The debate used to be whether you should choose an automatic watch or a quartz variant but that is no longer the case in this day and age. There is a sizable portion of the world’s popular that would prefer using a smartwatch more than its traditional counterparts. Be that as it may, kids and adults alike can actually use a smartwatch to their advantage. If you are a parent and are considering greatly to buy one for your kid/s, then read further to find out the best smartwatches for kids.

Gator Watch

The Gator Watch is mainly a watch first and a smartwatch second. It doesn’t have touch controls like the other smartwatches on this list but it is certainly still quite a useful one in that regard. This watch is reminiscent of the Casio watches of old. It’s got three buttons on the side that kids can press to make use of the watch’s different functionalities. Despite the fact that it lacks touch controls, the Gator watch is still quite a useful one. Parents will definitely love its SOS button which will send an alert to you whenever your kid is in trouble.

Xplora GO

The Xplora GO is the first ‘true’ smartwatch on this list. Aside from the fact that it has a waterproof exterior, an alarm, and a pedometer, what I love about this smartwatch is that it also comes with the ability to send and receive calls directly on the watch itself. This is a great feature for parents that do not want their child to have access to an actual phone (at least, not yet). The watch can be tethered to your phone so that you will find out important information about your kid’s whereabouts. It has an encrypted GPS tracker and it is a pretty good one at that. This watch can take the beating which is why it is one of my top recommendations.

Garmin Vivofit JR.2

It is a known fact that most kids nowadays are getting more overweight than ever before. That is why as a parent, you want your kid to be spending less time on gadgets and instead focus on more physical activities such as playing outside and doing chores. That being said, the Garmin Vivofit JR. 2 is a perfect fit for kids of all ages. Aside from the usual timekeeping benefits, the Vivofit JR can help kids track their steps and provide other meaningful information. But, where this watch truly shines is its ability to make physical activities more fun for kids. Its main feature is giving your kids a fun game to play and they can win the game by actually moving their bodies. Plus, the design of the watch should be something that your kids will certainly be proud of wearing.

Fitbit Ace

The Fitbit Ace might not have the features of a true smartwatch (because this is a fitness tracker first and foremost), it is still quite a nice timepiece for your children. After you’ve set up an account for you and your kid, you can track their movements and other important information by connecting the watch to your phone. This watch can help track the steps, the number of calories burned, and it can also help track how many hours your kid has slept as well.