Mobile technology provider MGM Wireless has completed the first production run of its Spacetalk 3G GPS smartwatch for children, and is looking at a launch date sometime in October.
Adelaide-based MGM claimed that the device was one of the first of its kind globally, a 3G smartwatch designed for children with a built-in GPS tracker.
“The high quality of our first production run of the Spacetalk GPS smartwatch phone is marvellous,” MGM Wireless CEO Mark Fortunatow said.
“We are delighted with the finish and superior technical performance of the final product and are excited about the upcoming product launch in October.”
Spacetalk, which had been three years in the making, operates with MGM’s AllMyTribe child safety and internet of things (IoT) platform.
It allows parents and children to be connected via two-way 3G communication and can alert parents whenever children leave designated “safe spaces” such as school or home through the built-in GPS tracker.
Online sales of Spacetalk is expected to start on 3 October this year through the MGM Wireless website, and will hit retail stores later in the year to target the peak Christmas and back-to-school sales period.
“Spacetalk is the culmination of almost three years of hard work by MGM and we believe that with our proven track record in school communication solutions, this device is ideally placed to improve student safety and give parents greater peace of mind.
Earlier this year, MGM Wireless’ technology had been heavily involved during Cyclone Debbie, particularly its School Star app that helped inform 32,000 parents in under a minute.