Fennec Watch One: wearable for tweens that provides the essentials of a smartphone

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There is quite a wide selection of wearables for kids and adults, but very little for tweens. Fennec Watch One aims to fill this gap with a timepiece that provides an advanced set of features.

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Aimed at the 8 to 14 year olds, the circular device provides the look and feel of an adult smartwatch. There’s a metal bezel and a distinctive bump at the top where the 2 million pixel, pivoting camera is housed. This, along with a Nano Sim card and a built-in speaker allows it to provide many functions of a smartphone.

Your kids will be able to make phone and video calls from the watch itself. They can also tap into Fennec Messenger, an app that’s fun and safe to use. This allows for group chat, voice messaging, sending of doodles, pictures and more. Parents will be happy to know they can also tap into location tracking when their kids are on the go.

The functionality, however, does not end there. The watch has built-in storage for music that works both through a Bluetooth headset and built-in speaker. This along with several dozen different watch faces that look gorgeous on the 1.39″ full circular AMOLED 400 x 400 pixels display are included along with a slew of games.

All in all, Fennec Watch One sounds like a great tool to provide your tweens with more independence, while giving you peace of mind at the same time. Because there’s a SIM card, you’ll know they are always connected.  And unlike a smartphone, your child is unlikely to lose the watch. Not to mention that there’s no Youtube, Snapchat so they won’t accumulate too much screen time.

Six days in, the Kickstarter project to make Fennec Watch One a reality has raised around $6,000. But there’s still some way to go before the $30,000 goal is met. Assuming all goes well, delivery will be in June 2020.


Price: $109 and up

Funding open:

$5,880 raised out of $30,000 goal
24 days to go

Estimated delivery: June 2020

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