The company is called Haltian, and the device is the Snowfox Trackerphone. As the name suggests, the Snowfox is basically a GPS tracker for kids that notifies parents of their kids’ location.
The Snowfox Trackerphone doesn’t have a screen, and is super compact, which is perfect for the target age — 6 to 11 years old. This way, kids spend less time in front of a screen and more time out in the real world. On top of the GPS, the device also has voice features. A button on the side allows kids to request a call from their parents, which will send a notification to the smartphone app. To respond to an incoming call, all kids have to do is push the button.
Kids can’t actually initiate a phone call, and they also can’t turn the device off, which is obviously by design. According to the creators, the device will last for a week on a single charge, but that will obviously depend on use, as it only has a 820mAh battery.
Haltian has set up an Indiegogo campaign for the Snowfox Trackerphone, with a funding goal of $50,000, which will be used to bring the device to market. If you’re interested in getting one for yourself (or your kids), the price of the device will start at $100, with a $9.90 monthly payment for the voice plan.
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