I recently had the opportunity to check out Verizon's Gizmo smart watch. It's billed as a smart watch for kids, with minimal capability and some safety functions.
For a child's wrist, it's fairly bulky, but a good blend of wearable vs. screen size.
The screen is bright and easy to see, and the buttons are easy to operate.
A small, round button wakes the screen, although most of the controls can be accessed by swiping and tapping the screen.
It can be set to school mode to limit the possibility of distractions, but still has an emergency call mode.
It also has a few built-in games, a step counter and a camera function.
The charger is easy to use, as the watch just needs to be placed on it.
Gizmos says that battery life is over 3 days, but in practice it is more like 1 day depending on use.
The location service doesn't always work inside buildings to locate the watch.
The camera and calling feature is nice, although only short calls are possible. The phone limits calls, but also it quickly starts giving temperature warnings.
The included silicone strap is has quick-release spring bars. three different colors of keepers are included to change up the style.
Any 20mm strap should fit, although adult straps might be too long for most small children.
It's not perfect due to the performance limitations, but for a cost much less than most smart watches, it is a good way to locate and keep in touch with young children.
Name: Gizmo Watch 3
Reference Number: QTAX57NR
Lug Width: 20mm
Movement (processor): Qualcomm SDW 4100
Power Reserve: 3.6 days (tested ~1 day)
Water Resistance: IP69 (splashes)
Strap: Silicone with quick release and 3 keepers