Smart watches for children are not just an interesting toy, but a useful device. With its help, parents communicate with the child and control his safety. Smart watches have many features. For example, you can install developing applications on them.
What to consider when buying
The choice of children’s smart watches is a responsible task. Parents want to buy a quality gadget, but often do not know what to look for. There are several selection criteria:
- Dimensions. Watches for a child should not be bulky and uncomfortable. Too big a device can interfere during active games.
- Functionality. The watch must be appropriate for the age of the child. If he is 10–12 years old, he is unlikely to be interested in a model for kids 5–7 years old with counting games or learning letters.
- Moisture protection. It is better that the watch is waterproof. A child can accidentally wet them while washing their hands, and the gadget will break.
- Geolocation. Not all models of children’s smartwatches have a location tracker. It is better to choose a device that supports GPS or another similar system.
- Display. Give preference to smart watches with a color touch screen. There are also the most budget models with monochrome screens and push-button controls on sale, but they are considered outdated and are unlikely to interest a child.
Consider several popular models of children’s smart watches costing from 1000 to 5000 rubles.
Prolike PLSW300BL is a budget and stylish smartwatch for kids. The gadget provides a high level of security, allowing you to monitor the location of the child, connect a microphone for remote listening, and make emergency calls.
- Watch size: 232x40x15 mm.
- Weight: 44 g.
Prolike PLSW300BL has all the necessary basic applications built in: clock, alarm clock, voice messages, flashlight. You can enter up to 10 phone numbers for feedback into the watch, as well as add 3 numbers for the SOS signal. When you press the panic button, they receive notifications. To track the gadget, parents need to install a special application on their smartphone. For example, SeTracker.
When the watch runs out of battery, it sends a notification to the linked phone. If necessary, the gadget can be remotely turned off to save battery power.
The cost of the watch is only 1100 rubles.
Bakeey Q12 is an inexpensive smart watch for monitoring the safety of children. This model, unlike the previous Q11, received a more advanced geolocation system: GPS was supplemented with Wi-Fi and LBS modules.
- Watch size: 235x40x14 mm.
- Weight: 43.2 g
The gadget has a degree of protection against water IP67, which allows you to immerse the watch in water to a depth of one and a half meters. True, for a maximum of half an hour.
Compared to the previous model, the sound quality of the speaker and the sensitivity of the microphone have been improved.
Another distinguishing feature of the Bakeey Q12 is the ability to remotely take pictures from the camera. This allows parents to understand what is happening around the child.
Among the basic built-in functions of children’s smart watches, call and SMS notifications, messaging, SOS signal to saved numbers, and making calls are also highlighted.
The cost of the watch is about 1500 rubles.
This model of children’s smart watch will help parents to monitor the safety of the child. Prolike PLSW11BL is a stylish device with a set of important features and a durable strap.
- Watch size: 230x41x15 mm.
- Weight: 38 g.
The case of the smart watch is waterproof and meets the requirements of the IP67 standard. The device can track location, make two-way calls and emergency SOS call, notify of a low battery. The watch has a camera, a notebook, an alarm clock, several educational games and a flashlight.
The cost of the watch is about 2500 rubles.
Prolike PLSW13PN is a stylish gadget with which your child will definitely be safe. The smartwatch has all the apps you need, and a durable strap will keep the device from flying off your hand during active games.
Smart watches Prolike PLSW13PN work with SIM-cards of all operators. It helps parents to be in touch with the child. You can install the free SeTracker application in the gadget, which expands the basic set of functions.
- Watch size: 235x45x18 mm.
- Weight: 70 g.
Children’s watches can send and receive messages, enter up to 10 numbers in a notebook, and make an SOS call. They also have a camera, a do not disturb mode, an alarm clock. Parents can set safe zones and track their child’s movement history. The Prolike PLSW13PN is IP67 waterproof.
The cost of the watch is 4000 rubles.
High-quality children’s smart watch with video call and 4G. This smart gadget can do much more than previous models. The device allows you to take not only photos, but also videos. You can also install the SeTracker application on the watch to determine limited geofences and track the child’s movement routes.
- Watch size: 236x45x17 mm.
- Weight: 55 g.
The waterproof case can withstand immersion in water to a depth of one and a half meters — IP67 protection level.
The watch has a SIM card slot, so it can be used as a mobile phone. Wonlex KT24 is equipped with GPS tracking, SOS call to saved numbers, callback and video call function, phone book, alarm clock and much more.
The cost of the watch is about 5000 rubles.
What watch to choose
The price and functionality of smart watches are directly related. The more opportunities they have, the harder they hit the wallet.
There are simpler models — costing about 1000 rubles: Prolike PLSW13PP, TD-08W, PLSW200BK, PLSW300BL. They allow you to track the location of the child and are equipped with small displays.
There are also gadgets for 4000–5000 rubles with larger screens on which you can run educational games. Among these models are Prolike PLSW13PN and Wonlex KT24. They can track location and allow you to set security zones. If the child leaves the restricted area, a notification will be sent to the parent’s phone.