By Oktay Ozadam
Buying a smart watch for your kids is not only practical but also great fun; but in order for it to keep your child entertained, it needs to have a bunch of things, like the best camera.
In this article, we'll be looking at smartwatches for kids from the point of view of the budding photographer. It's no secret kids love recording the world around them, so we'll discuss in detail the pros and cons of each camera, while also covering the rest of the device.
How we selected the kids smartwatches with camera: There are hundreds of smartwatch models for kids out there, so we had to stick to some pretty strict rules. First, the device had to have more than 100 reviews and average over 4 stars rating (out of five). So what you will see below is already the best there is, but can we find the best of the best?
Compare Children's Smartwatches with Camera
|Comparison of Kids Smartwatches with Camera|
|Smartwatch||Number of Cameras||Photo Resolution||Video Resolution||Screen||Memory/SD||Age||Best For||Price|
|TickTalk 3 Kids Smartwatch||1||2 MP||
||1.54 inches, TFT, 320 × 320 dpi||
||5 to 12||Best Camera Quality||Check Price|
|VTech KidiZoom Smartwatch DX2||2||640 X 480 (0.3 MP)||320 X 240 or 160 X 120||1.44" color touch screen||
||4 to 12||Best for Budget||Check Price|
|PRADORY Wrist Watch with Camera||1||1.3 MP||240*240 pixels||1.54”||
||12 to 18||Best for Teens||Check Price|
|PROGRACE Kids Smartwatch with 90°Rotatable Camera||1 Rotatable||240 x 240 pixel - 0.3 MP||Can't record videos||1.54" inch IPS HD LCD||Support max 32GB TF card – Not Included||4 to 12||Check Price|
|L.O.L. Surprise! - Touch-Screen Smartwatch||1||-||Can record videos||
||Supports SD card||4 to 10||Best for Small Kids||Check Price|
|IPXOZO – Smartwatch with camera||1||240 x 240 pixel (0.3 MP)||-||1.54″inch TFT High Definition LCD||Supports Support 32 GB Max – Not Included with the product||8 to 14||Check Price|
|MeritSoar - Kids Smart Watch||1||0.3 MP||Can't record videos||1.54-inch touch full-color screen||Comes with 1 GB SD Card||4 to 12||Check Price|
|Amokeoo - Children's Smartwatch||1||0.3 MP||-||1.44-inch HD colored touch screen||Supports max. 2 GB||3 to 12||Best for Tracking||Check Price|
|Sazooy Bluetooth Smartwatch with camera||1||0.3 MP||-||1.54-inch touch screen||Supports SD card of up to 32 GB||8 to 14||Best for sports||Check Price|
|Beaulyn Smart Watch||1||240 * 240 px||-||1.54-inch color touch screen||Comes with a free SD card||8 to 14||Check Price|
Tick Talk 3 Kids Smartwatch
Tick Talk is one of the best brands that manufactures children's smartwatches. We've already done an extensive review of this product here, so in this article, we'll focus on its camera.
A lot of customers seem to love the TickTalk watch, as it allows children both to take selfies and pictures, as well as video call with them. TickTalk 3 also a kids watch with GPS if you want to track your child's location.
The Tick Talk 3 watch has a 2 MP camera resolution, which is one of the best available on the market today. Several customers have noted the clear quality of the pictures, which is a huge plus for kids.
Another way the Tick Talk 3 stands out is that it allows the child not only to take pictures but also to record videos, which kids will adore.
The only drawback of this watch seems to be the fact that it does not support SD cards (doesn't have a slot for them), which can be a little limiting in terms of apps and media.
Fortunately, the watch comes with an 8 GB built-in memory, which gives the child plenty of space to store pictures and videos. This makes up for the lack of an SD slot, in our opinion.
Lastly, the screen size is quite decent. It's a 1.54", which is pretty average for a smartwatch, though there are also smaller devices.
Honestly, this is the ideal size – big enough for your child to see clearly, yet small enough so as not to inconvenience them.
The Tick Talk 3 also comes with a 4G/LTE network, the ability to download apps, and make 2-way calls to parents. Overall, you're getting the complete package with this watch, as it has everything a child might want.
VTech KidiZoom Smartwatch DX2
Best for Budget
This is another classy choice of a premium smartwatch for kids that I have reviewed before. It does not require a phone to pair with, and can function independently.
Although the resolution can be a bit grainy, many customers have noted the "surprisingly good camera for a toy".
The VTech can also record videos, not with one, but two cameras, which is another obvious pro.
Unfortunately, it does not have a slot for an SD card, which greatly limits the amount of media the child can store on it.
It has a relatively small memory of 256 MB, which only allows for about 100 photos at a time (less if they're videos, of course).
Its screen is slightly smaller than average (1.44”), which is another minus for the VTech.
Overall, it's a pretty decent smartwatch if you're on a tight budget, even though it has no GPS tracking. It does help kids tell the time, though, with an analog clock function and comes with 3 pre-installed games. It's also really easy to use, with a User's Manual that comes in handy.
Pradory - Wrist Watch with Camera (SIM card)
Best for Teens
The Pradory Wrist Watch is not designed specifically for kids and isn't as "fun-looking" as the other watches. Still, it's a high-quality watch with lots of great functions (like alarm, anti-lost, sleep monitor), which makes it excellent for teenagers.
The camera resolution (1.3 MP) is pretty high, and since we've found no customer complaints about it, it would seem the resolution of the Pradory is good.
The watch also can record videos with its built-in camera, and several customers have noted these too are of good quality and remarkably steady.
It does not support SD cards but can have a TF card installed, of up to 16 GB, which gives you plenty of space to store all your pictures, videos and apps. You will need to buy a card to be able to use most functions.
It also boasts of having pretty excellent memory space, though again, you will need a card to go with it.
Lastly, the screen size is average (1.54”), which is plenty for a smartwatch screen.
Overall, it's a very professional and budget-friendly watch that also doubles as a pedometer (no GPS, though). It's an excellent choice for older kids who are past the age of colorful toy watches.
PROGRACE Kids Smartwatch with 90°Rotatable Camera
What immediately stands out about this smartwatch designed especially for kids is that it has a rotatable camera, allowing the child to take photos from multiple angles.
Customers seem to have mixed opinions about the resolution on this one, with some saying it's great, while others are unimpressed.
Unfortunately, it cannot record videos, though we'd say the rotatable camera makes up for that.
It allows you to install a TF card of up to 32 GB, which is more than some people have on their smartphones, so ample space to store pictures.
However, it does not have any built-in memory, so you need to get a memory card to use it.
Screen size, once again, is average, just right to fit on an older child's wrist (might be a tad big for four-year-olds or so.
Overall, there are quite a few complaints about this one, but it has a great design and several built-in games. Considering the price, it's another decent option for a younger child's first smartwatch.
L.O.L. Surprise! - Touch-Screen Smartwatch
Best for Small Kids
Although the LOL seems like a rather popular watch, there is very little information available about it, which made reviewing its camera a tad hard.
We couldn't find the resolution anywhere, but judging from reviews, the quality of the photos seems to be alright.
The LOL is also able to record videos, which, again, is something kids love.
It also has a slot for an SD card, though it is unclear what the maximum capacity supported is, unfortunately.
The memory seems to be a bit small, with the watch being able to hold around 40 photos at a time, but since you can add an SD card, this shouldn't be an issue.
The watch has a 48.6 mm case diameter and 13.3mm case thickness.
Once again, lack of information makes it impossible to give an exact display size.
The LOL watch is brightly-colored and easy-to-use, which leads us to believe it's an ideal smartwatch for smaller children (e.g., 4-6-year-olds). It's a great first watch for kids, comes with 3 pre-installed games, and is very inexpensive, which is another big plus.
IPXOZO – Smartwatch with camera
This is another “serious” smartwatch that we'd recommend mostly for teens, as it might not appeal to small boys and girls. It might also be a bit difficult for them to use.
The camera resolution seems to be a bit grainy, though acceptable on this one. You won't take the best pictures, maybe, but it will get the job done.
Unfortunately, it is unclear whether or not it can record videos, as there seems to be a bit of a mix-up on the Amazon page.
It does not support SD, but will support up to 32 GB on a TF card that you need to purchase separately.
Judging from reviews, the memory seems to be decent, though as with the previous one, you will need a TF card to use it to max capacity.
The IPXOZO smartwatch is a 1.54”, making it big enough to see the functions clearly, but not so big that it makes wearing it uncomfortable.
Overall, another really good option if looking to buy a smartwatch for your older child or teenager, as it looks very “grown-up” and has some pretty neat features, such as alarms, pedometer function, as well as a sedentary alarm (to remind the kid to get up and walk every so often).
MeritSoar - Kids Smart Watch
The MeritSoar comes in three color variants (black, blue, and pink) and seems like yet another excellent smartwatch for kids.
According to reviews, both the screen resolution and the camera resolution seem to be pretty good.
Alas, the MeritSoar can't record videos either.
This is the first watch on our list to come with a 1 GB SD card included, which is pretty cool. It's not a lot of memory, but it saves some cash.
There isn't any built-in memory. Smartwatch include an SD card for storing photos and music.
Lastly, the screen size is the 1.54" average, which, as we mentioned, is more than good.
Despite a few drawbacks, the MeritSoar seems to have an excellent camera. It also comes with pre-installed games, an alarm clock, allows you to play music, with the only obvious drawback being it doesn't have GPS and that it needs a 2G network to work.
A very good watch if you're mainly interested in the camera.
Amokeoo - Children's Smartwatch
Best for Tracking
What we love about the Amokeoo is that it allows for LBS tracking and geofencing, which gives you some actual protection for your child, as well as a good smart device.
The camera resolution for the Amokeoo has garnered no complaints, it seems, which is always a good sign.
It supports up to 2 GB, which should be enough for storing plenty of photos and other data.
Albeit smaller than most smartwatches on the list, the petite size makes it ideal for the wrists of younger children, for whom the 1.54” might be a little bulky.
You might notice there are no Video Recording and Memory Capacity sections. That's because it does not seem to record videos, and we couldn't find anything about built-in memory.
Overall, it seems like a very kid-friendly, easy-to-use watch, although we do wish there was a bit more information available.
Sazooy - Bluetooth Smart Watch with Camera
Best for Sports
The Sazooy seems to be compatible with a wide array of smartphones, which is great news. Another thing that immediately stands out about it is that it has a very decent price.
The 0.3 M resolution seems to be alright. It's quite average for a smartwatch. Unfortunately, it's not the best, but it is quite reasonable given the price and what you can expect from a child's device.
It does not seem to have a video recording ability, though it will allow you to record audio.
With a maximum capacity of a 32 GB SD card, there's plenty of room for any media you wish to store on it.
The screen size is a 1.54" standard, but as we've mentioned, that's a right size for children's smartwatches, so no complaints here.
Overall, this is an excellent watch – the camera quality seems to be high standard, and it's also perfect for sporty kids, as it has a pedometer function, allows you to monitor sleep, and count calories.
The only drawback seems to be the 2G network capacity.
Beaulyn Smart Watch
The Beaulyn immediately made a good impression through its excellent price and its hoard of nice features.
Unfortunately, the camera resolution seems to be poor and a bit grainy, so it's not the best smartwatch camera on this list.
It's unclear if it can record videos, though it does play music.
The product information says it comes with a free SD card included, though it does not specify how big the SD card is.
The screen size is the usual 1.54”, perfect for children and adults alike.
As the watch doesn't have a too-kiddy design, it also doubles as a ladies' watch. Unfortunately, it does not seem to work for networks newer than 2G. So while the Beaulyn is not the best you could get, it's a good quality and cheap product.
Conclusion: Our Picks
As mentioned, all the watches in this review are of high quality, so there's no question about that. However, if we were to select a couple of favorites, we'd have to go with the first two in the review: the Tick Talk 3 and the VTech Kidizoom.
The TickTalk 3for its excellent quality, excellent camera, and its many other functions, which makes it by far the best quality smartwatch in the list.
And the VTech Kidizoom because it seems like excellent value for money and sounds like the right choice for a first smartwatch for your child. Once again, we have extensive reviews on both, which we encourage you to check out.
Meta: We review the best camera functions on kids' smartwatches, including the best resolution and screen size, to determine how your child can take good pictures on their smartwatch.