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09 June 2016

"Smart" Watches for Children Dumb and Dangerous?

Parents program reminders on their smartphones that
will pop up on the watch at certain times.
Our comment:  Here is another "smart" watch being commercialized for children ages 3 to 8.  Since campaigning for funding is still on-going, we could find no instruction manual on its site, but we suspect such a manual would list precautions similar to those for Re-Vibe anti-distraction wrist wear.  Such devices encourage greater use of cell phones.  We are not at all happy about such developments.  Everyone wants to get on the bandwagon and profit from the sale of "smart" devices, while giving little or no thought to increasing exposure of young children to microwave radiofrequency radiation.

Octopus, icon-based watch that kids can read & understand!
by Joy

The first icon-based watch that teaches kids good habits and the concept of time. It's a watch, it's a scheduler, it's an assistant.
About this project

Octopus is the first icon-based watch that teaches kids good habits and the concept of time.
It's a watch. It gives the time with icons, making it the first clock that young kids can actually read and understand. It helps children conceptually link time to events.

What is Octopus?

It's a scheduler for children, which helps foster responsibility, independence and self-esteem. Parents can program reminders from their smartphone that pop up on the kid's watch.
It's an assistant that helps you, parents, prioritize expectations and stay consistent with daily routines. It provides tips and personal notes. It also reminds you to remind your kids! Unlike other products on the market, it’s wearable, visual and it grows with your kids.

Octopus is for children aged 3 to 8 years old. Unlike other products on the market, it’swearable, visual and it grows with your kids.

It’s a watch built for children who don’t yet understand time

Studies have shown that children under 8 years old don’t understand the concept of time, let alone remember what to do when a certain time rolls around. We have designed the first watch that helps them understand how parents expect them to use their time. We believe this will help children form good habits and help them to take responsibility for their actions.

Every child dreams to be a grown-up! Imagine how proud your young children would be with a watch on their arms just like you. Imagine how they would feel when the watch remind them to prepare their bag for the swimming lesson or to feed the fish before leaving: “I'm useful, I have a role to play in the family, I don't need my parents, I am autonomous!”

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1 comment:

  1. Hi, we are the creator of Octopus.
    I read your comment with interest.
    Please allow me to answer on the radio-frequency point because we understand (and we agree) that parents want to avoid them for their young children (by the way, I'm a father of 2).
    That's exactly why our watch is not equipped with a GPS nor a GSM/3G or 4G ship.

    Instead, we use a bluetooth low energy ship that activates only for a very short period of time to synchronize the data coming from the smartphone, then everything is stored on the memory of the watch.



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