The world is currently focused on privacy issues, the negative effects of technology and how they affect us, but at the same time, we should not really forget the massive benefits that they offer, especially when it comes to security and safety. The advancements of technology have helped make communication so much better; gone are the days when parents had to wait in agony till their kids got home to know they are safe.
The biggest advantage of smartwatches for parents is that they can track their kids’ locations at all times thanks to the GPS tech inbuilt. This means parents can constantly keep an eye to ensure their kid is at the right place and is safe at all times. In the worst case scenario, even if your kid goes missing, one can just check the location history to find out what happened and where the kid currently is.
Most smartwatches made for kids are made using strong and durable materials that can withstand the knocks and hits that are bound to happen in a kid’s life. They come with batteries that ensure a long battery life of at least a day or two, so you will not have to fret about a dead smartwatch halfway through the afternoon.
Another major benefit is that unlike a nanny cam or an audio nanny cam, smartwatches are easy to carry. They function as a normal watch, come with the design of a watch and can be easily strapped on the wrist giving no issues to the wearer. There is also no chance of your kid losing it at any point.
They generally come with a complete OS system that has everything to keep kids entertained for hours. The smartwatches nowadays can play videos, music or can be used to play games, all of which can keep children busy for hours to come. Parents have the ability to remotely view what they are doing, monitor their online activity and so on. Certain versions of these watches even include features where parents can lock certain aspects or set down restrictions to keep their children safe from accessing harmful things, which in turn gives parents less to worry about.
Smartwatches are also compatible with both Android and iOS so parents will have no problem monitoring their kids’ activity and location right from their phone, no matter where they are as the smartphone apps generally have location history and location tracking features inbuilt into them.
New versions of smartwatches also come with native support for sims and cellular networks. The inclusion of SIMs allow children to take calls from the smartwatch which is incredibly handy in the event that they get into some sort of incident. Parents can rest easy as they usually can see a history of the calls on their smartphone so their kids will not be calling unknown or unwanted people without your knowledge. The activity trackers on smartwatches have the benefit of allowing you to track the fitness levels of your kids too.