Review: Xplora XGO3 Smart Watch

Back in June 2021, we reviewed the Xplora XGO2 smart watch and it was a big hit with Sebby, so when we were invited to review the new Xplora XGO3 improved version, we couldn’t wait to try it.

The Xplora XGO3 replaces the XGO2 with an improved camera, longer lasting battery life, improved water resistance and a more sleek and lightweight design.

It is available in five vibrant colours; green, blue, pink, orange and black and is an ideal first phone for children aged 5-12.

Unlike its predecessor, the watch also comes with an Xplora 4G SIM card so the watch can be used immediately.

The XGO3 allows kids to use a range of functions whilst remaining safe and secure. When wearing and using the device, children have the ability to make and receive voice calls from pre-saved numbers only, so they can communicate with friends or family without the risk of receiving any unsolicited calls. These contacts can be managed on the parent’s app which is free to download and helps adults to ensure children are only talking to trusted contacts.

The watch does not feature social media, making the safety of children using it a priority, ensuring a safe introduction to the digital world. The device can also receive and reply to messages including text, emojis, images and voice messages but School Mode can be activated so only the SOS function works whilst in class.

The XGO3 also encourages kids to stay active, with a step-counter and the award-winning Goplay platform with games and rewards to be earned.  This means that it is easier for parents to control the balance between screen time and physical activity.  Working with major film and TV companies such as Paramount, Warner Bros, Universal Pictures and Netflix, as well as campaigns such as that based upon the sponsorship of The Hundred cricket series and Paula Radcliffe’s Families on Track events. 

Xplora also runs regular campaigns on the Goplay platform as well as competitions and offers amazing prizes for topping the leader board.

I love the features of the watch, although do have a couple of issues with the watch – Sebby loves having fun with the 2MP camera, however, because the watch has a camera, even though it cannot be activated when in school mode, he is not allowed to wear it to school, which sort of defeats the object of having a smart watch, which measures your steps and activity.

Secondly, the watch needs to be charged everyday as it runs out of battery really quickly.

The Xplora XG03 is currently on offer at £119.00 at Amazon.

Disclaimer: We were sent the Xplora XGO3 to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own

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