The rise of smart watches has led to more children wanting the accessory. We’ve reviewed one that won’t break the bank.
Everything is ‘smart’ in today’s world. Your smartphone (or should it just be ‘phone’ now) and tablets have taken the place of other technology like your house phone and computer. Smart watches are coming in force. There are so many options to choose from including the Apple Watch (starting at £269), Samsung Gear (starting at £180) and Moto 360 (starting at £180) to name a few.
Along with all of their fancy features, unfortunately, comes a fancy price tag. And like smartphones, more and more children are wanting smart watches. Luckily, there are some smart watches with smarter prices for young people to enjoy. Watches like the VTech Kidizoom DX and FiLIP 2 have given parents a cheaper option to introduce to their children.
We’re going to talk about one of the most popular options for children’s smart watches, the Kurio Smart Watch.
The Kurio watches come in blue and pink with a 39mm touchscreen display. When your Kurio watch arrives, it will have some battery, but before you start using it, it will be best to fully charge it using the micro USB cable. You can also use this cable to connect your watch to a computer to transfer pictures and videos.
Let’s take a look at the features that some of the Kurio watch.
Use the built-in camera on top of the watch to take selfies and videos. You can customise them using pre-made photo filters. Once your child has taken their selfies and videos, they can send them to your Android phone.
If your child’s friend has a Kurio watch, they can use Bluetooth to send pictures, emojis, drawings, texts and voice messages to each other.
If you have an Android phone, using the free Kurio app, you can send and receive messages from your child using Bluetooth.
3Apps and Games
Your Kurio watch comes pre-loaded with a range of games and apps including Battleship, Noughts and Crosses and voice translator.
As well as games using the touch screen display, it also uses its accelerometer to track movement. You can use this feature to play games such as Snake and Ninja roll.
Every parent’s number priority is the safety of their children. You can use the ‘In Case of Emergency’ app to put in your child’s medical details, allergies, blood type and your contact details.
As well as all the bells and whistles, you get some features that we have come to expect from smart tech. These include a clock (obviously), timer and alarm, calendar, music and activity tracker.
If your child has a smartphone, they can use their Kurio watch to take calls hands-free using Bluetooth.
If you want to know about some of the more techy information, we’ve included this detail from their website below.
- Speaker and Microphone
- Motion sensor
- Accelerometer (Tracker for games and activities)
- Touch LCD screen
- Photo and Video Camera
- Rechargeable battery
- MTK Processor
- Bluetooth 3.0 ( Android peripherals and Kurio Watches)
- Internal memory 256MB
- Micro USB Slot