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Philips has made the Philips W200 smart watch for kids. The watch costs only 3,990 rubles (here HERE watches are available at a promotional price of 2,999 rubles) and allow:
- Make and receive calls only from authorized numbers
- Receive SMS
- Smartphone app lets you listen without notification on your watch
- There is a voice chat function. In addition, the watch has an SOS button. If you hold down the power button, the watch will immediately call the number specified in advance.
An important point: for mobile communication, you need a Nano-SIM card that supports 2G.
You can view the watch on the official website HERE.
Why do we need a smartwatch for kids?
To begin with, the children themselves don’t really need smartwatches. They do not yet have the same schedule to keep track of the time, and not the rhythm of life when you need to force yourself to take 10,000 steps a day.
Children’s smartwatches are primarily needed for the peace of mind of parents. So, by turning on the application, you can see the location of the child on the map, you can call the watch in such a way that no notification appears, and listen to what is happening around. This can be useful to understand for yourself whether the teacher or educator is really so harsh, whether the offspring is as polite as you used to think, whether communication with classmates is normal, whether older children offend. And then tactfully use this information for pedagogical purposes.
Don’t underestimate the watch’s GPS position check feature. If a phone or a backpack with a tracker can be lost, then the watch is still a little more likely to remain on the wrist.
Appearance and installation of the SIM card
Laconic orange box. Inside there are instructions, a charging cable and the watch itself.
The watch is made of tactilely pleasant materials. Here, of course, you have to ask the children, but, in my opinion, the watch looks good (surprising, because for such a price you expect a blundering design).
Three colors are available: black, aquamarine and pink.
The first step is to insert the Nano-SIM card into the slot hidden under the rubber flap. Philips emphasizes that this must be done when the watch is turned off. To insert a SIM card, you need a paper clip or a pen, since the SIM card must be “drowned” into the case until it clicks. To get the SIM-card, you need tweezers, I couldn’t pick it up with my fingernail.
In general, this is the right decision, since if the rubber cap comes off during games (although this is difficult to imagine), then the SIM card will definitely not fall out. Well, the child will not be able to get a SIM card on his own.
It is important to note that only 2G mobile communication is supported (GPRS data transmission must be active). This is primarily done to improve battery life. MTS, Beeline, MegaFon work without problems.
Then, using the app on the smartphone, add the clock.
I liked that the watch has very simple controls. The power button performs the Back function. The entire menu is scrolled by horizontal swipes to the right and left, and the choice is made by tap.
The menu is laconic. This is not even a fitness bracelet where you get tired of climbing the tabs.
For full-fledged work, you need to connect a proprietary application to the watch. I liked the implementation. The first QR code in the settings leads to the Android or iOS app itself. And the second QR code is needed to add the watch to the app.
An important point: all contacts available on the watch in the “Contacts” menu are added to the watch only through the application. That is, the child himself will not be able to add or remove a contact.
For calls, just click on the contact’s name. However, the watch also has a dialer, so you can call any phone.
From the application, you can remotely restart the clock, turn it off, turn on the playing of a melody, set the time.
Voice chat is the ability to record and send a voice message both to the watch and from the watch. The watch only saves the last message, while the entire voice chat history is available in the app.
Perhaps one of the most important functions is the ability to call the watch without notification, that is, without activating the screen. The microphone in the watch is surprisingly good. So, during the test, I was able to hear the radio in the kitchen, although the clock was in the room.
The watch also has a “In Class” function. In the application, you need to set the days and time frames for switching the watch to silent mode.
Here, by the way, two coolest features of the watch should be noted.
Firstly, only the numbers allowed in the application can call the watch. Accordingly, there is no need to be afraid that scammers will call and it will turn out that little Petya returned from school not only with an excellent mark in mathematics, but also with a favorable mortgage at 20% per annum for 50 years.
The second feature is that the child himself cannot turn off the clock. A long press on the power button will call the number indicated in the application. This will probably be the easiest way to call your mom. It is easier to hold down the power button than to go to Contacts.
The presence of GPS allows not only to determine the current location, but also to track the history of movements during the day, as well as to save the history of movements. Here, of course, do not forget that GPS works well in open space, that is, movements in the subway cannot be tracked until the child rises to the surface. But it will turn out to see how many steps have been taken.
You can set safe areas on your watch, such as home or school, and turn on notifications. The child left the house – the application received a notification that the object has left the nest and it is necessary to start monitoring. Safe areas on the map should be marked with circles or rectangles. The user sets the size of the zones himself.
The battery life of the watch is the same as that of the correct push-button dialers from zero. It all depends on the activity, but, most likely, it will be enough from Monday to Friday evening.
If you use it actively, straining the GPS, and often call, you will need to recharge on Thursday. Philips claims up to 120 hours of standby time. Probably, this operating time will be later, since while the watch is new, it keeps a little more.
- Screen: 1.44 inches, 240 by 240 pixels, IPS, touch
- Net: GSM 900/1800 MHz, GPRS, combining long SMS into one
- Navigation: built-in GPS
- Battery: 650 mAh, up to 120 hours standby, up to 8.5 hours talk time, microUSB charging
- Other: IP65 protection, “Voice chat” function, SOS emergency communication by pressing one button, anti-jamming microphone
- Dimensions (edit): 50.3 * 42.6 * 14.3mm, weight 54g
- Price: 3 990 rubles
Philips W200, at a price of less than 3 thousand rubles, provides all the basic and necessary functions: track the location, view the number of steps remotely, make a call, quietly listen to what is happening around, send a voice message.
An important feature of the watch is that no one else can call it. And when they try to turn it off, they will immediately call the number specified in advance.
The watches are sold in many chain stores. For example, you can buy here.
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