Eachpal, a family safety guard, recently released a WiFi-enabled kid tracking smart wristband SmartUFO together with a pet tracking gadget under the same brand.
Designed specifically for kids, SmartUFO comes in four candy colors. The device traces activity route of kids using WiFi, GPS, and base stations, with focus on positioning and social networking functions.
Battery life has long been a headache for positioning devices that adopt GPS, a battery-consuming technology. By integrating WiFi positioning, the company claims they can get up to two weeks of battery life, while that for most kid wristlets on the market are four to five hours.
Most interestingly, SmartUFO frees parents from sending short messages in the process of communicating with the gadget. Once parents installed Eachpal app on their handsets, the device will send real-time monitoring data to the app automatically. Moreover, three taps on the dial plate can send SOS alerts to predefined custodians.
SmartUFO for pets is IP67 (Ingress Protection) rated and operates normally after submersion in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes.
The company has secured 3 million yuan ($488,742) of angel investment from VRV Software (SZ:300352), a Beijing-based information security service, last October.