Schools are starting up again - have you been thinking about giving your kid a smartphone? Wait! There are many reasons that a smartwatch might be a much better alternative!
Statistics from The Common shows that by the age of ten, 42 percent of kids have a smartphone. By age 12, it’s 71 percent. As the beginning of the school year approaches, many parents feel the pressure and need to provide their child with a smartphone. After all, you want to know that your child is safe and within reach, especially when they travel to and from school.
For many parents, a mobile phone can be an important tool for always knowing where the child is located and to reach them whenever is needed. It also makes everyday life easier for the whole family, with all the coordination and logistics that come with children!
Now you can postpone the purchase of a regular expensive smartphone, which comes with a lot of content aimed at young adults and grownups – content and functions that children absolutely do not need. Two million parents have already chosen an Xplora smartwatch with full connectivity with calls and messages for their children! There are many reasons why.
Let the kids run free!
Xplora was founded with a clear goal and a lofty vision: To let children explore the world in a safe and healthy way. It is known through research today that secure and active children have better conditions for maneuvering life and finding their place in the world. Facilitating this is why Xplora exists.
With a kidSAFE certified Xplora smartwatch, children can be children – and adults can still be in control! Through the Parental App on your own phone, you decide who your child should have contact with. The app also gives you information about where your child is with the built in GPS.
Our smartwatch is equipped with:
✔️ GPS function
✔️ School mode
✔️ Step counter
✔️ Voice messages
✔️ No social media and internet
✔️ SOS button
Why Xplora Smartwatch for the start of school?
Xplora is a safe introduction to the mobile and digital world. Our smartwatches are safe and simple to use. We have removed social media, access to the internet, and inappropriate content, while having kept all the basic functions (calls and voice messages) in addition to sophisticated GPS-tracking. In that way, children and parents can focus on the most important thing: keeping in touch with their loved ones.
Xplora is a three-part service consisting of:
- Xplora's smartwatch
- Xplora's own parent app
- SIM card provided by Xplora
With a smartwatch from Xplora, your child can go to and from school, and you and your child can reach each other via the call function. Many parents we speak to think it is good to know that they can call the child - and not least vice versa; that the child can call Mom or Dad if there is anything they want or need, or are in some kind of trouble.
What is school mode?
School Mode is a setting for fixed on/off times that prevents children from using the smartwatch outside the specified times. Then the smartwatch works exclusively as a normal watch – and no other functions are available for the child.
This is controlled by parents through our parent app, and it is not possible for children to manage themselves. In that way, the smart watch is not a disturbance in the classroom for the children or teacher. The step counter works even if school mode is on and can therefore continue to inspire extra activity in everyday life.
What about the camera function?
Children who take pictures of themselves or other children and publish them online can get exposure far beyond what was intended. It is therefore important that children who have mobile phones with a camera, have clear limits on what the camera can be used for.
For small children, it may be a good idea to avoid the camera. Mobile phones without cameras are starting to become rare, and there are therefore eventually few alternatives to choose from. If Xplora is in school mode, the camera function is also disabled.
As previously mentioned, there is no access to the internet on the smartwatch, so sharing on social media or online is not possible. In addition, the images taken with the smartwatch are only shared with pre-approved contacts, which is why the smartwatch is a super option for the youngest children.
You can also buy the smartwatch at Xplora.com, Amazon, Sam’s Club, Target, BestBuy, Coles, Toys “R” Us, Boscov’s, and more.
Good luck with the start of school!