Kids’ smart watches and fitness trackers

Smartwatches are not just for adults. Kids smartwatches are designed with their safety, health and a lot of other cool features in mind.

11 Feb 2020

Smartwatches and fitness trackers encourage us to make healthier choices. They can automatically track exercise, monitoring your heart rate, count steps and calories and a whole lot more. The data your smartwatch picks up is great for giving you the motivation you need.

Smartwatches aren’t only for grownups, though. There’s a range of kids’ smartwatches out there with clever features that not only inspire them to make positive decisions at an early age, but also help to keep kids safe.

These fitness trackers and smartwatches are perfect for kids:

 

Fitbit

Owning a Fitbit is great for fast-tracking your way to a healthy life, and it’s the same for children. Just like fitness trackers for adults, the Fitbit Ace 2 Kids’ Fitness Tracker monitors steps, sleep patterns and more. Kids also get encouraged to get active with virtual badges, trophies, and celebrations. But they’ll need to work up 60 minutes of activity each day to get them.

The Fitbit Ace 2 is great for swimmers too. It’s water resistant up to 50 m, so they don’t need to worry about forgetting to take it off before plunging in the pool.

It’s a big help for for parents, too. Worried about your child getting a good night’s sleep? Now you can track their sleep from your phone using the Fitbit app. You can even set bedtime reminders and alarms remotely, so that they’re well rested and ready for school the following day.

 

Spacetalk smartwatch

If your child is already active and loves playing sports, the Spacetalk Smartwatches are a great option. They feature a pedometer and stopwatch for tracking steps and laps, but they’re more focused on their security and your peace of mind.

Unlike most smartwatches, there’s no open access to social media or the internet. So, you can be sure that your child is always safe online whenever they’re wearing their Spacetalk smartwatch. Plus, with a list of only safe contacts, they’re able to make and receive calls and messages securely.

Do you panic when your little one is late home? With integrated GPS, you can track their whereabouts at the touch of a button thanks to the AllMyTribe app. You can even set up safety zones and get alerts when your child arrives and leaves the area.

And with a choice of teal, grey and pink, there’s sure to be a Spacetalk smartwatch they’d love to show off.                                                                      

 

Apple Watch

The Apple Watch has been around for a few years now and has proven to be the ultimate device to help get fit and stay connected at the gym. However, as you need to have an iPhone to complete the initial setup and connect, we recommend it for older kids rather than an entry-level smartwatch for younger children. At the moment, there’s no dedicated Apple Watch for kids, but the Apple Watch Series 4 has tons of great features that they’re bound to love.

If they’re a budding athlete, Smart Coaching makes it easy for them to track progress towards their goals throughout the day. Like the Fitbit, the Apple Watch is also water resistant to 50 metres, which means they can track their swimming too.

They can even challenge their mates to see who can make the most progress throughout the week, adding a little competition to their exercise. Plus, they’ll also get reminders to move and exercise, which is ideal if they spend too much time in front of a screen.

And thanks to a battery life of up to 18 hours, they won’t need to take the charger out with them.

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