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dokiWatch is a smartwatch for kids

Want to get a smartwatch for your kids, but don’t trust them with an Apple Watch? This could be just the thing.

It’s called the dokiWatch, and it’s a smartwatch made especially for young ‘uns. It’s nice and colourful, and its rubberised case should protect it from knocks and drops. It includes some kid-friendly features, such as an electronic pet – think a Tamagotchi that lives in your watch, the ability for parents to control it, and an SOS alert and location tracking in case they get into trouble.

Aimed at kids aged between six and 12, it has plenty of features you’d find on a grown-up smartwatch too – video calling, voice calling, messaging and fitness tracking.

Obviously the safety features will be of most interest to parents. On the side is a red SOS button. Press it for three seconds and an emergency notification will be sent to all preset contacts. It will also record your child’s voice and any background noise for 60 seconds and send that too, along with an update every minute on your child’s location until they cancel the SOS mode.

Parents with more than one child can track multiple dokiWatches through the app.

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To avoid distractions, parents can also de-activate the watch when the child is studying or sleeping.

It’s passed its funding goal and will ship in May. Early bird deals are gone, but you can still pick one up for $129 (£88).

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