Giving parents’ peace of mind whilst also giving children more independence, it is the ideal first phone for kids.
Xplora, the popular Norwegian smartwatch company, today announces that the brand new XGO3 smartwatch for kids is now available in the UK. This follows the success of its predecessor, the XGO2, but the XGO3 now offers an improved camera, longer lasting battery life, improved water resistance and a more sleek and lightweight design. Available in five vibrant colours which includes orange, green, pink, black and blue, there is now one for even the most fashion conscious child. The XGO3 features all the high-quality components of a top range Xplora device at the more affordable price of £139.99 from the Xplora website and will soon be available on Amazon too. Completely GDPR compliant, it is an ideal first phone for children aged 5-12.
To make life as easy as possible, the watch comes with an Xplora 4G SIM card which is, for convenience, already placed in the watch so it can be used immediately. Important for children desperate to put it on a wrist and use it quickly! The Xplora Connect system has an incredibly affordable monthly subscription of £7.99 [fair usage data policy applies] and there is no minimum term. There is also the option of a 15% discounted annual membership of £81.48 which reduces it even further to £6.79 per month with payment made up front.
Listening to feedback from its users, Xplora has made some vast improvements to the XGO3 which now has a better 2MP camera, the 850mAh battery lasts longer and the design is slimmer and lighter than its predecessor. Working with Wi-Fi as well as 4G, 3G and 2G connectivity, the watch ensures reliable connectivity and is also IP68 water resistant so can survive a rainy day or messy play session outdoors!
The XGO3 allows kids to use a range of functions whilst remaining safe and secure. Running on Android 4.4 with a 1.3” capacitive touch colour LCD screen and a resolution of 240 x 240, it is easy to use and is incredibly responsive. When wearing and using the device, children have the ability to make and receive voice calls from pre-saved numbers only, so they can communicate with friends or family without the risk of receiving any unsolicited calls. These contacts can be managed on the parent’s app which is free to download and helps adults to ensure children are only talking to trusted contacts. The watch does not feature social media, making the safety of children using it a priority, ensuring a safe introduction to the digital world. The device can also receive and reply to messages including text, emojis, images and voice messages but School Mode can be activated so only the SOS function works whilst in class. Children will love having fun with the 2MP camera and with 4GB storage, there is plenty of room to store photos.
The XGO3 also encourages kids to stay active, with a step-counter and the award-winning Goplay platform with games and rewards to be earned. This means that it is easier for parents to control the balance between screen time and physical activity. Working with major film and TV companies such as Paramount, Warner Bros, Universal Pictures and Netflix, as well as campaigns such as that based upon the sponsorship of The Hundred cricket series and Paula Radcliffe’s Families on Track events. Xplora also runs regular campaigns on the Goplay platform as well as competitions and offers amazing prizes for topping the leader board.
Xplora Connect System
The Xplora XGO3 is available in orange, green, pink, black and blue at an RRP of £139.99 from the Xplora website and will soon be available from Amazon too.