Vodafone and Disney have unveiled the Neo, a smartwatch for kids that gives them independence as they take their first steps into the digital world, but which also helps parents stay connected.
Kids can personalise their Neo by choosing a theme based on ‘sidekicks’ – familiar characters such as Minnie Mouse, Elsa, Buzz Lightyear and Darth Vader. They can switch themes whenever they like and additional characters will be added over time. They can also take photos using the forward-facing camera.
Parents can use the Neo to stay connected with their children through calls, chat and video messages. Using the Vodafone Smart App, parents can manage screen time through Quiet Mode, view the Neo’s location, and approve a list of trusted contacts.
The Neo is waterproof, withstanding immersion in fresh water at depths of a metre for up to 30 minutes, and its battery can last for approximately a whole day, based on normal usage. The new smartwatch is part of the ‘Designed & Connected by Vodafone’ range alongside the Curve IoT tracker.