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Best kids' smartwatches 2022

Vtech kids smartwatch
Vtech kids smartwatch (Image credit: VTech)

Smartwatches used to be more gimmicky than purposeful. There was a day not so long ago when such devices did little more than tell the time. Today's smart watches, like the Apple Watch 6, are all about function, and that includes watches for children that can now do everything from monitor health to keep kids safe when they're away from home. We've tested them all and have rounded up a list of the best kids' smartwatches of the year.

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What's the best kids' smartwatch? All of these picks are stellar choices for helping your kids do everything from learning to tell time to video chat and play games. My favorite is the VTech Kidizoom DX2 for its safety features and parental controls. Plus, the dual cameras for videos and selfies, plus games and challenges, make this a fun watch for kids.

If you're looking for a smartwatch for an older kid with a smartphone, look no further than the Amazfit Bip U Pro. It has a heartrate monitor, exercise, and step counter, and the battery lasts for more than a month.

And if you're more interested in getting your child hooked on fitness, grab the Garmin Vivofit Jr 3. The battery holds out for a year, and your child will be motivated to walk and play to unlock achievements and games.

Jodi Owan works behind a keyboard and a camera. She's a freelance writer for iMore, Android Central, and Windows Central.