South African kids can now look forward to sporting Tinitells of their own. The hippest and safest wearable phone for kids, has hit our shores, just in time for summer.
South African company Vigitech has teamed up with Stockholm-based start-up Tinitell AB, to announce the most anticipated launch of Tinitell, a wearable phone and GPS tracker. Tinitell is one of the smallest mobile phones ever made, specifically designed for children. South African customers are able to buy the product online at za.tinitell.com.
Super simple, fun and durable, Tinitell is the best option for parents looking to stay connected with their children throughout the day, without limiting their freedom to explore the outside world. At the same time, the device is a healthier alternative to giving children smartphones at a young age.
With Tinitell, children can make and receive calls in a simple and secure way. The device straps around the wrist, like a watch, freeing up the child’s hands and mind and making it easier to play, skate, bike, run and climb. The GPS tracking feature allows parents to safely locate their children on a map via the Tinitell smartphone app.
Visual interaction and screen time are replaced by voice guidance, essential during outdoor activities. Instead of numbers on a screen, Tinitell has voice labels for each contact, recorded by parents and children.
Simplicity is key and Tinitell is operated through the press of a button. Tinitell’s contacts are saved to the device using the Tinitell smartphone app.
“Keeping Tinitell as simple and durable as possible were key factors during the design process”, says CEO Mats Horn. “Not having a screen was a conscious decision from the beginning. We wanted to make it an outdoor phone for outdoor kids, and the possibility of it breaking and making it inoperable simply wasn’t an option. Plus, we believe it’s more fun for kids to fully explore the real environment, and not the virtual one offered by a screen.”
The Tinitell smartphone app is Tinitell’s heart, and this is where parents are able to check Tinitell’s location and manage contacts. Tinitell is compatible with both Android and iOS smartphones.
Tinitell was created by experienced engineers and designers, with first class backgrounds in telecommunication and technology in Scandinavia. It is geared towards children from an early preschool age to active preteens seeking a basic and reliable wearable device for rugged outdoor activities.
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