Happy 2023 friends! Even a few weeks into this new year, all of us at COSMO keep saying "can you believe it's 2023?" Really, where does the time go?
We couldn't be more excited about what's ahead this year for COSMO, the future of Family Tech and our amazing member families. From new exciting features to brand new products and new - it's going to be a great year and we can’t wait to serve families like yours!
But before we fully leave 2022 in the rear view mirror, we wanted to pause and take a look back at what an incredible year it really was for the COSMO family.
Ready for a blast through 2022? Here are the things that made the top of our list for COSMO highlights!
Highlight #1: Serving more families than ever!
You know that our whole mission and purpose is to serve families with better solutions to keep kids safe and families connected. This year, tens of thousands of families joined the COSMO family - and more importantly, launched their tech journey with a safe first step. We think starting strong makes a world of difference and its exactly why we've focused on building something that's meant to be the perfect first step.
If yours is a family that joined COSMO in 2022, we want to say thank you from the very bottom of our hearts. We're growing, learning, and working hard to keep giving you better features, services, and support along the tech journey with your little ones.
Highlight #2: COSMO's CEO featured on the 1000 Hours Outside podcast
If you hadn't heard of 1000 Hours Outside, well, you're welcome! We love the Yurich family and their inspiring mission to encourage families and kids to spend 1000 Hours Outside each year. Their podcast is a treasure trove of incredible insights, fun moments, and thought-provoking challenges. We were honored to have COSMO's CEO Russell York invited on to have a meaningful discussion with Ginny about the concerning issues with big tech today, the importance of helping kids develop healthy habits, and how companies like COSMO are working to build a better tech future for our kids.
Highlight #3: COSMO recommended by SafeWise, PCMag, Fatherly, and more!
It's always humbling when we see COSMO in major publications, and this year we were thrilled to see our story and JrTrack kids smart watch highlighted in some incredible places.
Highlight #4: Releasing our JrTrack 2 SE
This year in October, our award-winning JrTrack kids smartwatch got an upgrade! While we're always rolling out new features and software updates, this release gave JrTrack a new look and feel! We heard your feedback and introduced a new Comfort-Fit Velcro wrist band that is soft and easier than ever for kids to put on themselves.
Plus, we introduced a whole new world of color! JrTrack bands are designed to be easily interchangeable, so it's never been more fun to let kids customize their style. Some favorites include:
- Electric Yellow
- Rainbow (best-seller!)
- Royal Red
Did you have a favorite color this year? Want to see new colors in 2023? Let us know!
Highlight #5: Releasing new safety and connection features
This year came with all sorts of new updates and enhancements for our JrTrack watches and Mission Control Parent app! We hope you enjoyed them! After a year of more tragedy in schools and neighborhoods across this country, we knew putting safety features first was a first priority. That’s why we pushed out a parent-controlled optional 911 calling feature - the first of any kids smartwatch on the market!
Some of our other favorite features this year include:
- Texting keyboard: Kids have a lot to say! So we decided to let kids type their own messages on a custom watch keyboard (custom pre-set messages are also still available)
- Optional 911 calling: This new setting put safety first. Parents can toggle 911 calling on/off so when their child is ready, they have the option to call for help.
- New ringtones and text tones: We heard great things about this one! New ringtones rolled out this fall and kids are loving them! Get ready for more to come soon!
Great Things Ahead
2023 will be an exciting year for COSMO families, so don’t miss a thing! Be sure to stay subscribed to emails and our Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn page for all the latest updates, special events, deals, and more.
Thanks for being a part of the COSMO family and letting us serve your family. It’s truly an honor!