VTech KidiZoom DX2 Smartwatch Review

September 28, 2020

We have laid out a clear cut guide and will provide you with everything you need to know in our extensive but concise VTech smartwatch review.

Unlike most smartwatches out there, this one is for kids. It’s marketed for children from 4 years and upwards, but we think it’s much better suited to kids under 10 years. – The older ones might want some extra features.

So, without further ado, let’s get reviewing!              


As this product is designed for kids it comes in several quirky and funky designs. The belt for the watch itself is soft and non-irritant, which is perfect for a kid’s wrist. This model, the DX2, is the more modern variant and features some cracking additions that the older model lacks.

The color options range from red, blue, pink, camouflage, violet, floral swirl, and several others. Making this a perfect option for kids that love color. After all, kids love anything colorful.

This product’s watch belts are unfortunately non-removable, but its face is splash-proof, which is certainly a good sign.

Features and Performance

There are several Kidizoom smartwatch DX reviews out there, and the vast majority all state how excellent this product is when it comes to features.

However, while this model has several features, we will start by admitting that it doesn’t feature GPS. We do feel that the Vtech would benefit from GPS. With most smartwatches offering this feature, we expect that some of Vtech’s newer models will include GPS in the future.

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In terms of technical specifications, the VTech Kidizoom smartwatch DX2 is a great interactive tool. It features a lithium polymer battery and comes alongside a micro USB cable for charging. This feature also allows you to transfer games from your computer to your smartwatch.

The screen is of a good size and will certainly keep your kid entertained. This newer and more modern model of the Kidizoom features two cameras, which are both 0.3 megapixels.

This may not seem like much but it’s perfect for younger ones who just want to have fun. The image resolutions for this camera come out at 640 x 480 pixels. With the camera itself found on the top of the device, which is excellent for a selfie.

The second camera is located on the side of the watch – This option can allow the user to take front-facing photos and videos too. Photos taken are in the standard format – JPEG.

Kids seem to adore this feature as they can mess around with all the funny filters and effects. After all, which kid doesn’t like messing around with a camera these days? It’s a great option for any young, budding photographer.

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Like most video recorders, mobile, or smartwatch, the resolution for videos is lower than what it is for photos. The Vtech Kidizoom can record videos of 320 x 240 pixels for a maximum of 1 minute. Recorded videos are in the AVI format otherwise known as (Motion JPEG).

It isn’t the best video recorder out there in the smartwatch arena, but it’s excellent for kiddies.     

So let’s talk storage – This nifty device comes with 256 MB, which is more than enough to hold around 1,500 pictures and between 10 and 25 minutes of videos, dependent on quality. So we are sure the storage is enough for any snappy happy youngster.

This super smartwatch comes with basic features as well as some additional ones, such as:

  • Alarm clock
  • Calendar
  • Timer
  • Dual cameras
  • Photo effects and frames/filters
  • Voice Recorder
  • Voice Distortion Effects (Fun feature)
  • Touchscreen – User friendly
  • Tones of games
  • Educational Vtech Library Access
  • Learning Lodge for eBooks etc…
  • Motion sensor
  • Pedometer
  • More than 55 changeable watch faces (selfies or photos also possible)
  • Splashproof (NOT Waterproof – Don’t submerge)

Another great feature that we certainly can’t miss, is the parental control feature. If you are worried that your child will play or watch for too long, you can limit the time spent on gaming.

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Several Kidizoom smartwatch reviews have found this to be one of the most impressive features.  You can set the time limits to either 90, 60, or 30 minutes. There’s even the option to choose no limits each day. One more additional option to freeze play, for example when your child is at school.

Battery and Charging

With the polymer battery included, this product is supposed to last for up to three days without being charged. That being said when researching for our VTech Kidizoom smartwatch DX2 review we found that with heavy usage the battery will typically last for about a day.

Kids often spend a lot of time on their gadgets so expect it to last less than three days.

There is a micro USB included which can be used to charge the watch via computer or via USB wall-plugs.

Value for Money

This smartwatch isn’t going to break the bank. It is well priced and there are several retailers out there with fair prices. Just have a look online. That being said, we would prefer it to have GPS technology.

A number of parents search for this feature when looking for smartwatches as it can allow them the option to track and trace their kid’s whereabouts if needed. If your child is older and out of the house more, we would suggest searching for a GPS inclusive watch.

This option is however very fairly priced. This is a great smartwatch for smaller kids and has the option to access hundreds of educational learning tools.

Final Verdict

Overall, our Kidizoom smartwatch DX review has revealed several reasons to go ahead with your purchase. There are hundreds of happy customers out there and Vtech has been in the children’s entertainment market for a long time. They are certainly doing something right.

Although we have only covered the DX2 here if you are unsure whether to choose the VTech DX vs DX2, we would suggest going for the DX2. It’s the newer, smoother, and in our opinion, much better version of the DX. With two integrated cameras, this product doesn’t fail to impress. 

This product is an impressive and highly educational smartwatch for youngsters. While technology pervades every aspect of life, kids are often even more adapted to it than us.

Get them practicing with a smartwatch that doubles up as fun as well as educational. It’s easy to navigate and has great usability ratings, with two cameras, and a splash-proof face it’s a great deal. As it comes in several colors/patterns, you can be sure to find the right one for your child.

Vtech has done an amazing job on this one. The aesthetic design is bright, funky, and importantly catered to kids. This product doesn’t come with a super price tag and makes it an affordable choice for parents. In sum, we think it’s great! If you’re still unsure don’t be afraid to look out for more VTech Kidizoom smartwatch reviews, there are plenty out there.

So there you have it! Our compact and concise Vtech watch review made especially for you! We really hope we have helped you somewhat! Don’t forget to check our other smartwatch reviews when shopping around, and don’t forget – it’s always good to check – Happy hunting!

About the Author Jamie

Jamie has a background in physics and electronics and has always been interested in technological innovation.

Since getting a Garmin Forerunner 220 way back in 2014, he's been obsessed with smartwatches, in particular running/exercise watches. He's our "go-to" guy for these!

He's currently wearing a Garmin 645 Music but can't wait to try the Venu 2 out in an upcoming review.

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