Meet the World’s Safest Watch for Kids: The Gabb Watch
At Gabb, we’re on a mission to save kids from today’s digital dangers by creating the safest tech products in the world.
Since the early 2000s, the internet, smartphones, and social media have completely changed the way we live and communicate, for better and worse.
Now, parents across the country are beginning to realize the dangers of giving their kids too much technology too soon, and are looking for safer ways to stay connected with their kids than traditional smartphones.
Since 2018, we’ve developed three different products to meet the growing demand of parents who are looking for safe tech for their kids:
The first product that we designed is the Gabb Z1*—the first phone designed to look just like a smartphone, but function like a cell phone: no internet, no app store, no video games, no social media, and no picture messages. *The Gabb Z1 was discontinued in October of 2020.
The Gabb Z2 is the second product that we released in September of 2020; it is a higher quality phone with one additional feature that is critical for kid safety—GPS tracking. With the Gabb Z2, parents also have the option to enable group texts and picture messaging for kids who are prepared to use those features appropriately.
In June of 2021, Gabb announced the third product in our lineup—the Gabb Watch. Because the Gabb Watch is a phone that kids can wear, parents can worry less about their kids’ device getting lost, stolen, or broken. The Gabb Watch provides all of the functionality of our smartphones, plus additional parental controls like safe zones, tasks, pre-set text messages, lock mode, emergency contacts, and more.
Gabb Watch: The Best Kids Smartwatch
The Gabb Watch is the gold standard in safe smartwatches for kids—tripling as a phone, GPS tracker, and interactive smartwatch.
How the Gabb Watch Protects Kids
Kids have the right to be protected and feel safe wherever they go. Parents have the right to peace of mind for their child’s safety. The Gabb Watch enables these rights with several key features:
Reliable GPS Tracking
With the Gabb Watch and the MyGabb app (available on both Android and iOS), parents have the ability to monitor their child’s real-time location 24/7.
Custom Safe Zones
Within the MyGabb app, parents are also able to set perimeters around safe zones —their home, their child’s school, the local park, etc.—and be notified whenever their child enters or leaves each safe zone.
The Gabb Watch allows up to 10 contacts that are pre-determined by parents in the MyGabb app. Any call or text that comes from a number other than these 10 contacts will be blocked.
SOS Button and Emergency Contact
Parents are also able to set 1 emergency contact in the MyGabb app. A child can make an emergency call at any time by holding down the SOS button for 10 seconds; the emergency contact will immediately be notified through the MyGabb app that the SOS button has been activated.
Long Battery Life
With a 500 mAh battery, parents don’t have to worry about losing connection with their child throughout the day. Depending on a child’s usage, the Gabb Watch battery life can last up to 48 hours.
How the Gabb Watch Connects Families
Parents want to be able to connect with their kids through call and text, but don’t want their kids to be able to send or receive inappropriate content, or be contacted by strangers. Here is how the Gabb Watch connects families while keeping kids safe:
Kids are able to call their 10 preset contacts at any time (except when the watch is in Lock Mode). Parents and kids can work together to update the 10 custom contacts whenever necessary, helping parents stay in-the-know on the most important people in their child’s life. Any phone number that is not saved as one of your child’s preset contacts will not be able to call your child. And, because video calls are not supported on the Gabb Watch, parents don’t have to worry about their kids being exposed to inappropriate content.
Voice Messages and Texting
Kids can text 10 pre-chosen contacts at any time with voice messages (voice recordings up to 20 seconds), preset text messages (up to 15 custom messages configured in the MyGabb app), and emojis (🎉🎊🥳). Any phone number that is not saved as one of your child’s preset contacts will not be able to text your child. As with calling, messaging is also disabled during Lock Mode. Because kids cannot send or receive photos and videos on their Gabb Watch, parents don’t have to worry about their child being exposed to adult content.
How the Gabb Watch Empowers Parents
Parents are responsible for providing age-appropriate technology for their kids, and teaching their kids healthy tech habits that will set them up for success. Here is how the Gabb Watch can empower parents and encourage life outside of the screen:
Task Manager and Step Counter for Kids
Through the MyGabb app, parents can create custom tasks to help their kids stay on top of homework assignments and chores, and custom step goals that encourage their children to be active. After kids complete their tasks or reach their step goals, they can be awarded coins that unlock additional characters in the Gabb Go app.
Lock Mode/School Mode
Parents have the ability to lock the Gabb Watch any time in the MyGabb app. When the watch is in Lock Mode, kids will only be able to make or receive SOS/emergency calls and messages with their emergency contact and will not be able to access Gabb Go.
Kid-Proof: Water and Sweat Resistant
Water resistance is important for kids who love to play, rain or shine. Not only is the Gabb Watch water resistant, but parents can buy an additional screen protector or extended warranty to protect against accidental damage from drops, spills, and the occasional swimming pool.
Note: The Gabb watch is water resistant, but not water-proof. It isn’t recommended to submerge the watch in water.
Other Gabb Watch Features Kids Love
Gabb Go: The Productivity and Activity Tracker
Pre-installed in the new Gabb Watch, Gabb Go is a fun digital pet that encourages kids to be productive and stay active. By completing custom tasks, caring for a digital pet, and reaching daily step goals, kids can earn coins to unlock additional Gabb Go characters. Because children can only perform three tasks each day for their digital pet, parents don’t need to worry about too much screen time.
Themed Watch Bands and Watch Faces
In partnership with MobyFox, Gabb has developed themed Star Wars watch bands and watch faces with several other themed watch bands and faces coming out soon. Parents can stay in-the-know on all future product releases by subscribing to the Gabb blog.
Gabb Life Contests
To encourage kids to live beyond the screen, Gabb hosts an annual Gabb Life Contest Series for Gabb kids who are 16 or younger. Kids can showcase the amazing talents that they’ve developed off the screen and win all sorts of cool prizes—cash, gift cards, Gabb Swag, and more. Each year, the grand prize winner receives $10,000 and a year-long contract as a Gabb Ambassador.
With the Gabb Watch, kids get access to VIP experiences that inspire them to live beyond the screen. Some current offers include: an additional 30 minutes of free jumping at Defy Extreme Air Sports, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, and half-off night tickets at Brighton Ski Resort.
How Much Does the Gabb Watch Cost?
The best part is the Gabb Watch is only $149.99 with 3 different pricing options for unlimited talk and text: $9.99/month for 2 years; $12.99/month for 1 year; or $16.99/month for a month-to-month payment plan.
You can order the Gabb Watch today and choose the best plan for you.