Snowfox : The Trackerphone Helps Parents Keep Tabs on Young Kids !
The new device, called Snowfox, also comes equipped with a GPS tracker, letting parents know where their kids are, while helping children learn independence by letting them roam to places where they are allowed.
The new “trackerphone” is a waterproof, 2 x 2-inch (5 x 5 centimeters) square that comes in either pastel blue or pink. It comes with a lanyard that allows it to be connected to a key ring or carabiner hook. [Best Educational Toys & Games for Kids]
Snowfox’s battery and low-power electronics let it operate for a week on a single charge, according to the company. The device can be recharged via a micro USB port.
A speaker and microphone allow two-way phone calls, and Snowfox’s flexible antenna, which is hidden within a durable nylon tag, helps provide 3G and 2G service.
The phone connects to a free iPhone or Android app. The app can find a single child, displaying his or her current location and timeline of movements, as well as the battery level on the Snowfox. Up to five guardians, such as parents, grandparents and caretakers, can view a child’s profile, the company said.
Snowfox Trackerphone is designed for kids. We combined a phone and a GPS locator so that kids can learn independence in a safe way and communicate with their parents without the harmful extras of smartphones.
- Long battery life. Use the device for the whole week with a single charge.
- Voice call. Be there for your child and call her at all times.
- Powerful antenna provides realtime connectivity.
- Play proof for everyday use.
- Free smartphone application with child´s location on map, voice call and smart notifications.
Getting started with Snowfox is easy:
- Ready out-of-box. Add the trackerphone to your Snowfox mobile application and start making calls and getting location updates straight away.
- Cost in control. Monthly subscription includes the mobile plan with all-you-can-eat data and voice calls.
- First production batch now available via Indiegogo to 10 countries with a local call-in number: USA, Canada, UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.
Each Snowfox includes an embedded SIM card, which comes with a local call-in number, making it ready for use right out of the box, the company said. Unlimited voice and data are available via a pay-as-you-go plan that costs about $10 per month.
There is just one button on Snowfox. To use it to make a call, the child presses the button, which sends a notification to all the listed guardians’ smartphones. Any guardian can then call the child, who can answer the incoming call by pressing the button once more. To make a call to a Snowfox phone, a parent or guardian can dial its number or simply use the app.
It’s been designed with active lifestyles in mind, and is touted as “playproof” and waterproof. It’s also a quasi wearable, with a loop allowing it to be attached to bags.This way, kids spend less time in front of a screen and more time out in the real world. Appealing to parents trying to get their kids outside and get a word in edgewise is the Snowfox Trackerphone. In hopes of finding middle ground that is suitable for everyone, former Nokia employees at Finnish design and engineering company Haltian have created this kid-friendly cellphone product—complete with a simplistic design, compact size, built-in GPS locator, and corresponding Android and iOS apps—that gives parents peace of mind and children independence and freedom.Having already designed more than ten tech products since Haltian’s founding in 2012, these Snowfox Trackerphone engineers average over fifteen years of experience designing mobile and smartphones. They previously developed innovative R&D strategies at Nokia, and applied such skills when creating their new breakthrough device.