myFirst launches Smart Watchphone for kids

12th October 2022
Sheryl Miles

myFirst, the Singapore-based tech brand for kids, announces the latest iteration of its innovative line of Smart Watchphones, the myFirst Fone R1s.

Designed for young children in today’s world of smart devices, the R1s features 4G LTE connectivity to chat, video, and voice call families and peers under full parental supervision.

Alongside with its smartphone capabilities, the R1s comes with improved smartwatch features including an increased 8GB for music files storage, a heart rate monitor, GPS tracking, lift to wake sensitivity and more.

Built to provide simple use, the myFirst Fone R1s autodetects myFirst’s Bluetooth headset for seamless pairing, while also utilising a simple-to-use watch and app interface allowing young children and parents alike an unparalleled user experience. Like its predecessor, the R1, users of the R1s will be able to mix-and-match the watches face and straps in various trendy colour combination to suit any individual’s personality.

G-Jay Yong, Founder and CEO of myFirst said “Today’s technology allows us to remain connected with the world at large at all times. However, such technologies often come with a caveat, and children today are exposed to various online risks. The R1s looks to minimise this risk, allowing parents to provide their young children with the ability to remain connected with their peers at an affordable cost whilst also enjoying the typical interactive features found on most smart devices within a safe and controlled environment.” 

The connectivity device for today’s smart kids

The myFirst Fone R1s uses cellular networks to allow users to chat, voice and video call in real-time just like a regular phone. If desired, the R1s can be also paired with the myFirstFone App on the parent’s phone, providing parents with the means to authorise and limit the people that can converse with the child, while also giving them real-time updates on the child’s whereabouts via an improved GPS tracking system. The app allows parents to set a designated safety zone through the Geo Fencing Area Alert, as well as a one-touch SOS button for kids to alert their parents in the case of emergencies.

In addition to its connectivity and safety features, the myFirst Fone R1s is designed to keep young children engaged with interactive content. Best paired with the myFirst Headphones BC Wireless Lite, the R1s features a built-in MP3 player and 8GB storage and can store over 1,500 of a child’s favourite songs and audiobooks. The Smart Watchphone uses a 1.3” IPS display promising vibrant pastel colours and users can choose between attractive animated wallpapers or photos taken from the 2MP camera on the R1s. 

All-new health and fitness features

Alongside its connectivity features, the myFirst Fone R1s will also now come with all-new health and smart features such as the heart rate monitoring, that will allow parents to monitor their child’s well-being and set safety parameters. The all-new R1s will also feature fitness goal setting and achievements, as well as a raise to wake function that allows ease-of-use. In addition, the R1s will also include a vibration alert, adding on to its predecessor’s sound-based notification alerts while also giving users the option to pre-record sounds for alarms and ringtones. 

The myFirst Fone R1s is available from myFirstTech for an RRP of £190. It will also be available from Amazon and selected retailers soon. For more information visit myFirst tech.

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