FiLIP Is A Smartwatch Child Tracker

In a somewhat surprising, if inevitable, development of the wearable tech trend, FiLIP, a smartwatch and “locator” for kids, is being marketed to both parents and children via AT&T’s lineup as an exclusive device. It doesn’t have the functionality of something like the Galaxy Gear, but it’s mostly a colorful method for keeping track of your kids, while also keeping tabs on who they call. Parents can “whitelist” phone numbers, can set boundary limits for their children, and will get text alerts if their kids go “out-of’bounds.” It’s the dream of helicopter parents world-wide, and should make raising children that much more over-protective. How well this device sells might be an indicator of a new market of parenting devices, and should be watched.