We try it outWe tested almost all the options of the watch after a tedious registration process which includes providing a valid email id and cellphone number.
The extended menu consists of a family circle, watch management, location record, a help and feedback section
The user has to verify the possession of the watch through a QR code given within the user manual and the device’s IMEI number to register as the gadget’s administrator.
By pressing the SOS button for a short time, the child can record an SOS message, while a long press will allow the child to voice call one of the administrators.
So, we started the test with SOS messaging and it worked well as the child was able to receive and listen to audio messages. It took a few attempts as the child took a little time to learn the process, which may not work in an emergency situation as the watch does not allow the wearer to listen to them again.
The message centre feature.
A child will require a little training before we move on so I had an hour long training session before moving on to test other features of the watch.
I asked my niece to go further away into a park to see how it works outside the house. This time I sent her an SOS message which she received and responded to. The audio was clear and I was able to respond with a call, which she received and talked to me for about 30 seconds.
But when it was her turn to call, she pressed the phone button and not the SOS one, after a few tries, she learnt to use the SOS button for a call and did that, which went well.
We also tested the ‘listen’ option through the app. Though the audio quality was not that good, the option is a blessing if the child, in any emergency situation, forgets or is just too disturbed to call his/her guardian.
Location and geo-fencingSetting a radius for the safety zone.
The location menu allows a user to track the exact location and create a safety zone for the child and if the child is out of the zone.
We tested that and found that sometimes the watch’s exact location is wrongly traced when using cellphone data while it works better on a wi-fi connection. This is problematic as the administrator can be in a place where he/she might not have access to wi-fi and the child is in some trouble.