Xplora Expands Lineup of Kids Smartwatches for US
Xplora has a new lineup of connected watches for kids ages 4–11, spanning prices from $150 to $249. Xplora watches include a camera — so kids can check in with parents visually — as well as a connected step counter with reward-point system to encourage physical activity. These 4G devices include voice calling, messaging, and MMS (such as voice messages and photos). A companion app (for iOS and Android) lets parents set up approved contact lists, see GPS location, set up geofencing alerts, and enable "school mode", where only SOS is available during school hours.
- The entry-level XGO3 improves on the XGO2 with a 2 megapixel camera and larger 850 mAh battery, in a slimmer and lighter design. It has a 1.3-inch TFT LCD display and is rated IP68 for dust wand water. It's powered by a Unisoc W307 chipset. It comes in black, blue, green, orange and pink, and retails for $150. It's available now from Xplora.com, Amazon, Target, Best Buy, and other retailers.
- The mid-range X6 Play sports a larger, high-resolution 1.5-inch screen, faster response times thanks to a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2500 chipset, and 5 megapixel camera. Improved battery life "will enable the watch to run for up to four days before recharging." It also has more physical-activity sensors. The watch comes with two wristbands and two bezels, with the option to purchase accessories in additional colors, for more than 3,465 possible style combinations. It will be available in late 2022 for $199, initially from Xplora.com.
- The premium X6 Pro (not shown) is designed to appeal to slightly older children with a high-resolution AMOLED screen, improved speaker, and the faster Snapdragon Wear 4500 chipset, "eclipsing the performance of other smartwatches for kids." It will be available in seven colors and cost $249. Like the X6 Play, it will be available first from Xplora.com, with "additional retail availability" in 2023.
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