Rian is a lot like his Mum – loves a gadget. How he isn’t like me though – he’s very active, and I think I must have sloth DNA in me somewhere. So we were very happy to do a Kurio Watch review – something that is fun for active kids, and for sloths too! Hurrah!
What is the Kurio Watch?
It’s a fabby little Smart Watch designed just for kid with lots of ways to enjoy it including gaming, education and social communication through the multifunctional touch screen. You can customise how it looks and fill 256 MB of internal memory with music, selfies and videos (you can get extra memory cards too) The camera is good quality for something so titchy as is the video recorder.
Rian is still too little for some of the features, but older children can take part in multiplayer gaming using the in-built Bluetooth technology and there are 20 pre-loaded apps. The built in games include a motion sensor feature enabling kids play simply by moving their wrists – I was pretty pleased to discover that one of the apps that does this is Snake! Hands up fellow oldies, who whiled away uni lectures playing snake on their Nokias?! Older kids can also send messages to their friends through text, photos, emoji’s, drawings and voice. It’s a clever little beast.
The watch is equipped with basic smart watch tools as well, it’s got an alarm, a calendar and a calculator as well as an activity tracker, photo filters, drawing and music player apps. Rian especially loves the activity tracker – though he thinks it should also be able to measure how far he can jump haha!
We were sent a blue watch – the only colour options thus far are blue or pink, which is slightly disappointing (let toys be toys!) but I can see this watch appealing equally to boys and girls regardless of colour. You can buy these watches for around £79.99 in the usual places. We’ve had a lot of use out of ours over the holidays – it was a sanity saver on our delayed train journeys! (I’ve got a really good high score on Snake. Champion)
The dog has now started to get excited when she see’s Rian putting on his watch – she thinks it means she’s going out for a run! Luckily for her, we usually are!
Disclaimer: We were sent a Kurio Watch for the purposes of review, but all thoughts expressed are our own. You can find out more about Kurio Watches on the Kurio Watch website.