With kids now back in school keeping in touch with them is probably the most important thing us parents think about however way to many kids have smartphones and this is part of the growing problem with bullying and an age limit to as how old should a child should be to have a mobile phone is another argument, there is alternatives like dumbphones but with pressure amongst kids and their peers make parents cave in and buy them smartphones only in the fear they will be isolated in school, this carry on still goes on for the same with clothes too and in my opinion you should be able to say no and the teachers need to be aware of this which I am sure they are but peer pressure wins and the teachers turn a blind eye to it from what I have seen.

Keeping in touch with your child has become much easier now and as mentioned we have dumbphones that can make and take calls and this is all a child should need until later on in their teens but there is also watches that can double as a phone and in this case this watch has a camera on it too which is even better than other offerings that has just a speaker.

You will need a sim card and not all sims will work either depending on your region so this needs to be taken into account and once set up with their own app you can control what goes on, there is no contact with the internet at all here and just a few parental controls, you can also add friends who have the app which could be beneficial but I do not know anyone else that has one as yet but perhaps after seeing my child with it some parents did ask about it and I told them where to look out for it.

Set-up

Set up is a not too difficult once your sim is ok to begin with you bind the watch and phone like most today and fill in a few parametres then you can toggle through the app as we have done in the video review below

Design

The watch for me is perhaps too big for some kids it is however well built and comes with IPX8 rating the colours are nice yet there is no buttons on the device only for the rear power on button there looks likes there is buttons on the side but these are false but still gives this a real watch look if you will..

Features

AI Precise Positioning

Thanks to the advanced GPS and its best-in-class GDPR compliant location-based services with a reliable 4G LTE data connection, Z1 always keeps parents up to date with GPS locating to let them know the whereabouts of their children through the precise tracking functionality on their own Android or iOS devices even without the need of a video call.

Wide Angle Camera For Video Calls And Photo Adventure

The front camera setup offers high quality HD video calls either by WiFi or 4G at any time. The 2MP 79° wide angle, f/2.4 camera supports fast auto focus, producing high quality video and images with 2 modes, Ultra HD and HD. It is a great opportunity to capture your relationship while taking a selfie to get into an adventure with sharing the photos between friends.

Video call on the imoo Z1 watchphone techbuzzireland

HD Retina Eye-Friendly Screen

Considering the eye safety, Z1 utilizes TFT and Super Retina Display, offering more refined resolution with richer and more accurate colors that is more friendly to children’s eyes.

IPX8 Water Damage Protection

Its water resistant outer shell fully protects the inside of the device with an impressive IPX8 water resistance rating along with an anti-fall protection.

Class Mode 0% Distraction, 100% Concentration

Parents can have children focused on study time by simply setting a designated schedule through the imoo app to restrict a child’s use during designated times, making sure their children won’t be distracted in the class.

Battery Power And Stand-By

With a capacity of 740 mAH on a single charge it can last up to 2-3 days and also triangulates location using GPS, cellular networks and Wi-Fi hotspots for the most accurate positioning.

Conclusion

Overall is this an ideal piece of tech to have rather than a smartphone to keep an eye on your childs movements and so on with the video call feature it keeps things a bit more real for those that think they are missing out over a smartphone, the settings in the app keep you in control and are just right and not too complicated to use either and is a worthy investment this is also ideal for holidays or trips or if your kid is away so you can check in with them and vice versa. You can take photos if you like too and also keep an eye on the childs steps and track where they have been and where they are even of on the move or static.

See the video below for more

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By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.