for my 7-year-old son... This would be a tool he would grow with for a decade, instead of getting an off-brand MP3 watch from a suspect manufacturer in China.

@PatrickM  Just a general comment.

I wouldn't count on any smartwatch lasting a decade.

First, while some models may be rugged, I can't imagine a 7-year-old taking good enough care to not damage a smartwatch over that length of time.

Second, this technology improves at such a rapid pace that a smartwatch you buy today will have become obsolete much sooner. Imagine using a 10-year-old smartphone today.

As a result a lower-end watch with basic features that's replaced every year or two may be a better option overall. Some makes offer models that are specifically designed for youth. 

...Wanderer


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