If your children are like mine, they started asking for their own phone before they were five. “Seriously, Santa doesn’t bring iphones?” Not in this house!! But, my kids are involved in so many different things and now starting to go places without me. If you are like me, here are some reasons why your child needs a LG Gizmo Gadget!
Why Your Child needs a LG Gizmo Gadget!
There are many reasons that I don’t feel comfortable getting them a phone at such a young age, but I don’t want them to live in a bubble either. There are times that they do need to get in touch with me after practices or games and there are times that I need to locate. I wouldn’t consider myself a helicopter mom, maybe just a mom trying to raise kids with busy schedules. That’s why I was excited when my friend told me about the LG Gizmo Gadget from Verizon.
The Gizmo Gadget is not a toy, it is an actual cell phone that you, the parent, control. Your child can only call and text numbers that you have inputted. You can also track their location and set up a geofence, so you can be alerted when they leave a certain area. It’s been over two years since we purchased the Gizmo Gadget for Lucas and recently, we purchased one for Mollie and Jaxon. Honestly, Jaxon at age five is a little young for it, but there are times that I make him wear if when we are going in crowds. The kids also like being able to call their grandparents or even each other from their watch.
I can locate my kids when they are riding bikes. This is genius. Since we can’t put a micro chip GPS in our kids, this is the closest thing to it. The kids have strict rules when riding their bikes with friends, but there are time that I just want to check up on them to make sure they are following the rules. There are a lot of times that I need to get in touch with them as well (and honestly, there are times that they get lost in Target and I need to find them!) I cannot tell you enough how much I LOVE this watch!
My kids know they have access to get in touch with me. This past weekend while I was taking an exercise class at the YMCA, Mollie was outside on the playground with a few of the other kids that their moms were in class. I received a call from Mollie that they were locked out back. The door must have closed and it was locked, so they had no way to get back into the Y. I am sure that this has happened before, but rather than bang on the door in a panic, Mollie just used her watch.
What is the cost of a Verizon Gizmo Gadget?
You can order one today for $149 (with a two-year Verizon contract). The watch requires a $5 monthly access fee that can be added and removed at any time to your existing Verizon Wireless plan.
More about the watch…
- Fitness tracker with get moving reminders
- Two-way communication
- GPS location
- Text messaging from preset contacts
- On-screen text and missed calls alerts
- Audible read out function reads texts and screen alerts for young kids
- GizmoHub App lets parents decide who can communicate via the watch
- Up to 9 caregivers can access the GPS location
- Up to 10 numbers can use 2-way calling
- Auto answer function allows caregivers to audibly monitor the watch’s environment
Younger kids may want to try the GizmoPal 2. The second-generation GizmoPal comes in pink or light blue, and features multiple LED status lights that indicate if a call or message is coming in from his or her caregiver, the ability to set GPS boundaries with real-time notifications, an IPX7 waterproof design and a voice recorder that allows children to playback their voice with fun effects. However, kids cannot text and may only call four people. We had this at first for our five year old, but then returned it for the GizmoGadget. The two main reason why we did the exchange was the Gizmo Pal doesn’t display the time and the limit on contacts. My kids wanted to be able to communicate with each other and that didn’t allow us to have all the contacts we felt that he should have. There are discounted LG GizmoPal 2 VC110 Verizon Wireless GPS Track Call Child Wearable Smartwatch – Pink (Certified Refurbished) available on Amazon. You would just have to take it to the Verizon store to have it added to your account. One thing that I do love about the GizmoPal is that it still has the GPS, so if your main reason is to have contact and locate your child, this is perfect for the younger kids.
Leave any questions in the comments and I will answer them! I cannot express enough how much we LOVE the Gizmo Gadget!