Verizon has announced today Gizmo Watch 3 ahead of CES 2023. The device is more powerful than its predecessor, it offers longer battery life and a new front-facing camera.
The market for children’s smartwatches is a growing one. More and more wearable tech brands are entering this space, although we are yet to see the big names such as Apple or Samsung with their offering. The one exception is Garmin which recently debuted its Bounce LTE smartwatch for kids.
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Verizon has been in this market for much longer than most other brands with its Gizmo Watch series. The New York-based telecommunications company is a well known multinational telecommunications conglomerate. But it has been a while since we’ve seen their latest kids’ watch launch. You have to go back to 2020 when the Gizmo Watch 2 was unveiled.
The company has now announced a new addition to the line.
Verizon Gizmo Watch 3 brings improvements in a number of different areas
Gizmo Watch 3 has a plethora of features and improvements.
There’s a new front-facing camera for photos, video calls, and video messages, along with 4G LTE support, a step counter, the ability to send and receiving emojis, games and fun voice recordings and much more. The Bluetooth connection makes it easy to pair the watch with wireless earbuds or headphones.
Parents will be happy to know that this is quite a robust device. As the image below shows, Gizmo Watch 3 has a sturdy design, plus it is water resistant – making it a great option for active children.
The watch’s safety features get a few enhancements. This is important as parents look for ways to stay connected to their children and ensure their safety.
Gizmo Watch 3 allows for double the number of trusted contacts (up to 20) over its predecessor. As before, the device packs GPS tracking to enable parents to monitor their children’s whereabouts and receive alerts if a predetermined area is breached. But now you can set more than one “safe zone”.
Gizmo Watch 3 offers a number of other enhancements over the previous generation. It is powered by a Snapdragon Wear 4100 processor, which offers improved performance over the Gizmo Watch 2’s Snapdragon Wear 2500 SoC. The device also boasts a longer battery life, with 80% more talk time and 20% more standby time.
With a plethora of new features and improvements, Gizmo Watch 3 presents itself as not only a useful tool for parents but also a fun accessory for children. Smartwatches can help children feel more independent and responsible. They can also help them learn how to use technology responsibly.
The device will retail for $149.99 in Blue Clay and Mint colours when it launches on January 5th. It can be purchased in 36 monthly instalments of $4.17 on Verizon’s website. The company also offers a discount for multiple children for a limited time, with a second unit available for $100 off.
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