Updated July 2018. This post has been sponsored in partnership with Verizon. Gizmo Gadget Review: Best Smart Watch for Kids. This is still one of our most popular posts ever, and still a great product!
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.
See my seven simple solutions on the next page!
Gizmo gadget wont stay charged for even a day of wear with no usage at School fo my daughter:(
I have had 2 tablets glitchy in kids app now also
purchased Dec2016/Jan 2017
One major flaw with the Gizmo Gadget. If the device comes out of the wrist band everything stops working.
in the instructions it says that it notifies you, it does not. and the GPS and phone do not work after it comes out so there really is no way to find it when your kid walks in and says it fell off at lunch.
I do not get an alert on my phone when I get a message from my son’s gizmo. I just have to check it periodically throughout the day. I’ve looked, but do not see how to turn the alerts on so that I hear a sound when I get a message. Is there a way to turn on the alerts.
Hi Charretta! Does this help? https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/knowledge-base-201141/
That did not help. It does not explain how to get an audible notification sound when a child sends a message to the parent.
I am looking for something for my 91 year old father. This would allow us to track him (if necessary) and give him ability to call. How large is the band for the gizmo?
Unfortunately, these wristbands are child sized.
Just bought one for my 10 year old son for his Birthday. My ex-husband, his wife, and I can all track him, which we love about the Gizmo. I just wish we could choose which notifications we want to receive. We all get notified when he puts it on/off quiet mode, when he reaches fitness goals, etc. We don’t need/want to have all of those notifications. That’s my only complaint.
What a great review for the Gizmo! Thanks for sharing it with us!
That’s great! It’s definitely a wonderful option for younger children.