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The first-ever smartwatch for kids to feature video calling. All-in-one wearable phone, GPS locator, fitness tracker, and more!
dokiWatch: The first-ever smartwatch for kids to feature video calling. It's an all-in-one wearable phone, GPS locator, fitness tracker, and more!
dokiWatch: The first-ever smartwatch for kids to feature video calling. It's an all-in-one wearable phone, GPS locator, fitness tracker, and more!
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dokiWatch: The World's Most Advanced Smartwatch For Kids

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dokiWatch is the world's most advanced smartwatch for kids 6 to 12 years old that's also a wearable phone and locator. It’s the first-ever 3G-enabled smartwatch for kids with video calling, voice calling, and messaging capabilities in one simple device! dokiWatch anticipates what families need in order to keep connected.

dokiWatch comes with important safety features including GPS tracking, which enables parents to know the whereabouts of their children right on their smartphone. The electronic pet, or “dokiPet”, doubles as a fitness tracker to encourage kids to stay active and healthy by utilizing fun incentives such as achievement badges.  

Not all kid are ready for smartphones yet. With dokiWatch, kids can have an active childhood while parents can enjoy the security of knowing that they’re safe.

 
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Risks and challenges

Hardware development is complex and our project is ambitious, but we wouldn’t want it any other way because we want dokiWatch to be the best smartwatch for kids.

Our partnership with Umeox has allowed us to utilize their invaluable expertise and resources to expedite the development of dokiWatch. In fact, we’ve been working with them for almost a year before even coming to Kickstarter. We’ve finalized our list of electronic components and have our first-run of functional prototypes ready. Once we’ve completed all technical testing, we will be gearing up for mass production.

While all efforts are made to ensure timely completion of software functions, software development too can have unforeseeable delays which may result in some software functions being delivered in an update after a product has shipped. Some product details may also change over the course of development depending on the feedback we get. But rest assured we’ll keep you updated on any and all changes.

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  • Unfortunately, Kickstarter does not allow multiple pledges by the same backer.

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  • No, a distribution partnership only means that you will be an authorized distributor for dokiWatch in your respective market. We will pay for your round trip flight and accommodation for 4 nights/ 5 days (one person) to bring you to Hong Kong to meet with us and discuss the terms and details of our distribution agreement. If you are interested in becoming an exclusive distributor, we will first need to access your company, retail channel relationships, and financing. Please email us directly at info@doki.com for further inquiries.

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  • dokiWatch only supports English and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) at the moment, but we are looking to expand to more languages by the end of 2016.

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  • Currently, we do not support Windows phones.

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  • There's no limit to the number of dokiWatches you can add to your smartphone. Just follow the same set up procedure and connect multiple dokiWatches via your doki app.

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  • ---Parents to Kids---

    Video Call: YES
    Voice Call: YES
    Voice Message: YES
    Text Message: YES
    Emojis: YES

    ---Kids to Parents---

    Video Call: NO
    Voice Call: YES
    Voice Message: YES
    Text Message: NO
    Emojis: YES

    ---Kids to Kids---

    Video Call: NO
    Voice Call: NO
    Voice Message: YES
    Text Message: NO
    Emojis: YES

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  • A combination of GPS, GSM, and WiFi triangulation gives dokiWatch the same location tracking capability and accuracy as other leading smartphones.

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  • No, but we do recommend that you call 911 if the situation calls for urgent medical or police assistance.

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  • dokiWatch stores all messages for up to 7 days.

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  • Yes, as the primary administrator of your child's dokiWatch, you will be able to manage and preset your child’s contact list through the doki app. Only those preset contacts will be able to call your child’s dokiWatch and your child will only be able to call those contacts that you’ve preset. All numbers not recognized by your child’s dokiWatch will automatically be blocked.

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  • You can remotely deactivate your child's dokiWatch when they're in bed, in class, etc. Only the watch face (time and date) will remain visible when Sleep Mode is activated. Your child can still activate the Emergency SOS Mode and all tracking features will remain active under Sleep Mode, so rest assured parents can still receive updates on their child's location.

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  • dokiWatch comes with a built-in accelerometer to track your child's steps taken, calorie burned, and distance traveled.

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  • No, these sensors are not available on dokiWatch.

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  • Currently, dokiWatch does not have photo-taking capabilities.

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  • Yes, dokiWatch is IP65 water-resistant and can withstand rain and splashes. But we do not recommend submerging it in water for extended periods of time.

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  • The dokiWatch wristband and housing is made with durable TPE-X material which is flexible, scratch-resistant, and hypoallergenic.

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  • Up to 36 hours under normal usage (60 hours on standby time). The extend of the battery life is highly dependent on the frequency of usage.

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  • dokiWatch is unable to connect through only WiFi at this time. The onboard WiFi is purely for location tracking. For example, if the GSM or GPS signal is low, the device will automatically use the closest WiFi beacon in your child's vicinity to track your child's location.

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  • dokiWatch is compatible with all GSM and WCDMA networks, which means that it will work with almost any mobile operator worldwide (except Sprint and Verizon in the US since they are on CDMA networks).

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  • Yes, you will need a micro SIM card with 3G voice & data plan in order for dokiWatch to work.

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  • It will not cost you a full phone plan to set up dokiWatch. If you already have a carrier you are currently using, chances are they offer a family or shared plan that allows you to add additional devices to your current phone plan at a much lower rate. You will need to check the details with your local carrier. However, AT&T, for example, offers a shared mobile plan which allows you to add an additional connected wearable (smartwatch) at only $10/ month.

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  • A monthly plan of 500MB to 1G would be more than enough. The data usage rate is highly dependent on the frequency of usage of certain features. If you won't be using the video calling feature very often (which is the only feature that takes up relatively more data), you may be able to sign up for a lower data plan.

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  • To protect your child's safety, you can log in to your account through another smartphone with the doki app and temporarily transfer account administrator access to another family member. We strongly suggest that you contact customer service for further assistance.

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  • Yes, software and new application updates will be available through OTA (Over-the-Air) firmware updates. Once a new update is available, we will remind users to update their doki app and dokiWatch to support the new firmware.

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  • All backers will need to pay for any customs duties and VAT tax themselves. We will be responsible for shipping the product to your address. However, if the package is held by your customs due to duties and VAT tax requirements, you will need to pay for those additional costs. (This is the standard imposed by all Kickstarter projects)

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    Developer Edition

    First delivery in APRIL, a whole month before anyone else! We will send you our SDK before the rest of the gang because we want to hear your thoughts about potential new applications. You will get dokiWatch in MANGO YELLOW. (Retails for $179 USD)

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    Twice as Fun (dokiWatch x2)

    Twins? Best friends? Cousins? Siblings? Doesn’t matter! Kids will love playing with their dokiWatch together. Get 2 dokiWatches in ANY COLOR at the end of our campaign. (Retails for $358 USD)

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    Family Pack (dokiWatch x 4)

    Get more people involved and connected with this awesome pack. It makes for a great gift for the entire extended family too! Get 4 dokiWatches in ANY COLOR at the end of our campaign. (Retails for $716 USD)

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    Retail Trial Pack (dokiWatch x 8)

    Thinking of selling dokiWatch in your store? This trial pack is a great way to test customers’ responses. We’re confident they’ll be sold out in no time! Get 8 dokiWatches in any color. (Retails for $1,432 USD)

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    Meet the Team

    We’re thrilled by your confidence in us! We’ll fly you to our office in Hong Kong for 3 days to experience the best our world-famous city has to offer. The highlight will be a chance to check out our latest prototypes and your feedback could have an impact on the final product! You will also receive 2 FREE dokiWatches to take back with you in APRIL, one month before anyone else!

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    Distribution Partner

    Since we can’t shake your hand right away, consider this our virtual welcome until we meet in Hong Kong for a 5-day tour! We’ll also take you to Shenzhen to visit our engineering team and manufacturing partner, and see for yourself how dokiWatch is made. To give you the upper hand in becoming our first official distributor for dokiWatch in your respective markets, you will get 10 FREE dokiWatches to take back with you in APRIL, one month before anyone else!

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