WatchU Review and walkthrough - an unbiased and unscripted review from a child and the dad!

WatchU Review and walkthrough - an unbiased and unscripted review from a child and the dad!

WATCHU would like to say a thank you for the fantastic honest review below from Rio and his dad.

A full, unbiased and detailed review of this kids smart watch. There is a chance to win a Watchu, Rio gives his own review, I'll give the opinion of a parent and walk you through all of the features.

Click this link to buy the watch in blue, pink or green, there is also an opportunity to save 60 pound if you buy 2 by entering BOGOHP at the checkout. 

https://www.watchu.com/collections/four-colours/products/watchu-gps-smart-watch

Overall were really happy but there are some issues that I hope would be developed and rolled out to existing customers.

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Bambino Goodies Reviews WATCHU

Bambino Goodies Reviews WATCHU

We've been reviewed by Bambino Goodies by their master tester, Lola, and her mum. Below is the review from their website which you should definitely go and take a look at, it's got heaps of reviews for children's bits and bobs. 

 

 

I am all for an active childhood but I do worry about the kids venturing a little further than they should. So when I spied WATCHU I quickly got in touch to find out more because a wearable phone and locator that combines an emergency SOS function and location tracking into one simple device – that isn’t a phone – is brilliant.

What I love about it, other than how simple to use – Lola got to grips with it within minutes – is how considered it is. You can call up your kid, but if they don’t respond (from choice or because of mishap) you can listen in covertly to see what’s happening. Of course, you can track where they are, and it’s pretty accurate with that. They can also press a button for an emergency SOS call – it will call you, and then the list of people in order until someone picks up… more of that in a moment.

Lola’s been loving hers. Sometimes a little too much – those first few days I received quite a few phone calls from giggling seven-year-olds. Note, letting them wear to school may not be the best idea at this age! Anyway, Lola’s been wearing it a lot and hasn’t complained. It is slightly bigger than a normal watch – there’s a lot of tech in there – but not too big and bulky.

We wore it to a Justin Bieber concert over the summer at Hyde Park, and again, all day wear, no complaints! It looks great, is robust and wipe clean too.

There’s an app you add to you phone which again, is simple to use. Using the app you can set who can be called, and who can call your child. Basically, it’s not a free for all. I can ring her, and she can ring me. I can also programme in lots of numbers so should she need urgent assistance and I don’t answer, it will automatically go through all the numbers until someone picks up. She can’t free dial, and people can’t randomly contact her. Through the app I can also view all message and call history.

On the app you can set up a Geo Zones, and an alarm sounds if the child strays from a set zone.  The only thing I wasn’t so keen on was how big the safe zone is, the virtual boundary. I’d have liked to be able to reduce that to literally our street and to school but it doesn’t reduce that low.

I know I mentioned this earlier, but it really is super easy to use. We were up and running within 10 minutes, and there’s not lots of options to confuse her or I.  Three buttons do all the functionality on the phone and the app is logical. There’s been no pocket dials yet!

The watch has a pedometer. This was a bit of a revelation. My kid does a lot of steps a day – like 20,000-30,000. I didn’t realise! She loved watching her steps rise, and kept comparing to my Apple Watch, mostly to gloat she does more steps than me!

There’s a long battery life, too. The watch seemed to last for days. It’s stating up to 120 hours of usage on a single charge. I didn’t log hours, but was definitely impressed.

The watch comes with a PAYG SIM which has £3 worth of credit so you can use it straight out of the box. This I liked. And the tariff rates are good, too.

Lola’s sense of independence increases significantly when she’s wearing her watch on. She has her watch, she knows to check in, she’s sensible and intelligent and the watch has helped me loosen those reins a little. Lola’s too young for a phone, and the Watchu is a perfect interim solution – especially as it’s locked down. No inappropriate contact, no dodgy social sites or games with chat functionality. That’s peace of mind right there.

You can buy your WATCHU GPS Tracking Smart Watch direct for £119.99 or on Amazon. It’s a big thumbs up from us.

Looking For The Postman Review

Looking For The Postman Review

WATCHU IS SOME NEXT LEVEL TECH. IT’S THE SORT OF THING ME AND MY FRIENDS WOULD PRETEND EXISTED WHEN WE WERE KIDS IN SOME SCI-FI MAKE BELIEVE GAME.

Watchu is a combined phone, watch, pedometer and location tracking device for your young kids, all packaged up in a cute pink (or blue, or green) wristwatch. At age 6, this would have been something from Buck Rogers or Blake’s Seven.

It looks great. The watch comes with a charger lead (like an android phone charger lead), sim card and instructions. The watch uses a sim card for calls, GPS and to transmit data to an app which you’ll need to install onto your own phone or tablet. You can then use this app to track the phone, and you can call it like any other phone. The watch has a speaker and mic built in so it can be used as a normal phone!

We were sent through a pink Watchu for Jenny to try out. This included the sim needed to run the phone along with £3 credit and instructions on how to set it all up.

We did have some teething troubles with the initial set up, but the Watchu tech team were quickly on the case and our Watchu & app were synced up soon after.

PEACE OF MIND

The Watchu display is bright and easy to read. There are three buttons to change the display, cycle through contacts and a panic button too. The wearer of the watch can’t phone just anybody. They can either press the panic button to call the main contact, or cycle through and call someone on their pre-approved contact list. The admin (parent) chooses who is on that list, and who the primary emergency contact is through their app.

Jenny, as you’d expect, thinks this is awesome. Yesterday, in the park, she’d cycled off just as we were deciding to go and get some ice creams. I gave her a quick call to her watch, and you could see her beaming smile at talking to her daddy through her tech!

But there’s a more serious side to why this is a good thing to have. As a parent, you would have had anxiety nightmares too about your child getting lost, or worse. Watchu provides peace of mind against this. It can show you, in real time, the location of the Watchu wearer. It also provides the option, through the app, to track where the Watchu has been that day!

I’m giving Watchu a hefty double thumbs up for a number of reasons. First off, Jenny loves it. It doesn’t look babyish. The pink, soft look made it something that she was happy to wear. Secondly, once it’s linked up, it works like a charm. The app is a little clunky at time, but once you’re clear with the navigation, the features are impressive. Finally, the safety aspect. When Jenny has this on, I’m far happier that I’ll be able to find her / contact her if she should wander.

The Watchu kids watch is available in bubblegum blue, grasshopper green or princess pink. While it costs, £119.99, Watchu currently has an offer to buy one, get a second half price. There’s also a Watchu Guardian for elderly / vulnerable people, and 1 year accidental damage cover. Impressive!

GIVEAWAY

Those folk at Watchu are not only smart, but generous too. They’ve given us a Watchu Kids, as featured above, as a prize for a very special competition. Simply enter using the widget below before 31 July 2017 at midnight and one winner will be picked at random. Good luck!

To enter the giveaway run by Looking For The Postman, click HERE and good luck!

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