Worried about your kid’s whereabouts? Then consider the Alcatel Movetime Track & Talk watch

January 17, 2017

It might toy-like, but the Alcatel MoveTime Track & Talk Watch is a smart device that tracks your child's location and acts as a communication tool (great if they're too young for a cellphone).

You're likely going to see lots more kids' smart watches cropping up. I don't think a day goes by when I'm not seeing them advertised or reviewed on the sites I follow. This one from Alcatel, designed for kids from 5-9, stands out for me for its affordability (R1 099) and solid GPS location functions, plus a range of features I wouldn't expect from such a well-priced watch.

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Here are some of the features of Move Time:

– It supports a Nano SIM card, and has a 2G network so you can track your child via an app on your phone

– It can store 10 numbers, which can be programmed in by an adult, via the app. Your child can call only these contacts

– Parents can call or send voice messages to their children

– When lost or in an emergency situation, kids can reply to their contacts and make calls to 5 registered numbers

– There's an SOS button for children to send alerts to their parent's phone

– Kids can ping a parent when they return home

– Parents can call or send voice messages to their children

– It's rated IP65, so it's protected against dust and low-pressure water jets

– The battery has a long standby time, lasting up to four days, but less if it's being used very often

– The watch comes in two colour combinations

– It tracks activity

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My thoughts

This is such a fantastic device, and is an excellent smart watch to consider if you're like to track your child's movements.

I had issues in the beginning pairing the device with the app – just ensure your wifi and Blutooth are switched off, and that only the watch's wifi is on.

The watch is available from CNA for R1 099. For more info, see here.

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It is now available from CNA stores nationwide for the recommended retail price of R1 099.90.

 

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5 Comments

  • Greenblatt

    I think these are awesome, but I have an issue in that Aaron, aged 8 is learning to tell the time with the “old fashioned hand” watch, he would love a smart watch, and a see a place for them, but I think this will make him lazy – would really be interested in other parents feedback. Am I being on old fuddy duddy and I should suck it up and move with the times?

    January 17, 2017 at 6:17 am Reply
    • Tanya

      I hear you – I think it’s important for kids to be able to tell the time, on digital and analogue

      January 17, 2017 at 10:42 am Reply
  • Marlene

    I agree that they also need to know how to tell the time on an old fashioned watch as well. Perhaps as it is a “smart” watch, the face could be changed, with an option for the old or new?
    I would loooove one for my son, and I’m sure many parents would agree that nowadays this type of tech helping to track our littlies is vital – but the price is very high. Why is there not a more affordable one , maybe one that tracks your kiddy, can call 2 cells only, has an emergency button, and is waterproof at a price all parents can afford?

    January 17, 2017 at 8:02 am Reply
  • Tanya

    I’m sure that kind of watch will be available soon

    January 17, 2017 at 10:42 am Reply
  • Azlan

    Hi. How do you delete the old voice messages on the watch.

    March 2, 2017 at 1:27 pm Reply
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