MIAMI, May 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- WeBandz, a startup wearables company based in Miami, today announced the release of its flagship tracking wearable for kids, pets and parents. Working in conjunction with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, WeBandz is bringing to consumers one of the smallest and most comfortable wearables with wireless and GPS tracking.
"We are very excited to introduce one of the smallest and simplest tracking devices to the market," said Ryan Shapiro, founder of WeBandz. "Many tracking devices available now are bulky or interfere with a child's daily activities. We wanted to design a product that is so compact and lightweight that a child or pet will not mind wearing it all day, and that's exactly what we are delivering today."
Equipped with the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Wear 1100 processor and CSR102x Bluetooth® Smart 4.2, the tracking device is designed to be entirely modular and can be easily attached or detached as an accessory. For example, it can be attached to a child's bracelet, a dog's collar, and a dongle on a backpack. Aside from the compact size, the device also has a long battery life that is expected to last for days, making it a power-efficient tracking tool.
"The innovation and enthusiasm level in the wearables space is palpable," said Pankaj Kedia, senior director, product management, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. "We are delighted that WeBandz has chosen the newly announced Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 1100 for its flagship tracking device. This processor is designed specifically for targeted-purpose wearables and brings a simple, scalable, and seamlessly connected experience based on our next generation Cat 1 LTE/3G modem."
WeBandz is a technology company based out of Miami, Florida focused on targeting the uncharted waters of the wearable tracking market. The Webandz founders noticed early on the lack of devices in the market that kids were willing to wear. After more than a year of designing, building, prototyping and eventually recreating the process over again, the company is excited to announce its launch for 4th quarter 2016.
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