The Filip smartwatch is the first fully independent smartwatch for kid's. With a $200 price tag + a long term agreement with AT&T, it isn't the cheapest option, but keeping your kid safe is worth a whole lot more. The watch includes cellular and 3G connectivity and began shipping in the fourth quarter of 2013.
- Models: Two, Little Filip (different colors) and Big Filip (Early 2014)
- Price: $199.99 (+ $10 a month, wireless fee)
- Status: Shipping now at AT&T
- Standalone smartphone
- GSM/call capabilties
- FCC SAR compliance
One day the founder of Filip Technologies, Sten Kirkbak, lost track of his son at the mall. While he later was able to find him in the parking lot, the traumatic experience led Sten to start to look for a device that would allow him to locate his son if such an event were to happen again. Not finding anything that would work for a young child (his son was 4 years old at the time), Kirkbak came up with the concept of a children's watch that would allow a child to communicate with a parent as well as one that would feature GPS geotracking capabilities to locate them. A few years later, Filip Technologies released the MyFilip, the first child-specific smartwatch at the end of 2013
Creator Interview - Founder Sten Kirkbak
A direct link with this interview with Sten Kirkbak can be found here.