch. The inbuilt pedometer can help tract the fitness activities of the kid. It is priced at $129 and will be available in the US from April 2016.