With communication and site monitoring expertise, Bounce delays the necessity for a smartphone
OLATHE, Kan., Nov. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Garmin (NYSE: GRMN), immediately introduced Bounce™, a youngsters smartwatch with LTE connectivity1 that lets mother and father simply talk with and find their baby. For folks, guardians or relations who wish to delay buying a smartphone for the kid of their life, Bounce gives a communication device for teenagers who don’t want a totally featured smartphone. With a brilliant, coloration touchscreen show and a sturdy, swim-friendly design, Bounce gives two-way textual content and voice messaging, in addition to real-time location monitoring to the Garmin Jr. app on a mum or dad or guardian suitable smartphone. Together with communication, Bounce gives health and exercise monitoring2, enjoyable video games, and even lets mother and father assign chores and provides rewards.
“As one of many world’s main smartwatch firms, we’re thrilled to supply mother and father peace of thoughts with a smartwatch that enables them to remain in contact with their youngsters whereas additionally keeping track of their location,” stated Dan Bartel, Garmin vice chairman of client gross sales. “Not solely will youngsters really feel cool sporting it, however mother and father will really feel snug introducing their kids to digital communication in a enjoyable and managed approach by way of texts, voice messaging and monitoring proper from their wrist.”
Keep linked for peace of thoughts
Utilizing Bounce’s built-in GPS and LTE connectivity, mother and father can keep linked and know their child’s location with location monitoring on Bounce, all by way of the Garmin Jr. app on the mother and father’ suitable smartphone. No want to change telephone service suppliers – the LTE subscription is managed instantly by way of Garmin. Dad and mom can set outlined areas and be notified when their child leaves the set boundaries. Kids can even use the “examine in” characteristic to share their present location, which sends a notification to the Garmin Jr. app on the mother and father’ smartphones. In case youngsters neglect, mother and father can “refresh” their kid’s location within the Garmin Jr. app to see their present whereabouts.
Along with location monitoring, households can talk with their youngsters by way of the Garmin Jr. app. Instantly from their watch, youngsters can ship textual content and voice messages to the Garmin Jr. app on a suitable smartphone or to different Bounce smartwatches, as long as each watches are authorised to speak with one another by their household directors. They’ll additionally reply with customizable preset messages, voice messages, emojis or sound emojis to parent-approved contacts and in Garmin Jr. household group messages. Throughout faculty days, mother and father can activate faculty mode or do-not-disturb from the Garmin Jr. app to restrict distractions to assist youngsters keep centered whereas they’re within the classroom.
If a toddler wants assist, mother and father can have peace of thoughts realizing they and different contacts they approve within the Garmin Jr. app shall be despatched a message when their baby prompts the Help characteristic3. This notification will embody a LiveTrack location view of their kid’s reside location instantly within the Garmin Jr. app.
Observe actions, chores, and extra at their fingertips
With Bounce, mother and father can encourage an energetic way of life from a younger age. Well being metrics comparable to sleep, steps and energetic minutes, in addition to health actions together with strolling, working, biking, pool swimming and extra may be tracked and considered within the Garmin Jr. app. Dad and mom can even ship notifications to remind their youngsters to finish chores and different tasks. These pleasant reminders may be set as much as recur weekly and even day by day. To assist kids higher handle their time, Bounce places a stopwatch, alarm and timer proper on their wrist to allow them to know when it is time to do homework or when it is time to prepare for soccer follow.
Interactive adventures, quizzes, video games and extra
Leisure is lower than an arm’s size away with Bounce. Gamification of well being and habits lets youngsters unlock rewards for assembly their energetic objectives and tasks, together with enjoyable and academic video games and adventures. Adventures will let younger explorers find out about completely different locations across the globe by way of trivia video games and new details instantly on the Garmin Jr. app on their mum or dad’s smartphone. Along with incomes rewards, youngsters can even compete with their household and associates in particular person and crew challenges. When it isn’t time to be energetic, kids can take a look at their minds with instructional video games comparable to puzzles and flash playing cards proper on their watch.
Bounce is accessible now in three colours – Inexperienced Burst, Black Camo and Lilac Floral – and options as much as 2 days of battery life4. It may be bought completely on Garmin.com for $149.99. Whereas provides final, each Bounce buy additionally features a free copy of Garmin’s “Girls of Journey: Being Courageous in a Huge World,” a kids’s guide to encourage the following technology of explorers. An energetic subscription plan and LTE connectivity is required to make use of linked options, together with textual content and voice messaging, Help, and LiveTrack. For extra info, go to Garmin.com/Bounce.
Engineered on the within for all times on the surface, Garmin merchandise have revolutionized the wellness trade. Dedicated to creating wearables and well being measurement instruments that assist folks of all exercise ranges lead more healthy lives, Garmin believes on daily basis is a chance to innovate and an opportunity to beat yesterday. For extra info, go to Garmin’s digital Newsroom, e mail our press crew, join with @garminwellness on social media, or comply with our adventures at garmin.com/weblog.
1To make use of LTE options on every gadget, an energetic subscription plan and LTE connectivity is required; see LTE protection space at Garmin.com/BounceLTEcoverage
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