It is Best kids Smart Watch for Gift universally accepted fact that a child who watches his parent’s gadgets should be deprived of his or her own. If you find something cool, you can make sure it won’t take long before they take yours or claim theirs.
Smartwatches and durability trackers are the latest technology products that appeal to younger audiences – though not without attracting controversy. In Germany, children’s smartwatches have been banned for fear of burglary. Meanwhile, child exercise trackers have been criticized for leading children to start counting calories at an early age. Then there are allegations by parents of helicopter pilots who use smartwatches to track their children at all times.
However, the enthusiasm for gadgets is clear there, as tech brands continue to connect with children’s wrist gadgets. Many of these take common criticism and build on ways to alleviate the worries that watches can do worse than good. The best smartwatches for kids are carefully designed taking into account both the child and his parents.
Here’s what I found while experimenting with and reviewing the list of the smartest children’s watches for parents to buy, starting with my favorites.
#1. XPLORA GO – Watch Phone for Children
What we love: It’s basically a hand on your child’s wrist – in a good way
This cool and waterproof watch includes a camera, pedometer, alarm clock, and stopwatch. But what really sets you apart from the crowd is the fact that they can send and make direct calls.
That should be of interest to a parent who does not want his child to have a cell phone, but who feels the need to be able to communicate. Also, the watch contacts list is controlled from the app on the adult phone (and two parents can access this. Little Samantha won’t always bother one of you to enter your grandmother’s number on her device.)
The quality of the calls is actually really good; the clock has a crystal clear microphone and speaker. There is no headphone jack, so conversations cannot be conducted privately – which would be much better, depending on your point of view.
According to parental controls, performance doesn’t end there. From the app on your smartphone, you can set school times – say between 8.30 and 15.30 every weekday – when the clock will only show time and make emergency calls (don’t worry: you can still call it if you need an update on Tamatha day).
Batteries: 1 Lithium-ion battery required. (included)
Product Dimensions : 5.65 x 4.2 x 1.42 cm; 150 Grams
Date First Available: 15 Oct. 2018
Manufacturer: XPLORA Technologies Limited
The Best Gps Mobile Phone Watch for Kids!
Stay connected with your kids at any time.
Finally, a perfect cell phone that is specially designed like your child’s wardrobe. After many years of research and development, XPLORA is the first of its kind to use aGPS, Wifi enabled, and GSM triangulation to provide the exact location of your loved ones.
By selecting Geofence by setting up security areas around important areas such as home and school, the device allows you to monitor your child’s location at all times. If a child wanders to these previously marked areas you will be notified
- Microphone & Speaker
- Make and receive phone calls
- Send and receive messages
The watch also has an encrypted GPS tracker that constantly updates your child’s location. If they are in danger, they can hold the down button for a few seconds and receive an SOS alert. Trust me when I say you won’t fail to notice. Your phone turns on, the volume goes off completely, and sounds are heard. You can also set up safety areas – a distance of 500m around the school, for example. If your child leaves one of these places, you will receive a warning.
Thanks to the partnership with Sony, kids can even connect XPLORA GO up with their PlayStation and gain in-game rewards to achieve fitness goals, which is a great and fun way to encourage them to work.
Criticizing the previous model, the XPLORA 3S with a poor battery life of only 36 hours, I suggest kids should not forget to charge it. However, GO has been doing well for almost a week without any charge, obviously, this is where XPLORA has invested.
Another upgrade from 3S to GO is that you can now use GO in ‘asset mode’ which means you can attach it to a bag, bike, or jacket and track that. It is best if your child always loses his or her belongings. Personally, I think I would be interested in keeping track of kids and letting them use them as a smartwatch but it is a good feature you should have.
However, for a child who is not old enough for a smartphone but old enough to want it, this is a middle ground that should help resolve those conflicts (at least temporarily, at least.)
You can also find the XPLORA 3S which is less expensive but comes with better waterproofing, but similarly the same in every way. Go with GO!
#2. Gator Kids and Seniors Splashproof Smartwatch
Why we love it: A solid kid-tracker
Underneath the smartwatch and more of the tracker, the Gator Watch may not be the ‘smartest’ smartwatches in today’s sense, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a bit of solid technology.
The device itself looks unique, with no touch screen or built-in games any distractions. This watch, first and foremost, with a beautiful soft rubber band reminded me of old Casio watches that I wore as a child.
The device is controlled by three buttons on the right and two on the left. The integration of long and short machines into these will open clock functions, including sending voice notes, making calls to a pre-approved number list (set by parents in the corresponding app), and activating the SOS notification function to the parent.
The first thing I would say to any parents looking at Gator Watch is that you absolutely need to take it out of the box and set it up before you present it to your son or daughter. You know that tykes hate to wait and this requires the right amount of jiggery-pokery.
Everything needs mobile data in order to work so you have to select the app. You must download the clock-related app and enter in your watch number (provided when you purchase the app) and the parent’s phone number to call in an emergency.
None of these are complex or complex, it just involves training around filtering your emails, waiting for verification codes, etc.
Once you have done all of this, tracking is displayed in the app. Wherever the clock maybe, you can see directly through the app. Tracking is very good and easy to set safe areas. Simply select a marker on the map and select the radius, from 200m to 2000m. If a watch (thought to be worn by your child) goes out of place, you get a warning.
Calling is more complicated. It puts long presses on one of the buttons, but to be honest, I had trouble remembering which ones were for calls and which ones were for voice notes and that I needed longer or shorter machines. However, there are no technical problems with telephones. I could hear someone on the other end of the line loudly and clearly. With all this in mind, it may be best to use a few runs with your child to let them know that they are comfortable remembering which button does what.
Batteries: 1 Lithium-ion battery required. (included)
Product Dimensions : 5 x 3 x 5 cm; 60 Grams
Date First Available: 15 Oct. 2017
Item model number: 8GT0302EU
SOS button holder. A three-phase clicker activates SOS and calls the parent’s phone immediately, as well as sending location data to the app. That’s a good idea because, hopefully, you should make sure you see the feature that is being activated, rather than just notifying you — or something like that.
All in all, while there are a few edges that can be developed for future updates, the Gator Watch is a really solid piece for parents who want to look after their children.
Please note that this product is not a safety net and, like any GPS or mobile phone, the accuracy of the information displayed on the track depends on many factors including the mobile network Product does not guarantee your child’s safety and is not a safety net. The product provides a local guide but not a guaranteed location.
The Product should not be used to substitute proper child care. We are not responsible for any loss or damage caused by tracking information that is not found or is not true. Please note that only a Watch and USB charging cable is provided and not a wall charger.
Techsixtyfour Gator Smartwatch
Techsixtyfour’s My Gator Watch is one of the most popular smartphones in the UK and a GPS / Wi-Fi tracker for kids. It is a standalone cell phone with a microphone and speaker and does not need to be paired with a smartphone. It connects to three major UK networks (Vodafone, O2, and EE) and includes free-roaming in many EU countries. It can also be used outside the EU in countries with 2G networks.
It tracks using external GPS and Wi-Fi in-house. Works with the Gator 3 app on both iOS and Android. It is designed to provide peace of mind to parents who have a very young child to have a smartphone but are old enough to want independence. Suitable for children aged 5-12 years.
Garmin Vivofit jr. 2, Kids Fitness & Activity Tracker
Why we love it: It makes exercise fun for children and gives parents a good way to encourage homework
There is a lot of controversy surrounding the idea of strict adherence to children. Anxiety about setting goals and calorie counting is a concern for adults, loaded with explicit descriptions of body image. Not something we should be putting children under.
However, I am happy to say that Garmin has invented a follow-up work with a focus on pleasure rather than physical fitness. Vívofit Jr 2 is about making children walk rather than helping them lose a certain weight. Displays time, date, step counter, active minute calculator, and homework calculators, cash rewards, and rewards.
I’ll explain all that in a moment – but first, let’s face it, design is where Vívofit Jr 2 is really smart. The middle console appears, so you can change the belt, with different designs available based on your kid’s Disney favorite characters. I’ve been using my favorite BB-8-based orange model from the latest Star Wars films – so much fun!
In addition, those threads contain a variety of news stories in the app compatible with Vívofit Jr, which is where the fun really begins. Each storyline plays in the form of a small board game within the “Adventure” app mode – so I was playing a Star Wars story related to my BB-8 band.
Product Dimensions: 7 x 3 x 5 inches
Item Weight: 4 ounces
Batteries: 1 Product Specific batteries required. (included)
Display resolution: 88 x 88
Other display features: Wireless
Included Components: Vivofit jr 2; Documentation
Special Features: Tracks Steps, Activity, and Sleep; Unique Band Design and Story Mode; Reward System for Kids
The board game works with a rewarding career in real life. If the clock records 60 minutes of activity from your child, they are allowed to perform one step on the board. (You can move once a day, so don’t worry that your kids will stay up late jumping in their beds to advance the BB-8 in their quest. That should also ensure it will take a long time before the kid finishes the game and seeks a new belt.)
Away from this game problem, Vívofit Jr is doing the basics well. The accompanying app is designed for kids, so it shows overall activity and sleeps without catching on calories or exercise goals. There is also a challenge mode where children can compare steps with authorized friends and family members.
One of the best features of the app is actually not related to exercise. Parents can set their children’s activities to tickle them and reward them with a corresponding digital currency for each completed task. Brush your teeth in the morning? Five coins! Set up a dinner table? Ten coins! Take the toys? Thirty coins!
It’s a great way to encourage your little one – though they will no doubt want their digital coins to translate into the good of the real world. In the meantime, you can submit ideas for prizes and children can pay for them once they have earned enough coins. Maybe they’ll pick cash out of fifty prizes for a chance to stay up late, or maybe they’ll save their coins to earn a big prize like a trip to the parks?
It’s a great way to introduce your kids to the idea of capitalism while encouraging them to help at home. And as you set your rewards and prices, then families of all sorts will be able to enjoy this feature.
All in all, I found Garmin Vívofit Jr. 2 an excellent product that knows well that the line is between encouraging children and keeping them fun.
Skywalker Saga — A Star Wars Adventure
Every day, children have a lot to look forward to when they reach their daily goals of 60 minutes. You, as their helper, will remember your moments of unforgettable memories of Skywalker’s heroic story. They will escape Darth Vader on the R2-D2 and C-3PO, help Han Solo and Chewie fight the State, and even take First Order with Rey and BB-8. The more your child meets the goals of his or her career, the more he or she will see.
The Parental Personal Assistant
The mobile app is not just for kids. Parents can view work, responsibilities, sleep data, and more after syncing with compatible devices. Invite the whole family to compete in the daily action challenge, assign tasks and household chores, choose a real prize amount and find out how much money each child has. Those in-app currencies can be redeemed by your children with agreed rewards. Everything is controlled directly from your device.
The Kidizoom DX2 is probably the most toys of the baby gadgets I’ve tested – meaning it’s ready for games, selfies, a few other tricks, not real things like making calls or tracking down where they are.
The watch has two cameras, one on the watch face and one on top, both capable of taking high-quality photos and video. Obviously don’t expect iPhone quality photography, but when you look at the many older smartwatches that don’t bother with the camera installation at all, I think V-Tech did a good job installing the feature.
Depending on the software, there is actually a lot more for young people to do. I enjoyed the Pokémon Go-style AR game that uses all the power of the clock to see kids catching little monsters of interest. The wearer should hit the target of a particular action, and then scan the object in the correct color to make the creature appear before touching the capture screen to take it. A fun – and effective – diversion game.
Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 8.82 x 1.8 inches
Item Weight: 9.9 ounces
Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within the U.S.
Item model number: 80-193800
Our Recommended age: 4 – 9 years
Manufacturer recommended age: 4 – 12 years
Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer battery required. (included)
Other ‘apps’ on display include timed games, brain games, and activity games. They are not particularly challenging but young children should be kicked out of them. You can also download additional games to the clock by downloading them via the V-Tech website while the clock is attached to your computer.
If you are a fan of video games that destroy children’s minds, you will enjoy hearing the sound mode, when the wearer chooses what sound effect they want (Magic Wand and Laser Sword were my favorites) the device makes that sound when they feel it moving their arms. A great way to get kids to use their imagination.
You probably get the idea now that this is not the most useful gadget – it’s a lot more fun to play with than a device connected to wear all day. And okay – not all gadget items need to be the worst – but I still have some reservations about DX2 parental controls. You can limit the game time allowed for kids, but you can’t turn off certain games, or limit camera access, or set ‘school time’.
Encourages Active Play & Durable Design
Includes a pedometer to follow the steps and promote active play. The built-in motion sensor allows kids to play active challenges and movement-controlled games to keep them moving!
A smooth design is just the right size for a child’s wrist. Including a breathable belt and splash-proof, the children’s intricate design makes it easy for everyday use.
However, for such a transaction, this one gives your bang a lot of money. Even if your child is growing up in the end, it is not the same as paying him or her money first.