Two big names of the world, Vodafone and Disney, have come together in partnership to re-invent the kid’s smartwatch category with the launch of ‘Neo’, the smart kids watch. You can pre-register your interest at v.vodafone.com and it will be available in early 2021.
The giants have combined together their respective technological capabilities and entertainment knowledge to produce a device combining style, fund and function. The result of all of this is Neo, the smart kids watch that will ensure parents and guardians stay connected with their children, engaging them through calls, chats, familiar characters and emojis, whilst giving kids a sense of independence as they take their first step into the digital world.
Neo has been built and packed with Vodafone technology features. It has everything in it to empower children to discover, play and grow. It allows parents to stay connected to their children via calls, chat and video messages. For the kids, it has a built-in forward-facing camera allowing them to capture their daily adventures. The activity tracker ensures that kids are reminded and encouraged to complete their activity goals for the day.
In order to ensure that the kids’ digital experience is supervised, the Vodafone Smart App offers control to parents and guardians. It gives them the approval of a circle of trusted contacts, managing screen time through ‘Quiet Mode’ and viewing the device’s location. The calendar and weather features encourage children to interact with the world around them, and parents can even set events and reminders. Neo is the perfect first step for parents and children to stay connected in a fun and safe environment without access to the internet or social media.
Through Disney characters and content, kids can personalise their Neo experience by choosing their own ‘sidekick’ from a selection of familiar characters, including Minnie Mouse, Elsa, Buzz Lightyear, Darth Vader, the Armoured Avenger, and the Child from the recently launched and highly successful Disney+ series, The MandalorianTM. Kids can switch to another character whenever they like, with a full theme takeover to match each character. The watch will automatically update over time with additional characters and experiences at no charge.