Verizon launched a pair of wearable connected devices, dubbed the GizmoPal 2 and GizmoGadget, aimed specifically at children and their caregivers on Friday.
Styled after the increasingly popular smartwatches on the market, the wrist-based LG devices are designed to allow kids and caregivers to maintain contact through a simplified wearable device.
The GizmoPal 2 gives its user access to calls and texts from caregivers. The device also includes a GPS feature that allows caregivers to set boundaries and receive real-time notifications of their child’s location.
The GizmoGadget features a 1.3-inch color touchscreen with seven different watch faces, five themes and band color options of red or blue. A bit more advanced than its sibling, the GizmoGadget grants its user access to texting and two-way calling from up to nine preset numbers, and features voice clips, a pedometer and to-do event notifications.
The Gizmo devices also come with a parental component in the GizmoHub app. Using the app on a compatible Android or Apple device, caregivers can receive scheduled updates and notifications of their child’s location and location history using GPS technology.
The devices can be added to Verizon’s More Everything Plan for a $5 per month line access fee.
The GizmoPal 2 and GizmoGadget are available immediately and cost $54.99 and $124.99, respectively.