VTech KidiZoom Smartwatch DX2 – REVIEW

Introduction

As the holiday approaches, I have found myself impulsively buying things for the kids. Since the Vtech’s KidiBuzz (review) was a hit in the home, this latest Vtech gadget caught my attention. The Vtech Kidizoom Smart Watch DX2, is a kid’s smart watch for kids and is gear towards kids ages 4 and older. Let’s take a look at more details!

All you need to know about the Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2

What is the Kidizoom?

The Vtech Kidizoom is the latest smart watch for kids.

What age is this smart watch intended for?

It’s rated for ages 4 years and older. I personally feel like the Kidizoom is more appropriate for kids under the age of 10.

Kidizoom DX2 Features:

  • Basic watch features: a timer, alarm and calendar

  • There are dual cameras allowing the kids to easily take photos and videos easily. Additional fun can be incorporated with photo effects, frames and filters. The focus is 1.5 feet and will capture the picture if its within 18 inches away.

  • There’s also a built-in voice recorder, kids will have fun with the voice-changing effects.

  • A bright kid friendly touchscreen, kids will have no problems figuring out how to use the Kidizoom.

  • Lots of games. Vtech is also known for producing educational games, so there are plenty of choices to keep the kids busy. Your game library can be easily expanded through the Learning Lodge.

  • There is motion sensor on the watch for active game play and a pedometer

  • The Kidizoom can also be customizable with over 55 different digital and analog watch faces or pictures and selfies.

  • The Kidizoom is splash proof, while not completely waterproof, and is not suitable to submerge it or wear the Kidizoom while bathing.

What are the different designs and colors available?

There are ton of color options to choose from including special designs. The watch belt is soft, and comfortable for kid’s wrists.

 

There are the two models for the Kidizoom available, DX and DX2. The only different is the DX2 has two cameras and is the newer model.

The DX version was released in August 2015, and DX2 was released in 2017.

Technical Specifications

The Vtech Kidizoom DX2 has a lithium-ion polymer battery and comes with a micro USB 2.0 cable. The micro USB cable, allows you to connect to computer to upload games to the smartwatch.

Kidizoom Screen size: 1.44 inches

Camera Specs

The Vtech Kidizoom DX2 camera is 0.3-mega pixel and can take images of 640 x 480-pixel resolutions. This should be more than enough for kids. The cameras are located on the top which is good for selfies and side of the watch where the belt and watch meets, for taking photos and videos in front. The photo is in standard JPEG format.

Video Specs

The The Vtech Kidizoom DX2 video recorder can record at a maximum of 320 x 240-pixels or minimum of 160 x 120-pixels, with 1 minute being the longest duration. The video format is AVI (Motion JPEG). The video isn’t all that great but should be good enough for the kids.

Storage Space

The Vtech Kidizoom DX2 comes equipped with 256 MB, which is enough to store up to 1,500 photos and 22 minutes 160 x 120-pixels video or 10 minutes 320 x 240-pixels.

Final Thoughts

Vtech has done a solid job with the aesthetics design of their products. The Kidizoom is no different. They are often bright and kid friendly. Just as the products are intended for children, the price range has to be within reason for parents to spend the money. With that being said, you’re not getting the top-of-the-line technology built into the product. For example, connecting to the Learning Lodge server may take a little longer than it would on the real smart phone (iPhone, Android etc.,). In respect to the product, the kids seem to enjoy it. The customization and features are enough for them to use the product for now. I can, however, see them outgrow it by the age of 10.

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Pros:

  • Educational smart watch for children. This will help children develop their mind and become more acquainted with technology at an early age. There are apps that will teach them how to tell time and be more organized.
  • Fun & easy to use
  • Two cameras
  • Splash proof’
  • Many color options to choose from

Cons:

I would have much prefer it to have an optional feature for a GPS tracker so we know where our kids are. If that is something you’re interested in, you have to keep in mind there will be on-going costs associated with an Smart Watch GPS tracker such as the cost for a sim card, and phone service provider fees.

Here are a few popular options if you’re looking for a Smart Watch GPS Tracker for kids:

Overall, for the Vtech Kidizoom is an affordable smart watch that is fun, educational and entertaining for kids. I would highly recommend it if you are looking for just a fun toy watch. Kids will be able to learn how to tell time, set timers and alarms, keep track of schedules and all learn all the functionalities a watch is intended for.

Feel free to leave your thoughts and comments below. Especially if you’ve had used the Kidizoom, and wanted to leave your feedback!

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