Apple Watch SE: The Best All-Around Smartwatch to Kids
It was certain that it would be there list so it probably isn’t hard to figure out which watch took the top spot. The Apple Watch SE GPS plus cellular with Family Setup definitely takes the smartwatch cake. It comes with every feature you could want, and Family Setup is a great addition. parents can check their kid’s location, set up personalized activity goals, and set school-time hours where the watch’s functionality is limited.
The Apple Watch has a talkie-talkie feature, which I thought would be a hassle, but it was actually something I really liked. We could communicate with each other from across the yard by pressing a button. It’s time to go for dinner. Walkie-talkie. You need to walk the dog? Walkie-talkie. Want to drop a quick message? “I love you”? Walkie-talkie. It’s super convenient.
The setup was easy and straightforward. The battery life is great and the watch is slim and sleek. I have one caveat, though: if you’re not an iPhone user, tread lightly. To facilitate testing, we were sent two watches and an iPhone by Apple. I have always been an Android user. I was open to the idea and ready to love everything about the watches (which, I did!). I didn’t like the phone. We only tested for four days, which doesn’t feel like enough time to really get used to an entirely new way of doing phone things, so we’re going to give it another shot because honestly, those watches are amazing.
Technical Specifications: There are two versions of Apple Watch SE, one with GPS only (which allows messaging and calls when paired with a nearby phone) and one with GPS and LTE cellular, which works independently through Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile/Sprint services. It can withstand water up to 50m and has a 32G storage capacity. The battery can be used for 18 hours.