Xiaomi has announced a 4G smartwatch for kids called Mi Bunny Watch 3.
The Chinese tech giant is a recent entrant to this market having launched the first generation Mi Bunny just two years ago. While the original device was primarily a GPS tracker, the company has followed this up with a couple of fully fledged kids smartwatches. The latest is an update to the Mi Bunny Phone Watch 2C, released earlier this year.
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The wearable, which weighs only 51 grams, comes with multiple connection options including 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS and BeiDou. It has a 1.41” AMOLED display with 2.5D Gorilla Glass. The resolution is 320 x 360 pixels.
The gizmo is jam-packed with functionality. First off Mi Bunny Watch 3 allows kids to make phone calls. The support for the dual 4G network means while they are on a call, the device allows them to send a voice message alongside.
There’s also 2 MP HD camera with a 30-degree shooting angle. The accompanying smartphone app works with the camera to identify plants, helping children learn about nature. Of course the camera has other uses, too. Kids can capture photos and videos at Full HD resolution. Parents are able to access the camera (and GPS coordinates) using the mobile app to ensure their little ones are safe.
In terms of other features, the watch keeps tabs on physical activity. It has an alarm, riddles, games and more. There is also a voice assistant and the gizmo can play music.
At 30 hours, battery life is not hugely impressive. However, Xiaomi says the intelligent timepiece can provide up to 11 hours of standby time from a quick 10 minute top-up.
Mi Bunny Watch 3 has IPX7 compatibility so can withstand rain, sweat and even swimming in shallow water. The device is 43 mm wide and 15 mm thin.
We’ve seen several companies come out with kids wearables with similar features. However, seeing that its from Xiaomi, the most distinguishing factor is the low price. Mi Bunny Watch 3 is now on sale in China for CNY599 (around $90) – not bad considering the impressive specs. It comes in a choice of Pink or Blue straps which are made using food-grade skin-friendly hypoallergic TPU material. International availability is yet to be announced.
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