I struggled with the unboxing of the smart watch. It was in an acrylic clear box with a paper-product package bottom. Once you open the bottom of the package you find the charger and all the instruction information. But you have to pry the acrylic box apart to get to the smartwatch itself. It took a bit of muscle and the blade of the scissors to assist me in separating the two.
The Playtime Experience
It took my VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX about 2 hours on my laptop USB connection to charge. Before you set it on the charger you have to set the on/off slider into the “on” position, otherwise the screen lights up when connected but nothing really happens.
Once charged and on, the smartwatch walks you through some very basic set up choosing the date, time and home screen.
There is a home button along the side which will take you to the home screen when you are in any of the various applications. Applications on the watch include an onboard camera with ability to take pictures and videos. There are games including fitness games which time trial things like running and jumping. Games using the camera and a pedometer are also included.
Things I Liked
I really like the design of the Kidizoom Smartwatch and its large face. It was easy to navigate and the touch screen was very responsive.
Things I Didn't Like
I really liked almost everything about this smartwatch. My only complaint is with the camera placement. Since it is along the side of the watch it makes taking camera and video with it on very awkward.
This smartwatch is recommended for children 4 and older.
Compared to other smartwatches I have played with the VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX is a great choice. When compared to the Kurio the screen was much easier to navigate. I also love that so many of the applications encourage fitness and activity. I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase this one again.
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