Amazon Planning Wearable Child Tracker
After being given permission earlier this week by the FCC to monitor your sleep using radio waves, Amazon is now considering developing an Alexa-driven wearable device that will allow them to track and monitor your children.
Aimed at kids aged between four and twelve, the GPS device could be a wristband, keychain or clip, according to documents for the codenamed ‘Seeker’ device. It would be voice-activated and provide access to kid-friendly content.
This product was first explored in mid-2019, according to Bloomberg, and it is unclear at what stage it is now.
What is clear is that Amazon has partnered with Disney for the ‘Magic Band’, a wearable for children that is due out later this year.
These could be the self same product, especially considering Disney already tracks guests in its theme parks and hotels with a ‘MagicBand’ wristband, which is described as “colourful, waterproof wristbands—resembling a watch or bracelet—that you can quickly and easily touch to a sensor called a touch point.”