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Kidizoom® Smartwatch DX2

Kidizoom® Smartwatch DX2

Fall 2017 Toys
Ages: 4 & Up
Manufacturer: Vtech
Price: $59.99

The Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2 by VTech is a digital wristwatch made for children, similar in style to the Apple Watch. The silicone wrist band and splash-proof construction proved durable for even the roughest carrier.

Once separated from the package (no small feat) and charged for the recommended three hours, the watch is easy to set up and fun to use; the touchscreen face is sensitive enough to sense small fingers swiping from one screen to another. The watch has dual cameras and comes preloaded with five games, from simple and cartoon-like for the younger child (such as a wand or light saber app controlled by motion) to a little more advanced, like camera capabilities with frames and "stickers," an app to track running, and even a pedometer (like Mom and Dad's Fitbit)! And the logic puzzles kept even Grandma engaged. The watch face library with more than 50 styles, digital and analog from which to choose. Once selected (if even temporarily) parents introduced time concepts by introducing kids to the timer, alarm and calendar. A little tap of the screen changes the display from digital to analog - terrific for time-telling practice. An array of content is available for purchase from the VTech Learning Lodge.

Our young testers felt like big shots and parents no longer had to hide their smart watches from sticky fingers. Perfect timing.

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