Spacetalk Adventurer is perfect for brave kids who want to explore and parents who want to keep an eye on them and give them this freedom. Yes, it’s bulkier than the Fitbit Ace 3 and Garmin Vivofit Jr 3, but it doesn’t just count your steps, so you can’t make a direct comparison.
The device packs space for a 5MP camera, GPS tracker, and SIM card into a well-built case. And with a bright touch screen, it’s more like an Apple Watch for kids than a fitness gadget. Children love to take pictures of their adventures, but parents appreciate their ability to call them and monitor their whereabouts.
What did you think of the mini reviewer? Does it deserve the location of our best smartwatch guide for kids? Read on to find out …
Spacetalk Adventurer Watch Review: Design
The first thing you’ll notice about the Spacetalk Adventurer watch is that it looks and feels good and is well done. Its bezel is really nice, smooth mottled plastic, slightly similar to terrazzo, but the polyurethane straps are soft and flexible. The watch is available in 5 different colors, bright but wearable and comfortable unisex. If the Disney Princess belongs to your child, this watch may not be for them.
The screen starts moving with a tap and displays the time on a clear clock face without distraction. Swipe further to see many features available to the wearer in colorful circles. Practical and easy to use, you can make amazing elements by making phone calls and taking pictures from your wrist, rather than the equivalent animations and sound effects. Disney Vodafone Neo Beware of children.
This less-yes-more approach also applies to setup and phone apps. As soon as you insert the SIM card, you will be asked to pair your watch (the compartment is easily accessible using the tweezers on the back). The charger design is just as easy to use.
After setting up the watch and handing it over to the minitester, it took a few seconds to start swiping and I was able to easily find the torch using the camera (badly). This turned out to be preferable to talking on the phone. ‘When you were 5 years old.
All features are very intuitive. The only annoyance for adults is that it can be a little difficult to close them by pressing the “x” in the upper left corner. Personally, I prefer to swipe from one feature to the next. However, for children with small fingers, this process is much easier.
However, a watch weighs 60g, while a square-like surface is 4.7cm x 4.5cm, so a good image (and a ton of features) is costly. The depth is also 1.6 cm, so it stands out. This makes the watch a bit more cumbersome and heavier for a mini tester, but again she’s at the bottom of the age group and the device is aimed at ages 5-12.
Overall, the watch interface is intuitive and relatively unadorned. Everything you need is quick and easy to do without distractions. If you’re looking for a smartwatch with practical features, this is a big advantage. However, it lacks the fun of Neo, which boasts animations and Disney sound effects.
The size of the gadget can have its strengths and weaknesses, depending on your child’s age and preferences, but it certainly has some great factors. People ask what’s on your wrist and are impressed with their abilities.
Spacetalk Adventurer Watch Review: Display
Spacetalk Adventurer’s OLED screen is crisp and bright. Thanks to its 1.4-inch, 360×320-pixel display, it’s easy to see in the sun and clear enough to display small icons and writing. Vodafone’s Neo smartwatch, unlike Adventurer’s, is probably the most similar in specs and size, despite its circular screen.
But like Neo, the big screen of this watch is a savior and a slight depression. This is because it is large on small wrists and is more suitable for early teens than 5-year-olds. However, each child is different. Both watches have a capacitive touch screen, but it doesn’t have a physical button. That’s fine in most cases, but the screen may appear a bit unresponsive to adults accustomed to fast, premium products.
However, Spacewalk Adventurer’s Gorilla Glass screen can withstand playgrounds and rough falls, and the waterproof device makes it a great plus for children’s gadgets.
Spacetalk Adventure Watch Review: Features
This watch is packed with serious punches when it comes to functionality. It’s like an Apple Watch for kids and can’t be compared to Fitbit or Garmin products. However, we are facing fierce competition with Neo.
One of the unusual features of kids fitness trackers and smartwatches is the connectivity of Spacetalk Adventurer. With space for a SIM card, parents can stay in touch with their children by phone or text message. It’s easy to add contacts using mom or dad’s phone, so kids can’t call anyone and can’t browse what they like online. This is a big plus for security. It’s also a good idea to know that the wearer can use the SOS alert button to call emergency services in the event of a problem.
The only downside is that this gadget is costly because it effectively requires a phone contract linked to the nano-SIM card in it and a subscription to access Spacetalk’s companion app. That’s what it takes. However, there are advantages such as the possibility that the child will not need the smartphone, and parents cannot crack down on it.
Spacetalk Adventurer not only can catch children, but also has many other safety features. Most importantly, with GPS, the Spacetalk app allows families to see where their child’s wearer is from their mobile phone. There is also the ability to set a safe zone and receive alerts when your child is out of place.
Like all other children’s fitness trackers, Spacetalk Adventurer counts your steps, but like some adult watches, it also has a heart rate monitor. There is a 5MP camera. It’s easy to use and produces enough shots to enjoy reviews with the photo album built into the watch. This was an outstanding feature for our small user (along with the torch). There is also a convenient and fun weather forecast function. It also worked well with our little reviewer.
This watch has less fun features (or gimmicks if you like) than other smartwatches, which can disappoint some kids, but parents usually make adventurers during school hours. You will love the school mode of the watch that can be turned into a watch. This means that games, apps, alerts, reminders, and other bells and whistles will not interfere with the wearer’s lessons.
Spacetalk Adventurer Watch Review: Battery Life
Not surprisingly, watches with large color screens and 4G connections need to be recharged fairly regularly. Yes, this means it won’t last for more than a week, like some fitness trackers, but battery life isn’t bad. According to Spacetalk, the life of a watch is about 3 days, but if you use it frequently, such as when taking pictures, this time will be shortened. On the plus side, it charges fairly quickly.
If the gadget is charged with a bugbear, Garmin’s vivofitjr battery. The 3 tracker is said to last for about a year, but when it comes to features the watch is chalk and cheese, and Adventurer offers far more perks, including 4G connectivity.
Spacetalk Adventurer Watch Review: Verdict
Spacetalk Adventurer packs a lot of punch from providing a way to stay in touch to taking snapshots of the day. Its practical array of features is impressive.
However, smartwatches are less interesting than Disney-powered Neos and considerably more expensive than their full-featured rivals. The prepayment is £ 189 and requires a Nano SIM card and Spacetalk app subscription for £ 3.99 per month. Also, we cannot escape the fact that this is a large watch for a small wrist. Therefore, if you want a sleek and slim gadget, adventurers aren’t for you.
But if you’re looking for an Apple Watch-type gadget for kids that focuses on productivity and safety features and is light on distractions, this is a good option. Yes, it’s a fairly expensive gadget, but for parents and guardians of adventurous kids who like to break some rules, being able to stay in touch and keep track of their whereabouts is probably valuable. I understand this.