You want to wear that completely clashing outfit? Go for it. You want to have a serious discussion about how you're going to be a rock star when you grow up? Sure, let's chat, I support you. You want to play with Play-doh all over the house so that little bits of it end up ground into the floor? Whoa, slow down there. I said I was laid-back, not completely crazy.
However, when it comes to my girls' safety, my personality is quite the opposite. With all of the scary things that happen in today's day and age, is it any wonder that I find myself short of breath nearly any time they're out of my sight? But I don't want them to grow up too sheltered so that they don't learn how to be independent... isn't there a way to find the spot evenly between complete protection and reliable self-confidence?
Right now it is available in the form of the innovative, intuitive and super cool FiLIP 2!
A next-generation wearable phone, smart locator and watch for kids ages 4 to 11, the FiLIP 2 was designed to keep families in touch quickly and easily. Parents are able to call, text and locate their child right from their mobile device, allowing children to safely and independently explore, play and grow while staying connected to Mom and Dad.
Can this be any more awesome? This modern, stylish device provides parents with peace of mind while allowing kids to be kids in such a simple way!
Right away I was happy to see that the FiLIP 2 comes nearly ready to use right out of the box and that the setup process only takes a matter of minutes.
While the device spent a little time charging up, I downloaded the free FiLIP App (available for iPhone or Android) and set up a small profile for myself as well as for Big Sister E. Once that was done and my phone was ready to communicate with the FiLIP 2, we were ready to stay in touch!
This combo phone and smart locator is so easy to use and really provides everything a child needs to stay connected... without any of the unnecessary distractions such as games, texting or the internet. This isn't a toy or designed for entertainment, it's an actual piece of technology made to make contact between parents and children convenient and easy.
Whether it's checking to see that your child has made it home from school or sending a text to let him know you're running a few minutes late, the FiLIP 2 includes great features that everyone can appreciate.
Voice Calling and One-way Text Messaging.
FiLIP 2 is the only wearable phone for kids certified by the FCC. But there is no worry that they will be making calls left and right to anyone, anywhere, as it can only make and receive calls from up to five parent-set numbers.
By going right into the FiLIP app, it only takes a minute to set up a connection with Mom, Dad, grandparents, a babysitter or more. Whichever five numbers you choose, those are the only numbers that will work with the FiLIP 2 for making or receiving calls.
At the same time, parents can send short (up to 24 characters) one-way text messages to their child’s FiLIP 2 to keep in touch without calling. Send one that says "Running 5 minutes late" or "Come home for dinner" or simply a quick "Love you" to let them know you're thinking of them.
FiLIP 2 uses a blend of GPS, GSM, and WiFi (their algorithm determines which to use for the strongest signal) to provide the most accurate location information, indoors and out, so parents can see where their child is at all times.
No worrying about them going to a friend's house after school or going off on a bike ride around the neighborhood when you can pull up their location right on the app with only a tap or two.
FiLIP 2 automatically notifies parents through the app when their child enters or leaves a pre-determined SafeZone, like home or school. Parents can set up to five SafeZones for their child as well as enlarge or shrink the radius around the location. I chose to include all of Big Sister E's school as well as the playground so that she would be able to easily stay within the limits during weekdays.
Intelligent Emergency Mode.
Although it makes me queasy to even think about needing it, in case of an emergency the FiLIP 2 can be activated into this mode by holding the red button for 2 to 3 seconds.
In this mode, a call is automatically made to the primary account holder. However, if there is no answer at that number, the FiLIP 2 will proceed to go through the list calling each contact until one successfully connects. Once connected, the FiLIP 2 starts recording all ambient noises and the app will show the child's location with automatic updates every 60 seconds until the emergency mode is cancelled.
As a final bonus to all of the safety features that the FiLIP 2 provides, it also is convenient for your child as a watch, clearly displaying the time and date (in multiple viewing options). At the same time, the wristband itself is customizable to be worn open or closed and can include optional size spacers in the band so that it fits comfortably as your child grows.
All in all, the FiLIP 2 is truly a one-of-its-kind, easy-to-use gadget that can provide parents with a great deal of peace of mind while their child enjoys independence. The device itself only has two buttons, so a child will never have any problem controlling it, and being able to quickly be in contact through talk or text means a whole lot less worry!
The FiLIP 2 (MSRP $149.99) is available now in Superhero Blue or Watermelon Red and is interchangeable with wristband accessories (MSRP $34) in Awesome Orange and Limesicle Green.
But, hold on! Right now not only is the FiLIP 2 for sale at a special discounted price of $99.99, but you'll receive a FREE FiLIP 2 wristband accessory with your purchase! Here are the details:
The first 100 readers to purchase a FiLIP 2 will receive a free wristband accessory in Awesome Orange or Limesicle Green valued at $34! To redeem your gift with purchase, go to http://webshop.myfilip.com, select Buy Now and then choose "Blog Post" when asked how you heard about FiLIP. You will receive an email for your color preference and your free wristband accessory will be sent within 60 days.Don't forget, purchase FiLIP 2 through January 8th at the discounted price of $99.99 and you'll be saving $50 (regular retail price $149.99)!
Stay tuned for a second post this spring with our thoughts on how well FiLIP 2 has been working for us. In the meantime, find out more about this amazing device by visiting MyFiLIP.com and connecting with them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+.
I am a FiLIP 2 Blogger Ambassador. This post is part of a sponsored campaign. I received compensation for my participation, but my review and opinions are my own.