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LG Adds Kid-Tracking Wearable

Englewood Cliffs, N.J. – LG expanded its wearables selection with the GizmoPal, a GPS-tracking watch phone for pre- to middle-school kids.

The device became available today at for $79 and will roll out to select Verizon stores in the Midwest on Nov. 26 before appearing in all stores starting Dec. 11. Verizon subscribers can add the device to their existing MORE Everything accounts for $5/month.

Parents install a GizmoPal app on their Android or iOS device to locate their kid. From the GizmoPal itself, kids make and receive phone calls using a single-button-calling feature. To make a call or answer a call, the child presses a button, speaks into the device’s microphone, and listens through its speaker.

The child can place a call to a primary or secondary caregiver and can receive calls from two additional approved contacts.

The watch also displays time and play’s sound clips.