The 5 very best SmartWatches for kids

Updated: Mar 9


Smart Watches for kids

The main benefits of kids owning a SmartWatch. And what features to look out for when choosing one.

We have done some research and chosen the top SmartWatches for children. You will get an overview of the benefits and top features to look out for. You will see our selection of the top-rated SmartWatches aimed at kids.


Does my child need a Smart device?


For some, it's hard to know if Smart devices really are necessary. But take a look around. Technology is continuing to grow at a fast-pace. Do we want to get left behind 100%?


Do you think your child needs a SmartWatch or device?


It depends on your environment and lifestyle. In most cases, yes, a Smart device is very beneficial for a growing child. Children are growing and learning in new ways.

Nearly every single school has already incorporated Smart devices into the way children are being taught in the classrooms today.


Smart devices are very useful when used responsibly.


We can limit the use and easily do without every gadget on the market. Children should not constantly be exposed to all the high-tech that is being aimed at them.


Keep it simple and just choose devices that help to improve your child's well-being - there are many educational gadgets and non-violent app games. Entertainment can be provided by a device, but there should be strict guidelines concerning screen-time.



Photo source: Healthy screen time by Orange



The benefits of buying your child a SmartWatch.


Thinking about getting a watch with GPS?

SmartWatches with satellite GPS are needed by parents who want to be able to locate their children's whereabouts.

Kids wander-off on their own. Kids forget to tell people where they are going. Parents will get peace of mind knowing that they can safely monitor the whereabouts of their

child with a good GPS tracker. The location history of your child can be recorded and alert you if they leave a programmed safety zone.


But, even if you don't have GPS, parents can keep in good contact with their child when their SmartWatch has a calling device on it and can receive text messages, or has an SOS function.


Help your child to grow

SmartWatches allow children to feel independent. Children like knowing the time of day by themselves.

They can play a few educational games on their watch and have fun - but try and keep track of the time they spend on these games.


Fitness motivation!

Many SmartWatches come with a built-in pedometer.

A pedometer is a step counter and does exercise tracking. It motivates you to increase your physical activity. This has been known to greatly improve the physical and mental health of many children. It helps to give them an incentive to start moving and stay shape.

Points to consider when buying a SmartWatch:

  • Is 2-way calling needed?

  • Does it allow texting? Will you only receive notifications?

  • SOS calling - certain contacts can be repeatedly dialled until they answer the call.

  • How many contacts can be stored - some only allow a certain amount e.g 10 contacts.

  • Parental controls: Time limits.

  • Can an adult sync their phone with their child's phone?

  • School mode. Silent mode.

  • Do you need to download an app?

  • How many alarms do you need your SmartWatch to have - 3? - 10?

  • Waterproof or just splashproof.

  • Touch screen. Do you also need a screen protector?

  • Pedometer - fitness tracker.

  • Check which types of games are included. Some have augmented reality games!

  • Wifi. Bluetooth?

  • Kid-friendly is without Wifi or Bluetooth.

  • HD dual Camera for photos and videos.

  • MP3 player. Does the SmartWatch have a headphone socket?

  • Check the wristband measurements.

  • Purchase a memory SD card.

  • Will you need a specific SIM card?

  • Does your SmartWatch come with a USB charging cable?

  • Where is the charging socket located on the SmartWatch!?

  • Do you need satellite GPS tracking on your child's SmartWatch?


*GPS - is not wanted by many. GPS tracking can be used as a good tool, but it is also seen as an infringement on privacy. Many are concerned, and rightly so, about where their data ends up and what it is being used for.

We have noticed that a significant number of SmartWatches for kids that have a GPS feature have very low reviews. For this reason, after much research, we have only selected one SmartWatch with GPS...



OJOY - SmartWatch with calling and GPS

Updated version. For Ages 5 - 10

Global network support in countries with GSM networks -

Works on 3G & 4G LTE.

You will need a SpeedTalk sim that runs on a T-Mobile network.


Wifi. Location GPS. Fitness tracker.

Available in Purple/pink, or blue.

Camera. School mode.

Waterproof - up to 6 ft for 30 mins.

OJOY - SmartWatch with calling & GPS




The 5 very best SmartWatches for kids


Also consider the appropriate cases, chargers, memory cards, and other accessories that you may need.



1.

VTech Kidizoom DX2 SmartWatch

Highly rated - Bestseller!

The coolest touchscreen SmartWatch made just for kids! - Ages 4 to 12 years.

- Available in black. Blue. Camouflage. Pink. Purple.

- Child-friendly - parental game controls and time limits. No wifi or Bluetooth so content is 100% secure. Splash-proof.

- 256MB of internal memory. Expand the memory by buying a separate micro SD card.

- Front-facing dual-camera - videos, photos. Take selfies. Create photo effects, stamps, frames and use filters. Media can be shared at your discretion by connecting the KidiZoom watch to a computer and uploading them securely.

- Pedometer. Timer. One alarm. Calendar.

- Augmented reality game, learning games and brainteasers, camera effects, and over 55 different analogue and digital watch faces are available from Learning Lodge.

- Charge the device from a computer using the micro USB cable that it comes with.

VTech Kidizoom DX2 SmartWatch


2. WILLOWWIND SmartWatch for kids

User friendly, 2G touchscreen SmartWatch for kids.

- Ages 4 to 12 years.

- Available in black/green. Blue/black. Pink/black.

- Child-friendly - School mode. No text function. No wifi or Bluetooth so content is 100% secure. Must be taken off when washing hands.

- PLEASE CHECK BEFORE BUYING: You will need to have a 2G network! Not compatible with 3G or 4G.

- HD Camera for photos and selfies. Calculator. 3 alarms. Stopwatch. Calendar.

- Music MP3 player (No headphone slot) - Songs can be downloaded from a computer and onto an external memory card, then stored in the 'My Music' folder.

- Analogue and digital watch faces.

- 14 fun and intelligent puzzle games to play.

WILLOWWIND SmartWatch for kids


Also by WILLOWWIND... SOS phone SmartWatch

Available in black, blue or pink



3.

BIGGERFIVE Fitness Tracker SmartWatch

All-day activity tracker SmartWatch.

- Ages 5+ - Available in purple. Black. Blue. Rose.

- Calls cannot be made - but message and call reminders can be received. Social media notifications can be activated through the app.

- Waterproof up to 1.5 metres - do not wear for longer than 30mins underwater.

- 14 activity/sports tracking modes.

- Monitor your child's heart rate. Sleep tracker. Steps. Distance. Calories.

- 10 silent alarms that vibrate. All can be managed in the free 'VeryFitPro App'.

- Stopwatch.

- Built-in USB charger - long battery life - stays charged for a few days.


Also, see the highly-rated BINGOFIT Fitness Tracker SmartWatch

Available in black. Blue. Navy. Pink. Purple.




4.

YETTA kids, SmartWatch

The perfect, stylish, multifunctional beginner SmartWatch. - Ages 3 - 8 years.

- Available in pink or blue.



- Child-friendly - Parental control - anti-addition mode

- No calls or text function. No wifi or Bluetooth so content is 100% secure. Must be taken off when washing hands.

- Dual HD camera for photos and selfies.

- Calculator. Alarm clock. Stopwatch. Calendar. Flashlight.

- Music MP3 player. Ultra high definition microphone.

- 10 different clock faces to chose from.

- A step counter.

- 5 fun games to play.

YETTA kids, SmartWatch



5.

INIUPO easy-to-use SmartWatch

2 way-calling, touch-screen SmartWatch for kids.

- Ages 4 - 12

- Available in black. Aqua blue. Pink

- Child-friendly - very easy to use.

- School mode. Silent profile. Parent control - game time can be limited.

- No text function. No wifi or Bluetooth so content is 100% secure. Must be taken off when washing hands.

- PLEASE CHECK BEFORE BUYING: You will need to have a 2G network! Not compatible with 3G or 4G.

- Camera for photos. Calculator. 3 alarms. Stopwatch. Calendar. Flashlight.

- Music MP3 player (No headphone slot) - Songs can be downloaded from a computer and onto an external memory card, then stored in the 'My Music' folder.

- Allows 2 SOS contacts to call. 10 contacts can be stored.

- 7 fun puzzle games to play.

INIUPO easy-to-use SmartWatch




We'd love to hear from you.


Let us know if you have any other great recommendations for a SmartWatch that is appropriate for kids!




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