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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.

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