NTT docomo - Dococchi - Watch-Style Wearable Child Monitor (Tracker?)
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Last week, we joined NTT docomo's 2014-2015 winter/spring products rollout and witnessed their new approach to wearable devices for kids - it’s called Dococchi (ドコッチ).
Manufactured by Huawei, Dococchi is a wristwatch-style wearable device for elementary school kids. It is scheduled to be launched in March 2015.
For kids, Dococchi looks just like a cool watch, but it keeps a close eye on them and tracks their condition and location. It has IPX5 waterproof/IP5X rustproof performance, GPS, Bluetooth, an accelerometer, weather sensors, and more. For example, it is able to count kids' steps, measure ambient temperature and humidity, detect where he/she is, determine whether they are walking or resting, and deliver all the data tothe parents' PC or smartphone.
It also functions as a communication tool, too. Although the screen is not a touch panel and kids cannot compose email or texts, several fixed messages are already in the system and the kid can choose it and send it out. The Dococchi that I looked at was a prototype and it didn't have fixed messages yet, but according to NTT docomo's staff, messages such as "I am coming back home soon" will be added.
The Dococchi Gear
NTT docomo President Kato Intros the Dococchi
NTT docomo released their Pet Fit monitor earlier this year - it's literally the pet version of Dococchi. It watches your pet's condition and tracks where it is. When I wrote the article about Pet Fit, I made fun of it by saying "It's ONLY for use with dogs." Now, I have to ask… isn't it too protective?
- Size: 44x44x15mm without band
- Weight: 50g with band
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