In most developed countries, since around 2015, smartwatches have become widely used by most school children. They are advertised on television throughout the country as a safety device whereby the child can call in case of emergency. The devices are commonly colorful and made of plastic. They normally have no display unless a button is pushed. These smartwatches have limited capability compared to other smartwatches. Their main functions consist of being able to conduct calls, displaying of time, panic button and gps location to track kids location in case of emergency.
The advantages of buying a smart watch for kids:
1. Peace of Mind for Parents
Almost all smartwatches come with safety features which allow the child to send a distress signal to their parents instantly. This safeguard brings a sense of reassurance to both child and parent.
A smartwatch can also help create a safe space for your child to develop a sense of independence. Playing outdoor games is tremendously vital and with the smart watches, kids are free to go out and play as they like.
3. Designed especially for kids
The market for smartwatches designed especially for kids has been growing steadily. While these smartwatches tend to be more primitive in terms of functionality, they are usually also sturdier and affordable than their adult counterparts. The functions included in these smartwatches are also engineered to be useful in a kid’s lifestyle and as such is a lot more practical.