Verizon Gizmo Watch Disney Edition Specs: Price: $200, plus a $35 activation fee Battery Life: Up to three days (standby) or 1.5 days of constant use Real-time tracking: Yes Monthly Cost: No Connection: GPS, cellular
Verizon’s GizmoWatch has been around for years. For my testing, I got the Disney version of the GizmoWatch, and it has more features than the Verizon GizmoWatch 2 (which costs $100 more). The watch features animated characters from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars, creating an interactive user experience. Characters react in an animated way on the home screen when checking the weather and receiving notifications.
“We bought the Verizon GizmoWatch about two years ago for our kids, then ages 6 and 8,” said parent Kendra Paulson, assistant editor. New England with love. “We live on a military base and even though it’s pretty safe here, we wanted a way to communicate with our girls while they were riding bikes and playing around. I can look at the Gizmo map and see where my kids are and we can text and can call back, so it’s like having a starter phone that straps to their wrist.”
The watch has the same features as T-Mobile’s Syncup Kids watch. That is, you can send and receive messages, take calls and it also has a built-in camera You can add up to 10 trusted contacts to contact your child while wearing the watch.
You also get real-time tracking and geofence support, so you can get alerts when your child moves or reaches a certain location. Similar to the SyncUp Kids watch, you can create tasks for your child, set up school mode so they don’t use the watch at school, and other activities.
Note that both GizmoWatch models have a one-time $35 activation fee from Verizon.