It is almost ironic that the target market for kid smartwatches are parents. While kids just want it because “dad has one” and all they care about is how it looks, parents are the one that seeks various features in the smartwatch that can assist them in parenting.
If you’re one of those parents who spend half the day with their kids and the other half worrying where and how they are, then here’s a list of the best kid smartwatches you can get for your kid and yourself.
The Xplora 3S is a waterproof smartwatch that has a camera, a pedometer, an alarm clock, and a stopwatch all packed within an elegant casing.
But its biggest feature: It can make and receive calls directly.
If you don’t want your kid to have a smartphone and become new mobile casino players but feel the need to stay in touch, this smartwatch is for you. You don’t have to worry about who your kid is calling either since only the parents can manage the contact list from the mobile apps. You can also set school times and safe zones on your app to restrict watch usage and track unusual movements.
Going on the other side of the spectrum, if you’re a parent who wants to buy their kid a smartwatch just so they could have lots of fun with it, we present to you an absolute joy machine — the Kidizoom DX2.
It has games, selfies, and a few other tricks up its sleeve. It also has two cameras that capture fairly good pictures and plenty of fun games that’ll challenge your kids.
But our favourite feature was the sound effects mode where the device makes a cool sound when the wearer moves their arms. Children can choose from fun sound effects like a Magic Wand and a Laser Sword.
Garmin Vívofit Jr 2
The Vívofit Jr 2 is a fitness tracker for children, but not the kind that instils the idea of an ideal body image by setting exercise goals and counting calories. It’s actually an activity tracker that focuses on fun rather than fitness.
It displays the time, the date, an active minutes counter, a step counter, and a counter for chores, reward coins, and rewards. What we liked the most about this smartwatch, though, was its design. The watch has a mini-board game that has a character proceed by one step every day if your kid has recorded 60 minutes of activity.
Vodafone V-Kids watch