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LG Intros a Cellular-Equipped Wristband to Help Parents Keep Track of Their Kids

The KizOn is designed to go 36 hours between charges and let parents track their young children's whereabouts.


LG on Tuesday introduced the KizOn wearable designed to allow parents to track the location of their preschool and elementary school kids. The cellular-equipped wristband can call predefined numbers with a single button and parents can also call to check in with their kids.

The KizOn is set to debut July 10 in South Korea before eventually making its way to North America and Europe in the third quarter.

“Children as well as the elderly are ideal customers for wearable technologies,” LG mobile communications unit CEO Jong-seok Park said in a statement. “Wearables allow us to stay connected without the worry of losing a device or the inconvenience of having to carry a large item in a pocket. At LG, we’re committed to exploring more ways to incorporate wearable devices into consumers’ lives in line with our vision to become a leader in wearables.”

U.S. pricing and availability were not disclosed.

Earlier this month, LG started selling the G Watch, a $229 smartwatch that connects to an Android-based smartphone.

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