A kid’s smartwatch has to balance parental control and safety with a child’s increasing need for independence and creative expression. Our top pick—the Spacetalk Adventurer 2—does the best job of pulling this off. It features 4G calls and texts, a GPS tracker with geofencing, SOS alerts, parent-approved contact list, school mode, fitness tracking and more.
But if you’re looking for something very specific (like a dedicated fitness tracker, a budget device, or one with some fun games), another watch may be right up your alley. We tracked down the best options.