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myFirst brings social fun to the next level with myFirst Circle 2.0 app and new gadgets - TGH Technology and Business Portal/Blog

Singapore-based kids-tech company myFirst is bringing family and social fun to another level with major updates and product announcements. First on the list is the major updates to its social community app for kids – myFirst Circle. The myFirst Circle 2.0 is now available on both myFirst’s smartwatch and mobile phone app, introducing fun and interactive features, including Memojis that let kids express their feelings through moving emojis and Knocks-Knocks where kids can immediately respond to parents’ online nudges through a short video or photo.

myFirst Circle 2.0

Since the introduction of myFirst Circle in January 2023, myFirst Circle has rapidly connected nearly 30,000 users across 100 countries. There is a new smart location tracking and classification offers parents real-time insights into their children’s activities, providing parents with peace of mind throughout the day.

G-Jay Yong, Founder and CEO of myFirst, said: “In January this year, we created myFirst Circle because there is no platform that allows children to have authentic social engagements in a safe and controlled environment. We wanted to let children explore the world of social media, while ensuring we are there to guide them along the way. Today, we are proud to introduce myFirst 2.0, along with two new devices – a new smartphone myFirst Fone R2 and a new myFirst Frame. myFirst Fone R2 offers an incredibly lightweight design paired with a stunning display while myFirst Frame is an addition that not only enhances children’s digital experiences but also empowers grandparents to effortlessly connect with their grandchildren’s world, fostering meaningful family connections.”

Momojis for Expressive Communication

Introducing Momojis for expressive communication, this is central to myFirst Circle 2.0, adding a layer of expressiveness to children’s communication. These vibrant Momojis pop up on the screen with accompanying sounds, providing a lively and interactive way for kids to share their emotions with friends and family. With more friends on board, children can unlock a greater variety of Momojis, creating a delightful incentive for social interaction.

Knock-Knock Feature for Real-Time Moments

Introducing Knock-Knock feature for Real-Time moments, this would be a playful touch to communication, allowing users to share real-time moments through 60s videos or photos, creating a captivating and interactive exchange within myFirst Circle.

The sender initiates the interaction, prompting the recipient to respond with their own video or photo to update on what they’re doing. It’s a unique way to connect and share moments, inspired by the founder’s desire to stay connected with his daughter’s daily activities when he is busy at work.

G-Jay said: “I frequently check in on my daughter to stay connected with her daily activities, whether it’s during lunch, before bedtime, or while I’m working long hours or on overseas business trips. The inspiration behind the Knock-Knock feature comes from my desire to share these moments effortlessly. Now, I can check in, and she responds with delightful updates, like enjoying a bowl of strawberries at home. It’s a simple yet powerful way for us to bridge the distance and feel close, no matter where we are.”

Improved Location Scanning with Smart Classification

The topics of safety and peace of mind with their children are always in the minds of parents. The myFirst Circle 2.0 app addresses those concerns with enhanced location tracking. This update introduces improved location scanning with smart classification.

Unlike traditional methods, myFirst Circle 2.0 intelligently suggests and classifies frequent locations, providing parents with more context about their child’s whereabouts. By detecting motion and checking WI-FI SSIDs, the system ensures accurate tracking without the need for GPS data, offering parents real-time insights into their children’s activities, whether it’s at their best friend’s house, or in school or other places. This enhancement will provide parents with even greater peace of mind.

Unveiling myFirst Fone R2

Introducing the latest smartphone for kids – myFirst Fone R2, it was launched together with myFirst Circle 2.0. The myFirst Fone R2 now comes with a slimmer and lighter outlook, boasting a super-bright AMOLED screen, powered by a new processor for faster performance and reduced power consumption.

The auto ambience light sensor and low-powered AMOLED display work together to reduce power consumption by 20% by automatically adjusting the screen brightness based on the surrounding light and only consuming power when pixels are lit.

 

With a 16% reduction in thickness and 7g lighter than its predecessor, myFirst Fone R2 sets a new standard for sleekness and portability. The design team achieved a significant reduction in thickness, slimming down the device from its previous 16.5mm to an impressive 13.6mm, resulting in a sleek profile. The R2 is also 7 grams lighter than the R1s, and also adjusted to account for a more snug, comfortable fit around the wrist.

The newly introduced Magic Button on top of the watch lets you access custom functions with single, double, or long presses. For instance, a prolonged press enables the sending of a voice message to your mom, a double click opens the camera, and a triple click initiates music playback—tailored to your individual preferences.

 

Connecting Generations with myFirst Frame

Two more new gadgets are added into the myFirst Circle Ecosystem, the myFirst Frame Doodle and myFirst Frame Live. They are both unique additions designed to connect kids to their grandparents and extended family.

myFirst Frame syncs seamlessly with myFirst Circle app across all supporting devices. It displays personalised feeds of content shared by loved ones on myFirst Circle app, fostering a unique and customised experience. Developed to empower grandparents, myFirst Frame effortlessly connects them to their grandchildren’s digital world, offering more than just a digital frame. Grandparents can not only see but also interact with the posts their family shares on myFirst Circle.

Operating on FrameOS, myFirst Frame extends its functionality beyond traditional frames. It doesn’t just showcase photos and videos; it showcases the latest updates from your family and friends immediately upon their posting. This creates a more engaging connection with their grandchildren’s digital world.

G-Jay Yong concludes, “With myFirst Circle 2.0, myFirst Fone R2, and myFirst Frame, we’re not just introducing products; we’re creating a connected social ecosystem that brings families closer together in the digital age.”

Pricing and Availability

myFirst Circle is free, the app is available for download on Apple AppStore, Google Play and Huawei App Gallery.

The pricing for the following new myFirst products are as follows:

  • myFirst Fone R2 – SGD$299
  • myFirst Frame Doodle – SGD$139
  • myFirst Frame Live – SGD$149

For more information on myFirst, please visit https://myfirst.tech/.

* Information courtesy of myFirst and Gloo *

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