Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.
 / Updated 

LG has announced a wearable for youngsters, called the Kizon, that keeps track of their location and makes limited phone calls. It's similar to other kid-focused wearables like the Filip and Leapfrog, with a focus on basic tracking rather than fitness or communication. The Kizon lives on a kid's wrist and regularly updates a paired Android app with its location — meaning parents can check if their child got to school all right, or double-check their child is at a friend's for a sleepover.

A button on the device causes the Kizon to call a preset number, and can also be used to answer calls from a list of approved numbers. If a parent calls and the child doesn't pick up, it will automatically turn on the mic so the parent can hear what's happening. With child-friendly, toylike covers, kids could consider the watches a fashion statement. There's no word on pricing yet, but the Kizon should appear this week in South Korea, at which point we should have a general idea of what it will cost when it hits the U.S. this fall.

Sign up for top Technology news delivered direct to your inbox.

IN-DEPTH

Go Play Outside, Kids! And Don't Forget Your LeapFrog Fitness Tracker

Fitness Trackers for Kids Hit the Market

Chew on This: Wearable Tech Tracks Eating Habits

SOCIAL

— Devin Coldewey, NBC News