Latest in Gizmogadget

Image credit:

Verizon's new kid-tracking smartwatches look all grown up

James Trew, @itstrew
November 5, 2015
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

GizmoPal 2 and GizmoGadget aren't going to win any prizes for cool product naming, but the kid-friendly smartwatches come with noble intentions. Both products let you geofence your progeny, so you can get an instant alert if they wander farther than you'd like -- a staple feature of devices in the junior category of course. Both also let the wearer communicate with parents. GizmoPal 2 is more limited, allowing only Jnr to send pre-recorded messages and emoji -- perhaps no bad thing for younger children. Adults can, however, call the watch directly. On the plus side, GizmoPal 2 looks less like a child's hospital band than last time. Bigger kids will want the GizmoGadget, which has the way cooler ability to send messages and calls instantly between devices and a touchscreen display. Both are also waterproof to one meter for 30 minutes.

These two gadgets do sorta-kinda look like the Apple Watch, which might give them an extra dash of appeal among tech-savvy tykes. If that doesn't, the optional extra watch straps and stickers should. But, for parents it's all predictable less fun: Verizon (the exclusive partner for these LG-made devices) will slip $5 out of your pocket -- aka your wireless plan -- each month for the privilege of owning one. GizmoPal 2 is $79.99 and the GizmoGadet is $149.99.

Verizon owns Engadget's parent company, Verizon Media. Rest assured, Verizon has no control over our coverage. Engadget remains editorially independent.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

The best early Black Friday deals you can get in Best Buy's new sale

The best early Black Friday deals you can get in Best Buy's new sale

View
Amazon is matching many of Best Buy's early Black Friday deals

Amazon is matching many of Best Buy's early Black Friday deals

View
Vizio's latest TVs add FreeSync, 120Hz 4K gaming support

Vizio's latest TVs add FreeSync, 120Hz 4K gaming support

View
Jabra Elite 85t review: Noise-blocking comfort that rivals the best

Jabra Elite 85t review: Noise-blocking comfort that rivals the best

View
Tesla's $500 'Radio Upgrade' restores FM and Sirius XM access

Tesla's $500 'Radio Upgrade' restores FM and Sirius XM access

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr