Although technology has taken over many industries, many still prefer classic or traditional items over modernized ones. For instance, many prefer classic wristwatches, such as Swiss replica watches, because of the convenience, simplicity, design masterwork and the ingenuity of the clockwork that dates backs to history.
However, technology can’t be stopped and has already been rooted in many aspects of man’s life. Today, the simple wristwatch is converted into a smartwatch wherein it takes some of the features of a smartphone. Most smartwatches could connect to a smartphone allowing users to send and receive messages, make calls, play audio tracks and count steps, some even have cameras in them.
Smartwatches Not Suitable For Children
This technology isn’t only for adults as there are smartwatches designed for children as well, wherein GPS trackers are incorporated. These are intended for parents to track and know the whereabouts of their children, knowing they are safe.
However, there are some who give cautions to parents regarding smartwatches being unsafe for children. Some smartwatches permit other individuals, other than their own parents, to track the whereabouts of children. Anyone could also send message to these children. Moreover, some smartwatches could be remotely controlled by other people, wherein they could switch on the microphone or the camera allowing them to listen and watch whatever the child does. For instance, researchers discovered that it was effortless to track and eavesdrop in on children making use of a certain brand of smartwatch.
Although other companies take security seriously, there are those who pay less attention and care to ensure that these smartwatches are safe not only for children but for every user. For example, for safety and security, at any time a smartwatch or a smartphone is used for communication, such as making calls, sending messages or getting GPS info, the information must be jumbled so that no other people could get that information. This is known as encryption. However, encrypting is tougher than not encrypting, hence numerous companies disregard this evidently important work and feature.
Germany, in 2017, banned the selling of smartwatches for children. According to the government, these smartwatches were prying and eavesdropping on children, and that any individual with a smartwatch for children must destroy it.