If your kids are anything like ours, there comes a time when they start asking for a phone of their own. That wasn’t going to be an option for Alegría and Isaac (#sorrynotsorry) but we couldn’t deny that there were times when being able to contact them would come in handy. However one thing was for sure – we didn’t want them to have access to the internet or social media and we wanted to control who was able to contact them.
We started to research options and soon came across the amazing Australian designed SPACETALK All-in-one smartwatch, smartphone and GPS device for kids*.
Let me say, this watch is a game changer in our house! So much so, that we asked the good people at SPACETALK if we could run a competition for you to win a SPACETALK of our own and they said “Yes!” We can’t wait to give away a SPACETALK to a very lucky Kidding Around Australia reader! Honestly, the SPACETALK gives parents peace of mind and kids freedom to explore – and that is what we are all about!
Before we get into the competition nitty gritty, I want to let you know about the features of the SPACETALK and how we have found each feature whilst trialling the product for review.
GPS Tracking: The SPACETALK is connected directly to the AllMyTribe app (which is really easy to set up) so we can see in real time exactly where the kids are! It’s also handy if the SPACETALK gets lost – you can just go and pick it up.
Safe Zones and Location on Demand – using the GPS feature we can set up ‘safe zones’ via the app which alerts us when the kids have (or haven’t) arrived at a particular location. We have been telling friends about this feature and they were excited to use it when their kids ride their bikes to school. With the ‘location on demand’ feature, we can simply request a child’s exact location and it updates us immediately or the kids can send us their location.
Send and receive calls and messages: Peace of mind is paramount so it’s comforting to know that only the people that we have loaded into the app can contact the kids – we’ve added us, the grandparents and a couple of friends and family members. Any ‘unauthorised’ calls or texts are alerted to us via the app. Alegría and Isaac can call the pre-loaded contacts at any time (although we’ve made sure that they know they will run out of credit if they call for a chat and it really should be only if they really need to. So far so good, we haven’t run out of our PAYG credit yet!).
With the message feature – Alegría and Isaac can only reply back with pre-loaded messages that we’ve added in via the app. The app contains some suggestions and we have loaded things like “I’m leaving now”, “Call me please”, “Goodnight! I’m going to sleep now” (for sleepovers), “I’m running late” and “I love you”.
Also, all of our data is stored with high grade security in Australia under strict Australian privacy laws which is often not the case. In fact, SPACETALK is the safest and most secure device of its kind on the market and the only kids smartwatch that meets general data protection regulation (GDPR) requirements.
School approved with School mode – this mode is fantastic! Listed technology company MGM Wireless (MWR) pre-empted the school mobile phone ban while designing and developing SPACETALK for children aged between four and 12. We are able to restrict features during school hours such as incoming and outgoing calls, messaging, step counter, location and the stopwatch by setting a timer on the app which switches off the features at 8.50am and reactivates the features at 3.15pm so the SPACETALK is literally a watch during the day and the kids aren’t distracted.
Watch, step counter, set alarms/reminders weather report, torch and reward stars – Alegría and Isaac loved these features! It made them feel like they had a “real” phone with apps and we had peace of mind that they were safe from the dangers of internet and social media access. The app also keeps a history of their steps for the week which they loved seeing!
SOS Feature: This is another very clever and helpful feature. If Alegría and Isaac are ever in a situation where they feel unsafe they just need to press the SOS button on the side of the watch and anyone that is on the ‘Emergency Contact’ list will be called or notified in the order of the list. We can access the app and track their location and of course speak to them or text them to make sure they are okay.
Battery life: The SPACETALK comes with a magnetic charger which attaches to the back of the watch. Your child should charge it every night ready for the next day and you are sent a reminder on the App if it isn’t being charged (it also notifies you if the watch is switched on and off). To extend battery life, you should change the GPS updates to hour intervals instead of every 15 minutes. This makes safe zones less effective but you can change it if there is movement you are anticipating. Everything can be altered quickly and easily.
Easy Set Up: Using the SPACETALK is really easy, simply download the AllMyTribe app and sign up for your subscription. You set your kids up in 6 easy steps and then you can spend your time customising the SPACETALK. The app is only $5.99/month for 2 devices or up to 5 devices for $8.99/month. You will also need a sim card, we got one from Aldi for $5 and have set it up on as a Pay As You Go plan (we put $15 on and haven’t run out after 3 weeks).
There are a few cool little features too – like customising individual photos to contacts names and the wallpaper as well as changing the watch face (a traditional analogue clock for Alegría and digital for Isaac) at any time. They love this feature! It’s also splash proof, dust proof and built for kids (they come with a screen protector and you can buy additional packs from the website – which we had to do because Alegría’s got caught on her jumper and fell off. They are $8.95 for 2).
ENTER TO WIN!
We are giving away a SPACETALK All-in-one smartwatch, smartphone and GPS device for kids (worth $349) in the colour of your choice (Grey, Pink, Blue or Red) to one lucky Kidding Around Australia reader!
FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN SIMPLY:
Fill in this form and tell us what your favourite SPACETALK feature is!
Entries close: 23 September, 2019 at 11.59pm AEST. GOOD LUCK!
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THIS IS A GAME OF SKILL NOT A GAME OF CHANCE. ENTRIES NOT FILLING IN ALL THE REQUIRED FIELDS AND ANSWERING THE QUESTION WILL BE DEEMED INVALID. THE WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN BY ORIGINALITY AND CREATIVE MERIT, BY A NON INVOLVED PARTY. THE JUDGE’S DECISION IS FINAL AND NO CORRESPONDENCE WILL BE ENTERED INTO.
ENTRIES CLOSE 23 SEPTEMBER 2019 AT 11.59PM AEST. THE WINNER WILL BE DRAWN 26/9/2019 AT 9AM AEST AND ANNOUNCED ON THIS WEBSITE. THE WINNER WILL ALSO BE CONTACTED VIA EMAIL.
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*We were sent two SPACETALK’s from All My Tribe for the purpose of this review. Our opinions are our own and honest.
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