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Xplora XGO2 

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This is marketed as a Smart Watch for kids. The stated age range is 5-12 years, maybe my thoughts would suggest towards the top of that age range. However as I often see babies in their push chairs watching videos or playing games on their mother’s phone so perhaps I am wrong.

The watch is 5x3.8x1cm and weights 48grams including the rubberized strap. The strap was long enough to fit round my adult wrist. The watch display is 3x2cm.

Also in the box are a small Philips screwdriver a SIM pin a spare tiny screw and two folded sheets one is said to be a Quick Start Guide but all this does is point you to a You Tube Video. Watch the video a couple of times and you should be up and running. Finally there is a GiffGaff SIM but you do need to activate it.

You can use SIMs from some other ISPs but not all will work there is a list on their website.

There are two tiny screws to take out of the SIM cover; they are tiny so I suggest doing so over a white cloth so you do not end up scrambling on the floor. The SIM goes in face up with the cut away notch on the inside and you will probably need the SIM insertion tool to push it home, it goes a good way in.

The display shows four icons per page, the first is Phone, Chat, Camera and Photos, swipe right to left for the next screen Alarm, Stopwatch, Steps and Flashlight, swipe again for Calendar, Calculator, Recorder and Music, the final screen has Settings.

There are a choice of seven different watch faces and six different wallpapers. You can blank the screen by touching the button on the right side and if required turn the watch off, time and date remain correct even if you switch it off at night.

I found a full charge from empty took 140 minutes on a trickle charge, on standby the battery is said to last 72 hours between charges.

Calls can be made or received from only pre saved numbers and there is no access to the Internet. This is controlled from their parent’s phone so no chance of unsolicited calls. There is also no social media content.

It does have a step counter and the Xplora website seems very much into child fitness.

It is also stated to be IP67 water resistant vital with all the hand washing children have to do these days.

You stay in contact and it has an SOS button to allow their parents or career to be always in touch. This feature allows you to know where the child is even if they do not.

It has a school mode where only the watch face is active but even in this mode the parent can still track the child. There is a .3MP camera in the watch allowing the child to capture images direct from their wrist.

Even my larger fingers could still enter details and even make phone calls on the screen.

The Xplora XGO2 is available from the link below for £87.99.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/XPLORA-XGO-children-Messages-Pedometer-BLACK/dp/B08MB6KBQS/ref=sr_1_1_sspa

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