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Published on April 21st, 2021 | by The GC Team

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Exertis partners with smartwatch brand Xplora

Technology distributor Exertis has announced the addition of Xplora Technologies Ltd to its portfolio. Xplora is a manufacturer of smartwatches for children, designed to provide a “safe and secure” access to the digital world.

Xplora was founded in Norway “with a mission to give children a safe and appropriate product to stay connected to their loved ones, other than a smartphone,” emphasising children and families being more active, and the benefits of gaining a better balance between screen time and physical activity.

The Xplora range of smartwatches is advertised as a child’s first mobile device, and is affordable yet with services such as internet access, social media and most game-related applications all removed for the benefit of young children.

Goplay, the online platform which links to each Xplora device, rewards activities and incentivises children to be more physically active. An integrated step counter counts daily steps, then these are automatically converted into Xplora coins in Goplay.

Each Xplora product can also be controlled by parents or guardians via the dedicated app, ensuring that guardians have control over the smartwatch’s phone calls, text messages, location tracking (current and 3 day history), safety zone setting and tracking, contact list management, alarm setting, school mode setting, and even the remote shut down of the watch.

The SOS feature on the side of each Xplora device, when pressed for 3 seconds, activates emergency call mode – immediately transmitting the child’s current location and contacting first the primary, then the secondary administrator on the app (automatically repeating until one of them answers). There is also an optional siren sound which can be enabled for extra security.

Sten Kirkbak, Founder and CEO at Xplora, said: “Exertis… shares our mission of a more sustainable future, and will be working with us on our global sustainability projects that will be a major focus for the company in 2021 and beyond.”

Paul Jacobs, Director of Business Development and Innovation at Exertis, added: “The addition of Xplora to our offering, a brand with such a strong vision and with children’s safety and connectivity at the heart, is something we’re excited about bringing to the market. We are pleased to be part of a movement that works toward healthier and more socially engaged children, and Xplora’s vision of enabling children around the world to experience how their everyday activities can make a positive change to the world is an ethos we are proud to implement.”

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