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5 of the best smartwatches for your kids

5 of the best smartwatches for your kids

The percentage of kids who have a smartphone grows by the year, and this trend is seemingly only going in one direction. Kids start begging for their own phone as soon as they can talk (or at least it probably feels that way to parents who are always handing their phone over to keep a kid busy). 

In some ways, your child having a phone on them at all times can alleviate some serious worries about location and communication, but worries about internet safety, cyberbullying, and screen time might outnumber the reasons for a young child to have a phone of their own (even though parental control software exists for this exact purpose). Read more…

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BEST FOR HEALTHY HABITS

Garmin Vivofit Jr. 2

Kids will actually want to assume some responsibility with this coin-based, Disney-themed reward system.

  • GPS: No
  • Battery life: Non-rechargeable, but up to one year
  • Sleep tracking: Yes
  • Water resistance: Waterproof up to 164 feet
  • Communication features: None


£79.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR GAMES

VTech KidiZoom DX2

The kid-proof watch to choose if your goal is fun and learning rather than daily routines and keeping in touch.

  • GPS: No
  • Battery life: Up to two weeks
  • Sleep tracking: No
  • Water resistance: Splash-proof, but shouldn’t be submerged
  • Communication features: None


£49.97 from Amazon

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BEST FOR SPORTS

Fitbit Ace 2

More independent than most kid watches but more fun than an adult Fitbit, the Ace 2 is a cool companion for kids who have a smartphone.

  • GPS: No
  • Battery life: Up to five days
  • Sleep tracking: Yes
  • Water resistance: Waterproof up to 164 feet
  • Communication features: Call and text notifications


£69.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR OLDER KIDS

Fitbit Ace

This stripped-back fitness tracker is a great way to encourage and motivate kids to get moving.

  • GPS: No
  • Battery life: Up to five days
  • Sleep tracking: Yes
  • Water resistance: Yes
  • Communication features: None


£75.31 from Amazon

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BEST FOR APPS

Kurio V 2.0

Stay connected with this smartwatch that comes pre-loaded with 20 apps.

  • GPS: No
  • Battery life: Up to three days
  • Sleep tracking: No
  • Water resistance: No
  • Communication features: Messaging


£59.99 from Amazon

MyKronoz reveals a full-color smartwatch with mechanical watch arms

unspecified (1) This is a first. MyKronoz just introduced the ZeTime, a hybrid smartwatch with arms like those found on traditional watches. Essentially the company put a watch movement behind the touchscreen, drilled a hole, and let gears stick through. At this point, the watch is not available for purchase though the company says it will be out in September for $199. Apparently, even with the watch… Read More

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MyKronoz reveals a full-color smartwatch with mechanical watch arms

unspecified (1) This is a first. MyKronoz just introduced the ZeTime, a hybrid smartwatch with arms like those found on traditional watches. Essentially the company put a watch movement behind the touchscreen, drilled a hole, and let gears stick through. At this point, the watch is not available for purchase though the company says it will be out in September for $199. Apparently, even with the watch… Read More

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MyKronoz reveals a full-color smartwatch with mechanical watch arms

unspecified (1) This is a first. MyKronoz just introduced the ZeTime, a hybrid smartwatch with arms like those found on traditional watches. Essentially the company put a watch movement behind the touchscreen, drilled a hole, and let gears stick through. At this point, the watch is not available for purchase though the company says it will be out in September for $199. Apparently, even with the watch… Read More

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Google just dropped the last Android Wear update before its launch

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Google’s big Android Wear update is almost ready for primetime.

After months of delays, the company pushed out the final version of the developer preview for the upcoming Android Wear 2.0 update, confirming the official release is coming next month.

The update includes support for one of the most significant changes coming to the platform: iOS support for standalone apps. As we detailed in our preview during Google I/O last year, Android Wear 2.0 has completely untethered apps from your smartphone — even for iPhone users — so third-party apps can function even if you don’t have a Wi-Fi or data connection. Read more…

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