Last Updated on July 7, 2020 by Emma Morris
For generations, choosing a suitable watch for your son or daughter has been a headache. How do you find a model which offers plenty of functionality and is tough enough to withstand the rigours of everyday life on the wrist of a child! However, there are now some excellent waterproof watches designed specifically for young wearers which give parents peace of mind, but which also suit the tastes of kids. Here are just a few of the very best on the market today for you to choose from.
1. Timex Kids’ T71912 Digital Watch
Timex has been one of the best-known watch brands for more than a century and a half, and this one certainly lives up to its reputation for quality. Functional yet affordable, this digital watch has a camouflage print elastic fabric strap which is stylish and comfortable to wear.
The digital display is easy to read, while a timer and an alarm feature will help your child be on time. There’s also a night-light, a chronograph and water resistance built in. The band can easily be adjusted to fit even the smallest wrist and with its elasticated fabric, it can be put on and taken off with no problems.
Older children can set this watch and adjust it themselves, giving them greater independence; along with its budget-friendly price tag, it’s a great choice for parents who want their kids to have a“proper”watch but without spending a fortune.
2. Timex Kids’ T79051 “My First” Watch
For older children who are transitioning from a watch aimed at young kids to a more adult model, the Timex Kids’ T79051 is a great choice. Its stylish yet robust black canvas strap features a Velcro fastener so your son or daughter can easily put it on or take it off independently.
It also features an analogue display which is very useful when teaching children have to read the time properly. Its quartz movement ensures accuracy while its protective crystal window ensures it remains resilient and resistant to damage and scratches; something which is all-too-likely to occur when worn by a child! The watch also features luminosity, a second hand and is water resistant down to 99 feet.
Thanks to its plain black and stainless steel appearance, this watch can be worn for all occasions, even school. Furthermore, the larger than average numbers on the face make it easier for children to tell the time.
3. Misskt Waterproof/Outdoor Kids’ Digital Watch
If you’re looking for a waterproof watch that will suit your child for years to come, the Misskt Waterproof/Outdoor Kids’ Digital Watch is hard to beat. Available in blue, black or a red/blue combination, this is a unisex choice for children ranging from six up to 15 years of age. Suitable to wear for swimming, it presents the time in an easy to read digital format and features a date display.
4. SKNBC Waterproof Sports Watch For Kids
This sports watch is suitable for children from just 6 years, but older kids and teenagers are still going to love this watch. It comes in a choice of four models; a black/red, black/yellow, black/blue and pink colour schemes to suit both boys and girls. If your son or daughter loves being active, being outdoors or is into sports, they’re sure to love this scratch-resistant, shock-resistant and highly durable watch that will withstand anything they can throw at it. It even has a light-up feature to make it easier to read in poor lighting conditions. Not only can this watch show the time, it also has a day display, a stopwatch and an alarm, and the wearer can choose between a 24 hour or 12 hour format.
5. Timex Girls’ T89022 Floral Elastic “Time Teacher” Watch
If you have a young daughter who is learning how to read the time and wants a watch that reflects their tastes and personality; the Timex Girls’ Floral Elastic Time Teacher watch is ideal. Its minute and hour hands are clearly labelled, and the analogue face is simple to read.
Its Indiglo night light is an appealing feature. Whilst the elastic fabric strap is comfortable to wear and easy to adjust. It’s also water-resistant down to 99 feet, so you won’t have to worry about accidental damage. Suitable for children from just three years old, this easy-fit watch is appealingly colourful and fun to wear.
6. SZBXD Waterproof Kids’ Smartwatch
Smartwatches are all the rage at the moment, but some of the adult-oriented smartwatches are unsuitable for young children because of their complexity or fragility.
The SZBXD waterproof kids’ smartwatch is the ideal solution. Ideally suited to children aged between five and nine years of age; this model comes with its own inbuilt GPS tracker for monitoring your child. It’s capable of both receiving and making calls thanks to the micro-chat voice feature. It is also waterproof for peace of mind. Parents need to be aware that this watch requires a data plan if its call features are going to work, but for those who want their kids to have access to the latest technology in a kid-friendly way, this smartwatch is going to tick all the boxes.
These are just six of the best waterproof watches on the market today aimed at young children. One of these models is sure to be ideal for your son or daughter.
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