29 June 2018
It seems like the well-known U.S. carrier Verizon is all set to try its luck in the kids wearable market once again. A new kids smartwatch called GizmoWatch has been spotted online which is likely to get official in coming months. If true, this is Verizon's second attempt after the failure of the GizmoGadget which it launched in collaboration with LG in 2015.
The upcoming GizmoWatch is said to be made on the same core idea of the GizmoGadget which is to attract kids to wear the product and allow parents to keep an eye on them. But since it is likely to be released in 2018, it has received a couple of necessary upgrades. These include support for 4G connectivity and water resistance certification. It means one will not have to rely on WiFi connectivity to use the watch and it should also be good enough for wearing even during a swimming session. The watch can be paired with an Android or iOS device.
With 4G support, the Verizon GizmoWatch is said to offer support for up to 10 contacts. Once these contacts have been added, kids will be able to get in touch with them via texting or calling. The watch will have two physical buttons where one should be for turning it on and off. The straps are said to changeable which means there will be different variants of the same. The report mentions that Blue and Pink colored straps are confirmed to be released. There are no words on the pricing and availability yet but we will keep you updated on the same.
While Verizon's new GizmoWatch does sound good on paper, it will be interesting to see if it will actually be able to attract kids and convince their parents. We all know that besides Apple, almost every other brand has struggled with smartwatch sales. And when we talk about kids smartwatches, things only start to get more difficult.