Are you spending enough time with your family? A new smartwatch from Japan will let you know if you’re not.
The Tokyo-based Veldt has developed a smartwatch that can monitor the time family members share with each other.
Called the Tottori West Family Time Watch, it tracks the time a parent with a smartphone spends with his child, who is given a beacon that communicates with the watch, when they are within 30 metres of each other. The accumulated time is displayed on the smartwatch, and you’re given an alert if Veldt’s targets aren’t hit.
The watch was created for an initiative led by the Tottori prefecture in Japan. The governmental program encourages those in the prefecture to move the the rural, western parts, with each family getting one of the smartwatches, Veldt said.
It has plenty of regular smartwatch features, like e-mail and social media notifications, as well as step and sleep tracking, according to Nikkei Technology.