Qihoo 360, the Chinese mobile security solutions company, has launched a third generation of child-tracking watches, developed again in collaboration with u-blox, the wireless and positioning modules and chips provider. Kids Guard 3S, a personal tracker in a tiny and colourful watch format, is designed to monitor the whereabouts of children.
You Wenxuan, Manager of Hardware Center at Qihoo 360, explained: "We wanted to offer a high performance tracking solution, accurate enough to reassure parents worried of their child’s whereabouts, as child abduction is a serious concern in China.
“u-blox has already demonstrated with leading brands of children watches in China its unique combination of wireless communication and GNSS positioning technologies. Considering the quality and robustness of its products, u-blox has become our strategic partner."
The updated watch has multiple functions, including real time location, integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, two-side call, single-side monitoring, voice intercom, and recording. Its positioning accuracy is 5 meters outdoors and 20 meters indoors. Its 520 mAh Gel Polymer Lithium battery can last up to 5 days on standby mode.
"It was very exciting to collaborate with Qihoo 360, as we at u-blox are committed to support our customers by combining technologies for reliable solutions," explained Tonny Zhong, Country Manager at u-blox China. "As more wearable products and applications will be developed in the near future, we expect more collaboration opportunities with Qihoo 360," he added.