SINGAPORE, 14 December 2021 – myFirst, the Singapore-based tech brand for kids, today announced the latest iteration of its innovative line of Smartwatch Phones, the myFirst Fone R1s. Designed for young children in today’s world of smart devices, the R1s features 4G LTE connectivity to chat, video, and voice call their families and peers under supervision of their parents.
Alongside its smartphone capabilities, the R1s comes with improved smartwatch features – including an increased 8GB for music files storage, a heart rate monitor, a find my watch feature, GPS tracking, lift to wake sensitivity and more. Built to provide ease-of-use, the myFirst Fone R1s autodetects myFirst’s Bluetooth headset for seamless pairing, while also utilizing a simple-to-use watch and app interface allowing young children and parents alike an unparalleled user experience. Like its predecessor, the R1, users of the R1s will be able to mix-and-match the watch in various trendy colour combination for its watch face and straps.
“Today’s technology allows us to remain connected with the world at large at all times. However, such technologies often come with a caveat, and children today are exposed to various online risks. The R1s looks to minimise this risk, allowing parents to provide their young children with the ability to remain connected with their peers at an affordable cost – while enjoying the typical interactive features found on most smart devices within a safe and controlled environment.”
G-Jay Yong, Founder and CEO myFirst
The Connectivity Device for Today’s Smart Kids
The myFirst Fone R1s uses cellular networks to allow users to chat, voice and video call in real-time just like a regular phone. The R1s is paired with the myFirstFone App on the parent’s phone, providing parents with the means to authorize and limit the people that can converse with their children, while also giving them real-time updates on the child’s whereabouts via an improved GPS tracking system. The app allows parents to set a designated safety zone through the Geo Fencing Area Alert, as well as a one-touch SOS button for kids to alert their parents in the case of emergencies.
In addition to its connectivity and safety features, the myFirst Fone R1s is designed to keep young children engaged with interactive content. Best paired with the myFirst Headphones BC Wireless Lite, the R1s features a built-in MP3 player and 8GB storage – and is capable of storing over 1,500 of your child’s favourite songs and audiobooks. The Smart Watchphone uses a 1.3-inch IPS display promising vibrant pastel colours and users can choose between attractive animated wallpapers or photos taken from the 2MP camera on the R1s.
All-New Health and Fitness Features
Alongside its connectivity features, the myFirst Fone R1s will also now come with all-new health and smart features such as the heart rate monitoring, that will allow parents to monitor their child’s well-being and set safety parameters. The all-new R1s will also feature fitness goal setting and achievements, as well as a raise to wake function that allows ease-of-use. In addition, the R1s will also include a vibration alert, adding on to its predecessor’s sound-based notification alerts – while also giving users the option to pre-record sounds for alarms and ring tones.
Pricing, Availability and Launch Promotion.
Pre-orders for the myFirst Fone R1s is available on the myFirst online store on 15 December 2021, with deliveries commencing on 5 January 2022.
The R1s will also be available at authorised retailers at a later date. The Smart Watchphone will retail at S$269 and will come with six months of free data SIM.
For more information on price, details and specifications, please visit https://myfirst.tech/.
Stay tuned to our review of the myFirst Fone R1s soon!
Founded in 2017 by G-Jay Yong, myFirst is a Singapore-based tech brand committed to building a tech ecosystem for young children. The homegrown brand was first launched with the aim to address the technology gap between children’s toys and existing technology available to adult consumers. myFirst believes in providing a safe and supportive tech ecosystem to help parents understand their children better through the use of data, in order to unleash their child’s unique potential.