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TL;DR: Save on smartwatches for kids by Little Tikes, VTech, LeapFrog, and more at Walmart.
When kids are too young to have their own smartphone, a smartwatch designed just for them offers parents an age-appropriate way to let them play and learn on their own. It’s wrist candy with an educational twist you can feel good about.
From the basics of learning how to tell time to encouraging kids to count their steps and getting alerts for doing their chores, a junior smartwatch can help young ones follow a balanced routine. Parents can set reminders for when it’s time to put toys away or get ready for bedtime.
For their price point, these kid-friendly smartwatches also pack fairly impressive cameras and video-shooting capabilities, including filters, stickers, and AR games. Another benefit is what they don’t have — an internet connection or unsupervised access to social media and texting.
For a limited time, you can save on smartwatches for kids at Walmart. Here are some picks for interactive learning and playing.
For kids 4 and over, the KidiZoom Smartwatch DX2 ($44.99, normally $59.99) has two cameras they can play around with, including an app with funny face filters (it doesn’t connect to the internet or social media, but parents can upload images to a computer using a micro-USB cable). With 55 digital and analog face watches to choose from, kiddos can learn to tell time the new-fashioned — and the old-fashioned — way. There’s also an AR monster-chasing game and step counter.
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Have a bot-loving tyke? Reminders to clean up your room or brush your teeth sound more fun when they’re delivered by the Tobi Robot Smartwatch ($35.63, normally $54). Kids can balance play and responsibility with features like an alarm clock for waking up on time and AR games for after school. With storage for up to 3,000 photos or 30 minutes of video, they can customize their selfies with stickers, and there’s an interactive dance game with built-in step counter.
Designed for preschoolers, the Blue’s Clues & You! Blue Learning Watch ($10.48, normally $14.84) dials up the adorable with a kid-proofed cover featuring Blue’s face (who we also never forgot). Share Blue’s Clues with your kids (or a niece or nephew) with activities featuring Josh’s voice and Blue’s familiar bark. Kids can explore and plan daily routines, and it even includes four games for counting, learning about shapes, and problem-solving.