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Filip, a wearable watch-phone for kids, launches for $199 with $10 plan

on November 22, 2013


Back in July, I looked at Filip, a wearable phone for kids that doubles a location device for parents to keep tabs on the younglings. There wasn’t a price available at the time, but now there is: AT&T will sell Filip for $199 along with a $10 monthly service plan. There doesn’t appear to be a two-year commitment or contract with Filip and the plan is reasonably priced for what it provides.

The $10 a month includes unlimited two-way voice calling and messaging but no data provision. That’s OK because Filip isn’t a data-centric smart watch. Instead, it’s a kid-friendly watch that doubles as a limited hands-free phone — only five trusted numbers can be programmed — and a GPS tracker for parents to know where their kids are. A corresponding mobile app for parents is used to see the location of their child or to set geo-fences for alerts…

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