Safety.com’s Top 10 Wearables for Kids

There’s no doubt about it, parenting is tough. We all feel like we could use some assistance now and then. Here's some great news, with these top 10 wearables, you can get some of that welcomed parental assistance, while your kid sees you as the hero who bought them a new piece of technology!

 Best Overall

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2

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  • 55 customizable watch faces
  • Swimproof
  • Option for parental controls

 Best for Exercise

FitBit Ace 2

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  • Designed durably to move with your active child
  • Virtual badges and avatars motivate kids to move
  • Animated clock faces customized to each child’s preference

 Best for Learning

Leapfrog Leapband

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  • Designed specifically for kids ages 4-7
  • 50 imaginative and active play challenges
  • Creative digital games incentivize activity

5 Best Wearables

  • VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2

    Best Overall

  • FitBit Ace 2

    Best for Exercise

  • Leapfrog Leapband

    Best for Learning

  • Garmin Vivofit Jr 2

    Safety.com Top Pick

  • Frewico x10 Waterproof Mini Watch Bluetooth Speaker

    Safety.com Top Pick

How Popular are Wearables?

One of the hottest accessories on the market today, wearable technology has been quickly gaining in popularity since coming on the scene several years ago. It’s no longer just fitness and activity trackers that are available either.

Today’s wearables include everything from baby monitoring devices to smart rings and even posture correction devices. Research shows one in six, or 15 percent, of consumers use wearable technology in their daily lives. There are even devices available on the market that have been specifically designed with the younger set in mind.

Best Overall

1. VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2

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Featuring two cameras and bright kid-friendly colors, this touchscreen smartwatch allow kids to record video, play games, snap selfies and tell time on one of its 55 customizable watch faces, which come in both analog and digital. Promoting healthy activities as well, the Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2 also serves as a step counter and motion sensor.

Stand-out features include

  • 55 customizable watch faces
  • Swimproof
  • Option for parental controls
Best for Exercise

2. FitBit Ace 2

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FitBit Ace and Ace 2 are the only FitBit products developed specifically for kids. With your child’s constant movement in mind, FitBit Ace 2, is designed is highly durable while still lightweight. Rewards such as virtual badges and contests such as the family’s step leaderboard keep kids eager to stay on their feet.

Stand-out features include

  • Designed durably to move with your active child
  • Virtual badges and avatars motivate kids to move
  • Animated clock faces customized to each child’s preference
Best for Learning

3. Leapfrog Leapband

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Tailored to the interests of children ages 4-7, Leapfrog Leadband  teaches kids to be healthy, nurturing and active through entertaining activities, challenges and rewards.

Stand-out features include

  • Designed specifically for kids ages 4-7
  • 50 imaginative and active play challenges
  • Creative digital games incentivize activity

4. Garmin Vivofit Jr 2

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More than a kid’s activity tracker, Vivofit Jr 2 makes Garmin’s partnership with Disney public known through special Mickey Mouse, Avengers and Star Wars wristbands. Shower and swim proof, Vivofit also boasts a battery life last up to one year.

Stand-out features include

  • Dual Cameras and Customized Watch Faces
  • Changeable wristband
  • Option for parental controls

5. Frewico x10 Waterproof Mini Watch Bluetooth Speaker

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Kid’s can bring their favorite tunes anywhere with this special bluetooth  wrist watch that seems to do everything but tell time. Smartphones are a big step, but kids will still keep pleading for them. With this watch, they’ll get the excitement and the loud music without the smartphone. It’s also perfect for anyone in the family who loves to swim or run.

Stand-out features include

  • Hands-free calls
  • Selfie Shutter
  • LED-flashing lights

6. KKBear 3G GPS Smartwatch

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Take some of the worry out of parenthood and track your child’s location with KKBear 3G GPS Smartwatch. You may lower your stress level, and your kids will be happy too. This GPS smartwatch is also a phone and activity tracker.

Stand-out features include

  • Option for 2 SOS numbers
  • 3G compatibility with cellular networks
  • Voice monitoring

7. Omate X Nanoblock

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Its Lego-like appearance and front-selfie camera make Omate X Nanoblock, popular with the kids. It’s simple to use and kids can get started exploring their new “toy” as soon as the purchase arrives. Parents can take solace in knowing their child’s new wearable has unlimited GPS tracking and several other moods of direct communication between them and their child

Stand-out features include

  • 2-way video and chat service
  • Unlimited GPS tracking
  • Front selfie camera

8. Octopus Watch Motion Edition

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One of the best ways to make sure your child is safe at all times is to teach them responsibility and independence, which is exactly what  Octopus Watch Motion Edition does. It teaches kids strong habits and time management skills through scheduling and also tracks a child’s overall physical activity.

Stand-out features include

  • Gentle vibration reminders to complete tasks
  • Place to save up to 5 lines of emergency information
  • Easy to use, touch screen display

9. AngelSense

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Created to help keep special needs children safe, AngelSense can be used by anyone. Perfect for the special needs child, the GPS is not removable without a specific key belonging to the child’s caregiver. Developed with special needs sensory sensitivities in mind, the device is comfortable and parents can see or receive notifications regarding everyone the child goes.

Stand-out features include

  • Hear and talk to your child at any time
  • Immediate alerts about child’s location
  • Not removable without special key

10. Amber Alert GPS Smart Locator

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While we all wish the world were a safer place, parents can make sure their children stay in safer areas with the Amber Alert GPS Smart Locator. Possibly the most popular feature offered by this wearable is its use of the sex offender registry. With Amber Alert GPS, any time your child comes with 500 feet of a registered sex offender’s home address, you will receive an alert including all that individuals information.

Stand-out features include

  • GPS location updates every 5 minutes
  • Alerts parents if child comes within 500 feet of a Registered Sex Offenders home
  • 40-hour battery life

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