Huawei Launches Disney Smartwatches for Kids

Huawei Launches Disney Smartwatches for Kids

The different designs.

If there’s one thing all children love, it’s Disney. Every child has a favorite Disney character or film, and it’s every child’s dream to visit Disneyland at least once.

So when a birthday around, at the top of most little ones ‘gift lists’ is usually a Disney toy, such as a Frozen doll or a Marvel action figure; or at least, that was the case ten years ago, because now children want something a little more tech-savvy, such as a game or a smartwatch. It makes sense then that Huawei, makers of the Huawei Watch, have brought to market a range of smartwatches designed just for children in collaboration with Disney.

Four Designs, Four Colours

The Huawei Kids Smartwatch is available in four different styles; Captain America, Frozen, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse; with the Captain America and Mickey Mouse watches having a blue plastic case and strap with printed details, and the Frozen and Minnie Mouse watches having a white case and strap with printed details.

The watches are designed to be used by children between the ages of 4 and 9; they are made from plastic and silicone, two materials which are low-allergy and not only are these Disney-Huawei smartwatches good fun to look at, but they also serve a practical purpose for parents, with a few security features which could come in handy.

Security Features for Parents

The watches have an ‘SOS’ button which children can use to send their mum or dad a message in the event of an emergency, and the watches have GPS so parents can track their children in real-time. This is an invaluable feature when you consider who quickly a child can wander off on their own. The watch also has GSM connectivity so the wearer can make a phone call to a designated number, and the battery life should last for a day and a half with all connectivity features turned on.

In terms of specs, the Huawei Kids Smartwatch has a 1.3-inch PMOLED display, which isn’t going to set the world alight but is fine for a younger child. The watch is also IP55 rated, so it will survive a trip in the shower or a dunk in the bath. Pricing over on this side of the world hasn’t been announced, but in China, the Huawei Kids Smartwatch is retailing for ¥688, which translates to $100 or around £80.

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