Neo, the new smart watch for kids, is the latest product to join the ‘Designed & Connected’ by Vodafone range and is available to buy now.
Created in collaboration with Disney, Neo combines fun and functionality to ensure parents can stay connected with their children, while also giving them a sense of independence – all for just £99 (plus a monthly connectivity subscription fee, starting from £7).
The first 10,000 customers to purchase the device before 31 March 2021 will also receive a £20 Disney eGift voucher.
Through Disney characters and content, kids can personalise their Neo experience by choosing their own ‘sidekick’ who comes to life in the watch. ‘Sidekicks’ will spring to life through the day to make activities fun and play sound effects when they move.
They are based on selection of familiar characters, including Minnie Mouse, Elsa, Buzz Lightyear, Darth Vader and The Child from the recently launched and highly successful Disney+ series, The Mandalorian. 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 extra charge.
Neo is packed full of features to empower children to learn and play. The camera on Neo means kids can get creative with their own photos and videos then send these to their parents, or other trusted contacts that their parents have approved in the app.
Neo is simple to use for parents too. They can stay in touch with calls, chats and emojis, and can check Neo’s location in real time through the app on their smartphone – keeping parents and children connected while they are apart.
The activity tracker monitors step count, sets goals and gives kids incentives such as trophies and other encouragements from their chosen sidekick, while the integrated calendar allows parents to plan and create events for the day ahead, as well as set reminders for their children.
Shortly after launch, features such as 30-second voice messages and the option to frame photos with Disney characters will also be added to Neo. Over time, more features and new Disney characters will be added to the watch for no extra charge, and kids can swap to a different character at any time.
Built for every adventure, Neo is durable, waterproof (IP68 rated), has an ergonomic angled strap, shows the time, date, weather and also comes in two colour options – Mint and Ocean.