11 Best Kids' Smart Watches To Buy Now

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In our 21st-century world, tech is no longer just for the adults - watches, tablets and computers are being adapted for a younger audience as we speak. Children are intrigued by anything new and exciting, and a kids' smartwatch is no exception.

Introducing your child to the world of technology can seem daunting and slightly scary, but with proper supervision and the right information, this can open up another world for them to enjoy. To help navigate the world of smart watches for kids, we have picked our 12 favourite children's smart watches that we think are a worthwhile buy. So, look no further and find the best smartwatch for your child!

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Kidadl's Top Pick

Whilst all the great smart watches on our list are highly recommended, if you're short on time, here's our top pick based on price, features and popularity.

1. Garmin VivoFit Jr 2

Green Garmin VivoFit Jr 2 smart watch.
Photo © Garmin

The Garmin watches for kids are highly recommended amongst the technology savvy! For an affordable price, this comfortable, secure watch has a fitness and chore tracker to encourage healthy habits, completed controlled by a parent app. This parental involvement adds to the safety of this product and allows each parent to assign tasks and activities daily. It is the perfect balance between independence and safety, so why not try a Vivofit Jr 2 for yourself.

This also has a variety of designs, including Mickey Mouse and Star Wars, so there's something for every child.

Main Features

  • Price: £58.34-£68.77
  • Age: 4-7
  • Swim and bath safe
  • Parent-controlled app
  • Fitness tracker: tracks sleep, steps and overview of child's healthy goals
  • 1 year of battery life

2. FitBit Ace 2

Blue and yellow FitBit Ace 2.
Photo © Fitbit.com

This water-resistant activity tracker from FitBit is the perfect way to keep up with daily activities, set personal goals with your children and track their healthy habits. Everything is parent-approved, from calls, notifications, goal targets and more, so this is an excellent way to bring the virtual world to your child without completely losing control.

Your child will be able to customise their design, picking an avatar and photo, along with choose from Ace 2 design covers, adding a touch of individuality to the smart watch.

Main Features

  • Price: £54.99
  • Age: 6+
  • 5 days of battery life
  • Water-resistant up to 50m
  • Parental controls
  • Activity and sleep tracking

3. Aupalla Kids Fitness Tracker

Blue and yellow Aupalla Kids Fitness Tracker.
Photo © Amazon

The Aupalla watch makes exercise and activity fun. It tracks your child's active movements, heart rate and distance covered, monitoring heart rate every 10 minutes of the day. This information can be accessed on a free app, so is perfect to track for both parents and children.

Main Features

  • Price: £25.99
  • Age: 5+
  • Auto heart rate monitoring
  • Tracks activities: distance and time
  • Sleep tracking
  • Clock faces
  • Changeable straps

4. VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DZ2

Kids modelling the VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DZ2.
Photo © VTech

Take pictures, make videos, play games and have endless fun with this new model of the VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch. This model mixes fun and learning, taking selfies and customising their face in the Silly Me app, or learn how to tell the time with the adjustable clock faces. Designed for kids, this is a must-buy for younger children.

These are available in a variety of colours, with different straps, and are the perfect way to introduce your little one to the world of technology!

Main Features

  • Price: £36.99
  • Age: 4-12
  • 2 cameras
  • Splashproof
  • Customisable design
  • Voice recorder
  • Time Master app

5. Leapfrog LeapBand Activity Tracker

Green Leapfrog LeapBand Activity Tracker.
Photo © Amazon

This virtual pet can be worn on your child's wrist at all times, getting them moving and encouraging activity. To power this virtual Leapfrog, your child must run, skip, hop and jump; every move they make powers their smart watch friend more! There are eight different pets to choose from, so tracking exercise has never been so fun.

Main Features

  • Price: £29.99
  • Age: 4-7
  • 50 games and activities
  • Parent controls: school and quiet time mode
  • Personalisation of games, pets and challenges
  • Digital and analogue watches

6. Kurio Watch 2.0+

Pink Kurio Watch 2.0+.
Photo © Smyths.com

This kids' smartphone watch is jam-packed. Whether with messaging, photos, doodles or emojis, motion detector apps, games and emergency functions, this is a safe and extremely fun smart watch for any young child.

Main Features

  • Price: £44.16
  • Age: 6-14
  • Messaging (with other Kurio watches)
  • Emergency (In Case of Emergency) functions
  • Motion-detected apps
  • Customisation and changeable straps
  • Thermal, colour changing strap
  • Bluetooth connectivity

Best Safety Features

7. Kids GPS Tracker SIM Card Operated Watch

Blue Kids GP Tracker Smart Watch.
Photo © Amazon

If safety is your number one priority, this is the perfect model for you. Designed for keeping your kids safe by tracking real-time location at any point and an SOS button for any time they are in trouble, you can feel happy knowing they are always safe. The watch can also be controlled through the parent app and watched at any point.

Main Features

  • Price: £19.99
  • Age: 7+
  • Emergency/SOS functions
  • Real-time tracking location
  • Parent app control
  • Two-way call
  • Phone book
  • Camera
  • Micro SIM card (not included)

8. Xplora Go

Light blue Xplora Go kids smart watch.
Photo © Xplora

This kids' smartphone watch is another excellent model for keeping your child safe whilst entering the world of technology! The Xplora Go has an SOS emergency button that will notify the chosen safety contacts of their location. You can also set up Safety Zones around your child's school and home, along with messaging your child while they are out and about. Buying the Xplora is all about keeping your child safe and giving you peace of mind.

Important to remember that a SIM card is not included within this.

Main Features

  • Price: £99.99
  • Age: 7+
  • Emergency/SOS functions
  • Make and receive calls
  • GPS and safety zones
  • WiFi connectivity
  • Pedometer
  • 2-year warranty

Best For Keeping In Touch

9. LG Gizmopal 2

Pink LG Gizmopal 2 Kids Smart Watch.
Photo © LG

If you're looking for a way to keep in contact with your child whilst they are out and about, this is the model for you. With an auto-answer function and a specific phone button, this is easily accessible and perfect for use on the move. They can even get in contact with you with the two-way calling function.

One thing to note, the battery usage time is two and a half hours, so make sure your child has charged their smart watch just before they leave the house.

Main Features

  • Price: £78
  • Age: 4+
  • Dedicated phone button
  • Auto-answer function
  • Android and iOS compatible
  • Two-way calling from authorised numbers
  • Parental controls
  • Real-time location GPS tracker

Best Smartwatch For Music

10. Prograce Smart Watch

Blue Prograce Smart Watch for kids.
Photo © Amazon

This model is slightly different from the others in that your child has access to both radio and music, all from their smart watch. With an audio music player and access to FM radio, your child can listen in their headphones or out loud with their friends.

Main Features

  • Price: £34.99
  • Age: 3+
  • Touchscreen
  • Audio music player
  • FM radio
  • Rotatable camera
  • Pedometer
  • 6 level volume
  • 12 months warranty

11. Space Talk Smart Phone Watch

Space Talk Smart Phone Watch.
Photo © Currys

This model is a smartphone and wearable watch combined, making it an excellent buy for any child. With two-way calling, your child can contact you as easily as you can contact them. Set contacts, keep in touch and even track their location during the day, all from a single watch on their wrist.

A SIM card is not included, so if you are thinking of buying a Space Talk watch, be sure to buy a SIM card as well.

Main Features

  • Price: £199
  • Age: 5+
  • Two-way calling
  • SMS messaging
  • Safe place zones
  • SOS Alert function
  • AllMyTribe smartphone app
  • 12-month warranty
  • Scratch-resistant touch screen
  • 24+ hours of battery life

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