Smartwatches aren’t just for kids anymore. Various companies are offering smartwatches that cater to the needs for children. These smartwatches offer health tracking, games, learning development exercises, and safety. Here’s my list of the 6 best smartwatches for kids in 2020.
Fitbit Ace 2
Fitbit Ace 2 is designed to help kids build healthy habits and encourage them to spend more active time with family and friends. Fitbit Ace 2 helps parents and their children understand how physical activity impacts overall well-being and health. Kids see stats, goal celebrations, parent-approved friends, and call notifications. Ace 2 is water-resistant to 50M and the helpful bumper around the screen protects it during kid-related activities all day long. Fitbit Ace 2 comes in a selection of fun and bold kid-friendly colors. With colorful avatars, kids can personalize their profiles. Animated clock faces motivate challenges to keep children moving.
The Coolpad Dyno smartwatch aims to bridge the gap between kids and tech in a safe and fun manner. Running on its own 4G LTE connection, the smartwatch allows kids to make calls, send messages, and transmit location. Other functionalities include step tracking and alarm clock. Coolpad has a companion app for the parent to add specific contacts that the child can both call and message. Phone calls can be made using the SIM card that connects to networks in the US and Canada. Coolpad Dyno has some fun watch faces that your child can swap between as well as two different colored straps in the box. The watch also has an excellent battery life which lasts for nearly 3 days between charges.
Garmin Vivofit Jr. 2
Garmin’s Vivofit Jr. 2 with Marvel’s Spider-Man themed bands and mobile app, is specifically designed for kids. Vivofit 2 is actually more than just a fitness tracker, it provides kids with an interactive experience where activity unlocks adventure, shaping habits for lifelong health and fitness. Using a comic-book style Spider-Verse app, kids can look forward to crushing activity minute goals to unlock new adventures, gems, games, and step icons. New York City comes to life with enhanced animations featuring fun fitness facts integrated into the story to further encourage building healthy habits. The vívofit jr. 2 bands come in 2 ultra-durable, etched Marvel Spider-Man designs. They are swim-friendly, feature a customizable color screen, and boasts a battery life of over one year.
With lots of cool features, Vtech KidiZoom and Vtech KidiZoom DX2 smartwatches are especially designed for kids. The watches have a camera for taking photos and videos, a motion sensor for tracking activities, and has a range of games and apps to use. The KidiZoom DX 2 has two cameras that allow children to capture everything from action videos to selfies, reports GadgetsAndWearables. The voice recorder lets kids change their voice and give it cool effects. There’s a pedometer and there are games that can be played via the touch screen.
Aimed at kids 4 to 7, the LeapFrog LeapBand is a fitness tracker packed with many features. The LeapBand turns active physical play and healthy eating habits into a game with a bunch of appealing virtual rewards. This is more than just a fitness tracker. It offers a virtual pet that, which children can play with and nurture. To keep their pet happy, children must feed them healthy food and keep active. Children earn rewards by taking part in activities like muscle and bone-strengthening activities and cardiovascular activities. They spend these rewards on their virtual pet.
The Octopus by Joy is a smartwatch that teaches kids to follow routine. The smartwatch sends alerts to users when it’s time to brush their teeth, leave for school, do that homework, take a bath, and more using an Android or iOS app managed by parents. The watch connects to a parent’s phone via Bluetooth so they can program tasks and get notified when kids stay on schedule. In theory, this means parents won’t have to nag their kids so much, because it teaches them to manage their own time. For an extra $49 dollars kids can get a charging station that doubles as a night light. Octopus uses colorful icons to help kids tell time and keep kids on schedule with visual reminders. Once a task is completed, the kid can check it off.