Some of the best-looking wearables on the market aren’t for us “growns”—they’re made expressly for kids.
We wrote about the digital color explosion that is the Omate x Nanoblock GPS kids watch earlier this year. But it’s far from the only cool-looking device for tykes on the market.
Here are a few of my favorites:
HereO 2 models, $199
The Crayola colors of the HereO 2 watch belie some serious technology—the device is the world’s smallest real-time cellular-connected GPS tracking device. Designed for kids age 3 and up, the watch offers real-time “pinpoint tracking, breadcrumb trail logging, and smart location alerts.” Parents track their kiddos from a companion phone app.
Garmin Vívofit Jr. 2, $79.99
This fitness tracker for kids features a brilliant stretchy band, a customizable color screen, and a one-year battery life (no charging required). The wearable can be programmed to set up 60-minute daily activity goals, and also tracks steps.
DokiWatch S, $199
The brightly colored DokiWatch S is a 3G smartwatch for kids; the manufacturer recommends it for 6- to 12-year-olds who aren’t ready for actual phones yet. The device is a wearable phone and smart locator that combines video calling, voice calling, messaging, and location-tracking capabilities.
The Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2, $42.99 at Target (prices vary at other retailers)
Tick Talk, $89.99
The cute Tick Talk is a wrist phone and locator aimed at kids aged 4–12. Through its companion app, you can call, text, or voice message your kid. The device also works as a real-time GPS tracker, and, through the app, allows you to see exactly where your kid has been. Basically, it’s Big Brother in candy-colored rubber.
(Top image: HereO 2 GPS tracker for kids)