‘Snowfox’ GPS Phone Helps Parents Keep Tabs on Young Kids
A new, screenless Snowfox GPS phone for all the young kids it could help parents stay in connected with their children, without the adults having to worry that their kids are tighten to smartphones.
This new instrument, called Snowfox, also comes decorated with a GPS tracker, All the parents know where their kids are, It also helping children learn independence by let go them roam to places where they are allowed.
This new “trackerphone” is a waterproof, 2 x 2-inch (5 x 5 centimeters) square that comes in either pastel blue or pink. This trackerphone comes with the lanyard that accommodate it to be attached to a key ring or carabiner hook.
This Snowfox’s battery and low-power electronics let it operate for one week on a single charge, consequent to the company. This model can be recharged via a micro USB port.
This Snowfox’s speaker and microphone also allow two-way phone calls, and this Snowfox’s flexible antenna, This is hidden within a durable nylon tag, helps provide 3G and 2G service.
This device also connects to a free iPhone or Android app. This app can be find a single child, and also displaying his or her current location and give the information there timeline of movements, as well as the battery level on the Snowfox. This is also Up to five protector, like a parents, grandparents and caretakers, can view a child’s profile, This company announce.
This app also have a map view it also view or show the particular location of all trackerphones linked with the app. This is also can send alerts when kids have wandered where they are not permitted, This is also can send a notifications if they arrive or leave various locations.
This Snowfox comprise an embedded SIM card, This is comes with a local call-in number, and it also building it ready for use right out of the box, This company announce. Unlimited voice and data are available via a pay-as-you-go plan that costs about $10 per month.
This Snowfox will be obtainable in 10 countries to start — Like United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. Additional countries may be added during the Indiegogo campaign, the company said. This device/model is already on sale in stores in Finland.
There is just a button on Snowfox. it makes a call, This child presses the button, which sends a notification to all the guardians’ smartphones. Any guardian can then call the child, who can answer the incoming call by pressing the button once more. it make a call to a Snowfox phone, a parent or guardian can dial its number or simply use the app.
Less screen time means that kids will have more time for play, said Ville Ylläsjärvi, a co-founder of Haltian in Oulu, Finland, which designed and manufactures the device. Haltian’s 80 or so employees are mostly former employees of one-time mobile device giant Nokia.
“I see way too many young kids with this smartphones these days,” Ylläsjärvi said. “Simply looking around, you can see kids playing with their devices and not doing stuff kids should be doing, like playing with friends outside, being in social situations and also interacting with the world around you. There have been multiple articles on kids suffering from delayed speech development, neck pains and posture development, which have been related to excessive smartphone usage at a very young age.”
“We have now also allowed her to visit a friend living a few houses down and be able to call her to come home,” Ylläsjärvi said. “Small but very meaningful things. I am really looking forward to her going to school next year and being able to be there for her and better in the know of what she does.”
This Model/Devices that are similar to Snowfox include the GizmoPal from LG and the FiLIP from AT&T, but these come in the form of wristwatches, Ylläsjärvi said. “I think our form factor is more flexible for daily use, allowing multiple means for carrying,” he said. “We have also found out that the wrist devices are not as comfortable to carry for the child.”
An Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for Snowfox began on June 28 and will last until Aug. 4. So far, the project has raised more than $21,000 of its $50,000 goal. If the campaign gets funded, Haltian aims to begin shipping Snowfox to its backers in October.