Let’s get real. As a mom you have so much on your mind already. Would’t it be great if there was a product that helped make stress over where your children are just a little less stressful? Or being able to contact them with out getting them an expensive phone? I’ll be the first to admit I’m a bit of a helicopter mom. But that’s how my mom was and her mom before her. We like to keep tabs on our little ones and TickTalk3 has made that one less thing for a mom to worry about.
*Disclosure*I did reach out to TickTalk and they sent me a watch in exchange for my honest review. I only share product I truly love.
I admit it! I can be a bit of a worry wart mom! Especial since we are a family that loves to travel. About 3 years ago I was planning our first family trip to Disney Paris. One of my main concerns was my daughter getting lost in the big crowds. I searched endlessly for a type of gps tracker but wasn’t able to find anything. We went on the trip and I tired my hardest to keep her by my side. It most definitely added to the stress of a big trip. During our 4 day trip I witnessed 5 kids that got lost. It broke my heart each time and I of course jumped to try to help. The interesting part of Disney Paris is that the visitors come from all different parts of the world so there is bound to be a language barrier. Luckily the staff was amazing and were so well trained for these situations which made me feel a little better. I still wished for a product that I could use to monitor my child’s location and to get in touch with her.
It seemed my only option at the time was to get her a phone. I didn’t like the idea of a 4 year old having a phone. She didn’t need all the distractions and I’m sure it wouldn’t be long until she lost it or broke it.
Fast forward to this year I was once again planning a big family trip and I decided to search for that mother’s dream product once again. This time I actually found a few options. I discovered a great product with fabulous reviews called TickTalk3.
Is it a phone? Is it a watch?
Well let me tell you it’s actually both! It’s a watch for your child that has a great gps feature so you can track where your child is and it also has a texting and calling feature so you can keep in contact with your child. I added a line to my family plan with TMobile and it was ready to go! It does require a phone line in order to be able to use all the features. It’s a small price to pay to know that she is safe and that I can always track her with the GPS or get in contact with her with a text or phone call.
Some of the features about this watch that I love most is that we can text each other easily and also that I can control who she can call and who she can receive phone calls from as well. There’s also an audio text option so if your child can’t read yet this feature is great. They can just press the button and they can hear the message. I also love how well the gps feature works. Some products aren’t very accurate but the TickTalk has been really great for us.
Some of the cons that I have aren’t very big and they don’t really affect my love for this watch. One of the things that does bugs me is the battery life. I really wish that it was longer then what we’ve been able to get out of it. At most I can get almost a day out of it depending on how much she uses the watch. If she’s calling family and sending a lot of texts and taking photos it can last about half a day for us. But I’m sure once the excitement of this new watch phone wares away then she won’t feel like she has to call everyone every second. It does charge quickly which is a benefit.
The only other con would be the size of the watch. It might be a little bulky for small hands and wrists. I haven’t heard any complaints from my daughter about this. The touch response is pretty good but could use some more work.
The last con isn’t really a con. My 2 year old now wants one for her self. So you can expect there to be lots of kids wanting this watch especially if they are younger.
I’ve heard a lot of other complaints about other brand watches that have issues with their straps but Ticktalk3 has done such a great job with their design and makes it very easy for the kids to put on. It stays put which I love. They also have other strap color options you can purchase so they can change it up whenever they feel like it.
Lets take a selfie!
My daughter absolutely loves the camera selfie feature and she loves to take pictures with her watch. On our recent vacation in the Keys she loved taking pictures of the butterflies at the Butterfly Conservatory and at all the cool locations in Key West. The camera quality is actually really good and she can also take videos. There aren’t a lot of games or really any type of games on this watch which is fine with me because kids really don’t need the extra distraction. I love that she can enjoy this watch. I know that she’s not playing around with games and that she’s actually getting a good use out of it.
I really love that I can control who she can contact or who she can call as well as who can call her phone. The quality of the call is great. Ive been really impressed with this watch. Make sure that you put the firewall on because that’s how you protect the watch from getting outside phone calls that are not approved by the main person on the app. The day after we signed up with the phone line and hooked up her watch she was getting telemarketer calls which really made me frustrated so I’m so glad that they have this great feature where I can make sure that only approved numbers can reach her watch. They also make it very easy for the child to call the right person. You can add photos to the watch so they know who they’re clicking on. I also like that she can only text and receive texts from people that have the app.
The company sends out updates pretty often. I think I’ve had 3 updates in the two months we have had the watch. This is great since they are constantly improving the app and the watch.
I highly suggest this watch for any parent that wants to get their kid some sort of phone without having it actually be an expensive phone.
Smart phones like iPhones can easily break and can be super distracting with all of the apps and games on the phones. The TickTalk3 watch is an amazing way to be able to keep an eye on them especially for play dates, school trips, and while out and about in crowded places. The watch let’s you monitor who your child can call and who can call your child. I love that you can limit everything about this watch so it’s a great introduction for them to have their independence while giving you a peace of mind.
To find out more about TickTalk3 watch check out their web site!