The best smartwatches for kids

There are plenty of age-appropriate smartwatches available for kids and teens which will give them independence, keep them entertained and let them easily stay in touch when they’re out and about.

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Best smartwatches for younger kids

Neo: For ages 6-9

Screen size: 44mm
Battery life: Up to 24 hours
Weight: 40g
Water resistance: IP68*
Connectivity: GPS and built-in Smart SIM*
Camera: 5-megapixels

Child using a Neo smartwatch

An easy-to-use smartwatch with a range of fun features, Neo is perfect for younger children. Kids can personalise it with a range of characters from Disney™, Pixar, Star Wars or Marvel*, and take pictures with the 5-megapixel camera. They can’t access the internet, but they can call*, text, share their location and set reminders to stay organised. Parents can set a list of nine trusted contacts*, customise permissions, check their child's location and manage screen time with Quiet Mode. Everything’s set up for easy access - the Vodafone Smart App connects through the watch’s built-in SIM card, so kids will be able to stay in touch.

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Apple Watch SE: For ages 12+

Screen size: 44mm
Battery life: Up to 18 hours (with heavy use)
Weight: 36g
Water resistance: 50 metre rating*
Connectivity: GPS and 4G*
Camera: No

Apple Watch SE

Apple Watch SE 44mm is heavy on features, but light on price. Use Family Setup with your iPhone to pair watches for your children who don’t have their own iPhone*, so everyone can stay in touch by phone, text message or Walkie-Talkie. Kids can also play music*, find apps and close their Activity rings by staying active throughout the day. It gives more independence to kids, and parents have the comfort of knowing they’re just a call away*. Plus, Apple Watch SE 44mm is water resistant to 50 metres*, so kids can dive right in and start tracking their splits and sets in the pool.

Apple Watch Nike SE: For ages 12+

Screen size: 44mm
Battery life: Up to 18 hours (with heavy use)
Weight: 36g
Water resistance: 50 metre rating*
Connectivity: GPS and 4G*
Camera: No

Apple Watch Nike SE

Apple Watch Nike SE has been created with the same design and large display as Apple Watch Series 6. Housing an S5 dual-core processor and offering health notifications, fitness tracking and the ability to sync your child’s tunes, it’s ready to help them keep fit and have fun at the same time. It can tell when they’ve started a workout and its Activity rings will show all the ways they’ve moved throughout the day. Built-in GPS measures workouts and tracks their location, so whether your kids are going for a swim, run or a ride, they can leave their iPhone at home*.

Best budget smartwatches for kids

OPPO Watch: For ages 12+

Screen size: 46mm
Battery life: Up to 21 days
Weight: Approx. 40g (without straps)
Water resistance: 5 ATM
Connectivity: GPS and 4G
Camera: No

Biking in the rain with an OPPO Watch

No phone? No problem. The budget-friendly OPPO Watch keeps kids connected whether they're running, swimming, or hanging out with friends, and they can easily share their location or make a quick call. The dual-curved flexible AMOLED screen with crisp image quality and colours that pop will make a statement, and teens can stay organised with message notifications, exercise tracking and quick reply* - they can even find their phone using OPPO Watch if it’s gone walkabout. The battery charges up to 46% in just 15 minutes, and kids can stream or download music and listen with wireless headphones.

*Message replies are only available when OPPO Watch is paired with an Android phone

IP68 withstands immersion in fresh water to a depth of 10 metres for up to 30 minutes. The watch is not designed for swimming, diving, or prolonged submersion in water.

All communication between approved contacts only. Features and accuracy of location subject to Vodafone network coverage and GPS signal.

Smart SIM works in over 100 countries.

Connectivity subscription required and Terms apply. See FAQs for more info.

Characters may be subject to change. © Disney. © Disney/Pixar. © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd. © 2020 MARVEL.

Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch Series 3 have a water resistance rating of 50 metres under ISO standard 22810:2010. This means that they may be used for shallow-water activities like swimming in a pool or ocean. However, they should not be used for scuba diving, waterskiing or other activities involving high-velocity water or submersion below shallow depth.

Apple Music requires a subscription.

Wireless service plan required for cellular service. Contact your network provider for more details. Connection may vary based on network availability. International roaming is not supported.

Not all features will be available if the Apple Watch is set up through Family Setup. Wireless service plan required for cellular service. Contact your service provider for more details.

Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch Series 3 have a water resistance rating of 50 metres under ISO standard 22810:2010. This means that they may be used for shallow-water activities like swimming in a pool or ocean. However, they should not be used for scuba diving, waterskiing or other activities involving high-velocity water or submersion below shallow depth.

Wireless service plan required for cellular service. Contact your network provider for more details. Connection may vary based on network availability. International roaming is not supported.

Not all features will be available if the Apple Watch is set up through Family Setup. Wireless service plan required for cellular service. Contact your service provider for more details.