At the age of eleven, Birke Baehr aims to have a career in organic farming because of his curiosity in trying to explore the problems of the food industry. Again, Thomas Suarez, a 12-year-old app developer has not only released some exquisite apps on the App Store, but has also set forth in establishing a Coding Club within his school premises in order to help others learn this skill too! They and Businessnewsdaily’s “9 Amazing (Very) Young Entrepreneurs” surely makes us believe that the future is going to have a lot more than Project Glass and Hyperloop, that these rockstars of tomorrow are up for building a world that has only been projected in sci-fi’s till date. Today’s kids are an invention by themselves, giving the way they think and act.
But when statistics show that a child gets missing or is abducted every 40 seconds in the US, it becomes extremely difficult for parents to let their future Einsteins move around freely in search of their next exploration. This, however, cannot stop them from letting their kids travel alone inspite of the high risk factor lingering everywhere, all the time! There happened to be no alternative for this apart from GPS trackers which don’t work well indoors and regular mobile phones which becomes too complicated a device for kids to handle. Sten Kirkbak thought of bringing a modern solution to this problem when he lost contact with his 3-year old son Filip in a shopping mall for 30 minutes 5 years ago. And there enters the world’s first wearable smart locator and phone for kids – Filip.
Helping you track your kid’s location from a mobile app
Believing that “many of the world’s best products are born when people create something that they want or need for themselves”, Sten has come forth with a product that helps parents stay in touch with their kids no matter which adventure they are on. Called by it’s engineers as a patent-pending marriage of assisted GPS, GSM cell tower location, and Wi-Fi hotspot triangulation for kids, this is a smartwatch that not only lets you track your kids location but also serves as a phone with the option of pre-programing five contact numbers your kids can call. That’s quite a simple mobile device keeping your kids miles away from the actual smartphone world! Coming in four vibrant colors with a 2-button one-touch-for-call interface (one for calling and one for emergency), this striking gadget for kids makes your little ones fall in love with Filip in just a matter of few minutes. Using the Filip mobile app, you can also set Safezones which is a virtual radius around a specific destination. With Safezones created on the map, you can now receive messages from Filip as and when your child enters or leaves it.
“Intelligent Emergency” intimates you when your kids are in danger
Something which made me adore Filip all the more is the “Intelligent Emergency” feature which once activated calls all five contacts continuously unless one is reached. This is incorporated with an automatic location beacon and ambient sound recording. No doubt it is one of those useful gadgets that will monitor your little ones just like you would. What sets it apart from any other GPS device for children available in the market is its diversity of features. In an interview with Techcrunch, CEO Jonathan Peachey had said, “You need a combination of location and voice. I can’t point to a product that does the features we do in a wearable product.” To add to this, Filip has also ensured safe exposure of kids to radio energy by directing it away from them thus making themselves eligible for the government certification from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Available exclusively from AT&T at $199.99 plus shipping charges, each Filip will comprise of the Filip device, wristband and charger. For a price of $10/month, parents would now have access to unlimited location data and two-way voice calling with their kids 24*7. Let there be celebration and happiness all around this Christmas, let there be a Filip by your child every moment! Happy Gadgeting!