Mobile Apps Wearables

Wearable Devices Aren’t Just for Adults Anymore…

When Sten Kirkbak lost track of his 3-year old son, Filip in a crowded mall for 30 minutes, he was mortified. The next day, Sten began searching for a product to give to Filip in case they were to get separated like that again, but couldn’t find a technology that was age appropriate. After a year of research, Sten knew that there needed to be a wearable smart product for kids on the market.

He decided to name the product Filip, after his son who inspired his journey to create the world’s first smart locator and phone for kids. Filip makes it easy to locate your child indoors or outdoors, and you can set up the Filip to make and receive phone calls. There is even an emergency button that can be pressed at a moments notice. This will initiate emergency mode and will automatically call the primary account holder, record the conversation, and will update you on your child’s location every 60 seconds until the emergency is cancelled. Set up is extremely easy and can be done in just three steps. You just have to download the app, create an account, and connect the device.

To learn more about Filip Technologies, click here.

Mobile Apps Wearables

The Apple Watch Buzz

If you want to get your hands on the long awaited and highly anticipated Apple Watch, you will need to order it in advance. According to ABC News, this is what you need to know about getting this device wrapped around your wrist:

Pre-orders will begin at 12:01 am PT this Friday. The first customers to order will receive the device on April 24th. There are 20 different models to choose from, with prices ranging from $349 to $17,000. There are 3 types: Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch, and the Apple Watch Edition. Each type has about an 18-hour battery life.

For those who are not sure if the Apple Watch is the right fit for you, do not fret! You can start scheduling appointments to try on and test out beginning on Friday.

When it comes to compatibility, the Apple Watch is compatible with the iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 6, and 6+.

We are extremely excited to see how the Apple Watch will further advance mobile technology, and can’t wait to start developing compatible mobile apps for emerging products such as this.

Mobile Apps Wearables

Smart Jewelry – the Latest in Wearable Technology

Smart watches are all the rage right now, especially as we eagerly await the new Apple Watch, but watches are not the only wearable technology to look out for.

Trellie, a pioneer in wearable technology, has recently announced that they will be coming out with smart jewelry technology. According to Trellie’s website, this new product “…enables you to detach from your phone, prioritize who and what is important, and look stylish doing it”.  With smart jewelry, you can determine who or what can notify you. The jewelry notifies you of the call or alert with a flashing light, vibration, or both.

So far, this new, modular smart jewelry looks to be a hit. According to Business Wire the product has “inked a design and distribution partnership with one of the largest jewelry designers in the world, serving designer jewelry brands and retailers including Henri Bendel, Vince Camuto, Marc Jacobs, Kate Spade, HSN, Lord and Taylor, Nordstrom and Macy’s”.

Along with wearable smart jewelry, Trellie has also come out with a wireless call notifier that fits on women’s purses that are currently available for purchase. We will be seeing Trellie’s first smart jewelry line for purchase in major retailers beginning in Spring 2015.