If you are currently looking to get your child a smart device but are unsure as to which kind you should get them, then you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, we’ll cover the differences between kids’ smartphones and smartwatches to show you how a watch might be the better choice for you and your child.
How Expensive They Can Get
We can’t talk about these two devices without acknowledging the price. In general, smartphones are way more expensive than smartwatches. Even though we’re sure that you wouldn’t be buying a flagship phone for your kid, the chance of a phone being more costly than a watch is quite high.
However, even if their phone ends up being cheaper either through a good deal or with a trade-in, your monthly cost will still be much higher for a phone. A typical phone plan can easily reach up to $50 a month, whereas most smartwatch plans average around $10 a month. That is going to save you a ton of money over time.
How Your Kid Will Handle It
It’s no secret that young kids aren’t careful with their stuff since they have no fundamental concept of how expensive they are. That means, no matter how many times you tell them to be careful, they’re not going to care for their smart device in the same way you would. Plus, their cheaper phone won’t be as strong or waterproof as a more expensive one. While you can get a case to compensate for that, it still going to cost you a lot of extra money.
On the other hand, watches will have much more protection in general, since they’ll always be on your child’s wrist. Obviously, there’s still a chance that they can hit it up against something, but it’ll be much harder to do than with a phone. As a bonus, if you get one of our waterproof smartwatches for kids, you won’t have to worry about it getting wet either.
How Secure They Are
At the end of the day, the most significant difference between kids’ smartphones and smartwatches is how secure they are. Phones have access to pretty much anything a person could ask for. While there are parental locks to keep your kids out of places you don’t want them to be, none of them are perfect, and there’s always some new thing that that can’t protect against.
Smartwatch users don’t have to worry about that, since most of the ones made for kids, including ours, don’t have internet access. This will not only keep them out of areas online that they shouldn’t be, but they’ll keep others out of their stuff as well. That’s because watches are less hackable than smartphones, which will keep your children and their information safe from prying eyes.