Kids smartwatches are a blooming trend in the wider world of wearables, so much so that Qualcomm went ahead and created the Snapdragon 1200 specifically for them. Now it looks like Samsung is getting into the game, too.
The new AKI kids smartwatch from Naver Labs is powered by Samsung's Exynos 720 Dual processor. That's the same engine that powers the Gear S3, giving it two Cortex A53 Cores that clock in at 1GHz a piece. All that power helps enable a swath of smart features aimed at parents on the AKI.
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There's an LTE modem that enables VoLTE calls, a personal assistant named CLOVA, and Papago, a service that helps kids learn second languages. It can even translate speech in English, Korean, Japanese and Chinese.
Of course, the AKI can also track your kids location to let them know where they are. Samsung says Naver Labs' Wi-Fi Positioning System can provide the exact location of the wearer both outside and indoors.
All of this is in a metal frame with a silicone strap. There's a 1.2-inch OLED display that will display one of four dog emojis. Your kids will also be able to choose from a variety of strap colors, and while Samsung doesn't list out what colors the AKI comes in, we know there's pink and blue-and-gold varieties. It's also IP68 water resistant, so you won't need to worry about your kids taking it off in the pool, or at the lake or beach.
There's no word on when and where the AKI will be available, or how much it'll cost once it does hit the market. And that's a shame, because the AKI is quickly shaping up to be one of the smartest, cutest kids wearables we've seen.
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