Instead of (hopelessly) taking on Apple with some generic-looking smartwatch intended to appeal to the masses without actually standing a chance of making a splash, TCL is unveiling a far more interesting niche-oriented wearable device today.
The latter task is fulfilled with the help of a powerful real-time geolocation tool allowing you to (non-invasively) monitor the whereabouts of the Family Watch 2’s actual wearer at all times using a special app, as well as safe zone geofencing functionality pushing an automatic alert to your phone if your children exit a designated area.
Perhaps more importantly, the TCL Movetime Family Watch 2 also comes with built-in 4G LTE connectivity for silky smooth voice, and yes, even video calls, the latter feature being made possible by an “improved” camera that can obviously be used to take photos as well.
But wait, there’s more. More upgrades over the OG Family Watch in the form of “40 percent higher” battery capacity, that is, as well as more ways to ensure your child is always safe or at least capable of instantly asking for help in dangerous situations, with a one-touch SOS call button.
On the bright side, the TCL Movetime Family Watch 2 is slated for a mid-August 2021 release “across Europe” at a fairly reasonable starting price of €149 (with cellular functionality included as standard).