As a parent these days the world can seem like a scary place. Our top priority is making sure our children stay safe and we do everything we can to protect them. At the same time it’s very important for kids to learn independence as they grow up. So what do you do? How do you keep your kids safe but give them reasonable space?
This is a sponsored post and a FiLIP 2 was received.
This is a question I’ve been struggling with a lot lately especially as Kora & Logan get older. I’ve been trying to figure out how we can stay in touch with them while they are out and how they could reach us if there was an emergency. That’s why I am excited about the FiLIP 2 to share with you our thoughts about this wearable phone and smart locator for kids.
As you can see the FiLIP 2 is worn on a child’s wrist. The screen is very large and easy to see. It’s also very simple which allows it to provide everything kids need to stay in touch and none of what they don’t. I like this because it allows you to contact your child or for them to reach out to you, it provides location information, and it has an emergency mode, and at the same time it doesn’t offer games or the ability to text others, these are things they can do when they’re older.
I love knowing that if the kids do ride their bikes around or go to a sleepover, we can reach each other easily and, if necessary, they can trigger the emergency mode with the touch of a button. I’m very impressed with all it’s features and the peace of mind it gives parents. So much so I put together my top 5 reasons kids need a FiLIP 2.
Once your FiLIP 2 arrives you download the smartphone app and then within the app you enter 5 phones numbers that the FiLIP 2 can call and receive calls from. These are the only numbers that work with the FiLIP 2. I like how easy it is for kids to call. They simply push a button, scroll through the five contacts, select who they want to call then push the red button and the call is made. If you want to call your child, you open the app, select the child, and the FiLIP 2 will ring. You can also set it up so a child can call another child like a sibling, who also has a FiLIP 2.
The FiLIP 2 has combined GPS, GSM, and WiFi all on one chip and they have a proprietary algorithm that determines which to use for the strongest signal. For example, if GPS isn’t working well inside a building, it will use WiFi and cellular capability to provide location information. Using the app you can see your child’s location on the map at any time.
Easily Initiate Emergency Mode
In case of an emergency children can press the red button on their FiLIP 2 for 3 seconds to initiate the Emergency Mode. In this mode, first a call is made to the primary account holder, if there is no answer it will then go through the list calling each emergency contact until one successfully connects. Once connected it starts recording the call and background noises. It will also show you an immediate update of your child’s location with automatic updates every 60 seconds until the emergency mode is cancelled.
Parents can set up to 5 SafeZones. Each SafeZone is a virtual radius around a location such as home or school. When this is set, parents will receive notifications on their smartphone when the child has entered or left a SafeZone.
One Way Text Messaging
The FiLIP 2 can receive text messages only from the parent’s app. Messages are short at only 24 characters long but you can text a short note like, “Dinner’s ready!” This allows you to stay connected without calling.
As you can see there are many great features of the FiLIP 2. Kids will also like that it is a watch that tells the time and date too. Parents will appreciate that it has optional size spacers which allow it to adjust as the child grows. I recommend the FiLIP 2 to anyone with kids in their lives who are looking for peace of mind as those children gain independence. It’s a fantastic wearable watch and smart locator with a trendy design that kids will be excited to wear.