Octopus: The First Icon-based Watch to Assist Kids

Nowadays, kids believe that they can do anything they want anytime. They consider themselves really intelligent. But after all they are still kids and don’t know what is good or bad for them.

Octopus: The First Icon-based Watch to Assist Kids

Sometimes they are really stubborn and it becomes difficult to handle them. For instance, making a child brush their teeth can sometimes become a nightmare.

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In order to avoid such hassle a new icon-based Octopus watch has been revealed that aims to facilitate kids from the ages 3 to 8 with their routine activities.

The Octopus watch’s Kickstarter campaign has hoisted over $231,000 in vows and more than four times its $50,000 fundraising objective. This shows that at least some parents are looking for help in the inspiring-good-habits board.

Octopus developed by JOY, has three predetermined functions.

  1. It’s a watch, showing kids how to read time using both digital and analog faces.
  2. It’s a timetable that parents can remote-program with pop-up icons to notify kids when it’s time for daily activities.
  3. It’s an assistant, offering suggestions, notes, and reminders for children and parents both.

The company states on its Kickstarter page that:

“We have designed the first watch that helps them understand how parents expect them to use their time. We believe this will help children form good habits and help them to take responsibility for their actions.”

The watch is inhibited by an iOS or Android app. It comes with customizable, age-based lineup templates and an extra gamification feature that permits kid unhook devices. There are almost 600 stored icons.

It will be available in four child-friendly colors. It comes with a USB charging cable and wall plug, and JOY claims battery life is almost 96 hours on a full, three-hour recharge. The Octopus watch is also IP65 water resistant.

During a three-month spell, the Octopus watch was designed and prototyped by JOY’s co-founders, Sam Hickman and Omar Alaouf,  with a team at the HAX hardware accelerator program in Shenzen, China.

The Kickstarter campaign took off in June 2016. The company intends to initiate shipment for its watches in November 2016.

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