Great watch. No issues being in NZ and using our networks. Does exactly what we needed it for. Calls are clear and sms messaging is straightforward.
Kids are loving their new watches thank you
just got it and will change today
will be putting this on straight after she finishes school
Just got it today and can't wait to colours
Just received it today cant wait to change bands
Love it, very handy have already recommended this to other parents who are looking into purchasing it for their kids I love the app I check up on my daughter without her knowing during school. location shows exact place just love it.
Love it!!! Had troubles setting up wifi cause it kept coming off but once we got it up it was so amazing I’ve shared with with at least 5 people who are wanting to get one for there kids. Even some
Of us adults are wanting one for ourselves
I was able to get this working in NZ pretty easily. Some slight reception issues which are probably the internet provider (goes straight to my voicemail). We’re yet to try it in true action but my daughter who just turned 11 absolutely loves it. We don’t know about longevity yet
I'm not real tech savvy so little messy for me to set up but I'm sure for many it would be fine.
Exactly as pictured!
Watch stopped working within 3 weeks. Since then, over the last 6 weeks I have sent three emails enquiring about returning for repairs with no response. After purchase service terrible.
We love these Watches. I have purchased five for all my grandchildren aged from 7yrs - 12yrs.
I bought two watches (for my twins) for Christmas. One of them did not work and even after charging it a few times it still did not want to switch on. I did contact customer care and after various attempts going forward and backwards and still awaiting to get back to me. Decided to by an extra one. Great watch poor aftercare service.
It's a decent entry-level device for kids and I would recommend this to parents seeking the same purpose.
My daughter loves her watchipals because she get to call us as parents and doesn't have to be connected to a phone she can just dial our number using her wachipals watch.thank you watchipals.
So far it’s been awesome and my daughter loves it. Although the video call only works if the receiver has the app on their phone and for some reason it just beeps like a notification instead of ringing so we always miss her calls. Have reached out about this but heard nothing back. It’s probably a setting thing? I also can’t see a way fo putting music on to it which my child keeps asking for. Other wise it calls like a normal phone without video so she can still call us.
Not too bad!
Most features work up to a standard I'm happy with.
The difficulty for setting it up is pretty minor and the main issues are really with the language barrier. The application we need to run can be annoying at times and likes to "sit on top" of other applications, which I don't like. But if you don't let it sit on top, there are a few things it can't do, I believe.
I've only had a problem with the GPS and mapping issues so far, otherwise the rest of it is up to par from what I would expect of a childrens' smart watch.
We'll see what happens first. Whether my son loses the watch, or it breaks first! haha.
i looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good team and good watch
Bought these as a Christmas present so haven’t tested them out yet. Though I am excited to see how the kids react to them.
Bought these as a Christmas present so haven’t tested them out yet. Though I am excited to see how the kids react to them.
Live in Canada. Bought a cheap cell phone plan from virgin . Plugged the SIM card in and it worked great.
Bought these watches for the kids for Xmas so haven't been used yet but they will be so excited to use them and I can see non stop phone calls to us by them
Watch is great. GPS tracking is accurate, WiFi not so accurate. Overall watch is great.
Watch is great GPS tracking is accurate, WiFi not so accurate. But great overall.
Bought for my grandson for Xmas so hopefully he likes it
I’m giving the watch as a Christmas gift and won’t know anything until then , sorry Alex
Bought for our child to take camping and walk to school
its a xamass present for my kids
is a xamass present fro my klis
This is my absolute winner!
I was looking for the perfect smartwatch for my kids and after some research I decided to take my research one step forward and test out my final candidates - Watchipals Space talk and mochies
Ordered them all and needless to say, after 10 minutes and I packed back the other two and returned them. The Watchipals smartwatch is on another level, it has loads of features that aren’t even mentioned such as video monitoring, some games and apps that my kids love and more. It grants a level of control that you dont have anywhere else, I can literally toggle on/off the features and decide which apps to allow my kids watch and which not.
The interface is lightspeed fast compared to the others, it just as they said - more advanced, more more more good.
Everything works better than expected the second you put a sim card in, and this little device is really impressive.
Overall looks like lots of efforts invested in creating this watch specifically for parents and kids and they nailed it. I would definitely recommend watchipals over any other alternative brand for anyone looking to buy a smart watch / phone for their child.
Bought it for our granddaughter and we are all very happy
Great watch. My daughters are excited to wear them!
I’ve been looking for something like that for a while, an alternative to smartphone for my 7years old son. He is not ready for a phone and I needed to make sure i can track and be in touch with him. I’m really afraid of potential bullying in school and this watch really helps relief my anxiety.
The Watchipals support was quick to answer all my questions on chat and delivered the watch I’m just a week. quality seems great and it does feel like a well built, advanced phone, not just a toy.
It has many features which I’m still exploring but my main purpose of buying it was calls,messages and gps which all seems to be working perfectly and as expected.
There was a software update on the watch the day I received it so I’m happy to know they are actually updating and adding features, it took just two minutes and automatically updated.
I’m happy with this purchase and would strongly recommend getting one of these Watchipals for your kids, especially if you are as obsessed or anxious about your kids safety as me.
Brilliant ! Love our Watchipals
I think this is a brilliant smartwatch, I wasn’t sure what to expect from a kids watch with all the hype but now I understand, its really designed for kids safety as I can limit what they can and can’t use from the app, monitor almost anything they do and more. It does behave like a mobile phone so it doesn’t rely on having another phone like apple watch does.
Very well made smartwatch, my kids seems to love it and its pretty easy for them to use. I’m glad I purchased it.
Really cool smartwatch, it does what it says and has many good and useful apps.
Very easy to use and work with my Optus shared plan with no issues.
Makes it easy to keep in contact with my daughter
Express delivery took just 2 days to Melbourne, great deal thank you
I can now charge my kids watches. I couldn't charge before however it working good after i got the new charger
So far so good... we are using it mainly for school days while our boy is catching the bus and coming back home by himself. its great because it has a GPS function and the calls are easy to make just like a mobile phone. I wish it was also suitable for swimming as he takes classes weekly, but for the price of $160 its understandable that this isn't a garmin or g-shock for swimming, it has its other perks. rather than that everything is great so far.
A fun way to keep in touch with my kids, they loved the gift and quite excited about it. the GPS is surprisingly accurate at most times and calls are clear and quick to make. Overall its been easy to use and seems that the kids are enjoying it very much.
So so happy we gave it a go and bought this watch for our 5 years old. He had been asking me for a while but I wasn’t sure if he was too young - After trying it the last couple of days, he definitely is not.
I absolutely love the fact that Tyler can call me a million times a day & I can as well haha Besides being able to video call us, he loves all the selfies he can take & tracking his steps. He can now also go downstairs on his own when it’s dark as he can use his torch!! So good
Watchipals works like a mobile phone except I have all the control. I turn off all the features when he is at school. I absolutely love the fact that I can track him!
It has definitely lessen my anxiety since he has had the watch. I would def recommend it :)
Purchased Watchipals watch for our child as a Christmas present December 2021 and there were ongoing issues with charging and eventually it stopped charging. I contacted Watchipals and advised of this issue late June 2022, within days Watchipals sent a new charging cable and the watch is performing as advertised. Happy with the watch and customer service.
We’ve been fans of this watch for almost a year now, and we’re happy to say that their latest model
has not disappointed! My kid broke his old Watchipals recently and we ordered the new model and oh my! The parental app got so many features and controls in it. Its really easy to use and my kid loves all the new apps and now has the opportunity to listen to his favorite music through the watch. This watch is a total hit making our parenting life easier. Super useful
My child really love his watch. It makes him feel safer while outside with friends or at school, it makes our communication easy and useful and it encourages him to talk more with us and the family - mostly to his favorite cousin. Best purchase I made in a while, totally worth it
Order was quick to arrive and set up was easy. The watch is really great and picked up the Optus network immediately. Still exploring all the functions but it seems fantastic so far. Battery holds through the entire day which is important. And the block stranger calls takes effect as soon as you set it.
we got the green lines strap on it and it looks cool and not childish on my 9y/o.
Thank you for a great product and service
I was really excited to get this smartwatch for my son, and he loves it!
It’s easy for him to use and he loves all the features especially the video calling. Picture quality is excellent and video is smooth. I also love that i can see his exact location on the map and can control who he speaks to via the app.
I’m very impressed with the Watchipals smartwatch and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a safe smartwatch for their child.
The first charger we had wasn’t right for our watch but the one that the team sent us as a replacement works perfectly.
I’m so happy with this smartwatch! It has everything my child needs to have a great time while I can assure she is safe. The camera is fantastic for videos and photos and I love that I can call and message her directly.
The GPS tracking is really helpful for keeping tabs on her whereabouts and anxious me like to ensure she is at school during school times.
The activity monitor motivates her to stay active and I reward her for every sum amount of steps!
Overall, I couldn’t ask for a better smartwatch for my child.
The product I received at the start didn't work at all and it tooks months and postage at my own expense to get a replacement. The product itself when I got a replacement that worked is a great safe smart watch for kids with good features.
Great all in one watch.
It is a discreet and secure band.
Daughter loves the colour.
It is secure.
Doesnt irritate her.
My daughter has had the watch for a week & we love it. Now she can be independent such as walking home from school without me having to worry so much about the kids safety. I can check where she is any time, or contact her to see if she will provide me the most honest truth (yet to catch her out) & she can contact me very easily - will even call me to ask a question, tell me who she is walking with & I will know if she listens or not. This is revolutionary for kids today. They don't need a phone & a few of her friends have them too so it's very exciting for her plus it makes her feel safe & secure I am only a phone call SOS or text away.
Our child uses his Watchipals watch everyday for school. It gives him the independence to ride to and from school while easing our minds. This is our second watch, first one was broken at school and this one seems much better with its battery life and recharging ability.
I brought the blue watch back in October for my sons Xmas present, it lasted about 2 months and then the little plastic bit where the strap connects to the watch face broke.
I had to buy a replacement watch at $79, this time I chose the black watch. So I’ve noticed both watches have different functions. The black watch has texting on it where the blue watch didn’t, the black watch restarts about an hour after I turn it on after charging it. The black watch also has different themes where the blue watch didn’t. Overall I like the black watch but I don’t know why it reboots after I turn it on
Came quickly, does what it needs to do
product is fine, does what it should and fits the watch perfectly
We got the watch for my 8yr old granddaughter so she can contact us any time she may need to and to stay in touch with family, a great way to know they're safe. Awesome idea, would highly recommend it for anyone with school children.
I brought this watch for my daughter as she has been very anxious since Covid. This has given her the confidence to push through her worries and know we are only a phone call away at anytime. It’s also great that we can disable the watch during school hours. I would definitely recommend!
Thanks for resolving with the charging issue.
I gave this to my 7-year-old grandson for Christmas. He loves it and I love it as he lives out of town and this enables us to have lots of chats which previously we used FaceTime but that involved the whole family and this is just one on one.
Mt daughter loves it but the app is terrible hard to get in to the messages easily. Should be easier if you get a notification to go straight into the message. Also when you open the app up you have to sighn it in so you need to wait and then let's you in the app very annoying
The watches arrived quickly- they were ordered just before Christmas. The kids loved them, I found them pretty easy to set up, the 4g sim was through catch.com.au. The app is fairly straightforward, the battery life seems pretty good too.
The only things that aren't 'perfect' is the GPS position is not that accurate, but I think you can play around with the frequency of the GPS signal updating (I think it updates every 10 mins to save battery life). Also, the app has ads on there, which are pretty annoying at times. We have only had these for a month, so I will update in another 6 months if there are any issues, but so far so good!
My granddaughter loved her watch, however now its saying emergency only and she can't get into anything else....how do we rectify this?
Kid loves the new strap.
It was very easy to setup Watch and App. Watch does exactly what is advertised.
Very good and works well, still trying to figure out some of the quirks but overall very good.
Great watch. Battery doesn’t last too long. We have to charge each night. But other than that, would recommend
Good watch overall.
Got it mainly for the built in phone, so I could organise school pickups if I was held up at work or stuck in traffic. Phone features work well, although signal drops in and out occasionally.
My main gripe with the watch is that it has a tendency to reboot itself randomly, usually 1-2x a day, the reboot process is loud and takes a minute or so. (This will not be great if it occurs during class time, I'm concerned this could result in the watch being banned from class, despite the lock-down feature on the phone during school time)
My son absolutely LOVES his watch, he's very happy, so I'm happy overall.
A few software bugs and niggles, battery life seems pretty good overall. (Much better than the reviews suggest for Moochie/Spacetalk, which is the main reason I chose this brand.)
Can easily get through the school day, 7am he puts it on and it's often down to 20% by 7pm. However some days it still has 60% battery at the same time with seemingly the same use.
The GPS seems a bit hit an miss, when it uses 'GPS' it is spot on accurate, but even with LBS turned off, it often seems to default to the LBS location which can be 5km away. (Clicking the button to manually return the location again usually resolves this within 1-2 minutes, WiFi also delivers fairly accurate GPS location, within 40-50m)
The built in camera is next to useless unless in sunlight, does not work very well at all indoors, using it for video chats will eat your battery faster than the kids will eat your chocolate!
Overall happy with the purchase, a few niggles with both the app used (Look it up "SeTracker2", it's been identified has having some serious security vulnerabilities, including the ability to call in or listen in to the watch...which is meant to help keep our kids safe!!!)
Nearly all the issues mentioned can be fixed via software updates, so I'll stick with it for now, as my sons happy and I can call him when I need to.
It's good to see another company offering a watch with slightly different features and better battery life, competition is a good thing and this is one example as such.
Don't expect too much from the watch and you won't be dissapointed, remember this is built for kids (Not a $1000 phone or $600 smart watch) & the kids won't even notice or care about the bugs anyway.
Would be nice if if actually be able to show location as it was main purpose of purchase. It doesn't locate house addresses only shops which makes it a bit disappointing
I bought this for my 7-year-old daughter. She absolutely loves it! The app works really well and it is very easy to set up and set your parameters. It is perfect! Gives me an added layer of comfort knowing she can call me when she needs to and vice versa. I would highly recommend it.
Grandchildren love them and their parents love them more
Bought it for my 9 year old and he loves it, as do I. Simple to use, love being able to use my own sim. I highly recommend it.
Jodie Louise L.
My daughter got this watch for Xmas and the torch is already not working. Can you please advise how to get this fixed under warranty.
Love the watch, the video/photo quality is abit dark on the upgrade compared last version we had, but other then that we love it
Took a bit to set up but ones set up it is fantastic
My daughter got hers for Christmas and loves it! It has great reception, and really clear when speaking with her. The only thing that is not as accurate as I'd like is the location.... and that is only due to us building in a new estate, and not yet updated properly in maps. Otherwise, great value for money.
We bought this watch for our 9 year old son who is becoming a little more independent and wanting to ride his bike around the streets with his friends or walk to and from his friends’ houses. Easy to use watch, with simple functions. Good reception and clarity when using call function.
This watch has been perfect over the summer holidays . We travel in our caravan and it helps us keep a close eye on where our daughter is at all times. She loves that she can call us when next door at her friends house.
It is amazing but where do you get the sim from
Had a few hick ups on the way but was sorted in no time and now very happy
I’ve been really happy with the new watch for my 8 year old. She loves it! It is pretty easy to use once you’ve set it up.
Pros & cons: it has a lot of capability, easy for the kids to use and great that we can text, video call and call. If the child doesn’t have enough reception or internet isn’t good enough then the video function doesn’t work very well. Also only family members with the app can video call which is good but it also means they can read all the texts msgs the watch receives. The SeTracker app has some issues and the ads are really frequent and annoying so possibly consider paying for no ads!
Overall, both mum and child really happy with the watch. The tracker function is nice when they’re out and about with friends and family.
So far we've been very happy with the watch. We've tried a couple of different kids' smart watches and had quite a lot of difficulty with them. The Watchipals watch was easy to set up and had more functionality than more expensive watches. The only issue we've had thus far is that the GPS tracking doesn't seem to be working very well. Other than that, we've been very happy with it.
This was a great graduation present for our tween ready for high school. I was disappointed that the black band, carefully selected for a tween from the website, had a 'babyish' rocket on it. Not clearly visible in the pictures. I'd love a separate tween section or category of bands. I think you're missing a key target audience here! Otherwise happy :)
I have purchased a Watchipals watch for my son for Christmas so haven't used the product yet. The item arrived quickly and looks to be great quality. I am looking forward to accessing the features and appreciate that I was sent the newest version of this watch. Customer service has been great to date.
I purchased a watchipal watch my daughter loves it and so do I.
Great watch for my soon to be turning 9 year old!
Follow up service was fantastic, very quick reply and more than helpful! The watch has all the features we needed and has been a great purchase
My daughter loves her watch. Watchipals communication is amazing even when we've had to ask questions after the purchase they've helped amazingly.
We love our watchipal! My daughter loves being able to contact me if she’s with her fiends and has forgotten her swimmers, or when she visits grandparents. I love knowing where she is.
My daughter got this for her birthday and loves it. The only thing we don't like about it is that the phone numbers appear on the watch and she has some troubles getting the screen to swipe from time to time. Other than that it works well and is easy to use. She loves it
Great tool for Kids Safety. We bought two of these for my 6 and & year olds so they have a way to communicate to us if they need us. You can send voice, texts and call to the watch as well as the kids can send them back. The watch has the ability to show the location of the kids and take pictures of the the surrounds from the mobile app. I really like the fact that the watch can be placed into a mode so the kids cant be distracted at school. The watch also tracks steps for the day.
Amazing and fun to use but somewhat different to the Watchipals video, new version does not have translate but overall really great