Sprint is now entering the tech for kids market with WatchMeGo, a smartwatch designed just for kids. One of the biggest selling point for parents? The GPS tracking it offers. The device is designed for children ages 4 to 12 that have yet to receive their first smartphones.
Because of location tracking, Parents can create alerts to notify them if their child leaves a “defined safety area” (school, neighborhood, home). Each watch stores up to five defined safety areas, and location history is stored on the server for 14 days.
Along with location tracking, WatchMeGo lets the wearer send and receive voice and text messages to a parent’s smartphone app. Kids can also access an SOS (distress) button that will send immediate alerts to the parent.
The watch comes preloaded with the Kidomi app, an all-in-one app for Kids that offers hundreds of educational games, e-books, videos and activities. Parents have the ability to control usage, screentime and filter content.
Worried about its breakability for your active kids? WatchMeGo has a Gorilla Glass watch face, a 400mAh battery, and a water-resistant case.
“WatchMeGo is the perfect solution for parents with little ones who aren’t yet ready for their first phone,” Doug Smith, Sprint’s vice president of product innovation and product marketing, said in a release.
WatchMeGo retails for $144 and requires a rate plan that costs around $10 a month, and is now available on Sprint‘s website and in retail stores. Compared to other smartwatch options for kids on the market, Sprint comes in at the lowest price. Verizon offers the GizmoWatch at $179 and T-Mobile offers GizmoWatch at $192.