More and more parents are choosing to buy their kid a smartwatch so they can stay connected with them while they’re out. The best kids’ smartwatches also offer location-tracking or let parents set up geo-boundaries.
What this is all about of course is parents keeping tabs on their children and being there as quickly as possible in an emergency. Kids aged between 5 and 10 are too young for a phone so a smartwatch is the next best thing.
If you’re considering a smartwatch for your own kids, the TickTalk 3 is one of the standout devices of 2019. We came across this device while carrying out research into the market and it impressed us right away. Here’s what you need to know:
The TickTalk 3 is a 4G smartwatch with 2-way voice and video calling. You can speak face-to-face with your kid (and vice versa) anywhere, anytime. The 2MP front facing camera can also be used to take photographs and record videos. These can be shared with other family members via Bluetooth quickly and easily.
There’s also an instant messaging center called the Smart IM Center which lets you send text messages and voice messages 2-ways. If you start a new chat or open one you can also send emojis and add contacts for a group chat.
The feature many parents will find most appealing is the Real Time Locator which uses 4G connectivity to track your kid. You can see where your kid is in real-time on your smartphone and view their history route. You can track using Wi-Fi up to 500ft, GPS up to 100ft and LBS up to 20-miles making it very useful.
The TickTalk 3 is of course built to stand up to the punishment your kid will put it through. It has an IP67 water resistance rating (which is fine for splashing and immersion up to 30-minutes) and the durable plastic body won’t crack or break from a knock or bang. Your kid can customize their watch with a variety of watch faces and watch straps. You can also set reminders on the watch to keep your kid on schedule.
Pricing and availability
The TickTalk 3 is available now for $169.99 from the official website. It comes with a free RED POCKET Nano-SIM kit which is PAYG. You can choose AT&T or T-Mobile as the network - which is best for you depends on your location.