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Devices | 02 Dec 2020

Vodafone unveils Neo, the kids’ smartwatch featuring iconic Disney characters

The Neo not only features popular Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters, but also has the latest tech to help give parents peace of mind.

Vodafone and Disney have announced the Neo, a smartwatch for kids that gives them independence as they take their first steps into the digital world, but which also helps parents stay connected.

Kids can personalise their Neo by choosing a theme based on ‘sidekicks’ – familiar characters such as Minnie Mouse, Elsa, Buzz Lightyear and Darth Vader. They can switch themes whenever they like and additional characters will be added over time. They can also take photos using the forward-facing camera.

Parents can use the Neo to stay connected with their children through calls, chat and video messages. Using the Vodafone Smart App, parents can manage screen time through Quiet Mode, view the Neo’s location, and approve a list of trusted contacts.

illustrative photo of the Neo smartwatch and the Vodafone Smart App
Parents can monitor their child’s Neo usage through the Vodafone Smart App

The Neo is waterproof, withstanding immersion in fresh water at depths of a metre for up to 30 minutes, and its battery can last for approximately a whole day, based on normal usage. The new smartwatch is part of the ‘Designed & Connected by Vodafone’ range alongside the Curve IoT tracker.

Lutfu Kitapci, Managing Director, Vodafone Smart Tech, said: “Our commitment to connect our customers to the most important things in their lives runs through everything we do, and what could be more important than staying in touch with our children?”

The Neo costs £99 upfront with a £7 a month subscription on a 24-month plan, or a £12 a month subscription on a 12-month plan. You can pre-register now and the watch will be available in early 2021.

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