When creating watches for children, manufacturers must also take into account the interests of parents, because it is adults who are responsible for the safety of the child. Honor understands this, which is why the Kids Watch concept is built around one goal — to always be connected. We’ll tell you what the new product is capable of.
The body is made of practical matte plastic. All edges are made rounded so as not to cause discomfort when wearing. The watch is available in ocean blue and coral pink. The first option is more suitable for boys, and the second for girls. On the inside of the device there is a micro-USB charging connector, hidden under a flap. There are no sensors here, yet this is not a device for athletes.
The power button and earpiece are located on the right side. On the left side there is a retractable tray for nano-SIM cards with a rubberized edging. The gadget is protected according to the IP68 standard — for example, you can take a shower without fear.
The frames around the screen are wide. On the top indent there is a 2 MP camera for photo and video communication — this is one of the key features of the model. You can also see the microphone hole at the top. The front side is covered with plastic — you don’t have to worry that the surface will break due to careless wearing. And to protect against scratches, the manufacturer pasted a film. However, I would like the display to be slightly recessed into the body for greater reliability.
The screen itself has a 1.3‑inch TN matrix with a resolution of 240x240 pixels. There are three levels of brightness adjustment — at maximum the image is visible even under the sun. But there is no light sensor here, as well as automatic brightness adjustment.
The Honor Choice Kids Watch strap is made of silicone. The material is reliable, elastic and hypoallergenic, which is important for prolonged contact with the skin. The accessory has a standard mount (20 mm), so replacing it will not create problems.
System and capabilities
The main idea of such a device is parental control and constant communication with the child. The watch has a closed operating system into which third-party applications cannot be installed or any changes can be made. All for the sake of safety.
A SIM card is required for full operation. By inserting it, you can link the gadget to your smartphone — this requires the Kids Watch application. After registration, a watch is added to it using a QR code — this is convenient, because you don’t have to look for the gadget in the list of Bluetooth devices. Honor Choice Kids Watch also supports LTE and Wi-Fi. When connected to the network, checking for updates is enabled — you can immediately download a new firmware version, and the entire update process takes about 5 minutes.
The application is divided into three screens. The first displays chats and alerts, the second is a map with a location, and the third contains settings for the account and the application itself.
The location is determined using the navigation module. The watch has eight positioning tools in total: GPS, cellular network, A‑GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi, gravity sensor, remote shooting function and smart positioning system. So it won’t be difficult to find out where and when the child was.
Remote control is also available: you can set an alarm, create safe zones at home, school and other places. And also prepare notifications in case the child ends up outside these zones — this option will clearly be in demand.
From the watch you can chat using emoticons, voice messages and photos. An emergency call function is also available — just hold down the watch’s power button for 5 seconds to send a call to the parent number. In general, in terms of control, everything you need is here. It is worth noting that all data is protected by encryption — both during storage and during transmission of information.
Operating time and charging
A battery with a capacity of 850 mAh is responsible for the autonomy of the device. Considering the closed nature and optimization of the system, as well as energy-efficient hardware, this is enough for five days of standby time. With active use, with navigation, calls and chatting, the gadget lasts about 2.5 days without recharging. The result is not outstanding, but we must keep in mind that determining location and working in cellular networks are resource-intensive tasks for a wearable device.
- 1.3″, 240×240, TN, touch
- Unisoc UWS6130E
- OZU: 128 MB
PZU: 128 MB
- 2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, GPS, GLONASS
- 830 mAh
- compatible with Android and iOS, RTOS operating system, 2 MP camera, IP68 protection
Honor Choice Kids Watch is a convenient gadget for both children and their parents. The first will be pleased with its practical design and ease of use, the second with flexible configuration and advanced control options. Considering all the advantages of the new product, the price of 50 $ seems justified.