Parents – are you fed up with your children hogging your smartphone or tablet? Do you feel that they are old enough now to have some sort of smart device themselves? Obviously you don’t want to buy them the latest technological innovation, but thankfully manufacturers have realised that there’s a market for children’s smartwatches.
If you are thinking of treating your little one, here are our recommendations for the eight best children’s smartwatches:
SUNETLINK Kids SmartWatch Phone – $29.95
Complete with a touchscreen, this smartwatch can be used to receive or send texts, make calls and access the internet. It also features a pedometer, sleep monitor and a sedentary reminder. More suitable for an android phone as it only partially supports iPhone functions.
GBD Touch Kids GPS Tracker Smart Watch With Camera – $30.99
We like the round face of this children’s smartwatch and it is also packed with features. There’s a built-in camera, a touchscreen display, it has GPS built-in and you can make and receive calls, send texts and get message reminders. There is also a flashlight and tons of games available.
LeapFrog LeapBand – $37.99
Designed to encourage play and activity, this smartwatch is full of customisable games and challenges and kids can even design their very own pet to take care of. Loads of downloadable games and accessories for pets, there are also buit in rewards to encourage healthy habits and eating.
Kurio Kid’s Smartwatch – $39.99
This smartwatch comes already loaded with 20 apps that include games, education and communication. With a multi-function screen users can take pictures, translate foreign words, play music and games and track activities. It also has a motion sensor that allows kids to play games with wrist actions.
Orbo Kids Bluetooth Phone – $43.95
A multi-function smartwatch here that features loads of interactive educational activities, built-in games, and other activities to stimulate young minds. You can take pictures and videos, make calls and send and receive texts. Provides hours of fun for your little one.
Pebble Time Smartwatch – $68.77
No touchscreen with this smartwatch as you control the functions via four buttons on the side. Lots of preloaded apps including music and health and sleep trackers. Lightweight and comfortable to wear, this is an ideal smartwatch for a teenager that wants a sophisticated design that delivers messages and updates from their phone. Loads of games and third party apps available but the real beauty of this smartwatch is the way it provides notifications from your phone.
NEW VERSION TickTalk 1.0S Touch Screen Kids Wearable tracker wrist Phone – $129.99
This latest version has a lovely big touchscreen that comes with high resolution and big icons that make it super easy for young children to use. Store up to 13 contacts and you can call or text from the smartwatch without connecting to another mobile. This smartwatch was designed specifically to help stop children go missing, thanks to the GPS tracker it will allow you to track your child at all times.
GizmoGadget – $149.99
Lovely big touchscreen here that is bright and fully interactive. Comes with GPS and you can call up to ten people and receive calls from them. Can receive texts messages with voice clips, emojis and preset messages. You can even track your fitness levels and it will prompt your child to get active if they have been sat down for too long. Delivers reminders for events and is waterproof.