(Last Updated On: December 24, 2017)

As the gadget market expands further, wearables with various utilities are also gaining ground. In this blog, we will have a look at Best smartwatches for kids. Smartwatches for kids have been around for quite some time now however recently with their increasing penetration of wearables, kids’ smartwatches are also getting extremely popular.

Smartwatches for kids come in different budgets and variants. You should be able to chose a smartwatch depending upon the age of your child and the features that you want in the smartwatch.

How to chose a smartwatch for kids ?

  1. Budget : One obviously doesn’t want to throw in too expensive watch in the hands of a kid even if you can afford one. The reasons are pretty obvious like the chance of losing the watch, high chances of damage etc. Therefore budget is one important factor while choosing a smartwatch for kids.
  2. Usability : If your kid is a young toddler, you may want a smartwatch with a great usability even if that means lesser features. Kids wont anyways use all the features that are stuffed in.
  3. Tracking features : One of the important features of smart watch is the ability to track your child. The smartwatch must be fitted with an accurate GPS tracker for you to be able to track your child.
  4. Security Features : Security is another important aspect while buying smartwatches for kids. A good security feature set like SOS button, one tap notifications to parents etc is a must to look out for while shopping for a smartwatch for your child.
  5. Learning : In the world gadgets, our little ones learn the most from the screen. It is very helpful if the smartwatch has certain learning modules for kids to help them understand things like reading time, recognizing alphabets or sentences or any other module suited to their age.
  6. Compatibility : The smartwatch should be compatible with other devices like Mobile, tablet etc that you use at homes. It is much more convenient if the watch is compatible in factory settings with your devices.

Loaded with our expectations for a smartwatch, we went out looking for various smartwatches being offered online. Here is the list of Best Smartwatches for kids that we think are worth your look :

1. VTech Kidizoom smartwatch

VTech Kidizoom is more than just a location tracking watch. Infact the main aim of the watch is too have certain usable and learning features for kids. The watch comes equipped with fun activities, games, action challenges, motion sensor to keep the kids busy with activities. The smartwatch is splash proof and should not be getting affected with water splashes. However care needs to be taken in deep waters.

vTech Smartwatch

Here are the salient features of the watch:

  • Budget: About 60USD, also a couple of more variants with more features going upto 130 USD. The watch is available in US and India amongst many other countries. Prices can vary depanding upon currency and shipping costs amongst many other things.
  • Security Features: The watch is not built for location or security tracking
  • Learning: The smartwatch contains quite some modules for helping kids learn with fun activities keeping them busy.
  • Camera: The smartwatch comes with quite some memory and kids can click quite some photos and then transfer them to laptop/computer etc.
  • Recommended Age: 4-9 years.

2. Kurio Smartwatch

Kurio smartwatch is another feature rich smartwatch. The smartwatch is another general purpose smartwatch for fun activities for kids. The smartwatch comes loaded with 20+ apps and is compatible with a lot of android phones.

kurio smartwatch

 

Here are the salient features of the smartwatch:

  • Budget: 40USD – 80 USD, depending upon the color of the watch. The watch is available in US and India amongst many other countries. Prices can vary depanding upon currency and shipping costs amongst many other things.
  • Security Features: The watch is not built for location or security tracking. However the watch comes loaded with ICE app where one can store the critical contacts and medical history of the child
  • Learning: The smartwatch contains quite some modules for helping kids learn with fun activities keeping them busy.
  • Camera: The smartwatch comes with quite some memory and kids can click quite some photos and then transfer them to laptop/computer etc.
  • Recommended Age: 3 years and above.

3. Doki Smartwatch

Doki is one of the best smartwatches around. It is a feature rich smartwatch and has wide range of integrations with many android and iPhones. The smartwatch is really good looking and the budget has also been kept into mind so that it can be used by both the kids and adults alike. The smartwatch boasts of features like voice and video calling which otherwise can’t be found in a lot of smart watches.

doki smartwatch

Here are the salient features of the watch:

  • Budget: Priced at about 199 USD, the watch is probably a bit expensive but given its feature set, the price gets you bang for the buck.
  • Security Features: The watch is GPS/GSM enabled and you can track your kids all the time. The watch comes with SOS button which kids can use in case of emergency. Geofencing enables you to set area after which the watch will issue an alert.
  • Learning: The interactive features in the watch keep the kids interactively engaged in fun activities.
  • Camera: The smartwatch comes with quite some memory and kids can click quite some photos and then transfer them to laptop/computer etc.
  • Recommended Age: 4+ years.

4. GBD GPS Tracker Smartwatch for Kids

As the name suggests, GBD GPS tracker smartwatch is tailored towards tracking and security of the kids. The smartwatch comes with a sim which can be used alongside it. This reduces the possibility of using the wrong sim. The smartwatch further supports two way voice calls and a fitness tracker if you care about the fitness of your kids ..:)

GBD Tracker

Here are the salient features of the watch:

  • Budget: 35USD upwards. The watch is available in US and India amongst many other countries. Prices can vary depending upon currency and shipping costs amongst many other things.
  • Security Features: The smartwatch is built like a GPS tracker and comes with advanced tracking feature for your kid including geofencing, tracking the location, SOS button.
  • Learning: The smartwatch is not that engaging. You might find it a bit difficult to convince your kids to use the smartwatch.
  • Camera: None
  • Recommended Age: 4 years upwards.

5. LG Gizmopal

LG gizmopal is a smartwatch offering by LG. LG Gizmopal falls more in the category of location tracking smartwatches. The single button UI is really useful as it helps keep the UI simple and children can use just one button for two way calls. GSM and GPS technology helps make tracking much easier.

LG Gizmopal

Here are the salient features of the smartwatch:

  • Budget: 65USD upwards. The watch is available in US and India amongst many other countries. Prices can vary depending upon currency and shipping costs amongst many other things.
  • Security Features: The smartwatch is built like a GPS tracker and you can set alerts to receive the location of the child at set intervals
  • Learning: The smartwatch acts more like a location tracking device so not much of engagement and learning at hand.
  • Camera: None
  • Recommended Age: 4 years upwards.

6. hereO GPS watch for kids

hereO got a lot of attention when it raised funding for its project through indigogo(a crowdfunding platform). The watch operates on the model of GPS tracking kind of smartwatches. The watch has a built in SIM and subscription comes at 4.95USD/month. The subscription is free for first 6 months though.

hereo smartwatch

Here are the salient features of the smartwatch:

  • Budget: 199USD upwards as of this writing. The watch is available only in US as of now.
  • Security Features: The smartwatch is built like a GPS tracker and you can track your child movements
  • Learning: The smartwatch acts more like a location tracking device so not much of engagement and learning in offering.
  • Camera: None
  • Recommended Age: 4years upwards.

7. Linsay Smart watch for kids

Linsay Smart Watch is another contender in the low cost educational and fun smart watches. The watch comes with an ability of 32GB SD Card and a 2MP camera with unlimited voice recording.

linsay smartwatch

Here are the salient features of the smartwatch:

  • Budget: 36USD upwards as of this writing. The watch is available only in US and India as of now. The pricing in India has been quite higher.
  • Learning: No Formal engagement features
  • Camera: None
  • Recommended Age: 4 years upwards.

We hope this blog helped you in deciding about the smartwatch best suited for your kid. If your kid is already having some smartwatch or thinking to buy one, feel free to drop a comment to discuss .. 🙂