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Best Wearable Tech Products For Kids

by Hilary Braaksma


Best Wearable Tech Products For Kids
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From fitness trackers that build healthy habits to GPS devices that keeps your little ones safe, wearable technology for kids has come a long way in recent years. In fact, today’s wearable can help kids learn about time, fitness and safety, as well as keep them entertained during long car rides or while out running errands. Not only are these gadgets great for kids, but they’re also designed to help parents teach their children about health and safety, and relieve the anxiety that comes with newborn babies, little swimmers and school-age kids.

 

 

 

 

  • Best Wearable Baby Breathing Monitors: Levana Oma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve rounded up some amazing devices, including drowning prevention bands that alert Mom and Dad when little ones are near water, newborn movement monitors that sound an alarm when no breathing is detected, smartwatches with amazing parental controls and fun, built-in features, and GPS trackers that help you know where your kids are with the push of a button (whew!). If you’re looking for the best wearable tech for kids, check out these awesome products from trusted brands like Apple, Owlet, Fitbit, Garmin and Samsung, and retailers you know and love like Target, Walmart and Amazon.

 

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Best Wearable Tech for Pregnancy

Project Nursery Parent + Baby Smartband

Price:$30.00

You can get your precious baby in on the wearable tech trend before they’ve even arrived with this smartband for mom and baby. This band tracks fetal movement, doctor’s appointments, mom’s weight and activity, and can keep track of feedings and diaper changes after baby is born.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“It’s super easy and saves me a lot of time. I also like that it has a 30 day battery life. I’ve been wearing it for 5 days and I’m still at 90%.”

2 of 29 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Wearable Baby Breathing Monitors

Mimo Smart Baby Breathing & Activity Monitor

Price:$200.00

This wearable baby monitor relays important information like baby’s breathing, movement, temperature and more to an app on your phone. Just put baby to sleep in the smart onesie—available in traditional infant sizes—and watch the information roll in on your cell phone or tablet.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I like that we can monitor the breathing and the alarm that goes off telling us that there is a possible irregular breathing will wake you up.”

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Best Wearable Baby Breathing Monitors

Owlet Smart Sock 2 Baby Monitor

Price:$300.00

The Owlet sock monitor is worn on baby’s foot and uses clinically proven technology to track heart rate and oxygen levels. The sock comes with an app that tracks information and gives alerts, and a base station that lights up and makes noise if something is wrong with your little one.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I slept so much better knowing my son was being monitored by the Owlet! Worth every penny!”

4 of 29 Image Credits: Walmart

Best Wearable Baby Breathing Monitors

Levana Oma

Price:$120.00

Levana Oma uses WakeUp technology to trigger vibrations, sounds and lights to encourage baby to move if no movement has been detected for 15 seconds. If the Oma doesn’t detect baby’s breathing five seconds after trying to rouse them, an alarm will sound to alert parents. This cordless, portable baby monitor uses medical-grade materials to keep baby safe.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The technology is amazing and the product works so well, yet there is no set up and it simply clips to your baby.”

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Best Wearable Baby Movement Monitors

Snuza Hero SE Baby Movement Monitor

Price:$110.00

The Snuza Hero attaches to your baby’s diaper to monitor breathing movement while they sleep. The Snuza uses vibration to rouse baby if breathing movement lapses, and alerts parents with a loud alarm if no breathing movement is detected for 20 seconds. This wearable baby tech has no cords, wires or external power.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is a must have. I would not be sleeping well without it.”

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Best Wearable Baby Movement Monitors

Sense-U Baby Breathing & Rollover Monitor

Price:$90.00

This award-winning baby monitor syncs with an app you can download to your phone or tablet, and alerts parents when baby’s breathing movement has stopped or accelerated and when baby rolls to their stomach. It also has a built-in thermometer to help you keep track of your little one’s temperature.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I bought it for my son when he was 1 month old and finally I can sleep peacefully. The alarm isn't super loud but loud enough to wake me.”

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Best Wearable Baby Movement Monitors

MonBaby Breathing & Rollover Monitor

Price:$76.00

MonBaby’s breathing and rollover monitor for babies snaps onto pajamas and syncs with an app to let you keep track of your baby’s movements and sleeping position. The app updates five times per second and informs you when breathing stops and when baby rolls over onto their tummy. It also has fall detection.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“My favorite feature of this product is how customizable the product is. I can choose the type of notifications I want to receive!”

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Best Wearable Smartwatches for Kids

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch

Price:$60.00

This fun smartwatch for kids includes two cameras for pictures, selfies and videos, digital and analog watch faces, games and parental controls. The touch-screen watch has a rechargeable battery and a soft band that’s comfortable for kids to wear.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Super quality, and your kid definitely won't get bored with this!”

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Best Wearable Smartwatches for Kids

Linsay Kids Smartwatch

Price:$46.00

This smartwatch for kids has a soft silicone band, glass touch-screen face and plastic hardware. The Linsay kids’ smartwatch has a camera for videos and photos, a voice recorder and more.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The screen has amazingly bright colors, [and] it comes with a few preloaded games.”

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Best Smartwatches for Kids

Playzoom iTouch Kids Smartwatch

Price:$34.00

Playzoom’s iTouch smartwatch for kids comes with a camera, fun sounds, learning games, a stopwatch and more features little kids will love. Choose from 12 awesome colors and designs to find the perfect fit for your kiddo.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Cute design and interactive games. Great for when we are in the car.”

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Best Smartwatches for Kids

Kurio Watch 2.0

Price:$50.00

The Kurio smartwatch for kids is a stylish accessory that’s also designed to help kids tell time and entertain them with games and fun features like a camera and Bluetooth messaging capabilities. The Kurio watch comes with a backup band in a second color option.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The color is nice and bright and the games within the watch are fun and entertaining.”

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Best Entertainment Bands for Kids

Gameband for Minecraft

Price:$19.00

The Gameband is the first-ever wearable accessory for Minecraft. The band lets kids take their Minecraft Worlds with them wherever they go and pick up their games on any computer. The Gameband also saves and backs Worlds up onto a secure cloud server, so little gamers never need to worry.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“My grandson loves it and plays it daily.”

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Best Entertainment Bands for Kids

LeapFrog LeapBand

Price:$35.00

The LeapFrog LeapBand is a fun band for little kids that comes with over 50 interactive challenges to entertain children and help them get active. Parental controls on this activity band make it easy for parents to set time limits, choose challenges and more.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“My daughter loves her new watch. She has played with this every single day since receiving it on Christmas day.”

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Best Cell Phone Watches for Kids

Verizon GizmoWatch

Price:$180.00

Verizon’s GizmoWatch lets kids have two-way calling and messaging with up to 10 trusted contacts you choose and has a built-in fitness tracker and GPS locator that syncs with a parent’s phone. The GizmoWatch has an impressive lifetime of up to four days of use after one charge.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Terrific call quality (both mic and speaker are A+) with seemingly instantaneous text messaging.”

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Best Cell Phone Watches for Kids

Apple Watch Series 3

Price:$280.00

For older kids with iPhones, that Apple Watch is a great way to keep them connected, even on the go. This wearable phone accessory has GPS locating technology, an activity tracker and is waterproof so big kids can hit the pool.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I bought this for my 12 year old and she loves it.”

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Best Cell Phone Watches for Kids

Igeekid Kids Smartwatch Phone

Price:$35.00

This cell phone watch for kids is compatible via Bluetooth with almost any smartphone model, has a built-in camera, can make phone calls, includes games and so much more. This kid’s watch also comes with an “SOS” button that calls and alerts parents in case of emergency.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“My 7 year old received this for her birthday. She loves being able to make phone calls!”

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Best Wearable Cell Phone for Kids

Relay Kids Screenless Smartphone

Price:$50.00

This wearable smartphone for kids is screen-free, water-resistant and a safe, easy-to-use alternative to other smartphones. The device uses 4G and WiFi to allow you to communicate with your child’s relay via your cell phone. This device requires a $10 monthly service plan but has no contract.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is a great product for being able to stay in touch with my kids (ages 8 and 11) and to know where they are.”

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Best GPS Trackers for Kids

Samsung SmartThings GPS Tracker

Price:$100.00

Attach this wearable GPS tracker to your child’s backpack, belt loop or other personal items when they head off to school or a playdate for extra peace of mind. This GPS tracker is lightweight, water resistant and quickly shows you the location of your loved ones through an app. Kids can also press the tracker twice to send you an alert with their exact location when they’re ready to be picked up.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“My 2nd grader now has it on her backpack and [it] lets me know where she is at all times.”

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Best GPS Trackers for Kids

Autopmall GPS Tracker Emergency Response System

Price:$75.00

This small, lightweight and portable GPS tracker for kids attaches to their clothing and gives parents access to their GPS location. This device has real-time tracking, so you always know where your little one is, a geofence that alerts parents if kids go outside of a certain perimeter and a camera that lets you see what your child sees.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Good quality.”

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Best GPS Trackers for Kids

BuddyTag Wristband

Price:$38.00

The BuddyTag wristband for kids has a comfortable, adjustable design, Bluetooth technology to alert you when your child goes out of a designated proximity and a water safety alert that’s activated if the band is submerged in water for more than 10 seconds.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“We purchased this for a grandchild, our son loves it, it is so awesome.”

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Best Personal GPS Locators for Kids

Mini GPS Smart Tracker Keychain

Price:$8.00

Attach this mini GPS locator to your little one’s bag or clothing to be able to locate them at any time. This GPS locator is Bluetooth compatible with iPhone and Android and is lightweight and portable to make it easy for kids to keep on them at all times.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Good product.”

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Best Personal GPS Locators for Kids

PocketFinder+ Personal GPS Locator

Price:$166.00

PocketFinder+ syncs with a smartphone to give location information, directions and location history. This small GPS tracker for kids easily attaches to a zipper or backpack, or can be placed in a bag or pocket. This locator also sends alerts when the tracker enters or leaves certain areas, when there is a low battery or if kids press the SOS emergency button.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“We use it anytime we are going into a crowded situation with our son.”

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Best Personal GPS Locators for Kids

KUPPET Mini Smart Finder

Price:$30.00

This convenient location tracker alerts you with sound when you want to track it, when it goes out of a certain range or gives you the last known location when it’s out of range. This device is perfect for navigating crowded areas like malls and parks with your child. The adhesive backing and small size make it easy to put on your child’s clothing or in their pocket or backpack.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I place it on a necklace for my 5 year old to wear when we go out. I can find her on a playground, if she leaves the stands at a soccer game, or at the neighbors. She can push the button and find me as well.”

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Best Activity Trackers for Kids

YoYoFit Light Kids Activity Tracker

Price:$28.00

The YoYoFit activity tracker records steps, distance walked, activity minutes and more to help your kids learn about health and reach their fitness goals. The slim and lightweight band is easy for kids to wear and is water-resistant and splash proof, which is perfect for messy kids.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Simply impressed with the quality of the tracker, it’s worth the money.”

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Best Activity Trackers for Kids

Fitbit Charge 2 Activity Tracker

Price:$140.00

Big kids will love tracking their health and fitness with this Fitbit Charge 2 activity tracker. The Fitbit is more advanced than activity trackers for little kids and offers sleep tracking, information on sleep stages, reminders to move, has built-in GPS, syncs with Bluetooth for cell phone call and message notifications and more.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The app shows steps or miles put in and reminds you to get up and move during the day.”

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Best Activity Trackers for Kids

Octopus Watch V2 Motion Edition

Price:$80.00

This Octopus kids’ activity tracker has a motion sensor to track physical activity, a charging station, nightlight and wake-up light included, and a free app for syncing with a parent’s smartphone. The Octopus activity tracker promises to help kids learn about healthy habits and managing time.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Purchased for our 5 year old daughter and she loves it!”

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Best Activity Trackers for Kids

Garmin Vivofit Jr. Activity Tracker

Price:$80.00

The Garmin Vivofit Jr. activity tracker for kids records sleep, steps and up to 60 minutes of daily activity. The tracker syncs with an app parents can download on their phone to keep track of activity and set up digital challenges.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Bought this for my 6yr old for his birthday. Very useful in getting him active.”

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Best Activity Trackers for Kids

Unicorn Treats Activity Tracker Watch

Price:$40.00

Help teach your little one healthy habits with this activity tracker that monitors steps, distance walked and sleep. The silicone strap is adjustable and comfortable for kids to wear, and the watch face is water resistant.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Easy to use and fun for kids.”

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Best Drowning Detector for Kids

Safety Turtle

Price:$225.00

The Safety Turtle water immersion alarm kit comes with two wristbands with adorable designs kids will want to wear, and drowning-prevention features parents will love. As soon as the band gets wet, parents will know their little one is near water. This wearable safety tech is perfect for families who own a pool, live near bodies of water or vacation frequently.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“It can be a bit of a pain to get on, but once it’s on it’s easily locked into place. We’ve tested it several times and goes off when it gets wet.”