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ZTE launches Smartwatch for Kids

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ZTE and KDDI announced the availability of mamorino Watch, scheduled for a late-March release from KDDI and the Okinawa Cellular Telephone Company. Developed for preschool or young schoolchildren, the waterproof and dustproof watch is the world’s first VoLTE kid’s watch. It offers unique, easy-to-operate features such as a touch panel and speech recognition. The device is designed to help parents confirm the whereabouts of their children, and therefore establish better awareness for them. This device also assists in tracking the child’s varied daily schedule.

“We’re happy to work with KDDI to benefit children’s communication and safety in Japan, all while providing an optimum user experience,” said Jacky Zhang, CEO of EMEA and APAC, ZTE Mobile Devices. “mamorino Watch will help give parents much-needed peace of mind throughout the duration of their children’s schedules. This is just another way in which ZTE’s smart lifestyle innovations bring more convenience and security to users.”

As the latest ZTE Mobile Devices product that puts users at the heart of product development, the company surveyed parents to research, evaluate and develop specifications for mamorino Watch. The watch complements a child’s daily life with ease, enabled by its technology. Users can change mamorino Watch to either a watch type or pendant type. It also comes with various dial screens and wallpaper choices, and the screen automatically adjusts its brightness depending on its surroundings’ brightness. In safety features, parents can connect to their child’s mamorino Watch through a smartphone app for monitoring distance and to avoid losing a child.

After school: When children play outside, the watch’s convenient wearable nature means a child is less likely to forget it as they move, allowing each parent to stay connected by voice calling or SMS and searching for the device because mamorino Watch is equipped with a GPS.

Curfew: Alarm notifies the child when they are out past the curfew time. The parent can call the child using mamorino Watch to give them directions.

In addition, mamorino Watch comes with an easy touch-screen measuring approximately 1.4-inch TFT LCD. Children can alternatively use voice-command to operate the watch, with speech recognition powered by Nuance’s Dragon Speech. On speech recognition, advance set-up is needed, and users can operate mamorino Watch with a combination of specific words or phrases.

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