IoT and Wearables at MWC Barcelona. Introducing the Omate Wherecom K3
It will be followed by the WT Conference on Thursday February 24th.
Other GSMA events at the Gran Fira on February 24th:
from 9:00 am: Securely Scaling the Internet of Things
From 12:00 pm: The Internet of Things: Today and Tomorrow
Two years ago, I got invited by operator Telefonica to share my vision on how smartwatches would become real M2M IoT devices by being connected to the cellular network.
Earlier this month, Qualcomm has also announced that it is investing in this category through its upcoming Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC which will allow OEM to design tethered and 4G LTE connected wearables later this year.
IoT: Top Trends in the IoT in 2016 from the Telefonica M2M Team
Wearables: China is the #1 market for wearables; last year over 10 Million wearables have been sold in China and about half of them (yes 5M units!!!) were 2G GPS tracker kid watches. That has been an incredible story all over China last year.
Today, I am glad to announce that Omate is teaming up with family mobile safety & location-based alert services specialists Monitorlinq and Wherecom to launch its first 3G smartwatch for kids powered by Android 5.1 — the Omate Wherecom K3.
Introducing the Omate Wherecom K3
The Omate Wherecom K3 is the next generation of Kid Smartwatch: the merger of a Wearable GPS Tracker and 3G Standalone Smartwatch powered by Android 5.1. The Wherecom K3 is ideal for kids aged between 6 and 10 years old.
The engineering team of Omate is teaming up with Monitorlinq to offer intelligent & advanced location and alert services, adding critical value to the Omate wearable tech platform.
The Omate Wherecom K3 can last up to two days on a single charge and triangulates a location using GPS, 3G GSM cellular networks and Wi-Fi hotspots, for a more accurate positioning to allow parents to locate and communicate with their children.
The Omate Wherecom K3 enhances our mission to connect every family member through a wearable experience.
Today, kids know how to interact with touchscreen at a very young age; they will definitely enjoy wearing the Wherecom K3. While parents have to teach children to cope with potential dangers, Monitorlinq brings the most secure ecosystem allowing them to locate their children anytime and anywhere.
Alike the Omate Rise, the Omate Wherecom K3 integrates a state-of-the-art internal printed antenna technology into its case which allows the straps to be interchanged for a more personal touch.
The device runs with the exclusive Wherecom kid friendly user interface on top of Android 5.1, along with preset kid friendly applications such as games, calculator, stopwatch and more.
The Omate Wherecom K3 triangulates a location using GPS, cellular networks and Wi-Fi hotspots, for a more accurate positioning to allow parents to locate and communicate with their children.
The device sports a 1.54” color display with a resolution of 320x320, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and 3G connectivity either 1900MHz (US) or 2100MHz (EU). On top of that, the Omate Wherecom K3 is powered by Arkamys Sound Enhancement Software to provide a unique clarity feeling by reaching loud and dynamic sound.
The Omate Wherecom K3 will be available unlocked in the retail at US$129 from April 2016 exclusively through Omate distributors.
Monitorlinq services will be accessible on the Wherecom K3 through several GSM mobile network operators and insurance companies from June 2016.
If you are interested in knowing more about it, feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org and visit us at IoT Stars event and at the Wearables Pavilion of the Mobile World Congress Barcelona from February 22nd to 25th at the Omate booth CS172 Congress Square and the Monitorlinq booth CS96.
Laurent Le Pen
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