Smartwatches for kids
The Smart Watches they do not have to be an exclusive product for adults. The smallest of the house can also take advantage of them a lot and take advantage of a series of characteristics that they as children and you as a parent or guardian could be quite interested.
For this reason, we are going to start by erasing certain ideas about the use of certain technological products by the minors of the house. So you can ask yourself to what extent you had considered each pro and each against in order to allow them to use them.
What do smart watches for kids offer?
Depending on each manufacturer and model, the features of smart watches for kids may vary. There will be much simpler models where that “smart” section is simply offered by having a Bluetooth connection and the possibility of playing music, while in others they will go much further and give Option to even make calls or mark the child’s position via GPS.
Therefore, what these watches offer is something very broad and you should not stay only with the idea of colorful designs and some customization with the fashionable character of the moment. And yes, they also usually offer that, but it is also true that the little ones are what catches their attention. Although we are more interested in functionality.
With a smart watch, minors can easily and quickly access data regarding their physical activity. If maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important for everyone, for the youngest it may be a bit more due to their needs related to daily energy expenditure and their own development.
In this way, with a smart watch for children you can access functions such as:
- Quality and hours of sleep
- Daily physical activity
- Continuous communication with their parents or legal guardian
- Ability to request help if needed
- And of course, access to various entertainment options (music, sending messages, mini games, etc.)
Basically everything that he can contribute to you as an adult can be contributed to a child. The difference will be in the approach of each one, particular needs and also the intention you have when using them. But it really is an option to consider.
Because with these devices, children can learn things as important as building a habit if they have adequate information and control, assess how important it is to sleep well, exercise, and even how to take advantage of technology to be more productive and even happy in life. general.
In short, that just like you, you may be wearing a measuring bracelet or a smart watch and are delighted with it on a daily basis, they could also be with a smart watch. That, in addition, we cannot forget that the moment they begin to know how to read the time it is one of the gifts that most attracts their attention.
Smartwatch or smartphone for the minor
Before you see the best alternatives in smart watch themes for kids, you may be wondering why not better a smartphone. The correct answer will logically depend on you, but before going to how easy it would be to buy a phone, keep this in mind:
- A mobile phone is easier to lose or forget, while the watch will always be on
- The smartphone gives you more options in order to be distracted, the clock does not and the main function is to let you know where it is and communicate if necessary, it is still present
- Depending on the age of the child, having a watch may be more convenient than a telephone
As you can see, value and decide, but if what you want to have is the possibility of knowing where he is and communicating with him, the watch is something more attractive. In addition, there will be models that do not give these options, but they do help them maintain a healthier lifestyle that is also about that.
The best smart watches for kids
Ok, assessing the advantages that a smart watch can bring is something that you will have to do on your own and decide. In the event that the answer is positive and you are interested in knowing what options are in the market, here are our favorites.
The smart watch models for children that convince us the most. Because if you search, you are likely to find many more alternatives but the experience and durability of some models will be very questionable. Some brands just put a colorful case to get attention, but then the usability and resistance is very poor.
So, we show you the ones that we would buy for a minor. And yes, one of the options is likely to seem excessive for price, but still it is not something so crazy and you guarantee a series of very interesting options. So, let’s get to it.
The Vodafone NEBox is a particular proposal that launches Vodafone in collaboration with Disney. Thanks to this, in addition to having a very colorful design, its main function is to allow parents to be connected with the child at all times, as long as they have the watch on.
This smartwatch for kids includes camera, activity monitor, agenda and time. This together with the connectivity options allow you to make calls, have text chats and even send emojis to numbers that have previously been defined by a senior.
So you are calm that only you and whoever you dedicate will be able to communicate with the child. Something that always gives peace of mind. Because it can even use the built-in camera to show you where it really is.
For the rest, the design is something that they surely like, because they can customize it through different characters from Disney, Pixar, Marvel or Star Wars. The only “problem” is that it can be somewhat bulky, although at those ages it is also true that they like it and they imagine that they are using something much more advanced, science fiction.
Garmin Vivofit Jr
Garmin, along with its range of devices for athletes, also offers a series of proposals designed for the little ones in the house. The Garmin VIvofit Jr It is one of them, a small bracelet with a watch that offers a very childish design that again dresses up as famous characters such as Disney princesses, Frozen 2, Star Wars, Spiderman, etc.
This device at the connectivity level is not as complete as that of Vodafone, but it does integrate some options such as the possibility of quantify the child’s physical activity, show alerts and other timers that as a reminder can serve to remind them what to do at any time. It also includes a series of extras so that they are motivated and management tools for parents, with which they will be calm about the use they give them.
With a price of around 65 euros, it is an interesting option for them to have a product that is more than just a simple watch and can contribute a lot to their day to day.
Fitbit Ace 2
Fitbit is another of the already easy-to-recognize brands in all this of quantifying devices and the like. This time the Fitbit Ace 2 is a bracelet with a watchj which is also designed for minors and is one of the most striking options.
Available in three colors, waterproof and with bright colors for the little ones, these smart watches for children allow monitor steps and physical activity, also access a game system that by delivering awards in the form of achievements, they help motivate them to continue doing sports or other activities that keep them active.
With the option to control itself through the Fitbit account and application in its familiar mode, you will not have to worry about its data management and other extras.
SoyMomo is a smart watch for children with one main features: includes its own GPS receiver. This is what undoubtedly brings the most value, because it is a proposal that with a price of only 79 euros is capable of offering that information that worries parents so much and that answers the question, where are you child?
Well, thanks to the GPS and the SIM card that it integrates, you can always know where you are. He would have to take off his clothes, and if you explain why not, there will be no problem.
For the rest, this watch for children or smartwatch for children has a price of around 80 euros and is available in red, blue and black, a square design and similar to proposals such as Apple’s Apple Watch.
A smartwatch for kids with cool features is also the Xplora X4. This model offers many of the usual options already seen in previous models, such as the quantification of physical exercise and others that are only available for those models with connection to LTE networks.
In this case, the Xplora X4 offers the possibility of connecting via WiFi, but also through a SIM card. So you can know at all times the position of the best thanks to his Integrated GPS as well as sending voice messages, texts, answering them, etc.
In addition, the software has an interesting feature which is to establish a control perimeter. Thus, if it moves away or leaves it, you will be able to receive an alert on the phone number of the parents or guardians.
Finally the V Kids that Vodafone also distributes is a watch for children, but its purpose is not so much that they find a series of utilities but rather a device so that you can have them controlled. Because they will see the time, but you will have a choice thanks to their Integrated V-Sim the possibility of know where they are at all times, send them voice messages and receive alerts depending on where you are, etc.
A product designed for the little ones when they want to play alone, running through the park, etc. It also has very striking colors to attract them physically.
Apple Watch and kids mode
It is very likely that the idea of gift an Apple Watch to your child, even less if you don’t have it. However, it is important to know that Apple introduced with the latest version of the system the possibility of activating a new family mode with options for children to wear the watch.
This mode allows the watch not to depend on a new iPhone, but rather that yours to which you may or may not have previously associated an Apple Watch is the one that takes care of its management. So you can control data such as the physical activity you perform and many other options already known from the Apple smart watch.
However, the interesting thing about this family mode is that it also allows access to functions that as parents or legal guardians of a minor can be very interesting. The first is the option of communicate via Walkie-Talkie option. And the second that of know the location of the device and therefore of its carrier. In addition, settings such as class mode can be activated so that they are not distracted while they are in school hours.
Without a doubt, using an Apple Watch is another story. The problem is that it is not something cheap, that’s why many if they consider it. But knowing the possibility never hurts. Also, it is something that works with any Apple Watch with system version watchOS 7.
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