In the last days of last year, the Chinese company Huawei announced a new Honor K2 kids smartwatch. The novelty is specially designed for small children, but technically competent users.
Watches have all the same functions as most wearable devices. This smartwatch has a SIM card slot, a battery of impressive capacity and protection from water and dust.
Honor K2 Kids: Watch for safety
The rise of smart wear has changed the accessories on our wrists. For adults, mechanical quartz watches and electronic sports watches have gradually been replaced by smartwatches and bracelets. Now, even children’s wrists have tailor-made children’s watches.
So, we have seen a variety of children’s watches, the main selling points are different. However, in my opinion, anything other than the safety function is just icing on the cake for a special group of children, such as health and safety needs. A children’s watch can be either a toy or a story machine, but it must be a security defender who can protect the child.
The Honor K2 Kids watch allows us to see the rise of the safety-style children’s wearable products. It supports the seven-fold positioning function, which supports fast and precise positioning both indoors and outdoors. It protects children from trouble and allows parents to worry a little about their children.
The Honor K2 Kids watch have a flagship security configuration, and they cost only $ 60.
Honor K2 Kids: Specifications
|Display||1.3-inch TFT touch screen, 240 x 240 pixels|
|OS||Android 4.4 KitKat|
|Positioning||GPS, Beidou satellite, WLAN, base station, A-GPS and accelerometer assistance|
|Size||42.3 x 52.1 x 16.2 mm|
|Colour||blue and pink|
Honor K2 Kids: Design
Currently, children’s watches Honor K2 Kids are presented in two colors: “Magic Blue” and “Sweetheart Powder”. We have a version of “Sweetheart”, which is more suitable for a little girl.
Honor K2 Kids outer pack.
Honor K2 Kids is equipped with a 1.3-inch touchscreen TFT-display, 240 x 240 pixels, supports moving up and down / left and right, pressing, long pressing. Even in daylight. It can also show a relatively good viewing angle.
The strap is made in one piece, and the silicone strap passes through the bottom. And given that children between the ages of 4 and 12 are in a period of rapid physical development, they have developed more than 10 adjustment holes to fit the wrists of children of different builds and ages.
It is worth noting that the material of the watch strap complies with the requirements of FDA 21 CFR 177.2600 for edible silicone substances. Therefore, if you do not follow the child and from time to time he puts it in his mouth, it will not cause significant harm.
Also, this belt is comfortable in sensations: the silicone texture is soft and pleasant to the skin, comfortable and breathable, and is hardly contaminated with serious blemishes.
A microphone and a speaker are located above the intersection of the strap and case; Honor K2 Kids is based on this two-way conversation.
The charging interface is hidden under the cover. On the design of the charging interface, we clearly see that the Honor K2 Kids is completely waterproof.
It turns out that this is also true, its waterproof and dustproof level reached IP67 – at normal temperature and normal pressure when the shell temporarily submerges into water of 1 m depth, it will not cause harmful effects.
Remember that the previous generation of watches must use the included screwdriver to open the back cover and insert the Nano-SIM card. Here it is replaced by a more secure plastic card that opens the back cover, and you can see the slot for the Nano-SIM card.
Large side buttons combine functions into one, long press to start or start SOS for help, short press to turn on / off the screen, turn off the alarm, etc.
Honor K2 Kids: Applications
Children naturally use watches, then mom and dad want to knit their children’s watches, you need to download and install Smart Care software, which is officially issued by Honor. The specific steps for downloading and installing are very simple, so here we will not go into details.
After downloading and installing the accompanying software, we need to register the parent information along with the information about the child. After binding, the address book corresponding to the mobile phone number of the parent can be imported into the child’s watch, and we can invite other family members to watch the child together.
The application provides a chat function for children and parents, which can include family group chat or single chat with children, including calls, sending votes, texts, pictures, and expressions.
Parents can use the application to implement address book management, safe area settings, etc., and also set an alarm clock for a child on a mobile phone.
Through the application, parents can remotely monitor the specific time of use of the clock by the child.
It is worth noting that the Honor K2 Kids also supports the function of “reject strangers.” After opening this element, Honor K2 Kids will respond only to the mobile phone number in the parent’s address book, while other calls will be blocked, which will greatly increase security.
Honor K2 Kids: Safe Positioning
Honor K2 Kids supports seven positioning methods: internal and external positioning, GPS, Beidou satellite positioning, WLAN positioning, base station positioning, indoor positioning, A-GPS, positioning using an accelerometer.
The child’s clock can be tracked with an accuracy of error within 40 meters.
In addition to the most basic positioning function, Honor K2 Kids also has the function of setting up a security zone.
With this feature, parents can freely choose the location of the safe zone and the size of the zone (the diameter of the circular coverage area is 300 meters – 1000 meters). Each time a child enters and leaves the safe zone, the application clicks on the message.
Honor K2 Kids: Two-way communication
As we have said, a SIM card can be inserted into the Honor K2. Here I want to say that this is also based on the support of the two-way calling function. Unlike conventional mobile phones, call rights in Honor K2 are open by default only for people from the small K2 address book (of course, you can open it yourself).
Thus, not only unpleasant sales calls, fraudulent calls will not disturb children, but this will not allow children wearing children’s watches to err on the phone.
It should be noted that the brightness value of the Honor K2 Kids corresponds to the EU CE standard, and the minimum radiation value in the call scene is only 1/6 of the standard. So let the children use without worrying about radiation, etc., Mom and Dad are relieved.
Honor K2 Kids: Function SOS
Press and hold the HOME + power button on the clock for 5 seconds, and Honor K2 will send an SOS alert to the parent mobile phone.
After starting SOS, the clock will call the primary administrator, and if the primary administrator does not answer the call, it will call other administrators in turn, until the call is reached, up to 3 times.
Honor K2 Kids: Price & Availability
Currently, Honor K2 Kids can be pre-ordered on Chinese internet sites. Officially, the Honor K2 Kids will go on sale on January 17th. The cost of hours will be about $ 45.