Haier, a Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer, has launched their first set of smartwatches at the CES 2016 Expo in Las Vegas. This comes as no surprise since many electronics maker had forayed into this business; it was about time for the company to launch their first smartwatch. Distinctly there are two models of the watch; one designed for children and another one is meant for senior citizens.
The smartwatch industry for kids and senior citizen is a promising path for firms that are into wearable business. As we recently saw the launch of kids dedicated smartwatches like DokiWatch and Alcatel’s CareTime. These are some of the recently revealed wearables while this arena is full of interesting and resourceful watches designed for children and made for parents as a monitoring tool.
Coming to the talk of this new smartwatch, the features of both models; the children’s model and the senior citizen’s model are almost identical but mostly differ in the sense of design. Of course, there is a size difference as well as senior citizen mode looks more grown up than model designed for kids. The company is officially calling it an SOS Connect Watch for Children and Seniors.
The Watch aimed at seniors has a leather strap in comparison to multi-color strap found on the children model. Both wearables come with the facility of microphone and speakers allowing you to dial and answer the voice calls. The SOS button empowers the users in case of emergency, as pressing the red button would send an alert to up to three different contacts from the list.
Sporting a 0.96-inch OLED Display the Haier smartwatch is made waterproof up to the depth of 30 meters, i.e. 100 feet. There is a monitoring feature on both watch but with a different name, on the senior model it is called remote listening while kids watch it’s called baby monitor. With the help of GPS tracker installed inside smartwatch, parents/guardians can easily track the location of the wearer.
Children’s model is priced at €99 while for the Senior’s model you would have to fetch €129. The availability dates are unknown for now. These smartwatches are being showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.