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VTech Kidizoom® Smartwatch #Review and Giveaway

It’s no secret that we love VTech products so when they contacted us again to review their new Kidizoom® smartwatch, we immediately said yes!

VTech Kidizoom smartwatc

What is the Kidizoom® smartwatch you ask? Only the “coolest watch ever” according to my girls. “Mom, it’s like spy stuff!”

Ok, I’ll be completely honest, my 8-year-old thought it was pretty “lame” when she first took a look at it. After all, she is on the higher end of the age range for this product. However, after watching her 5-year-old sister playing with it and loving it, she thought she would give it a try. Shortly after began the constant fights over who got to wear it, and use it when. I ended up having to take the watch away for an entire 24 hours just to stop the fighting! The novelty of having it wore off after three days and now they happily share it.

VTech Kidizoom smartwatch

Both girls think the watch is big for their wrist but that doesn’t stop them from wanting to play with it. The pre-loaded games are a bit too easy for my 8-year-old but my 5-year-old thinks they are “super fun.” Both would like the ability to take selfies with the camera without having to take the watch off and turn it around. I think they spent at least a half and hour the first day playing with the voice record and modification function. I still hear weird voices, then giggles, coming from their room every now and then and I know they are playing with the watch.

VTech Kidizoom smartwatch

The picture and video quality were as I expected for a kids watch like this. It’s not horrible but not great either. The last photo and the video in this post were taken by the girls during our recent trip to the Minnesota sculpture Garden. Neither girl had any trouble figuring out how to use the watch and needed no help from me. The over all quality/durability of the watch seems good. My girls aren’t ones to put it through the ringer though.

My three biggest complaints aren’t really that big of a deal when you look at the whole watch itself. First, the girls quickly used up the 128MB memory by taking a bunch of videos. A reminder not to go completely crazy and delete bad videos solved that problem. Second, the watch asks you to reset the time every time you turn it off and back on. The girls found that to be a bit annoying and asked why the watch did not remember the time especially after short intervals of being off. Last, I don’t think the battery lasts as long as they say it should. Oh well, it’s easy to charge back up.

Overall, the girls and I think the VTech Kidizoom® smartwatch is a fun gadget and would happily recommend it to friends.

One lucky U.S. Toys In The Dryer reader will win a Kidizoom® smartwatch of their own! Enter below.

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Comments

  1. My son has been asking for a watch for some time now. This would be perfect! He would really love the camera feature a LOT!

  2. Jim Lipscomb says

    My daughter likes small LCD screen toys, and the camera on this looks durable. It seems like a fun “Dick Tracy” style device to play with.

  3. This would be a great way to incorporate technology into my 3rd grade classroom!

  4. Heidi Daily says

    I would love this so my daughter could have her own watch and stop taking mine, and my daughter would love the camera feature on it.

  5. My daughter loves having technology products like adults. She’d love this.

  6. That’s pretty darn cute. Even though my kids are pretty high-tech already, they’d still love this thing.

  7. T Michelle Trump says

    My niece loves to take pictures so the camera feature would be her favorite!

  8. Dianne Hall says

    My son would love this-he loves taking pictures and playing games on my phone!

  9. My little guy is turning 5 and wants a watch. I know this would be the only one that wouldn’t break in a day. The features on this watch make it a dream machine for my little guy. Fingers and toes crossed!

  10. amanda whitley says

    my son would love this because he is always taking my phone and taking pictures and playing games. now he can have his own device.

  11. Oh my son would LOVE that!

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