Some time ago, I wrote about the LG Gizmo Pal 2, available at Verizon.
Then, this last Christmas, Verizon sent me a present. They sent me a Moto Z Force Droid with an Insta-Share Projector Moto Mod, which completely exceeded my expectations. They also sent me an LG GizmoGadget™. By the time I was done reviewing it, I was seriously jumping up and down for joy! If I would have known how much peace-of-mind, not to mention the smiles this thing would bring, I’d have bought one long ago, letting nothing get in my way. This super-affordable little gadget is at the top of my must-must-must-must-have list!
I am always starving for more “Simple Solutions.” It’s the foundation of this site. It’s my personal focus and my secret to parenting. I found some great ones in the Gizmo Gadget Review!
I stopped by Verizon to pick up a case for one of my phones and all the kids (three of Kaitlyn’s brothers and two cousins) scattered around the store, checking out the phones and tablets. Kaitlyn was so content with her Gizmo Gadget she didn’t even try to explore the store. She’s loved it since Day 1.
In My Gizmo Gadget Review, I discovered SEVEN Simple Solutions!
- The Gizmo Gadget is a wearable.
Phones get lost or easily broken by children. They can’t be out in the open at school. They can be too bulky and quite frankly, just too much technology for young children. The Gizmo Gadget is the perfect alternative. It can make/receive calls and messages and has a simple interface kids love!
- The Gizmo Gadget is SAFE!
I don’t want just anyone calling my children, even if it’s on accident. They aren’t old enough to truly understand the dangers of talking to strangers, especially via a smart device. The Gizmo Gadget has an accompanying app that allows the parent to decide who can call or send messages to the Gizmo Gadget and vice-versa.
- GPS Tracking
As most of my readers already know, my triplets have Autism. While I have worked to make sure the school, caregivers, family, and friends are extra-alert to prevent my children from eloping, it’s still one of my biggest fears. It also just gives me general peace-of-mind. When I’m working in the field, it’s nice to be able to quickly check that they are where they are supposed to be. That might be at home, the babysitters, with family, or at school, but it’s reassuring to know! Within the app, you can also allow another parent, family member, or friend to access the GPS tracking. This is a great feature, but not one I want everyone to have access to. I love that you have a choice and the default settings for a contact does not automatically grant this access.
- Encourages activity and exercise.
The Gizmo Gadget has fun little games to meet goals for jumping and tracks steps. Parents can even set goals for their child. It has fun tones and sounds, a voice recorder, stopwatch, a compass, and a to-do list.
- Unlimited Calls and Messages
Unlimited calls and messages to/from contacts lets your child have the freedom to interact with their contacts as much as they like. Parents can add up to ten contacts in the app and personalize the access for each contact. You don’t have to worry about additional charges! The sound is surprisingly clear both to the Gizmo Gadget and from the device.
- Great for kids with Autism and other special needs.
This is a great tool for children who need reminders, support with transitions, and inspiration to exercise their expressive skills and verbal communication.
- It’s Kid-Proof!
Your kids don’t have to remove their watch when it starts to rain, they wash their hands. You don’t have to be concerned that a spill will ruin your child’s watch. The Gizmo Gadget is waterproof! Concerned about your child playing with the settings and turning up the volume during class? The parent can remotely change the theme, sounds, add a quiet time, change the ringtone, volume, silence the Gizmo Gadget and even turn it off.
You also get notifications when your child changes settings, volumes, etc. So, if you have the device set to silent and your child changes a setting, you’ll get an immediate notification and can change it back with just a couple of clicks from your own phone! It charges quickly, has up to 8 days standby, and 2 hours of talk time.
The Gizmo Gadget is just $149.00 Buy a Gizmo device and get a $25 gift card. Upgrade that gift card to $75 when you activate a GizmoTab. Learn more.
Plus, it’s just $5.00 per month when you add it to your plan!
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How would the Gizmo Gadget be a SOLUTION for YOUR FAMILY? Share in the comments!
By: Alicia Gonzalez
This post has been sponsored in partnership with Verizon. Gizmo Gadget Review: Best Smart Watch for Kids.