We were sent a Kurio Watch 2.0 smartwatch for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
Quite often, boys like to be like their dads – and my son is no different. He always likes to copy his Dad in different ways and when his Daddy recently acquired a smartwatch, Jack proclaimed that he wanted one too. Imagine his delight when he was offered the chance to review a smartwatch from Kurio, the Kurio Watch 2.0.
The Kurio 2.0 has some great features to amuse your children. These include:
- Camera & Video – Not only can they take pictures and record video but they can customise them too with filters!
- Messaging – You are able to message other Kurio watches. You can send photos, emojis, doodles and text and voice messages using Bluetooth. Also compatible with Android devices!
- Apps & Games – These provide hours of fun for the user. The games are one and two player and include Tic Tac Toe, Battleship and many more.
- Motion Detection Games too – move and have fun! You can play oldie but goodie games such as Snake here
- A real watch – Of course, it is also a real watch as you would expect!
- Emergency features – You can input your child’s important and medical details in a specialist app designed for this.
- Timer, calendar, contacts, music, activity tracker, phone, alarm – the list really is endless.
The Kurio Watch 2.0 smartwatch retails at £79.99 and is available from a number of different retailers including Amazon and Toys R Us. The watch comes with two different straps – one regular strap and one colour changing thermal strap that changes colour from the heat of your wrist. The watch is scratch resistant and splash proof – great if you have an accident prone child like I do – and is suitable for children aged 6+.
The display is a 1.54″ touch screen – 240×240 pixels. The battery is rechargeable and the watch has an internal memory of 256Mb but there is also a slot for a Micro SDHC so you can add up to 32GB of extra storage. There is a Micro USB slot to charge and data transfer from and a USB cable is included.
There is so much to do on the watch that Jack really didn’t know where to start. After the initial first charge, Jack and Steve sat there together going through the watch to see what was on it and then you just couldn’t keep Jack off of it – he was so keen to show everyone his new watch,
Jack tended to stick with the games – he’d play drawing games or use the motion sensor to play instruments. It is quite amusing to hear the sound of a drumkit or an electric guitar emitting from a watch and seeing your child rocking out to get the music to play. He also (although he denies this) has been having plenty of fun with the camera and the filters available. He says he hasn’t but his storage is filling up with pictures of his face with different filters, haha!
As well as the games and camera (which Jack loves), there are also some other fantastic features on the Kurio Watch 2.0 that we as parents love. The ability to add your child’s medical details and your contact information in case of emergency is great. It is very unlikely Jack is apart from me unless he is at school but I can have peace of mind knowing that people will know the important details should anything happen.
I also love that the watch has all the important features that a ordinary digital watch normally has – I’ve seen so many adult smartwatches with all these fantastic apps and games and trackers but none of the stuff you generally require from a normal watch. Jack doesn’t know how to tell the time yet but is slowly learning so this will be a helpful resource as he already loves using it. The activity tracker is fab too as I can keep an eye on how active he is actually being.
Jack has been choosing to use his blue strap recently but always has the choice of changing it if he wishes. He has been enjoying playing games and entertaining his baby sister with the musical instrument sounds game – he really does rock out to make those sounds!
The watch has impressed us all. Steve who is impressed by all things techy thinks it is great and there is plenty to do to keep a child entertained. Jack loves it because there are so many games he can play and so many different features he will never be bored. Olivia loves the way Jack involves her in the games he is playing such as the musical instrument one and I love it because there is plenty to do to keep children entertained but it also thinks of the parents too and puts their minds at rest.
I can see this being a popular present in stockings from Santa this year for children of ages 6+. I know a couple of Jack’s friends are already adding it to their Christmas lists!