There’s a new watch on the block, and it’s about to change the way we let our kids play.
Meet the ultra-clever Spacetalk smartwatch (with a built-in phone) that lets you monitor your kids’ movements without fretting the minute they leave your sight.
It’s clever tech too! The device uses GPS to keep track of your child’s movements, with updates available in real time, so parents can monitor if they arrive at school, get from school to training, the park, a friend’s house or check they’re at school (and staying there)!
Get ready to return to the good ol’ days when kids could actually be kids. And parents could actually relax knowing that their kids are safe, no matter where they may be.
Keep Watch, With a Watch
Remember when kids played outside at the park, not inside on their iPads? Remember when parents could leave their child’s side and still have peace of mind? This piece of the past is finally returning to us. And, ironically, we have a piece of technology to thank.
Meet Spacetalk – the latest clever tech gadget for busy families
Spacetalk is an all-in-one watch, GPS and phone for kiddies aged 4 to 12. Parents simply download the AllMyTribe app onto their smartphone, and program numbers that are permitted to connect with your child’s unit. You can then keep track of where the kids are at via a GPS signal sent from the watch. Plus, you can also contact them instantly via telephone or text message.
There’s a whole slew of other awesome things this nifty watch can do.
Watch with Alarm: Choose digital or analogue watch face, with 12 or 24-hour clocks. You can set multiple alarms and reminders to teach your kids to be independent (particularly helpful for the forgetful ones!)
Safe Zones: You can create ‘safe zones’ so that the watch alerts you if your child hasn’t arrived at school, for example, or when they leave a zone.
Send & Receive Calls: Yes it’s a watch that makes calls! But don’t panic folks – it’s a very well managed watch with a built-in phone. Parents pre-program the phone’s contacts via the app so your child can only send or receive calls to the numbers who are contacts on the phone. That’s a tick for grandparents, parents, baby-sitters and anyone else responsible for your child and big no to strangers. The phone uses the 3G network and is designed to work with the Telstra network to give the best possible coverage across the country (and overseas too – check for service).
Send & Receive Text Messages: You can send text messages to the watch, which is so convenient to remind forgetful Master 8 not to forget to bring his sports bag home, or that he has hockey practice (or even that you’re running a little late!). If they’re down at the park it’s the perfect way to tell them to head on home because dinner’s ready! NOTE: Kids can receive text messages, but only from approved contacts. Any message from a random is rejected and sent to your phone instead.
Step Counter: I don’t know about your kids, but my boys are super competitive when it comes to step counters! They’ve been badgering me to buy them one of the other brand step counters, which retails at $129 and all it does it count steps! This unit does that plus SO much more (and it speaks to them too!)
SOS: This is my favourite feature! There’s a little SOS button on the left of the watch that kids can press to activate if they are in trouble. The watch sends a notification to your phone, then automatically dials your number. And if you don’t answer? It goes through the contact list until someone picks up and even alerts authorities if you wish.
Aussie Owned and Made
Because Spacetalk is designed and built in Australia (by the same company that made the Apple Watch!) it’s designed to work with the Telstra network, so the coverage is incredible! While testing they actually managed to get reception in areas a smartphone couldn’t so rest assured when it matters, your kids are covered!
Unlike some of the cheap imports I’ve stumbled across, Spacetalk is designed in Australia, for Australian parents, and by an Australian company.
Kids can go and be kids, and play to their heart’s content knowing you can phone or text them at a moment’s notice. Plus, they can call or alert you if they get hurt, get in trouble or need you while you’re not immediately there by their side. It gives the kids the independence they need and still gives you the peace of mind that’s so important.
Naturally, it can’t replace being in the same room as them, but let’s face the reality of the day, more often than not parents can’t be by their child’s side 24/7 (nor would they want to be!)
Cyber Security at its Finest
The Spacetalk Smartwatch has received Australian regulatory compliance approval, so you can trust the integrity of the data (unlike other similar watches from cheaper overseas suppliers).
Plus it comes with up to 24-hour battery power and a magnetic charging station so simple for the kids to put on charge every night – again encouraging independence. Oh, and, get this – you don’t have to get annoyed with those “software update required” notifications. The app does it automatically every week. No need to plug it in even!
- SOS Feature
- Encrypted technology
- Great coverage
- Text, Talk and Count Steps
Buy Yours Today!
Get yourself a Spacetalk watch, plus free express shipping, for just $349.
Let kids be kids, without the safety concerns
As parents, we all have to be away from the kids, especially as they get older and go to school, join sports, have playdates and sleepovers with friends. SpaceTalk means you don’t have to worry about whether they are okay or not. That’s the beauty of this device. You can stress less when you’re away from them.
For me, this especially helped when I was away for work. Like many parents, I have to travel a fair bit, and having the ability to check an app, to be reassured that the kids are fine at home, is so comforting.
Of course, it’s not just for mums who travel or work away. It’s great for just everyday activities too. I was running late picking my eldest up from soccer one day so a quick SMS and he knew I would be there as soon as possible, without him worrying that something had happened to me.
On the weekend, I finally felt confident enough to let the boys take their bikes to the park without me trailing behind. They could ride around the neighbourhood and I could see their every move from the phone. Sure, the watch doesn’t replace the need to supervise our kids, but it does give both us and our kids a bit of space.
Oh, and it’s also splashproof, so you can relax and know it’s been designed to be pretty robust and take the knocks and challenges that kids can throw at it!
Even the boys were impressed with the Spacetalk. At first it was simply because it was a new gadget to play with, and look at, and check every two seconds. But now, the watches have become part of them.
Spacetalk acts almost like a safety barrier for them, especially my youngest, who has always struggled with separation from me since he started school this year. Knowing that he can contact me with a click of a button, is incredibly reassuring for him, and to be honest he hasn’t really used it as much as I might have expected (#winning)
He called me on the first day at recess to request a playdate, and another time to check I was coming to pick him up from the classroom, but to be honest, that’s nothing when it gives him the reassurance in a little person’s world. He knows it costs money each time he calls and really those are the only two times he’s called. He knows it’s there and will use it if and when he needs it.
For parents who have kids with anxiety, for mums with little ones starting school for the first time, or for dads who work on a FIFO roster, this little device is a serious sanity-saver.
Stay connected even when you’re apart. Get your child’s Spacetalk smartwatch today!
This is a sponsored review for Spacetalk. All opinions are our own.