The Top 40 Best Wearable Tech Products for Kids and Families

by Caitlin McCormack | Last Updated Feb. 20th, 2016

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.

In no particular order, here are 40 of the best wearable tech products for kids and families, based on available features and average customer ratings and reviews.

1. Mimo Smart Baby Monitor Starter Kit, Natural, 0-3 Months

The Mimo Smart Baby Monitor is just one of the next generation smart nursery products available on the market today. Suitable for children from birth to 18 months, Mimo lets parents monitor real-time data about their baby’s breathing, sleep activity, body position, and even skin temperature via their smartphone or tablet. The starter kit comes complete with sensors and onesies.

Key features:

  • Real-time audio feed lets you listen in on baby
  • Compatible with iOS and Android
  • Made in the USA

Cost: *Est. $159.99

 

2. Lully Sleep Guardian

Stop your little one’s nightmares before they have a chance to scare your child. The Lully’s sensor goes under your child’s mattress and, based on data inputted by the parents, will vibrate just before they usually have a night terror in order to keep them out of the sleep pattern that causes those nighttime frights.

Key features:

  • Compatible with cribs, standard beds, and bunk beds
  • Scientifically-proven and doctor-recommended
  • Suitable for children of all ages

Cost: *Est. $129

3. VTech Kidizoom Action Cam

This digital camera for kids features a durable and waterproof design that’s ready for whatever action your child gets up to. It comes complete with age-appropriate games, and various photo effects, as well as a micro USB cable and various mounts.

Key features:

  • Choice of two colors
  • Optional memory card bundle
  • Recommended for kids ages 4 to 9 years

Cost: *Est. $66.99

4. Snuza Hero SE Baby Movement Monitor

This easy-to-use baby movement monitor attaches to your little one’s diaper and contains no wires or cords for baby to get tangled up in. The included, replaceable battery lasts up to 2000 hours and the unit does not emit potentially harmful radiofrequency signals.

Key features:

  • Movement rate indicator
  • Increasing alarm levels alert you to potential problems
  • Compatible for multiples or co-sleeping families

Cost: *Est. $118.99

5. VTech 80-171600 Kidizoom Smartwatch DX (2nd Generation)

The second generation of this smartwatch for kids comes complete with different games and activities to help motivate your child to be active while tracking their progress. It even has a built-in camera so they can snap photos anytime they like.

Key features:

  • Choice of two colors
  • Recommended for kids ages 4 years and up
  • Optional digital or analog display

Cost: *Est. $53.93

6. Gameband for Minecraft

This wearable smartband lets your or your child play Minecraft from anywhere you have a connection with a computer. It will automatically back up entire Minecraft folders so all that’s necessary is to plug the band into a USB port on a computer to get playing.

Key features:

  • Customizable wrist display
  • Data is backed up to both band and secure cloud storage
  • Water-resistant design

Cost: *Est. $110.60

7. VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch

This smartwatch for kids boasts a bright and colorful touch screen that’s easy for little fingers to use and comes complete with several games and apps to help keep little ones engaged. It even features a built-in camera so they can take their own photos.

Key features:

  • Available in a choice of colors
  • Splash- and sweat-resistant
  • Recommended for kids ages 3 years and up

Cost: *Est. $49.99

8. LeapFrog LeapBand

Named one of Dr. Toy’s 10 Best Active Toys, this is the first activity band designed specifically for kids and it can be loaded with 50 different challenges to help motivate and challenge your child to get moving. Built-in parental controls help you manage what they have access to.

Key features:

  • Available in choice of colors
  • Water-resistant design
  • Recommended for kids ages 4 to 7 years

Cost: *Est. $23.80

9. MonBaby Baby Monitor for Breathing and Movement

The MonBaby smart baby monitoring system is a button-like sensor that attaches to your baby’s clothing and tracks breathing rate, movement level and sleep position, while sending this data directly to your smartphone.

Key features:

  • Compatible with iOS and Android
  • Alerts let you know when there’s a problem
  • Battery lasts up to two months

Cost: *Est. $169

10. Mimo Smart Baby Monitor Refill Kit, Natural, 0-3 Months

The Mimo Smart Baby Monitor is just one of the next generation smart nursery products available on the market today. Suitable for children from birth to 18 months, Mimo lets parents monitor real-time data about their baby’s breathing, sleep activity, body position, and even skin temperature via their smartphone or tablet. This refill kit contains two soft cotton kimonos that are compatible with the Mimo sensors.

Key features:

  • Machine washable onesies
  • Compatible with iOS and Android
  • Made in the USA

Cost: *Est. $29.99

11. iSwimband Personal Drowning Detection System

This water safety device can be worn in a number of ways to help parents keep track of their kids in and around water. Goggle-style, wristband or as a headband, the band notifies you via your smartphone if your child has been submerged in water too long or at all for non-swimmers.

Key features:

  • Loud, audible alerts in case of trouble
  • Monitor up to 8 bands per iOS device
  • 100 ft range

Cost: *Est. $19.95

12. Sen.se Mother and 4 Motion Sensor Cookies

No one knows the importance of staying connected with your family more than moms, and this kit lets you do just that – and more. Keep track of the comings and goings in your child’s nursery. Sensors can alert you to break-ins, serve as medication or activity reminders, and let you know when someone enters your child’s room.

Key features:

  • Keep track of who’s in your nursery with Cookies
  • Batteries last up to one year
  • Compatible with Windows, iOS and Android devices

Cost: *Est. $69.99

This smartwatch for kids allows your child to call one of up to 5 different pre-programmed contacts and features a built-in GPS that allows you to see where your child is via an app on your smartphone.

Key features:

  • Choice of colors
  • Android and iOS compatible
  • No activation fee or contract required

Cost: *Est. $149.99

14. Misafes Kids Watch Electronic Call Wrist Smart Watch

Parents will have peace of mind knowing they are always connected to their child with this smartwatch. It allows users to call one of 6 pre-programmed numbers and features built-in GPS that lets parents track where their child is in real-time.

Key features:

  • Choice of colors
  • One touch SOS feature
  • 24-hour customer service and 18 month warranty

Cost: *Est. $109.99

15. Kufit SIM Card SOS LBS Position Child GPS Tracker Watch

This smartwatch for kids features two-way talk between child and two pre-programmed numbers, so parents can easily stay in touch with their child. A built-in SOS button sends out an alert showing the watch’s location to both parents when activated.

Key features:

  • Choice of colors
  • Available remote monitoring
  • Also works as a sleep monitor and pedometer

Cost: *Est. $48

16. Pneo Snuza Halo Basic

This mobile baby monitor helps parents ensure their baby is safe and sound with a vibration to nudge baby into movement and an audible alarm that helps alert parents when baby stops moving or breathing. It easily attaches to your child’s diaper to detect motion and movement.

Key features:

  • Two year guarantee
  • Unisex design
  • No cables, wires or plugs

Cost: *Est. $99.99

17. eHooray Radiation Monitor Ray Detector Activity Tracker Wristband

This smartwatch is ideal for the expectant mother as it monitors levels of radiation exposure that could potentially be harmful to an unborn baby. It also works as a pedometer, helping keep mom active before and after baby’s arrival.

Key features:

  • Choice of colors
  • Sleek, stylish design
  • Android and iOS compatible

Cost: *Est. $59.99

18. JB-L03 Wristband Anti-Lost Alarm

Great for families with little ones that like to dash, this wristband features a find-me alarm that will activate when your child is out of their 10-meter safety zone.

Key features:

  • Batteries not included
  • Loud, 80 dB alarm
  • Easily attaches to child or bags

Cost: *Est. $18

19. LassoTag iBeacon

Great for keeping tabs on your keys or children, this tag easily attaches to key rings, backpacks and more to help you find lost treasures. It sends out a notification to your device when the tracked item is more than 50 feet away.

Key features:

  • Water-resistant design
  • iOS compatible
  • Batteries are replaceable

Cost: *Est. $14.99

20. V.ALRT VSN400 Personal Emergency Response Device

This personal safety device allows your child to summon help in case of an emergency at the press of a button by sending urgent text messages and making emergency phone calls to up to three family members when activated.

Key features:

  • No monthly fees required
  • Android and iOS compatible
  • Battery lasts up to 1 year

Cost: *Est $19.99

21. LOK8U Freedom Wandering Prevention and Emergency Alert Watch

Help prevent wandering by sleepwalkers and older family members alike with this smartwatch that features a lockable strap to prevent the user from removing it. Real-time GPS enables you to see where the wearer is via the portable receiver.

Key features:

  • Optional pay contract for added features
  • 1 year warranty
  • Battery lasts up to 720 hours

Cost: *Est. $100

22. PocketFinder Outdoor Personal GPS Locator

This little device easily attaches to your child’s backpack or clothing to track where they are via an app on your smartphone thanks to real-time GPS. It sends out alerts when the device is out of a predetermined ‘safe’ zone.

Key features:

  • Available in child, pet or senior models
  • Track via smartphone, tablet, or computer
  • Up to 48 hours battery life per charge

Cost: *Est. $123.89

23. Trax Personal GPS Tracker

This smart little device can be placed in your child’s bag to help track where he or she is at any given time. It allows for the building of geofences, so parents are alerted when their child is out of a predetermined ‘safe’ zone.

Key features:

  • Choice of colors
  • Coverage for over 30 countries
  • Includes 2 years of free data roaming

Cost: *Est. $189.95

24. PROTAG Duet Bluetooth Tracker

This smart tag easily attaches to your keychain or other such items and alerts you when valuables such as your cell phone are left behind. Each battery provides up to 8 months of usage before needing replaced.

Key features:

  • Choice of colors
  • Available in single or multipacks
  • Records last GPS location to help you find items

Cost: *Est. $29.90

25. Lumo Lift Posture Coach and Activity Tracker

This little wearable tech gadget was voted one of Time magazine’s best inventions of 2014 and features special sensors to help ensure you sit straight and stand tall. Vibrations from the device alert you to when your posture needs correction.

Key features:

  • Tracks distance, calories burned and sleep
  • Lightweight, discreet design
  • Compatible with iOS, Android and Windows devices

Cost: *Est. $64.99

26. Microsoft Band 2

Thanks to 11 integrated sensors, including GPS, UV, and barometer, this smart band helps you track your activity, sleep, and more while on the go and is available in a choice of three sizes to help give you the perfect fit.

Key features:

  • Compatible with Windows, Android and iOS devices
  • Receive email, text, calendar, and call alerts
  • Create voice reminders and notes

Cost: *Est. $249.99

27. Pebble Smartwatch Black

This smartwatch allows users to control their favorite tunes on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora and more, as well as view email, SMS, Caller ID, calendar and app notifications all with a glance at their wrist.

Key features:

  • Choice of colors
  • Battery lasts 5-7 days per charge
  • Android and iOS compatible

Cost: *Est. $86.50

This beautiful piece of jewellery is as functional as it is stylish and tracks your breathing patterns throughout the day in order to help you maximize your focus and manage stress.

Key features:

  • Smart alarm to wake you gently in the morning
  • Tracks activity and monitors sleep
  • Helps track and monitor reproductive health

Cost: *Est. $119

29. Olatec® U Watch Uu Black Smartwatch

This smartwatch is an economical gift for nearly anyone in your life and features SMS/MMS sync and smartphone information notifications for Gmail, and a number of popular news and social sharing apps.

Key features:

  • Camera can be controlled via smartphone
  • Built-in anti-lost alarm feature
  • Answer calls while on the go

Cost: *Est. $23.99

30. Myo Gesture Control Armband

This fun device allows you to wirelessly take control of different technologies including drones, computer games and more all with the movement of the muscles in your arm.

Key features:

  • Suitable for ages 12 and up
  • One size fits most
  • Compatible with Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android devices

Cost: *Est. $159.99

31. Titanium Signature NFC Ring

This ring is both stylish and durable thanks to its titanium design, and can be programmed to control a number of different features via NFC controls. It can unlock phones and tablets, open doors and even control certain applications.

Key features:

  • Available in a choice of sizes
  • Water-resistant design
  • No charging necessary

Cost: *Est. $54.99

32. Magic Ring, Facleta Smart Ring

This stylish-looking smart ring can control various devices and applications with some simple programming by the user and even features a “hide” function so that is isn’t searchable when desired. Compatible with file sharing, smart locks, and more.

Key features:

  • Available in a choice of sizes
  • Water-resistant design
  • No charging necessary

Cost: *Est. $30

These smart glasses feature a built-in camera that allows the user to take photos or videos at the touch of a button – perfect when on the road or for capturing special family moments. A headset is included so you can even listen to tunes while on the go.

Key features:

  • Includes a built-in flashlight
  • Includes 8GB of storage
  • Connects to smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth

Cost: *Est. $149

This virtual reality headset is fun for the whole family and features a lightweight design that’s comfortable for even smaller users. It is compatible with the Samsung Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6, and Galaxy S6 edge.

Key features:

  • Play games, watch movies, and more
  • Easy to use touch pad
  • Suitable for those 13 years and up

Cost: *Est. $99.99

This smartband sends the wearer discreet notifications for text messages, emails, incoming calls, and even more to help the user stay connected to what matters most. It also doubles as an activity tracker to help you achieve your fitness goals.

Key features:

  • Available in two sizes
  • Band to band communications
  • Battery lasts up to 6 days on a single charge

Cost: *Est. $99.99

36. Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband

One of the hottest activity trackers in the wearables department, the Fitbit Flex offers a wireless way to track your activity and sleep patterns. It automatically syncs with your iOS or Android device so you can easily see your stats anytime, anywhere. Challenge family members to goals to see who’s most fit.

Key features:

  • Silent wake alarm
  • Choose from several colors of wristbands
  • Water-resistant design

Cost: *Est. $79

37. UP3 by Jawbone Heart Rate, Activity + Sleep Tracker

This wearable gadget works wirelessly to track your sleep, activity and heart rate all while providing you with personalized guidance from the Smart Coach system. An integrated smart alarm wakes you at just the right moment in your sleep cycle to help prevent drowsiness.

Key features:

  • Up to 7 days of battery life
  • Available in a choice of colors
  • Compatible with iOS and Android devices

Cost: $141.99

38. Garmin vívofit 2 Activity Tracker

Wearable technology is a growing trend and this activity tracker can help keep tabs on your calories burned throughout the busy holiday season. Audible alerts help motivate activity and the backlit display makes it easy to read your stats, even in the dark.

Key features:

  • With or without heart rate monitor
  • Available in a choice of colors
  • Battery lasts up to 1 year

Cost: *Est. $69.99

This wearable fitness tracker helps monitor your activity levels and sleep patterns, so you can make healthier choices. It boasts vibration alerts, 12 tri-color LEDs and capacitive touch in order to help motivate you to meet your health and fitness goals.

Key features:

  • Battery lasts up to 6 months
  • Features smart notifications
  • Water-resistant design

Cost: *Est. $99.99

40. Fitbit Surge Fitness Superwatch

The latest in the Fitbit lineup of wearable activity trackers, the Surge features a built-in heart rate monitor and GPS to more accurately track your activity and calories burned. Stay motivated and in the zone with a number of smart features including multisport functionality, music control, and text and call notifications.

Key features:

  • Share progress with friends and family, compete in challenges
  • Silent, vibrating alarm
  • Integrated clock, caller ID

Cost: *Est. $208

 
 
   
 
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