Xiaomi Smartwatches for Kids Arrive with GPS Tracker

May 3, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

We don’t often see high ranking smartphone vendors playing around with gadgets dedicated for kids. But Xiaomi, the Chinese firm that is eyeing a global takeover, is now stepping up to offer a technological boost for the small ones.

Xiaomi’s upcoming gadget is called Mi Bunny, and it falls under the category of a smartwatch designed for the kids. The basic functionalities of this children’s smartwatch is the same that can be found in a similar device by other providers.


There are options for making calls and receiving them using a prepaid SIM card, display time, WiFi and Bluetooth pairing up for smartphones, which ideally should be that of parents. It also comes with a 300mAh battery, which can run for over six days.

As far as the safety of children is concerned, the Mi Bunny comes with several features to alert parents when their children get into trouble. One method is to manually setup a virtual fence so that alerts will be sent to you once your kid tries to move off those limits, thanks to the inbuilt GPS tracker.


Besides, there is an SOS button provided in the device too. Pressing it will send alerts to the paired smartphone, and can also have seven-seconds long audio clips recorded from the smartwatch.

Xiaomi has launched the Mi Bunny for 299 yuan in China, where it’s also known as Mitu Watch. The pricing gets translated to roughly $46, which is cheaper than many of the GPS-powered watches available for kids.

We are not sure whether Xiaomi will launch it in the remaining markets. Mi Bunny will be available in blue and pink shades.

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