My older daughter is almost going to be seven years old. An exciting time, I love how she is starting to have some independence with her friends where she has regular sleepovers and drop-off playdates. Although she will always be my baby, it is amazing to see her grow and flourish as a her own person.
However, with this newfound independence comes a new layer of worrying (from me). Living in NYC, our kids grow up fast as they are exposed to so much. For a peace of mind and necessary security, we have been using the innovative FiLIP 2, the next-generation wearable phone, smart locator and watch for kids.
Designed after three years of research and development for kids ages 4 to 11, this tool allows parents to call, text and locate their child right from their mobile device.
How it works is incredibly easy. Parents simply have to charge the phone, download the FREE FiLIP app and follow the prompts to set up contacts and safety zones for your child. Your child then wears the smartphone where you can allow them to safely and independently explore, play and grow while staying connected.
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My daughter and I recently set this up, and the first thing that caught her attention was the cool watermelon color of the smartphone. I then explained how it works - showing her the side black buttons that allows her to scroll through her contacts and the red button that allows her to turn the FiLIP 2 on and off, make a call, hang up a call, activate an emergency mode and switch the screen. She also loved the wearable design of the FiLIP 2 that also functions as a watch that displays the time and date, and now includes a newly redesigned wristband that can fit optional size spacers - so kids can wear it open or securely closed as well as have the option to adjust the size of the band as they grow.
On my end, I loved looking through the app where I can view a map of our SafeZones (you can set up to five) where she was due to its blend of GPS, GSM, and WiFi that allows parents to locate their child using the most accurate location information, both indoors and outdoors. If there is ever an issue the FiLIP 2 will alert me through the app when my daughter enters or leaves a pre-determined SafeZone, like home or school. Additionally, each one of our five contacts will be connected if my daughter ever presses the FiLIP 2 emergency button - giving me a HUGE peace of mind when she is not with me.
During a recent stay at her Grandma's I used the FiLIP 2 to call her to say goodnight where she thought it was "so fun" to be able to say goodnight to me by calling me via her watch. All she had to do was press the black button to scroll through her pre-set contacts and press the red one to call me. As the ONLY wearable phone for kids certified by the FCC, she is able to make and receive calls with up to five parent-set numbers. Additionally, I use it to text her simple messages at playdates or if I am running late from a work event thanks to its one-way texting abilities.
In our ever-busy and fast-paced world. I am so thankful to have found a product like the FiLIP 2 that offers my daughter a cool and fun watch as well as a way to always stay connected as she is getting older and wanting more independence. For peace of mind and security, we love the FiLIP 2 that makes it even easier for us to stay connected to our kids.
They also running a fantastic deal now where you can get a FREE Gift with Purchase: FiLIP 2 Wristband Accessory! The first 100 readers to purchase a FiLIP 2 will receive a free wristband accessory in Awesome Orange or Limesicle Green valued at $34! To redeem your gift with purchase, go to http://webshop.myfilip.com, select Buy Now and then choose “Blog Post” when asked how you heard about FiLIP. You will receive an email for your color preference and your free wristband accessory will be sent within 60 days.
Deal Alert! Purchase FiLIP 2 through January 8 at the discounted price of $99.99 and save $50 (regular retail price $149.99)!. Learn more at www.myfilip.com.
I am a FiLIP 2 Blogger Ambassador. This post is part of a sponsored campaign. I received compensation for my participation, but my review and opinions are my own.