5 Kids Wearables That Are Cute and Useful

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Some of the best-looking wearables on the market aren’t for us “growns”—they’re made expressly for kids.

We wrote about the digital color explosion that is the Omate x Nanoblock GPS kids watch earlier this year. But it’s far from the only cool-looking device for tykes on the market.

Here are a few of my favorites:

1. HereO 2 watch

The Crayola colors of the HereO 2 watch belie some serious technology—the device is the world’s smallest real-time cellular-connected GPS tracking device. Designed for kids age 3 and up, the watch offers real-time “pinpoint tracking, breadcrumb trail logging, and smart location alerts.” Parents track their kiddos from a companion phone app.

2. Garmin Vívofit Jr. 2

This fitness tracker for kids features a brilliant stretchy band, a customizable color screen, and a one-year battery life (no charging required). The wearable can be programmed to set up 60-minute daily activity goals, and also tracks steps.


3. DokiWatch S

The brightly colored DokiWatch S is a 3G smartwatch for kids; the manufacturer recommends it for 6- to 12-year-olds who aren’t ready for actual phones yet. The device is a wearable phone and smart locator that combines video calling, voice calling, messaging, and location-tracking capabilities.

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