The 8 Best Digital Watches for Kids

Have you ever bought your kid a watch that lasted more than a week?

Probably not. But we’re here to tell you that there are watches that can sustain the torture children put their watches through.

We have listed down some of the best digital watches that any kid will love in 2020. So if you’re ready, let’s get into it!

Best Digital Watches for Kids – Our Top 7 Picks

Top ProductsRatingWater Resistance
1. WUTAN Watches for Girls and Boys3.930m
2. CASIO Women’s Classic Quartz Watch4.5Splash Only
3. CAKCITY Camouflage LED Sport Watch4.450m
4. Nickelodeon Kids’ PAW5003 Digital Red Watch4.3Not resistant
5. TIMEX Digital Watch4.130m
6. Nickelodeon’s Paw Patrol PAW4016 Digital Watch4.2Not resistant
7. BIGGERFIVE Fitness Tracker Watch4.3Splash Only

1. WUTAN Watches for Girls and Boys

This clean and smart looking watch is the definition of simplicity. The square-shaped LED is a touch screen that shows just time and nothing else.

When the screen is touched, the time is shown in a big and bold digital red font which lets you see the time comfortable even in the dark.

The strap is made of soft silicone that gives you a comfortable wearing experience. This watch’s battery lasts about 18 months so keep it in mind that you might need to change it.

The watch is not suitable for swimming but can handle splashes while washing hands or other accidental splashes.


2. CASIO Women’s Classic Quartz Watch

The Casio women’s watch rocks a very classic digital watch design with a bright pink color. It’s really comfortable and would easily fit even if you have a wide wrist.

You can set only one alarm at a time on this watch. It also comes with an auto-calendar and a battery life of 5 years.

And although this watch is not water-resistant, it can withstand accidental splashes. The special feature of this watch is that it is luminous, which means that it glows brightly in the dark.


3. CAKCITY Boys Camouflage LED Sport Watch

This one is more of a military styled, rugged-outdoor kind of watch but for kids. It’s shockproof and can survive normal day to day drops just like other rugged watches.

The watch is also water-resistant up to 50m (165ft) and can be worn while swimming. That’s why, it’s a great watch for kids who are sporty and like to wear watches while playing soccer or during their swimming classes etc.

Some other features of this watch are alarm clock, dual time display, week display, and calendar. This watch is also luminous and has got an extra-long battery life.


4. Nickelodeon Kids’ PAW5003 Digital Red Watch

This watch is for kids aged 3-6 years and is designed for children who are fans of Nickelodeon’s Paw Patrol show. The watch comes with a fabric velcro strap that can be easily washed.

The led panel in the middle simply shows the correct time through a quartz movement. The fabric band has a width of 18 mm and makes the watch quite comfortable to wear.

But since it’s a watch for children, it’s neither water-resistant nor does it have an alarm system.


5. TIMEX Digital Watch

The Timex digital watch has a fabric slip-through strap that makes it comfortable to wear. The strap has a cool flame pattern on it and is completely washable as the watch itself is water-resistant up to 30m (100ft) of depth. However, it is not suitable for swimming.

The panel is very simple and just shows you the time with the help of a digital LED panel. The dial can be lit with a red button. You can also set alarms on this watch.

The simple yet interesting design of this watch makes it a good choice for your children.   


6. Nickelodeon’s Paw Patrol PAW4016 Digital Watch

This is another one of paw patrol’s watches but is a bit different from the previous one. The strap of this watch is made from plastic which is adjustable and easy to buckle on most wrist sizes.

On the watch’s dial is the 3D image of the fire sniffing dog named Marshall from the Paw Patrol show. While the LED panel that shows time is at the bottom of the image.

The watch is lab tested to be non-toxic and is safe for children so you can get it for toddlers and young children.


7. BIGGERFIVE Fitness Tracker Watch

This product completely reinvents the standard watch wearing experience. With a cool and unique bracelet design, it comes with an amazing smart LED display.

The material of the dual strap is as durable as it can get. The watch is not water-resistant, but can handle accidental water splashes.

This watch is full of features. Other than telling you the time and date on its main screen, it gives you the ability to count the number of steps that you took while wearing the watch and can tell the amount of calories you burned throughout the day.

It can also track how well the wearer slept at night and it has a vibration-enabled alarm. All this is tracked through the mobile app that comes free with the watch.


8. CASIO F108WH Digital Blue Strap Watch

  • It has a square LED screen, a daily alarm system, an hourly time signal, a 1/100 second stopwatch, and an auto-calendar
  • The watch is water-resistant up to 50m (165ft) of depth  
  • Very comfortable to wear because of the resin strap
  • Can be worn by both girls or boys
  • It’s a great sports watch because of its durability

Buyer’s Guide

When it comes to buying watches for kids, quality would obviously be every parents priority. And although it’s the kid’s own choice at the end, there are still some things that you should consider before buying a digital watch for them:

Durability

I have said this before. Buy the watch that lasts a while. But how exactly do you know if a watch is durable or not?

That you can tell by looking at the properties/specifications of the watch. First, look at the material of the strap. If the strap is made of plastic or leather, it might not be good in terms of durability.

But a silicone, fabric, or resin strap is what you need to look for. These would not wear down quickly and even if they do, they can be replaced with a new one easily.

The second thing you need to look out for is whether the watch has a shockproof body or not. Also, look for the water-resistance rating of the watch. These things would add to the durability of the watch.

Battery life

The battery life of a watch is very important. For example, if you stumble upon a good quality watch that has a wide array of features as well as a battery that can run for a good six to ten years, then that investment will definitely be worthwhile.

So in this way, a watch can be a very special thing to give to your kid. But if the watch has a poor battery life, then you would get sick of changing the batteries again and again, and eventually, you will get rid of the watch.

FAQ

What age should a child get a watch?

It depends on you about when you want to give your kid a watch or when your kid asks for a watch. But usually, it’s suitable for children to get a watch between 6 to 14 years of age.

What water-resistance is good for a watch?

Some watches are partially waterproof which protects the watch from accidental splashes. But watches, specifically sports watches should have at least 100m (330ft) of water resistance to be considered suitable.

Is 50m water-resistance okay for swimming?

Yes, it’s okay to swim with a 50m watch. But it’s better that you keep the swimming to a minimum while wearing the watch. Also, do not press any buttons on the watch while it’s underwater or the water would leak into it and damage the watch.

How long should a battery in a watch last?

A watch with a basic date and time feature would mostly last about 4 to 5 years. But the mechanism in a watch starts wearing out over time so there might be a need for a battery replacement every 2 years.

What is the best material for a watch strap?

In terms of lasting longer, silicone and rubber watch straps are great. Also, rubber and silicone watch straps look pretty stylish, are lightweight, and make the watch more durable.

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