Best Kids Watches of 2021
How kids develop a sense of time? Before age 4, time is very much an abstract concept to them. They need lots of personal experiences with time (snack time, story time, bed time) in order to develop an understanding of time concept. Kindergartners start to understand time by recognizable events and symbols. They learn about time by observing and recording it. Let kids wear a watch help them "see" the time. They can easily understand a specific period of time, such as 20 minutes.
There are 2 main types of watches in the market: "smartwatch" and "non-smartwatch".
- smartwatch: A smartwatch is a wearable computer in the form of a watch. It usually has apps and games. Some smartwatches have camera and GPS system.
- non-smartwatch: A non-smartwatch is a regular watch which only shows time. Some non-smartwatches have extra features like: stopwatch and timer.
How to choose a suitable watch for my kids? Here are something you need consider:
- Age of the Child: It's hard for a pre-school child to understand time by reading a watch. If your kids are still young, too many functions are not useful.
- Purpose: If you buy the watch for teaching how to read time, you need consider that watch face is analog, digital, or both (or switchable). If it's for tracking activity, a GPS system is a must-have feature. If your kids need it when swimming, the watch must have the waterproof feature.
- Smartwatch or non-smartwatch: Smartwatch is a wearable computer. It has so many useful features. But it comes with games as well. Young kids might be addicted to games. Also, smartwatches are usually expensive than the non-smartwatches. Personally, I will not buy a smartwatch for my kids. If you want to buy a smartwatch, you should check if it has parental control function.
To ease your process of finding the right watches, we have hand picked some great watches for kids.
Venhoo 3D Cartoon Waterproof Kids Watches
Kids watch use Japanese-Quartz Movement to provide precise and accurate time keeping; top quality battery to provide permanent power for watch to long lasting using. Safe and high quality silicone strap, soft and comfortable for kids wear; uses healthy environmental protection material, through international CE certification, can be rest assured to wear for kids. Big Round dial window for easy to read. Adjustable strap is suit for 14-16CM ( 5.5-6.29 inch) in circumference wrists to wear, perfect for ages 3-10 years old kids to learn time.
- Water resistant
- Adjustable silicone strap
- 3D cute cartoon design
VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX
The VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX is an even smarter kids watch with more fun games and activities; interactive kids watches feature 3 fun activities, 5 games, 3 action challenges and a motion sensor. Kids watches are perfect for young photographers, this durable smartwatch has more memory so kids can take tons of pictures and videos; feature camera with photo effects, video camera, voice recorder with voice-changing effects and touch screen. Best for ages: 4 to 9 years. Digital and analog kids smartwatch display comes with 50 plus clock face designs; splash proof for everyday play
- Outstanding camera
- More games and activities
- 50+ clock face designs
EasyRead Time Teacher Kids Watch
Many children grow up not learning how to read an analog clock. EasyRead Time Teacher’s simple teaching system and attractive products solves this problem in a quick and fun way. The 2 step system is easy to pick up and wearing one of our watches means that children will regularly check and tell you the time. You'll be amazed how effective it is! It also gives children a better understanding of their daily routine and boosts their confidence and independence. EasyRead Time Teacher's comprehensive range of clocks, watches and teaching resources have been designed to be used seamlessly at school and home. Teachers find them highly effective and parents will be impressed how quickly their children will be telling them the time.
- Easy to tell the time
- Adjustable Nylon Band
- Time teaching design
Garmin vívofit jr, Kids Fitness/Activity Tracker
Personalized watch face with name tells time and includes date. 1 year battery life no recharging needed. Swim friendly with 5 ATM water resistance. Strap material silicone. Compatible parent mobile app free app includes fun and educational mobile adventures for kids and chore/behavior management for parents. Kids complete chores and earn coins to redeem for agreed-upon rewards managed by parents.
- Swim friendly
- Parent control mobile app
- 1+ year battery life
Prograce Kids Smartwatch
This smartwatch is specially designed for 4 to 12 years old children, with 1.54" IPS touch screen, kids-friendly band, built-in games, rotatable camera, perception time, FM radio, flash light, pedometer, calories, support earphone and audio music player. Includes a health motion sensor for active play challenges, a pedometer to count your steps and your calorie, it will help your children to form positive health habits from childhood.
- Rotatable camera
- IPS touch screen
- Step Counter
Kids Digital Sports Watch for Boys Girls
Soft environmental friendly silicone rubber strap and durable rubber case, stainless steel case back bring comfortable wearing experience. No damage after watch was crashed off around 2-meter from the ground, 1000 times test passed, Children can play without worry. This watch has Intelligent Multi-Functions: stopwatch, date, hour minute, calendar, alarm clock, etc. The watch is easy to handle in dark environments of cold light function display, easy to read time clearly for kids.
- 50M water-resistant
- Normal / EL Light display mode
- Batteries included