The 10 Best Watches For Kids in 2021

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10 of the best watches for kids

Watches make great gifts for little ones! Watches help kids to learn how to tell time, as well as how to plan their days and learn about time management.  

Kids love to wear watches for a variety of reasons. Many watches are fashionable and stylish. Some offer advanced features such as fitness tracking, games, and cameras while others are more basic. Regardless of the kind of watch you are looking for, you will find it on our list!

Check out our top 10 list for best watches for kids watches below.

 

The Best Watches for Kids

1. VTech KidiZoom Smartwatch DX2

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VTech KidiZoom Smartwatch DX2, Pink
  • Stylish, kid-friendly design; secure, splash proof wristband is perfectly sized for kids’ wrists
  • Take quality videos, pictures and selfies, customize them with funny filters and make them into watch faces
  • Monster Detector game creates an AR experience where you capture monsters in the real world; motion sensor included for active play challenges, pedometer and sound effects
  • Parents can safely share photos and videos at their discretion only by uploading them to a computer; free games, watch faces and camera effects available from Learning Lodge
  • Intended for ages 4+ years; battery included; only charge device using the Micro-USB cable connected to a computer; do not charge using a third-party adapter

The VTech KidiZoom Smartwatch DX2 is a super cute, stylish watch that looks like it could easily be for grown-ups. There are lots of features on this smartwatch that kids will love! It comes with two cameras that can take videos and pictures. Kids can even add fun filters to their pictures and make them into watch faces. They can also choose from 55 digital and analog watch faces. Plus, this watch includes some high-tech games that kids are sure to get a kick out of!

This watch can be charged by plugging the included micro-USB cable into a computer. This cable can also be used to upload pictures from the watch to a computer. The VTech KidiZoom Smartwatch DX2 is available in a variety of colors and is recommended for children ages 4 to 12 years old. 

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.7 x 1.8 inches
  • Product Weight: 7.7 ounces
  • Recommended Age: 4 – 12 years
  • Batteries: 1 LR44 battery required. (included)

What We Like

  • Stylish
  • Includes games
  • Can take pictures and videos
  • Watch face options
  • Comes in multiple colors
  • Affordable

What We Don’t Like

  • Can’t charge with third party adapters
  • Not waterproof

 

2. Timex Boys Time Machines Analog Elastic Fabric Strap Watch

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Timex Boys TW7C13500 Time Machines Blue Sharks Elastic Fabric Strap Watch
  • Adjustable blue 16mm elastic fabric strap with shark pattern fits up to 6-inch wrist circumference
  • Easy-to-read white dial with minutes marked for learning; fun rotating graphic as second hand
  • Translucent blue 28mm resin case with acrylic lens
  • Water resistant to 30m (100ft): in general, withstands splashes or brief immersion in water, but not suitable for swimming or bathing

If you’re looking for an analog-style watch, the Timex Boys Time Machines Analog Elastic Fabric Strap Watch is a great choice. It comes with an adjustable fabric strap that fits up to a 6-inch wrist circumference and is available in several different themes, including sharks, basketball, unicorns, dinosaurs, and camo. The face of the watch features a small graphic (matching the watch’s theme) that rotates around the watch as the second hand. 

This watch features a scratch-resistant crystal, a backlight, and a battery that can last up to 10 years. One of the best features of this watch is that it’s water-resistant up to 30m (100ft), which means it can withstand splashing or even brief immersion in water. However, it should not be worn for swimming or bathing. 

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Band Width: 16mm
  • Case Diameter: 28mm 
  • Case Thickness: 9mm
  • Product Weight: 2.4 ounces

What We Like

  • Scratch-resistant crystal
  • Water-resistant
  • Multiple themes
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Adjustable band

What We Don’t Like

  • Some parents do not like the watch band

 

3. Fitbit Ace 2 Activity Tracker for Kids 

Fitbit Ace 2 Activity Tracker for Kids, 1 Count, Night Sky + Neon Yellow
  • Steps & active minutes tracking lets kids skip, jump & move their way to a healthier life. The syncing range is up to 6 meters
  • Kids earn virtual badges and fun on screen celebrations when they reach their goals.Operating temperature: 14° to 113° F
  • Bring on the pool party cannonballs or lunchtime spills Ace 2 is swim proof (water resistant to 50 meters)
  • Kids spend less time charging & more time moving with up to 5 days of battery (varies with use and other factors; animated clock faces require more frequent charging)
  • Pair ace 2 to a child account to access a limited kid view. Kids can also challenge their friends to step competitions & send each other messages or cheers in app

Fitbits aren’t just for adults — now your kiddos can enjoy one too! The Fitbit Ace 2 Activity Tracker for Kids is made for kids 6 and over, and allows them to skip track of their steps and activity, just like Mom and Dad do! This Fitbit’s syncing range reaches up to 6 meters. 

This is one of the best watches for kids for a few reasons. Parents will love that this watch is water-resistant up to 50 meters (which means it’s safe for swimming). Kids will love working to earn virtual badges and partying with on-screen celebrations when they reach their goals. They will also love connecting with friends and challenging them to fun competitions! The battery on this watch is rechargeable and lasts up to 5 days. If you want to encourage your children to be more active, this is a perfect choice!

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Product Dimensions: 1.18 x 3.94 x 8.94 inches
  • Product Weight: 3.66 Ounces
  • Recommended Age: 6+
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)

What We Like

  • Tracks activity for kids
  • Helps support sleep 
  • Water-resistant
  • Can connect with friends
  • Will help kids be more active
  • Long-lasting battery

 

What We Don’t Lik

  • The band can rip (but can be replaced)

 

4. VTech PJ Masks Super Gekko Learning Watch 

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VTech PJ Masks Super Gekko Learning Watch, Green
  • Play four exciting learning games that explore numbers, counting, addition and shapes while trying to defeat Romeo, Luna Girl and the Ninjalinos
  • Pretend to transform into Gekko using the amulet and play four mini games that include Catboy, Owlette and Gekko
  • The preschool watch includes nine different PJ Masks clock faces, an alarm, timer, stopwatch and cuckoo clock
  • Hear the real voices of Catboy, Owlette and Gekko while playing
  • Intended for ages 3-6 years; requires 1 CR2450 battery; battery included for demo purposes only; new battery recommended for regular use

If you want a starter watch for a child between the ages of 3 and 6, the VTech PJ Masks Super Gekko Learning Watch is a great option! It’s a digital watch that will help little ones recognize numbers. They can also play games that explore numbers, counting, and shapes.

If your little one is a big fan of PJ Masks, they’ll especially love this watch, as it features the real voices of Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko. This watch also includes nine different clock faces, an alarm, a timer, a stopwatch, and a cuckoo clock.

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Product Dimensions: 0.91 x 9.33 x 2.24 inches
  • Product Weight: 5.4 ounces
  • Recommended Age: 3 to 6 years
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal battery required. (included)

What We Like

  • Affordable
  • Great for younger kids
  • Includes games
  • Comes in 3 different colors

What We Don’t Like

  • Features are basic

 

5. JoJo Siwa Touchscreen Smartwatch 

Accutime JoJo Siwa Smart Watch with Camera for Kids and Toddlers - Interactive Smartwatch for Girls Featuring Games, Voice Recorder, Calculator, Pedometer, Alarm, Stopwatch, with USB Cable
  • ⌚ MATERIAL & QUALITY: Premium quality Plastic case with Printed Silicone Straps in pink color. Jojo Siwa Watch Beautifully Protected and Sealed Nicely. Simple and easy to open the package.
  • ⌚ FOR OPTIMAL BATTERY PERFORMANCE: Please charge 1 hour prior to use
  • ⌚ MULTIFUNCTIONAL: Effortless and easy to use, Kid's touch screen smartwatch with selfie-cam, voice recorder, 3 generic games, pedometer, alarm, stopwatch, and calculator.
  • ⌚ USABILITY & VERSATILITY: Everyday watch for the modern kids, fun selfie camera, download your awesome photos and videos – can be shard these precious time with friends and family in a safe and secure way!
  • ⌚ FINEST DESIGN & PERFOMANCE: Trendy and fashionable, JoJo Siwa watch, allows you to use with style every time YOU WEAR. Durable and Long-lasting battery performance makes easy to use through day and night. Comes with USB charging cable for the USB port.

Have a little one that can’t enough of JoJo Siwa? The JoJo Siwa Touchscreen Smartwatch is a fun choice for kids who love JoJo and want a watch that features a selfie-cam, voice recorder, games, a pedometer, alarm, stopwatch, and calculator. Kids will also love using the touchscreen!

Kids and parents can use the included USB cable to plug the watch into a computer and download photos and videos. This watch also features a long-lasting battery, so your little ones can play all day before recharging. This option is one of the best watches for kids, especially ones who love JoJo!

 

Manufacturer’s Spec

  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 1.6 x 0.5 inches
  • Product Weight: 1.6 Ounces
  • Recommended Age: 3+
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium-ion battery required. (included)

What We Like

  • Features touchscreen, camera, and games
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Includes USB cable
  • Affordable

What We Don’t Like

  • Only available in JoJo style

 

6. Cofuo Kids Digital Sport Watch 

Kids Digital Watch Age 5-15, Red Watches for Girls Boys, Sports Waterproof Watches for Kids Birthday Presents Gifts for 5-12 Year Old Children Young Teen Electronic Watches with Alarm Stopwatch
  • Waterproof and Shockproof Watch: 164Ft / 50M water-resistant, HANDWASH, SWIMMING, NO PROBLEM ! NOTE: Please DO NOT press any buttons in the water or wear this watch for longtime underwater activities - such as diving, ect.
  • Comfortable Shockproof Sports Watch For Kids: Soft Environmental Friendl Silicone Rubber Strap And Durable Rubber Case, Stainless Steel Case Back Bring Comfortable Wearing Experience. No damage after watch was crashed off around 2-meter from the ground, 1000 times test passed, Children can play without worry. For parents, it also saves money for buying a replacement watch.
  • Develop Good Habits: Intelligent Multi-Function - stopwatch, date, hour minute, calendar, alarm clock, etc, which show date and time clearly to kids. Your child could not only learn and tell time but also arrange their schedule by themself in a interesting way.
  • Easy to Read for Kids: EL night-light, large Dial and numbers. The watch is easy to handle in dark environments of cold light function display, easy to read time clearly for kids. Original Japanese digital movement, provide precise and accurate time keeping, making it easier for children to organize their time.
  • Best Kids Gifts: Suitable for your Special Gifts for kids, your friends or family members, great festivals gifts, birthday gift or visit gift and suit for any outdoor activities. Kids Watch Designed For Boys And Girls 5-16 Years Old, The watch can help kids develop the good habit of valuing time. It's cool and useful, best for kids’ daily life, outdoor playing and leisure field.

The Cofuo Kids Digital Sport Watch is a great digital watch for active kids. It is water-resistant up to 50M so it can withstand splashes, spills, and can even be worn during swimming (although no buttons should be pushed when the watch is submerged). This watch is also shock-resistant, so it will hold up for active kiddos much better than other choices.

This watch is available in a variety of color options and offers multiple functions. It features a stopwatch, calendar, and alarm clock. The large dial makes this watch easy to read. It also has a night-light, so it can be used in the dark. If you’re looking for an affordable watch that kids can wear most of the time, this is a good choice. It’s intended for kids 5 to 16. 

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Product Dimensions: 9.65 x 0.79 x 0.67 inches
  • Product Weight: 2.89 Ounces
  • Recommended Age: 5 to 16 years
  • Batteries: 1 CR2 battery required. (included)

What We Like

  • Water-resistant
  • Shock-resistant
  • Affordable
  • Night-light
  • Easy to read

What We Don’t Like

  • Hard to set time compared with other watches

 

7. Garmin vívofit jr Kids Fitness/Activity Tracker 

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Garmin vivofit jr, Kids Fitness/Activity Tracker, 1-year Battery Life, Real Flower
  • 1 year battery life no recharging needed. Physical dimensions circumference 5.4 inch. Display size( WxH) 0.39 x 0.39 inches
  • 24/7 wearability swim friendly with 5 ATM water resistance. Case material: Polymer, strap material: Silicone
  • Kid tough easy to put on, the 1 size fits most, non-staining, 1 piece band stretches over your child’s hand and fits comfortably. Battery: One replaceable CR1632 coin cell
  • Ages 4—9 years; Bands: Regular size accommodates wrists up to 145 millimeter; X large fits wrists 146 170 millimeter. vívofit 3, vivofit jr. and vivofit jr. 2 bands are compatible
  • Compatible parent mobile app. OS compatible Android 4.4 and above with Bluetooth 4.0 or greater or iPhone OS version 9.1 and above. Display resolution: 64 x 64 pixels

The Garmin vívofit jr Fitness and Activity Tracker is another great option to help kids get moving! This tracker is swim-friendly, so it can be worn most of the time. Its silicone band makes it comfortable, is easy to put on, and easy to clean. 

This fitness tracker offers a few features that make it one of the best watches for kids. One of the best features of this watch is its long-lasting battery that doesn’t require charging. This watch also has a compatible app that parents can use to track children’s activity and sleep habits. The watch is available in three separate patterns. The face of the watch can also be personalized.

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 0.8 x 2 inches
  • Product Weight: 0.64 ounces
  • Recommended Age: 4 – 9 years
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)

What We Like

  • Doesn’t require charging
  • Swim-friendly
  • Easy to read
  • Personalized watch face
  • Tracks activity for kids 

What We Don’t Like

  • Some users report the battery dying after 7 months


8. PASNEW Easy Use and Easy Reader Time Leather Band Watch for Girls 

PASNEW Kids Watches Leather Band Watch for Girls,Simple Pink Watches,Easy Use and Easy Reader Time
  • Simple watch for Girls Well built and simple. It is lightweight.It is the perfect choice for your child's daily life.
  • Pink Watches for Kids We have Two colors for you to choose: Rose,Pink.
  • Kids Watch Easy to read,Easy to Use,sweet flowers dial.Japanese quartz movement, analog display.stainless steel protection Analog round dial,scratch resistant and durable,soft Pu leather with buckle in closure make it wears comfortable.
  • Casual Outdoor Watches for Kids Suitable over Age 4 years old.Durable Watches for toddler girls.Very suitable for kids birthday gifts, holiday gifts, visiting gifts, Christmas gifts, etc.To give children happiness. She will receive many compliments!
  • 100% Brand New Watch AMAZON FBA Fast Shipping. We provide a lifetime warranty to make your shopping worry-free.If you have any questions, please contact us.

Looking for a cute, flower-style analog watch? The PASNEW Easy Use and Easy Reader Time Leather Band Watch is just that! The classic analog face will help kids learn to read time the traditional way. 

This classic watch is one of the best for kids, particularly ones who don’t need the extra bells and whistles. Like many traditional watches, the case is made of stainless steel. The dial is scratch resistant and durable. The strap of the watch is made of soft faux leather. This watch also includes a 12-month warranty and access to 24-hour customer service through the manufacturer. 

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 2.7 x 1.7 inches
  • Product Weight: 1.06 Ounces
  • Recommended Age: 3 – 14 years
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)

What We Like

  • Classic style
  • Helps kids learn to read analog clocks
  • Durable
  • Cute design
  • Affordable

What We Don’t Like

  • Only available in two similar styles

 

  1. Timex Girls Time Machines Analog Elastic Fabric Strap Watch

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    TIMEX TIME MACHINES 29mm Floral Elastic Fabric Kids Watch
    • Adjustable & washable elastic fabric strap
    • White easy-to-read dial with minutes marked for Learning
    • Rotating flower graphic as second hand
    • 100% worry-free replacement plan
    • Water resistant to 30 meters (100 feet): In general, withstands splashes or brief immersion in water, but not suitable for swimming or bathing

Here is another option for parents who prefer analog watches for their kids. The Timex Girls Time Machines Analog Elastic Fabric Strap Watch is a cute watch specifically designed for girls between the ages of 5 and 9. Its fabric band is adjustable and washable. The face of the watch is easy to read and includes a rotating flower graphic as a second hand.

This watch is water-resistant up to 30m, so it can withstand splashes and even brief immersions, but should not be worn while swimming or bathing. However, this is a perfect starter watch for parents who are looking for a classic style watch with basic features.

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Product Dimensions: 3.65 x 2.25 x 2.6 inches
  • Product Weight: 0.48 Ounces
  • Recommended Age: 5 to 9 years
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)

What We Like

  • Classic style
  • Cute design
  • Washable
  • Affordable

What We Don’t Like

  • The labeling of the minutes can be confusing for some kids

 

  1. Camouflage LED Sports Watch 

Boys Camouflage LED Sport Watch,Waterproof Digital Electronic Casual Military Wrist Kids Sports Watch with Silicone Band Luminous Alarm Stopwatch Watches
  • Multifunction: Light,Stop Watch,Waterproof,Shockproof,Calendar,EL Backlight,Alarm Clock, this sport watch is perfect fit with all kinds of sports and it's really an everyday watch.
  • Fashionable, very charming for all occasions. Amazing looking watch, a great gift for family and friends.
  • Digital watch: Fashionable sporty dial design, military style outlook. Large Dial and numbers with light, show time clear in the dark
  • Waterproof: 164 Ft / 54 M water resist, Support to swim and bathe in cold water. Please DONOT press any buttons underwater, and in case of damaging waterproof ring,please keep it away from steam and hot water.
  • What you get: CakCity Mens Sport watch*1, Manual*5, Our friendly customer services.

The Camouflage LED Sports Watch by CakCity is a fashionable choice for kids over the age of 10. It includes a light, stopwatch, calendar, backlight, and alarm clock. This watch is also water-resistant and shockproof, so it can be worn for most activities. 

Aside from camouflage, this watch also comes in white, rainbow, and “chameleon” (which looks like a sparkly blue/purple). Kids will love that the face is large and easy to read. This is definitely one of the best watches for kids, although it is mostly recommended for use by kids who are 10 or older. 

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Product Dimensions: 9.45 x 0.79 x 1.89 inches
  • Product Weight:  3.2 Ounces 
  • Recommended Age: 10+
  • Batteries: 1 CR2 battery required.

What We Like

  • Affordable
  • Water-resistant
  • Shockproof
  • Backlight 
  • Easy to read

What We Don’t Like

  • Too large for smaller children

The Benefits of Watches for Kids

Watches are great for kids to learn to tell time but they also have some other benefits. Younger kids can use their watch to learn numbers and counting skills. Older kids can use their watch to plan out their days and learn the basics of time management. For example, while my kids were in virtual school, they were able to use their watches to set timers and tell when their next class was about to start.

Kids love imitating their parents, so they are more likely to want to wear one if you do too. Even if watches aren’t your thing, your little one will still likely enjoy wearing their own watch and will feel like a “big kid” or “grown up” when they do.

 

How to Choose the Best Watch for Your Child

To decide which watch is the best for your child, you will need to know what features you want. Some watches are basic, while others have many additional features. If you want your child to learn to read a clock, choose an analog dial. On the other hand, if your little one is still learning their numbers, a digital watch is probably the best option.

Some watches include fitness tracking, lights, games, and more. Decide which features are important to you before choosing your child’s watch. Other considerations include battery life, the watch’s strap, and the look of the watch.

 

Other Considerations When Choosing the Best Watch for Your Kids

You should also decide how often you want your child to wear their watch. Some watches are designed to be worn all the time and can even be worn swimming. Meanwhile, other watches should be removed when swimming or doing other activities. 

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