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Vodafone Group has expanded its European Internet of Things (IoT) range by launching two wearables to its existing roster of devices connected by built-in SIMs and controlled through its smartphone app.
The two are a smartwatch aimed at children called the V-Kids Watch and an emergency contact device V-SOS Band.
V-SOS is designed for people with mobility issues, who can programme the band to send a message to four contacts in an emergency situation. Features include fall detection, an alert triggered by the user and an inactivity monitor.
V-Kids, besides being a watch, has a number of safety features built-in, including an SOS alert function, and tracker delivering messages to parents if their child leaves a programmed “safe zone”. The smartwatch is connected via Vodafone’s mobile network, and allows parents to keep in touch with their kids as they become more independent. It offers a range of services, including location monitoring and messaging. Parents can also set up “safe zones” for their children, such as the boundaries of a schoolyard or shopping mall. If a child leaves such a zone, their parent receives an alert on their smartphone.
The launches are an expansion of the V by Vodafone range, which launched in November 2017 in Spain, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom.
V-SOS Band by Vodafone” enables consumers with mobility issues to continue living independently and get assistance in an emergency situation, when the in-built “V-Sim by Vodafone” will send a message to up to four designated contacts, such as family members.