Just like with smartphones, when smartwatches get more popular we’re going to start seeing them introduced for new audiences. Children will definitely be one of them, and while we’ve seen a number of kid trackers, Verizon has just rolled out the LG GizmoPal 2 and the LG GizmoGadget.
Do you have a child that’s envious of your smartwatch? It happens, and most of us don’t want to hand over our Apple Watch or Android Wear smartwatch to our kids. The LG GizmoPal 2 and GizmoGadget are two new wearables geared towards children, and they’ve just gone on sale for customers that roll with Big Red.
First up is the LG GizmoGadget, with a 1.3-inch color touchscreen display. It offers up instant two-way calling with preset messages and 10 numbers and has a pedometer, jump rope counter and more importantly… emoji’s. Throw in a handful of bands and themes, and you’ve just met the GizmoGadget.
As for the LG GizmoPal, it’s not as smart as the Gadget but has a series of LED status lights to keep them in the loop if there’s an incoming call or message. It allows you to set GPS boundaries with instant notifications and has a voice effect feature that lets your kids get a little silly. Both devices have GPS locators that work with the GizmoHub app, which is available for Android and iOS.
The LG GizmoGadget and LG GizmoPal 2 went on sale yesterday through Verizon and will require a $5 access fee per month on you plan. The GizmoPal 2 is the cheaper with a price of $79.99 while the LG GizmoGadget is priced at $149.99