04 April 2019
Ojoy is a new international brand and has recently launched a kid’s wearable smartwatch in India. This smartwatch called as Ojoy A1 is India’s first 4G VoLTE enabled smartwatch and supports two-way voice calling allowing parents to stay connected to their kids all the time.
While parents these days think twice before handing over gadgets to the kids these days due to factors like the content they’s consume or the harmful radiations that these smart connected devices generate. However, the company claims that this smartwatch does not generate radiations that are harmful for kids and talking about the content that the kids are able to access on this consume, we will cover that in a section below.
Though this kid’s smartwatch looks like any other fancy wearable available in the market these days, it has quite a lot of useful features and runs on a custom OS called Kido OS based on Android. So, let us head over to a detailed review of OJOY A1 Smartwatch for Kids.
The box that we received was straight forward and all it had was:
- The watch
- and a magnetic power cable
The retail unit may have manuals as well, however, these were missing in our case.
Some key technical specifications of Ojoy A1 smartwatch
- Display: 1.4 Inch Retina Display
- Battery: 800mAh
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100
- Connectivity: GSM/WCDMA/FDD-LTE/TDD-LTE/BT/WIFI
- Storage: 4GB
- RAM: 512 MB
- OS: Kido OS
- Camera: 2MP-front facing
- 2 color options Purple/Pink or Blue
This smartwatch has been made keeping kids in mind hence they’ve made sure that the material used here is kids friendly. The body of the watch is made of plastic sans any sharp edges while the strap itself is made of skin friendly soft silicon material. Though the straps are not easily replaceable. It has a 1.4-inch touch screen with retina display with a Gorilla glass protection, which is a nice addition because kids are not the most careful with their toys.
The magnetic charging port is located at the back, while there are two physical buttons and microphone are placed on the right, on the left you have a nano sim slot and a speaker. A camera is placed right on the top of the display. The main body of the smartwatch is squarish in shape and is slightly thick to my liking, however, the good part is that this watch comes with a large battery pack rated at 800 mAh.
While this watch looks and works almost like any other smartwatch, the Ojoy A1 has a lot of kid’s centric features. It has a step counter feature like any fitness wearable and the touchscreen is responsive and bright. The animated UI is as simple as it can get, few swipes right or left is all it has.
There are fun and learning apps like magic voice, magic school which includes basic classes for learning Chinese language and learning Mathematics. The front firing camera is helpful in clicking pictures and videos, the quality is just ok. Though there is no way you can transfer these images or videos to any other device. The speaker on the watch is loud for calls or watching videos recorded through the watch.
It has ability to store contacts, but these can be saved using the connected app on parents' mobile. The watch can make calls to the preset numbers and receive calls as well. The use of internet is limited to tracking the watch and making/receiving calls. It does not expose kids to internet and doesn’t allow them to download any app or games.
One of the best features of the Ojoy Kids smartwatch is its ability to create a geofence on the go . Parents can predefine an area on the map through the application, if the kids moves out of that pre-selected area, parents get an instant alert. This feature is helpful in keeping a track when kids are at school or have gone out to play. I found the location tracking to be exact and precise.
The 800 mAh battery on the watch is more than that of a few Android smartwatches available in the market and offers a battery back up over two days easily. Another key feature is that this watch comes with IP68 rating which makes it water and dust proof, letting kids enjoy their games as usual without worrying much about the gadget.
The bundled smartphone app has all the controls and parents can even monitor kids’ activity by simply activating a monitor button which activates the microphone on the watch and makes the parents listen to the background audio without creating any alert on the watch. Similarly, kids can send voice notes to the family group chat when needed. The app allows adding of contacts, task management, managing calendar activities and controls of all the features present on the watch.
The Ojoy Kids smartwatch is indeed one of the best kids wearable and tracking device available in the market at the moment. Even though as a parent you’re handing over an internet enabled gadget to the kid, you can be rest assured that it cannot be misused. The tracking is near accurate and build quality is very good.
Though the UI freezes a bit at times and the app had alerts in Chinese language, however, these have been improved post the recent software update. While it is hard to find an issue in this smartwatch, we really wished if the price of the Ojoy A1 smartwatch could slightly less mking it a bit more affordable. The retail price of the watch is Rs. 12,999 and currently retails at Rs. 9,999 on Flipkart.
Check out Ojoy A1 Smartwatch on Flipkart