Unsure if the VTech Kidizoom is worth buying? We find out in today’s review at SmartGeekWrist.com.
To move your child towards using technology and to develop their mind, you have to give them something that they can nurture.
This is where the 2nd Generation VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX comes into play.
This Vtech watch is a great mix of educational programs and fun tools that will have kids engaged for hours on end.
Check out our review and I will show you how this watch (not just a watch, though) will teach and entertain young minds.
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The VTech Kidizoom DX smartwatch is intended for use by kids from 4-9 years of age. It has a bright, clear touchscreen interface that is simple to navigate and intuitive for youngsters who may be using technology like this for the first time.
It’s designed as an educational tool and contains plenty of interesting features to help kids learn things like telling the time and taking photographs. We’ll delve more into the features and applications a bit later.
Vtech Watch Design and Colors
The belt is soft, comfortable and flexible for all sizes of wrists and the bright colors are perfect for kids.
There is a total of 6 colors available. Royal Blue, Vivid Violet, Pink, Camouflage, Red Flame and Floral Swirl.
The red flame version has a royal blue wristband and a floral swirl has a vivid violet wristband bonus which the others don’t!
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Camera & Video
This smart watch has a dual-camera system that allows the user to take pictures of themselves (selfies) and also of whatever they point their arm at through a side camera.
The 0.3-megapixel camera on its top is capable of taking still images of 640 x 480 pixels resolution. Considering the price the quality of the camera is great for playing purposes.
What I really love about the camera is that it has many fun photo filters, frames, and effects.
Kids seem to like them very much as they get to play around with funny effects and make their photograph subjects look silly. This watch is an excellent choice for your young photographer!
The other camera is on the top side of the watch where the belt is attached. Taking photos of things in front of you is easy as you just need to point your arm and click.
This Kidizoom smartwatch also has a video recording option! It can record 320 x 240 pixels or 160 x 120-pixel videos.
The maximum length of per video recording is 60 seconds. While the video resolution isn’t outstanding, it’s good for a kid’s watch. The photos format is Standard Baseline JPEG and video format is AVI (Motion JPEG).
Games & Activities
The 2nd Generation Kidizoom Smartwatch has a total of 5 built-in games, 3 fun activities, and 3 action challenges that use the built-in smart motion sensor.
And that’s not all. It also has a download center named “VTech’s Learning Lodge“ where you will find more downloadable content that gets updated regularly.
The 5 built-in games are Jumping Egg, Music Town, Tic-Tac-Toe, Super Snowboard, and Super Boarder. They’re not exactly Playstation worthy, but they’re fun for youngsters.
The 3 activities are called Monster Identity, Funny Face Detector, and Sound Shaker. Lastly, the 3 action challenges are Racing Run, Crazy Dance, and Funky Jump.
What I can say about them is that a little kid aged between and around 4-9 will love them.
It does have a pedometer that can count steps or any movement too. But you should know that it is actually for fun purposes and the company claims that it may not be completely accurate.
It works in combination with the motion sensor to encourage kids to be active and do more exercise with the active play challenges that are built-in to the watch.
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If you want to teach your child how to tell time correctly, this product is something you might want to consider.
It has 50 built-in 3D clock faces which encourage kids to check the time more often, and there is also “Time Master” which teaches how to tell the time.
This VTech smartwatch has an alarm and stopwatch too which are some excellent additions.
Storage & Sync
The VTech Kidizoom DX has a total memory of 256 MB. This isn’t huge but the company says that you can take approximately 1600 photos or 23 minutes of 320 x 240 pixels video or 11 minutes of 640 x 480 pixels video. Each video is limited to 1 minute.
You will get a Micro USB 2.0 cable to connect it to your computer. You can copy smart watch data to your computer using this cable.
Are you worried your kid will play with their watch too long and hurt their eyes? This doesn’t have to be a concern with the 2nd Generation Kidizoom DX as it comes with parental controls.
You can limit how long your kid will play games. It can be set to 30, 60, 90 minutes or no limits per day.
In fact, if you decide that your child shouldn’t play games on it during school hours, you have options. You can freeze games on the watch remotely!
Battery & Charging
It works using a non-removable Li-ion Polymer battery. Regarding the battery life, the official literature says that it will last 2 weeks on low usage, 2-3 days on typical usage and 1 day on heavy usage.
Things, like playing games and recording videos, will certainly drain the battery life faster.
The Kidizoom DX doesn’t include a dedicated charger but uses a Micro USB 2.0 cable instead. You have to charge it by connecting it to a computer using the USB cable.
No GPS Unfortunately
Most parents want to keep an eye where their child is going, especially the little one in the house.
Unfortunately, this feature doesn’t come along with the Kidizoom Smartwatch DX. You cannot locate where your child is using it.
I don’t know why VTech hasn’t considered it yet. This single feature could have attracted thousands of good parents to buy this product.
I guess the jump up in price that GPS commands would make it too expensive for a young child’s smartwatch.
What Else is There in the Vtech Watch?
The other features include:
- Voice Recorder
Editor’s Suggestion: Should You Buy the VTech Kidizoom DX?
You have come to the most important question. As a parent should you buy it for your child?
If he/she is around the age of 4-9, this is a really fun gift for a young child!
The Kidizoom DX is a smart toy over a smartwatch. Even the camera/video recorder alone is enough for a child to have heaps of fun with this watch.
We love the time telling application too, which makes learning to tell the time fun.
It does lack in a few fields. I wish this VTech watch had GPS and a fully waterproof build (it’s just splashproof). Otherwise, it would have got a full 5-star rating from me.
Other than that, the VTech Kidizoom DX is a great buy for young kids and the best one on the market right now.