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The Spacetalk Adventurer gives parents peace of mind while their child is out exploring

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Source: https://www.t3.com/us/news/the-spacetalk-adventurer-gives-parents-peace-of-mind-while-their-child-is-out-exploring

The Spacetalk Adventurer is a brand-new smartwatch and phone designed to give you more peace of mind and to give kids the confidence to go explore and seek out new adventures.

As well as being a communication device, the smartwatch also contains a 5MP camera for any budding photographers to capture their favourite memories, as well as a heart rate monitor and step counter that can help your youngster keep an eye on their fitness.

The Spacetalk Adventurer has no open access to the internet or social media, meaning your child won’t be distracted or exposed to any age-inappropriate content, while School Mode limits which features can be used during school hours so kids can focus on their work.

The smartwatch will even give out Reward Stars for good behaviour to help to motivate children to complete their chores and set themselves goals to achieve.

4G calls, SMS, chat and accurate GPS technology will keep your child connected, and there’s a Safe Contacts list that is pre-approved by you, so you know exactly who your child is talking to.

The smartwatch features an SOS Alert button which sends an alert to you with your child’s exact location should they ever find themselves lost or in need of help.

For additional peace of mind, you can manage everything on the device via the Spacetalk App. The app can even be installed on multiple devices so parents, grandparents – and even the whole family – can stay connected.

The Spacetalk Adventurer kids smartwatch is available in three colours – Midnight, Ocean and Coral, and is designed to take a beating, being dustproof, splashproof and protected for up to 30 minutes underwater to a depth of one metre.

The ultra-long battery life means the device will keep up with even the most active kids.

The Spacetalk Adventurer Kids smartwatch retails at £189, or O2 customers can get their hands on the Spacetalk Adventurer smartwatch, with no upfront cost on a 24-month custom plan for £7.88 a month with a £5 monthly airtime plan.

This includes unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB of data as well as inclusive access to the exclusive Spacetalk parental control app (standard price £3.99 per month).

Anyone who purchases the device before 6 October 2021 will also receive free airtime for the first three months.

Spacetalk’s (ASX:SPA) child-friendly smartphone-watch set to launch in the UK

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Source: https://themarketherald.com.au/spacetalks-asxspa-child-friendly-smartphone-watch-set-to-launch-in-the-uk-2021-07-02/

Spacetalk (SPA) has inked a commercial agreement to roll out its range of smartphone GPS watches for children, across stores in the UK.

The deal between Telefónica UK (O2) and Spacetalk’s UK distributor will see the ‘Adventurer’ smartphone watch for kids stocked in all O2 branded stores in the UK and online, with the launch set for quarter one, 2022.

O2 is the UK’s largest network with more than 36 million connections, providing 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G services and operating a nationwide O2 Wifi service.

SPA said the financial impact of selling through O2 is currently unknown, with no guaranteed or minimum level of revenue, however, the company expects there will be a direct positive impact on its total revenue.

Spacetalk’s range of smartphone GPS watches for children and seniors, provide a secure way for families to connect and include a range of different interactive features.

The ‘Adventurer’ is the premium version of the watch, offering more features than the standard watch, including a longer battery life, camera and Bluetooth.

Adventurer will mark O2’s first entry into the kids’ smartphone watches category, with O2 supporting the launch of Spacetalk across all of its consumer channels.

Additionally, the device will be available on O2’s custom payment plans available over three and up to 36 months.

Spacetalk’s CEO Mark Fortunatow said the company will benefit from O2’s customer reach and by having a “bricks-and-mortar” retail presence throughout the UK, which he said is “critical to effectively marketing and growing the category, and building consumer awareness of Spacetalk products”.

Shares were trading 12.9 per cent higher at 17.5 cents at 2:46pm AEST.

Spark Your Child’s Imagination With The New Spacetalk Adventurer Smartwatch, Now Available From O2

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Source: https://www.oxgadgets.com/2021/08/spark-your-childs-imagination-with-the-new-spacetalk-adventurer-smartwatch-now-available-from-o2.html

The Spacetalk Adventurer, a brand-new smartwatch and phone designed to give children freedom and their parents more peace of mind, is now available to purchase on O2 custom plans.

An all-in-one smartwatch, 4G phone and GPS device, the Spacetalk Adventurer is packed with cool features designed to give kids the confidence to go explore and seek out new adventures. There’s a 5MP camera for any budding photographers to capture their favourite memories, while a heart rate monitor and step counter can help young explorers keep an eye on their fitness.

The Spacetalk Adventurer has no open access to the internet or social media, meaning children won’t be distracted or exposed to any age-inappropriate content. A School Mode limits which features can be used during school hours so kids can focus on their studies while Reward Stars for good behaviour help to motivate children to complete their chores and set themselves goals to achieve.

Available in three standout colours – Midnight, Ocean and Coral – the Spacetalk Adventurer is not just fashionable but also robust enough to survive the rough and tumble of exploration, being dustproof, splashproof and protected for up to 30 minutes underwater to a depth of one metre. The ultra-long battery life means the device will keep up with even the most active kids, making this the perfect first phone.

4G calls, SMS, chat and accurate GPS technology keeps children connected to those who matter most. In terms of safety, there’s a Safe Contacts list that is pre-approved by parents, and an SOS Alert button which sends an alert to parents with their child’s exact location should they ever find themselves lost or in need of help.

For additional peace of mind, parents can manage everything on the device via the Spacetalk App, from approving the Safe Contacts list and monitoring their child’s location thanks to GPS technology. The app can even be installed on multiple devices so parents, grandparents – and even the whole family – can stay connected.

Spacetalk Adventurer Kids smartwatch retails at £189.  O2 customers can get their hands on the Spacetalk Adventurer smartwatch, with no upfront cost, on a 24 month custom plan for £7.88 a month with a £5 monthly airtime plan, including unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB of data as well as inclusive access to the exclusive Spacetalk parental control app (standard price £3.99 per month). Anyone who purchases the device before 6 October 2021 will also receive free airtime for the first three months.

O2’s custom plans allow customers to get the device their heart is set on at a more affordable rate, with the ability to choose how much they want to pay upfront, the length of their Device Plan, and the option to flex their data allowance up or down every month to suit their needs from a family of tariffs.

Spacetalk (ASX:SPA) breaks revenue records

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Source: https://themarketherald.com.au/spacetalk-asxspa-breaks-revenue-records-2021-07-15/

Spacetalk (SPA) has reported record revenue for the last quarter of the 2021 financial year.

The communications solutions company achieved $3 million in revenue, up 182 per cent compared to this time last year.

Spacetalk said the revenue had come from strong demand for its devices and continued growth in its app.

Device sales bought in revenue of $1.7 million, up 1600 per cent on the previous corresponding period.

App subscriptions revenue for the quarter was $670,000, up 86 per cent.

Cash burn for the fourth quarter was about $700,000 and cash balance at the end of the period was more than $4.2 million.

Spacetalk is expecting its full 2021 year revenue to hit $15.1 million, an all-time high and be up 43 per cent from the 2020 financial year.

CEO Mark Fortunatow is pleased with the results from the quarter.

“Q4 and FY21 delivered record revenue driven by a combination of strong demand and sell-through of our devices, continued growth in app revenue and the onboarding of large new tier-1 partners,” he said.

“Our new partnerships with some of the world’s largest telcos – including Telstra, Telefonica UK (O2) and Virgin UK – bears testament to the strong growth in the kids smartphone watch category and their urgent focus on participating in it; importantly, with us.

“Spacetalk is the first and presently sole offering in the category of these new partner telcos – a strong worldwide endorsement of the quality, reliability and customer appeal of our devices and app.”

This afternoon, Spacetalk was up 5.71 per cent on the market and is trading at 18.5 cents per share at 2:47 pm AEST.

Sky UK set to sell Spacetalk’s (ASX:SPA) Adventurer device

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Source: https://themarketherald.com.au/sky-uk-set-to-sell-spacetalks-asxspa-adventurer-device-2021-06-30/

 

Sky UK is set to begin selling Spacetalk’s (SPA) Adventurer range of kids’ smartphone watches both in store and online from Q1 FY22.

Spacetalk first launched with Sky in late 2019 and despite challenges arising from COVID-19, awareness of the brand has continued to grow and sales are increasing.

Spacetalk Adventurer is the company’s next-generation 4G smartphone watch for kids aged between five to 12.

These watches allow parents to communicate with their children without allowing access to the internet meaning apps such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.

Parents are also able to block calls and messages from unknown numbers and will be notified if any try to call.

Currently, there is no guaranteed or minimum level of revenue, however, Spacetalk expects sales to have a positive impact on revenue.

“We are pleased to be expanding Spacetalk’s range across Sky’s UK shops and online. When Sky first launched Spacetalk’s original kids’ smartphone watch in late 2019, sales were unfortunately impacted by the restrictions introduced to limit the spread of COVID-19,” CEO Mark Fortunatow said.

“Despite these challenges, we’ve seen the continued strong growth of Spacetalk in ANZ and the successful launch and uptake of Adventurer by consumers and new tier-1 telcos and mass market retailers.”

Spacetalk was up 3.33 per cent on the market with shares trading at 15.5 cents at 11:25 am AEST.

What Telstra is saying about Spacetalk

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Best smartwatch for kids: why parents choose Spacetalk Adventurer

Source: Telstra

The Spacetalk Adventurer is changing the game for 5 to 12-year-olds and their parents. See how this next-gen smartwatch keeps the lines of communication open and makes family logistics just that bit easier.

 

Help your kids stretch their wings

Is your child taking small steps towards independence? Like walking home from school or heading to the park with friends?

If so, you know the dilemma.

They’re not quite ready for the social and physical complexities of a mobile phone but you need to stay in contact – for your peace of mind and theirs.

This is where the Spacetalk Adventurer bridges the gap. It’s a simplified mobile phone and GPS tracker all rolled into one kid-friendly smartwatch.

The Spacetalk Adventurer is a step-up from the original (and super popular) Spacetalk smartwatch, and it brings a raft of new features to delight parents and kids alike.

Let’s dig deeper to see why more parents are choosing Spacetalk Adventurer to foster independence while staying connected with their kids on the go.

 

Features at a glance

  • 4G call and text capability – Make and receive calls/SMS from approved contacts.
  • Hi-res 5MP camera – Share photos and videos with trusted friends and family.
  • GPS location tracking – Check your child’s current location and location history.
  • Safe zones – Define safe places and get notified when your child arrives or leaves the zone.
  • Parental controls – Approve contacts, set distraction-free School Mode and more. You decide which watch features your child can use.
  • Emergency button – One tap and kids can send a message to designated guardians or authorities.
  • Stopwatch –  Have fun with timing events and measure progress for fitness, sport and training.
  • Weather checker – See current weather or check the forecast for your child’s location.
  • Fitness tracker – Count steps, check heart rate and monitor your child’s activities
  • Dust and water-resistant (IP67) – Protected up to a depth of 1 metre for a duration of up to 30 minutes.

Note: Adventurer requires a Nano SIM card with calls, SMS and data, and a Spacetalk in-app subscription for up to 2 watches $5.99/month or up to 5 watches for $8.99/month.

4G coverage required. Telstra provides 4G coverage to all major cities and regional centres. Check your coverage at telstra.com.au/coverage.

 

Stay in the driver’s seat with parental controls

We all worry about our kid’s safety. Where are they? Who are they talking to? What are they watching and playing?

Without conforming to the helicopter stereotype, we want to protect our kids as much as possible – especially when they’re out and about.

This is where the Spacetalk Adventurer comes into its own.

First off, there is no social media or open internet to deal with. So your kids can stay connected without being exposed to the potential dangers that lurk online.

Secondly, the Spacetalk app gives you control over every feature and setting on your child’s smartwatch – it’s your boundary-setting control centre.

With a few taps, you can authorise your child’s contacts. This means they can text or chat with approved friends and family but are protected from random calls from people outside the trusted circle.

Along with checking your child’s location, you can set up safe zones and get notified when your child enters or leaves the zone.

You can relax knowing that your kids are communicating with people you know and are hanging out in settings you’re comfortable with.

 

Take the stress out of pick-ups and drop-offs

Life is busy – with school, sports training, playdates and all kinds of extracurricular activities to contend with.

While great for fostering your child’s confidence and independence, this flurry of activity can be logistically tricky.

Picture this. You’re rushing to pick your daughter up from basketball practice but the traffic is terrible and you’re running late. Instead of stressing, you call your daughter and reassure her that you’re on the way. You chat to her while she waits for you to arrive.

Or another scenario. Your 11-year-old son and his friend want to ride their bikes to the park. Using the Spacetalk app, you can check your son’s location. And, if you set the park as a safe zone, you’ll be notified when he leaves it.

The Spacetalk Adventurer is a small device that makes a huge difference to busy families – offering peace of mind for you and your kids.

 

Keep the family connected

The Spacetalk Adventurer has a ton of great reviews online.

Lots of happy customers talk about the unexpected benefits of children becoming closer to grandparents and interstate family thanks to the nifty device.

Kids can take a selfie or shoot a video and send it to the loved ones on their approved contact list – sharing the fun times is a great way to keep everyone connected.

In turn, parents and family members can send fun pics, emojis and encouraging texts to bolster confidence and make kids feel safe and secure. It’s a win-win.

 

Build confidence in timid explorers

Some kids are bursting at the seams, ready to take on the world – the Spacetalk Adventurer encourages this enthusiasm but allows parents to set safe boundaries.

Other kids are more cautious. They might get anxious at sleepovers or worry when parents are running late.

The Spacetalk Adventurer is perfect for kids who need that extra reassurance. Knowing they can contact a trusted person when they need to gives them the confidence to tackle new challenges and join in the fun.

Children with disability can also benefit from the level of reassurance and parental guidance that Spacetalk Adventurer provides.

 

Make fitness fun

Keeping kids active is a challenge in these digital times. The Spacetalk Adventurer has a built-in fitness tracker with voice feedback, making it fun to monitor physical activity. Kids can even check their heart rate during sport and training – a great way to learn about heart health.

With a few taps, you can set a step count goal in the Spacetalk app, most kids love the challenge and are keen to beat mum and dad.

The Adventurer also has a stopwatch that kids can use to measure progress (as well as developing counting skills). How long did it take me to walk home from school today, was it faster than yesterday?

 

Develop a sense of responsibility

Feed the fish, make your bed, meet mum at the school gate.

Set reminders in the Spacetalk app so that your child’s watch tells them what they need to do and when. It makes life easier for you and is a great way to develop responsibility in young kids.

Go a step further and encourage positive behaviour by setting up rewards and sending a star whenever your child reaches a goal. Forget the star chart on the fridge, this one is more fun and is easier to update and manage.

Get your kid thinking ahead by checking the weather on their Spacetalk Adventurer – do you need to bring your jacket or maybe a hat?

Encourage concentration at school with School Mode, a distraction-free setting that switches off calling, texting and sharing capabilities and turns the display into a simple watch.

These little nudges can help your kids to develop great habits, without the constant nagging.

 

Kid friendly design

From the scratch-resistant safety gorilla glass to the hypoallergenic silicone band and IP67 water resistance, the Spacetalk Adventurer is built to take the bumps and bruises kids can dish out.

There is a speckled-finish body colour to suit all tastes –  midnight, coral, mist and ocean – and you can switch it up with interchangeable straps. The large bright OLED screen makes it super easy for even young kids to interact with the watch.

The battery in the Adventure is twice the size of the previous model so you can charge overnight and the watch will take your kid through the day and beyond.

Quarterlies Top 5: Sequoia Financial takes the cake this morning

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Source: Stockhead

Financial company Sequoia (ASX:SEQ) was the top ASX stock among those which released their quarterly reports or other financial updates this morning.

ASX companies have to lodge quarterly reports by the last trading day of January, April, July and October.

If they don’t they risk suspension and consequential panic and anger from shareholders.

 

Sequoia (ASX:SEQ)

This company is a diversified financial stock offering capital markets services, wealth management as well as trading platforms.

While it noted the March quarter was positive, what drew investors’ attention may have been its updated guidance.

In February Sequoia estimated $110 million in revenue with earnings of $7 million. It now expects earnings to be between $8.5 million and $9 million and revenues could be as high as $120 million.

This would be a sharp increase from FY20 in which it only made $84.5 million in revenue and $4.82 million in earnings.

Sequoia (ASX:SEQ) share price chart

 

Pointerra (ASX:3DP)

The geospatial analytics and data stock more than doubled its quarterly cash receipts from the last quarter, up to $1.37 million from $0.64 million.

It also reported a cashflow positive quarter of $0.21 million.

Pointerra says the continual recovery from COVID-19 in many of its key clientele sectors is driving demand, particularly in construction and oil.

Shares are over 10 times higher than a year ago, having begun to take off in July last year when tech entrepreneur Bevan Slattery made an investment into the company. But shares grew another 16 per cent today.

Pointerra (ASX:3DP) share price chart

 

 

Spacetalk (ASX:SPA)

The smartwatch company reported 110 per cent year on year growth in group revenue and a 72 per cent gain in app Annual Recurring Revenue.

It noted its Compound Annual Growth rate in the latter figure has been 273 per cent going back to the start of FY19.

SpaceTalk also reminded shareholders of its partnerships in the last quarter, most notably with Telstra, and that it won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award.

Nevertheless, its schools business revenue did drop from $0.9 million to $0.7 million in a move the company put down to a normalisation of SMS volumes after the uptick recorded when COVID-19 first broke out.

Spacetalk (ASX:SPA) share price chart

 

Pureprofile (ASX:PPL)

The data technology company saw an earnings uplift of 150 per cent and revenue spike of 25 per cent.

After recording negative operating cash flow of $1.3 million in the last quarter, Pureprofile turned it around to $794,000 in positive territory.

Its highlight of the quarter was its partnership with Flybuys, in which it will help Flybuys launch a new platform called Pureprofile perks which will enable Flybuys members to earn points by answering surveys.

The company reiterated this will create the largest insights panel in Australia and further drive company growth.

Pureprofile (ASX:PPL) share price chart

 

Bod Australia (ASX:BOD)

Rounding out the list was medicinal cannabis, CBD and hemp stock Bod which reported a 188 per cent increase in invoiced sales compared to the previous quarter.

The company credited the gain from $0.95 million to $2.74 million to the roll-out of its products in the European markets.

It also told shareholders it hopes to progress US market entry and continue to grow sales in Australia and the UK during this quarter.

Bod Australia (ASX:BOD) share price chart

Australian Industry Leaders collaborate on stylish and technically advanced smartphone watch for older people

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SYDNEY, April 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/. Source: Yahoo Finance.

Leading kids smartphone watch developer Spacetalk Ltd. (ASX:SPA, www.spacetalkwatch.com) and aged care service provider ACH Group have come together to enhance and broaden access to the revolutionary and affordable Spacetalk LIFE smartphone watch for older Australians.

First launched in June 2020 as an all-in-one smartphone watch with GPS for older Australians, Spacetalk LIFE’s potential to support the journey of ageing – enhancing independence, healthy living, social connectivity, and safety, while providing reassurance and peace of mind to family and friends – has attracted significant interest from aged care and home care providers, NDIS providers and Occupational Therapists.

ACH Group CEO Frank Weits commented: “ACH Group recognised that LIFE could fill a gap in the market. Together with its newly incorporated suggested improvements we believe this high quality, stylish smartphone watch will offer peace of mind to older people.”

Spacetalk CEO Mark Fortunatow said: “As a technology innovator, receiving feedback from an industry leader is extremely valuable. We listened, and set about incorporating ACH Group’s suggestions, which included fall detection technology and re-positioning pricing to meet the eligibility requirements for Australians to access Government funding through the Commonwealth Home Support, Home Care and NDIS programs. Our commercial arrangement with ACH Group to sell the device and the accompanying Spacetalk App opens an exciting new B2B2C distribution channel for LIFE and broadens its market reach.”

Fall Detection for LIFE devices is in the final stages of completion, augmented with Artificial Intelligence that uses machine learning to continually improve its high accuracy as more people use the devices. This is ground-breaking new technology and a world-first for devices designed for older people. The Artificial Intelligence Enhanced Fall Detection will be enabled automatically on all LIFE devices via a free over-the-air upgrade on May 31, 2021.

Other LIFE features include SOS alert, GPS locator, 4G phone, water (shower) proof, medication and other reminders, step counter, wearer’s medical history information for emergency responders and a carer-family app to allow easy communication and enhanced interactions at the wearer’s discretion.

Spacetalk LIFE has an existing growing customer base, with NDIS registered provider Mike Snudden of Marmic Meditrak observing: “LIFE has given our NDIS clients a new level of confidence allowing them to “live life” and maintain their independence in the community. LIFE is fully Government funded where it is deemed a reasonable and necessary support need, making it an extremely useful and attractive purchase for both the wearer and carer.”

Unlike other wearable safety devices such as pendant trackers, which can carry a stigma that the wearer requires support, Spacetalk LIFE is a stylish smartphone watch. In fact, Spacetalk has built a global reputation for being a design led Company, combining beautiful industrial design with hardware and software engineering breakthroughs in their elegant built-for-purpose smartphone watches. The Company earlier this month won the coveted international Red Dot Design Award, one of the world’s largest global design competitions, for Outstanding Product Design in 2021.

LIFE will retail at a price of $399, approximately 40% less than other lower featured devices currently available, and requires pairing with the Spacetalk App for a $7.99per month fee and a 4G SIM. If eligible, the cost of the device and the first 12 months of the App fee may be supported by Government funding.

In addition to the B2B2C launch with ACH Group, LIFE will continue to sell retail. It is available now through www.spacetalkwatch.com and JB HiFi, which will commence a new marketing campaign promoting LIFE as a wearable safety device eligible for Government funding. Harvey Norman will commence ranging LIFE at its 121 bricks and mortar stores in Australia and on-line from April 26, 2021.

LIFE will be available for purchase through ACH Group from 1 June 2021 when eligible customers may access LIFE using funds through the CHSP, HCP or the NDIS.

ACH Group CEO Frank Weits said: “Spacetalk LIFE is a fantastic example of two industry leaders collaborating to bring new, leading-edge and world-class aged care technology to market. LIFE can increase an older person’s confidence and their safety, whilst supporting independence, health living, and social connections.”

Spacetalk CEO Mark Fortunatow said: “We are delighted to be collaborating with ACH Group, who are a leading and supportive partner with a strong focus on improving the journey of getting older. Spacetalk LIFE makes an important contribution for older people to live life to the fullest, with practical communication features encouraging independence and ensuring safety. LIFE is built-for-purpose without compromising the dignity of older people, with wearers of the sophisticated and elegant LIFE smartphone watch in complete control while providing peace-of-mind for their carers.”

Spacetalk Adventurer wins international Red Dot Design Award

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Spacetalk Ltd. (ASX ticker: SPA,https://www.spacetalkwatch.com/), developer of innovative technologies that keep families safe and connected, has won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award, one of the world’s largest global design competitions, for Product Design.

Spacetalk has built a global reputation for incorporating best practice data encryption, security and privacy technologies in connected smartwatches purpose-built for kids aged 5-12 and seniors aged 60+, with a professional, user-centred design approach.

With more than 18,000 entries across three main design disciplines, the German Red Dot Design Award is one of the world’s largest global design competitions. The Red Dot Award: Product Design, whose origins date back to 1955, appraises the best products created every year for outstanding design quality. The judging criteria include amongst others includes:

  • Degree of innovation
  • Functionality
  • Formal quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Durability
  • Symbolic and emotional content
  • Product periphery
  • Self-explanatory quality
  • Ecological compatibility

“Spacetalk is a design-led Company and it is an honour to be recognised by Red Dot, the world’s largest and most renowned design competition. This award is validation of our design team’s ambitious goal to design an iconic watch that would stand out from a crowded market and appeal to both kids and parents,” said Spacetalk CEO, Mark Fortunatow.

A key design challenge was to create a non-intrusive device from both a visual and a comfort sense, whilst keeping it robust enough to survive anything kids can throw at it.”

We adopted a holistic design approach right from the start of the project to ensure every aspect of the product was design-led from a product design, digital design, service design and experience design perspective. Receiving the Red Dot Design Award means we got all these elements right and produced a game-changing product that builds on our proud 20-year history of delivering innovative solutions which keep families safe and connected.”

Adventurer was designed and developed from the ground up by a cross-disciplinary design team from Australia and the UK with leading industrial design team, Tangerine Design, directing the product design from their offices in the UK. The device is a huge advancement for the kids connected wearables category, building on what we have learned from the phenomenal success of our original Spacetalk Kids connected smartwatch, and incorporating major industrial design, hardware and software engineering breakthroughs and enhancements into a high-quality device.”

From discovering and pioneering the application of SMS messaging as a powerful new tool for school- to-parent communication to building the Spacetalk connected smartwatches and App ecosystem from the ground-up, our Company is paving the way forward for an exciting future in the wearables market,” concluded Mr. Fortunatow.

Spacetalk Adventurer

Spacetalk Adventurer, launched in December 2020, is the Company’s next generation 4G all-in-one smartphone watch and GPS device for kids aged 5-12. Designed specifically for children, Adventurer is built with a tough kid-proof ruggedness, IP67 water resistance, and customizable comfortable straps. It is technologically advanced with features that deliver confidence for the child, enhanced controls for the parent, and exciting functionalities for a family to stay connected.

In March 2020 Spacetalk announced the expansion of its global partnerships with mobile network operators to include Telstra for the ranging of Adventurer. Telstra Retail and Regional Executive Fiona Hayes commented, “Smartwatches are the fastest growing market for wearables globally and the addition of Spacetalk will strengthen Telstra’s connected smartwatch offering. Spacetalk is a market leader in Australia in connected smartwatches for children and seniors, providing a practical solution for families to stay connected.”

Spacetalk App

The Spacetalk App released with Spacetalk Adventurer provides a family environment for fun, engaging and secure media consumption beyond its device control functionalities for the guardian. Every linked contact – parents, grandparents, extended family members and friends – regardless of whether they are Android or iOS users, can interact with linked Spacetalk devices and each other through the Spacetalk App.

 

This announcement has been authorised by Spacetalk CEO Mark Fortunatow.

For more information, please contact:

Vivek Miranda
Investor Relations and Corporate Development
VMiranda@spacetalkwatch.com
M: +61 401 462 712

Telstra to sell Spacetalk devices

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Source: The Motley Fool

Highlights
  • Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications and technology company, to sell Spacetalk Adventurer devices in Australia
  • Adventurer to be placed on Telstra’s core wearable device range, and sell across Telstra’s national footprint of branded retail stores and online channels
  • Target launch in April 2021. Exhaustive device testing and certification by Telstra in final stage of completion
  • Available for outright purchase or on a Telstra hardware repayment option
  • Strong endorsement by Telstra of the customer need for Spacetalk devices, our leading market share and continuing strong sales growth

Spacetalk Ltd. (ASX ticker: SPA, https://www.spacetalkwatch.com/), developer of innovative technologies that keep families safe and connected, is pleased to announce that Telstra Corporation Limited (“Telstra”) is to commence selling Spacetalk Adventurer devices across all Telstra retail stores and online channels in Australia, with a target launch in April 2021.

Telstra is Australia’s largest Mobile Network Operator (“MNO”), with a market-leading 19 million retail mobile services, the largest footprint of company branded bricks and mortar retail stores in Australia, and a strong online retail presence. Telstra will range Spacetalk Adventurer across its entire retail store network in Australia and Telstra online channels.

Telstra Retail and Regional Executive Fiona Hayes said: “Smartwatches are the fastest growing market for wearables globally and the addition of Spacetalk will strengthen Telstra’s connected smartwatches offering. Spacetalk is a market leader in Australia in connected smartwatches for children and seniors, providing a practical solution for families to stay connected.”

Spacetalk Adventurer will be placed on Telstra’s core wearables device range post completion of the final stages of exhaustive device testing and certification with Telstra, ensuring Adventurer is optimally configured for Telstra Australia’s network frequency bands.

Spacetalk’s range of all-in-one smartphone GPS watches for children (Spacetalk Kids and Spacetalk Adventurer) and seniors (Spacetalk Life) are purpose built with tailored features, design qualities and best practice data encryption, security and privacy technologies, for families to stay confidently connected. Fun, fashionable, secure and technologically advanced, Spacetalk devices deliver confidence for the child and senior wearer, enhanced controls for the guardian, and engaging functionalities for the whole family to stay connected.

The Spacetalk App is designed to provide a family environment for fun, engaging and secure media consumption beyond its device control functionalities for the guardian. Every linked contact – parents, grandparents, extended family members and friends – regardless of whether they are Android or iOS users, can interact with linked Spacetalk devices and each other through the Spacetalk App.

Go-to-market planned by Spacetalk and Telstra for the launch will include:

  • Joint marketing involving PR, influencer activity, digital marketing and eDM’s
  • Spacetalk being included in the Telstra Champions program, involving approximately 100 self-nominated staff members, trained as experts on Spacetalk who will help to drive product knowledge and sales in retail stores
  • High impact retail digital displays and billboards at Telstra’s icon stores in Sydneyand Melbourne.

Spacetalk Adventurer devices will initially be available for outright purchase or on a Telstra hardware repayment option where Telstra customers with a new or existing Telstra service (mobile plan, ADSL, NBN) can add a Spacetalk device to their Telstra account and pay for the Spacetalk devices on their bill over 12 or 24 months.

Telstra is working with Spacetalk towards building a compelling monthly SIM service plan specifically for Spacetalk devices which will simplify the offering for Spacetalk customers and allow Telstra to add new mobile service subscribers to their network.

Spacetalk CEO Mark Fortunatow said: “We are delighted by the ranging of Spacetalk Adventurer with Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications and technology company. This is a very strong endorsement of the quality of Spacetalk devices, with Adventurer to be placed on Telstra’s core wearable device range. It is also a recognition by Telstra of the growing market and customer need for Spacetalk devices, and our leadership in the category of kids connected smartwatches. Needless to say, we are extremely excited by the enhanced brand recognition and sales growth we expect from extending our customer reach with Australia’s largest MNO.”

Spacetalk was founded in 2001 and listed on the ASX in 2003 as MGM Wireless Limited, which developed the world’s first SMS student absence notification platform for schools and went on to become Australia’s most successful school messaging company. On 12 November 2020 the Company changed its name to Spacetalk Ltd (ASX ticker: SPA).