Omate and Nanoblock collaborate on a children's smartwatch that resembles a LEGO set

 

The Omate x Nanoblock is a new smartwatch for kids that Omate has created in collaboration with the Japanese toy company Nanoblock. The watch has a tonne of functionality and is made up of colorful LEGO-like bricks that are assembled on its strap.

Parents can communicate with their children by using Omate x Nanoblock’s two-way voice and video calling capabilities. The SOS option can be used if the children get lost. The gadget includes a location tracker that uses GPS, cellular networks, and Wi-Fi hotspots to pinpoint your kids’ whereabouts. This means that, using the companion app, parents can monitor their children in real-time.

Omate and Nanoblock collaborated on a children’s smartwatch that resembles a LEGO set.

Most significantly, the new smartwatch safeguards your children with a secured Tata Communications SIM data plan. The company claims that all of this location, message, and video calling data is routed via and end-to-end encrypted through a virtual private network to ensure that nobody can listen in (VPN).

The additional security is undoubtedly much-needed. While the majority of nations do not forbid the sale of GPS watches for children, Germany banned some devices late last year. Children’s smartwatches with listening capabilities are not allowed to be sold in the country because they violate the surveillance regulations, according to the regulator, the Bundesnetzagentur.

According to Laurent Le Pen, founder and CEO of Omate, “Given the growing threat of cyber-crime, any gadget or application directed at children must be safeguarded with the highest levels of security.”

The additional security layer offered by Tata Communications’ MOVE-IoT ConnectTM global private network is what distinguishes the Omate x Nanoblock from other children’s smartwatches. It implies that parents may monitor and communicate with their children in real-time but that no information on the network can be collected by dishonest people.

The Omate x Nanoblock also includes a 2 megapixel front-facing camera, a photo gallery, an alarm, a stopwatch, and a pedometer as additional functions. Three days are covered by the rechargeable battery.

Omate and Nanoblock collaborated on a children’s smartwatch that resembles a LEGO set.

At the end of this month, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the Omate x Nanoblock will be launched. In April, a 1,000-unit limited edition will be up for pre-order for $179. This cost includes a Tata Communications one-year 3G data plan with 100 MB of data per month.

In June, the US and Europe will receive the first shipments of the watch. A white version and a black version are both available.

 

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