Tencent has announced a new smartwatch for kids called the QQ watch. The device is able to track children through GPS, Wi-Fi and through cellular triangulation, ensuring for maximum accuracy in tracking.
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Those in constant fear of losing their child will be glad to know that there is a new device that helps parents track their children.
The device, called the QQ watch, is built by Chinese tech company Tencent and looks much like other smartwatches on the market today.
In fact, the device is pretty rich in features considering it's built for kids. It offers a 1.12-inch 128 by 128 pixel OLED display, along with a 2G radio and even a 0.3 megapixel camera. Because of the fact that the device is built as a safety device for kids, it also includes an SOS button.
Again, because of the safety aspect, the QQ watch uses GPS, Wi-Fi and cellular triangulation in order to offer tracking, giving it supposedly "highly accurate" tracking. Despite using all those connectivity features, the device is said to last five days on a single battery charge. It charges through a magnetic connector.
The QQ watch is set to go on sale in China in October, with Tencent planning an international release sometime by the end of the year. It has not yet been announced how much the device will cost, however, Tencent says that it will be "very affordable." It will also be rugged, allowing kids to continue being kids without parents having to worry about the occasional bump to the watch.
It's not yet known what operating system the device will run, however, it is likely that it will include a modified version of Tencent's wearable operating system featured on its other smartwatches.