Smartwatches are not just for adults anymore. These child-centered offerings are ideal for a child who wants a smartwatch just like his mom and dad. There is apparently a smartwatch for every situation now, why your kids can also enjoy having their own smartwatch. We have checked out the best features for your child, regardless of their age or taste.
In recent years, smartwatches for children have not had the greatest reputation. Some are filled with serious privacy and security flaws that are a major problem. We are careful to select high quality smartwatches that have no such problems. That way, your child can have fun, and you don't have to worry about who is snooping on them.
Here is our choice of the best smartwatches for your child.
Best overall: VTech Kidizoom DX2 ($ 57) [1
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VTech Kidizoom DX2 is a solid offering from VTech, a company known for the manufacture of durable technical toys for children. It is well priced, while it is packed and splash proof.
Children can learn to tell the time with analog and digital clock faces, and play some games. There is a monster-capturing game that uses enhanced reality technology along with active game challenges associated with the watch's motion sensor and pedometer. Two cameras add to the fun with the kids who can take videos, pictures and selfies before they are adapted or choose to turn them to the faces of the watch.
It is sure to be a hit with most children, as well as practical.  For parents, they do not have to worry about children having access to something they do not want them to have (connection is super limited with everything if this watch is stand-alone), plus they can limit their child's use through parental control.  It is worth noting that a few years back, VTech was in the news for a serious data protection through its Learning Lodge service (the company's online portal covering everything from training programs to cosmetic downloads for connected VTech products). Some serious security patches and fines from the FTC later have fixed things, but if you are worried about it, you can jump everywhere with the Learning Lodge functionality.
Best for Socialization: Kurio Watch 2.0+ ($ 56)
Children want to be able to chat with their friends, just like everyone else. Kurio Watch 2.0+ is a watch that offers messaging features but with some security-conscious restrictions being thrown in. The clock allows children to notify their friends via Bluetooth. They can share texts, emojis, selfies, doodles and voice recordings with other Kurio watches and Android devices, provided you have installed the Kurio app.
It's pretty sealed, because you have to plug in devices at the beginning, so you don't have to worry about anything suspected of taking place. The Bluetooth connection also means that children can play games with friends who also have a Kurio Watch.
Elsewhere there is an activity tracker, music player, alarm, calculator, calendar and ways to add ICE (In the event of an emergency
VTech Star Wars First order Stormtrooper Smartwatch ($ 49)
It is rare to come across a child who does not go through a Star Wars phase so we should go directly and recommend VTech Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper Smartwatch, offering a camera, digital and analog clock face , a step-meter, it's splash-proof … Ohh yes, and Star Wars.
It's the Star Wars functionality that stands out most here. Smartwatch's camera contains more than 20 Star Wars theater effects, with each clock's face similar theme Games wisely, there are three Star Wars mini-games including blasting of asteroids, escaping Stormtroopers and racing with BB-8, and there is a ringing app so you can l take a stranger. There are lots of fun.
Like the other VTech watch here, there is no contact with the outside world, so parents do not have to worry about the children becoming involved in anything cruel here. It is a responsible independence for them.
Best for Setting Good Habits: Octopus Watch 2 ($ 80)
Children often need a little nudge in the right direction when it will learn good habits. This is where Octopus Watch 2 comes into its own. It acts as a scheduler and assistant that helps parents arrange what they want their children to do every day, while the child knows what is happening too. Through a mixture of newspapers and icons (so the child does not necessarily need to be able to read the time), the kid can know exactly how much play time they have before dinner or be reminded to brush their teeth in the morning.
Essentially, it saves the parent from chopping all the time while helping the child feel more independent and controlling his or her own life. Just as good is the night light function which also doubles as the clock's charging station. Just place the watch on the charging dock and it lights up, giving your child a good (and sweet) night light along with his cool new watch. Don't worry – it's also possible to turn off the nightlight even if your child prefers the dark. In addition, the cute night light base acts as an alarm clock that lights up in the morning when it's time to get up.
It also works as a fitness tracker in addition to all that. And parents? Don't worry about your children having access to inappropriate content or messages. This is a stand-alone watch that is about building good habits and nothing else. No camera, no connection (except Bluetooth pairing to parents' phone to program the child's schedule and clock settings), just bullet faces and habit.
Best for teens: Ticwatch E ($ 130)
Teenagers want a smartwatch that looks very cooler than the others listed here. Admittedly, they probably want an Apple Watch but do you really want to leave them so expensive right away? Buy them Ticwatch E and assume they don't litter it, consider a more expensive smartwatch as they get older.
Ticwatch E is a stylish Android Wear 2.0 based smartwatch. It means plenty of options using the app store, as well as extensive training through Google Fit. There is a built-in GPS and heart rate monitor, so it's perfect for more active teens. They can also connect it to their smartphone so they can receive messages and exchange messages through it. There is no NFC support, but it is a relatively small price to pay for a cheap smartwatch. It is a good option for teenagers who want something a little more adult.