The Omate x Nanoblock smartwatch for children helps you stay connected via instant, secure, global connectivity.
The world is digital and as more physical things become networked, technology plays a greater role in supporting our lifestyles. With connected homes, vehicles and other personal items, the introduction of devices that enable digital parenting are a natural progression. Collaborations like the one between Tata Communications and wearables maker, Omate, ensure that parents and children get the absolute best electronic devices.
Omate x Nanoblock is a smartwatch for children that helps parents stay connected and aware of their child’s location at all times. The high-tech accessory is powered by the Tata Communications MOVE – IoT Connect SIM, which enables location, messaging and video data over an end-to-end encrypted virtual private network (VPN) for maximum security.
“Given the growing threat of cyber-crime, any device or application aimed at children must be safeguarded with the highest levels of security,” said Laurent Le Pen, Founder & CEO, Omate. “What sets the Omate x Nanoblock apart from other children’s smartwatches is the extra security layer provided by the global private network of Tata Communications MOVE – IoT Connect. It means that parents can keep track of and in touch with their kids in real-time, but no data on the network can be intercepted by unscrupulous individuals.”
In addition to security, the costs associated with acquiring electronic devices for children, is also a concern for tech savvy parents. However, Omate eliminates the need for a separate data package from a local telcommunications provider by offering Omate x Nanoblock to retailers as a ‘wearble-as-a-service’. That means, the device is networked the moment you take it out of the box. This built-in network is the result of Tata Comunications’ relationships with over 600 mobile network operators from around the world.
Speaking about their network capabilities, Laurent, Le Penn continued: “The completely automated subscriber and connectivity management capabilities of Tata Communications MOVE – IoT Connect allow us to focus on our core business of developing innovative, feature-rich smartwatches for consumers everywhere. As we set our sights on taking on some of the biggest consumer electronics manufacturers in the world, working with Tata Communications gives us the global reach we need to help drive the growth of our business across Asia, Europe and the Americas.”
The Omate x Nanoblock will be available for pre-order in April on www.omate.com and will start shipping in June 2018 exclusively in the US and in Europe.
Omate x Nanoblock key features
- Two-way voice chat services
- Location based services to locate the watch via an app
- SOS alert from the watch
- 3-day battery life
- Front selfie camera
- Photo gallery
- SIM card with 100mb data/month
- Exclusive Nanoblock straps
- Magnetic charger with USB data transfer
- Two colours: white and black
- Starting from $179 including 1 year data plan.