Watchu – A Review


Watchu is some next level tech. It’s the sort of thing me and my friends would pretend existed when we were kids in some sci-fi make believe game.

Watchu is a combined phone, watch, pedometer and location tracking device for your young kids, all packaged up in a cute pink (or blue, or green) wristwatch. At age 6, this would have been something from Buck Rogers or Blake’s Seven.

Watchu

It looks great. The watch comes with a charger lead (like an android phone charger lead), sim card and instructions. The watch uses a sim card for calls, GPS and to transmit data to an app which you’ll need to install onto your own phone or tablet. You can then use this app to track the phone, and you can call it like any other phone. The watch has a speaker and mic built in so it can be used as a normal phone!

Watchu

We were sent through a pink Watchu for Jenny to try out. This included the sim needed to run the phone along with £3 credit and instructions on how to set it all up.

Watchu

We did have some teething troubles with the initial set up, but the Watchu tech team were quickly on the case and our Watchu & app were synced up soon after.

Watchu

Peace of Mind

The Watchu display is bright and easy to read. There are three buttons to change the display, cycle through contacts and a panic button too. The wearer of the watch can’t phone just anybody. They can either press the panic button to call the main contact, or cycle through and call someone on their pre-approved contact list. The admin (parent) chooses who is on that list, and who the primary emergency contact is through their app.

Watchu

Jenny, as you’d expect, thinks this is awesome. Yesterday, in the park, she’d cycled off just as we were deciding to go and get some ice creams. I gave her a quick call to her watch, and you could see her beaming smile at talking to her daddy through her tech!

But there’s a more serious side to why this is a good thing to have. As a parent, you would have had anxiety nightmares too about your child getting lost, or worse. Watchu provides peace of mind against this. It can show you, in real time, the location of the Watchu wearer. It also provides the option, through the app, to track where the Watchu has been that day!

Watchu

I’m giving Watchu a hefty double thumbs up for a number of reasons. First off, Jenny loves it. It doesn’t look babyish. The pink, soft look made it something that she was happy to wear. Secondly, once it’s linked up, it works like a charm. The app is a little clunky at time, but once you’re clear with the navigation, the features are impressive. Finally, the safety aspect. When Jenny has this on, I’m far happier that I’ll be able to find her / contact her if she should wander.

The Watchu kids watch is available in bubblegum blue, grasshopper green or princess pink. While it costs, £119.99, Watchu currently has an offer to buy one, get a second half price. There’s also a Watchu Guardian for elderly / vulnerable people, and 1 year accidental damage cover. Impressive!

88 Comments

  1. Katie
    13 July 2017
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    Something that allowed me to fly!

  2. Mary Heald
    13 July 2017
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    A motor car

  3. Bryan Murphy
    13 July 2017
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    Great prize

  4. Tracy K Nixon
    13 July 2017
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    Not really tech, but I used to pretend those boxes of cigarette shaped sweets were real cigarettes – so I would hold one like I was smoking lol!

  5. Susan Smith
    13 July 2017
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    Motorized Go Kart, as there was’nt any hills where i lived and it was a go-kart my dad made me with pram wheels, i loved it

  6. fiona waterworth
    13 July 2017
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    a pan lid was a steering wheel tech was not around when I was a kid

  7. Graham Ross
    14 July 2017
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    A Camera

  8. stuart hargreaves
    14 July 2017
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    A RAY GUN ZAP ZAP ZAP

  9. Sidrah Ahmed
    14 July 2017
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    A cardboard cut out of a rocket so that I could fly

  10. Graham H
    14 July 2017
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    An invisibility gadget

  11. Heather Hibbert
    14 July 2017
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    Hover boards

  12. MANDY DOHERTY
    14 July 2017
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    A camera

  13. Rebecca Cusick
    14 July 2017
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    A stun gun! I thought I was spiderman zapping imaginary rays out of my hands at people lol

  14. 14 July 2017
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    A RAY GUN

  15. Emily Hallett
    14 July 2017
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    A card machine using a calculator when playing shops

  16. Kayleigh Watkins
    14 July 2017
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    We used to pretend our walkie talkies were mobile phones xxx

  17. Anthony Harrington
    14 July 2017
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    a cloak of invisibility! ( which in reality was a very visible, brightly coloured knitted blanket!)

  18. Judith Allen
    15 July 2017
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    Blake’s 7 comunicator, so I would have loved this. Not so sure about the pink though, don’t remember that being the colour of them. I remember one of our lot made some and we wore them while we ran around the wendy house / Liberator.

  19. Ashleigh Allan
    15 July 2017
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    A telephone where you could see people ????

  20. Lisa Wilkinson
    15 July 2017
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    A teleporter

  21. Hannah Wood
    15 July 2017
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    A camera .x

  22. Hali Kinson
    16 July 2017
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    A time machine

  23. Maria hackett
    16 July 2017
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    flying saucer

  24. Rebecca Nisbet
    16 July 2017
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    i watched to much of back to the future, sent my imagination wild!

  25. Solange
    16 July 2017
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    A camera.

  26. Sarah Mackay
    17 July 2017
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    That i could make video calls from my watch

  27. James McLaughlin
    17 July 2017
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    A Jet Pack. Secretly still wish I had one now to.

  28. Nicola Marshall
    17 July 2017
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    A wand that made me invisible.

  29. sharon catterall
    17 July 2017
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    i pretended my pencil could talk to me ,it told me my brother had pinched the last biscuit ,so i could blackmail him for a week hehehe

  30. Jo Carroll
    17 July 2017
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    That would be a lightsabre 😉

  31. Judy kennedy
    17 July 2017
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    I used my wardrobe as a lift. Vivid memories of making my own buttons. Loved it

  32. Margaret gallagher
    17 July 2017
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    A pair of binocular

  33. Tracy Hanley
    17 July 2017
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    See in the dark glasses

  34. Jodie A Green
    17 July 2017
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    i used to pretend the shower cubicle was a time machine

  35. jackie grout
    17 July 2017
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    I used to pretend that I was invisable and if I kept really quite my mum would not see me and I could stay up late it never worked x

  36. amy bondoc
    18 July 2017
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    i used to pretend i had a rocket

  37. claire griffiths
    19 July 2017
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    a camera

  38. Julie Smith
    20 July 2017
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    We use to run round with straws behind our ears using them as headsets and pretend we were secret agents.
    We use to try to make cellar into a secret den

  39. Chris Andrews
    20 July 2017
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    What piece of imaginary tech did you pretend you had as a kid? . . . .invisibility cape . . . would have loved one of them

  40. Rich Tyler
    20 July 2017
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    A hooverboard

  41. Ruth Harwood
    21 July 2017
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    A GPS Gun!!

  42. Nicki simpson
    22 July 2017
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    A microphone attached to my face for during my greatest hits tour! ????

  43. Katie
    23 July 2017
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    A space rocket

  44. Karl Foxley
    24 July 2017
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    I always pretended I had a watch that when I pressed the button it made me invisible, always great acting like no one can see me then my mum would say “come in now and wash your hands ready for dinner” and ruin the illusion 🙂

  45. Sam McKean
    24 July 2017
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    A telephone watch….so that I could talk to my friends…

  46. Kim Styles
    25 July 2017
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    A transporter like on Star Trek

  47. Stewart Biddle
    25 July 2017
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    Invisability cape

  48. Alison Johnson
    26 July 2017
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    Communicator like on Star Trek, then they invented the mobile phone!

  49. Emma Salter
    26 July 2017
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    I used to use my watch as a communicator.

  50. Ashley Phillips
    26 July 2017
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    A hair brush as a microphone

  51. frances hopkins
    27 July 2017
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    A watch that could take me anywhere

  52. Allan Fullarton
    28 July 2017
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    A Camera

  53. Ursula Hunt
    28 July 2017
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    Wings that meant I could fly anywhere in the world

  54. Philip O'Neill
    29 July 2017
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    A helicopter 🙂

  55. Chris Fletcher
    29 July 2017
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    I used to pretend to have a jet pack

  56. Stacey Jane Leigh
    29 July 2017
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    Cup phones 🙂 They were pretty cool! Also we used to make rockets and houses out of Cardboard boxes that my Dad got from work hours of fun!

  57. Jeanette Leighton
    29 July 2017
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    I used to play with my friends pretending my bed was a boat

  58. Emma Whitworth
    29 July 2017
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    I used to pretend I had my very own Bernards watch!

  59. FIONA AITKEN
    29 July 2017
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    Plastic cups as telephones, I would be at one end of the garden while my sister was at the other and we would shout into the cups, to be fair we could hear each other shouting ???? so don’t think the cups made any difference

  60. James Travis
    29 July 2017
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    A Teleport

  61. Martina Alban
    30 July 2017
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    camera to take pictures

  62. Matthew Warman
    30 July 2017
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    I had a whole spaceship (My bedroom) that was full of all sorts of tech (imaginary)

  63. janine atkin
    30 July 2017
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    a phone to ring to police lol

  64. Sandra Jo Siddall
    30 July 2017
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    I pretended I was invisible when someone looked at me ????

  65. Anneka Avery
    30 July 2017
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    I had a watch that when I pressed the face with my finger it turned me into sonic the hedgehog and I would zoom zoom zoom around the garden!! ????

  66. Deborah Clarke
    30 July 2017
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    A motorbike. Had hours of fun on that imaginary bike lol.

  67. Rebecca Powell
    30 July 2017
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    A flying car

  68. Nancy Bradford
    30 July 2017
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    I mainly played with my Barbie dolls and left that to my brother I’m afraid but my daughter loves tech lol

  69. Lucy Carter
    30 July 2017
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    X Ray glasses

  70. Thomas Riley
    30 July 2017
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    wings

  71. Lorraine Kirk
    31 July 2017
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    A microphone

  72. Lauren Tourle
    31 July 2017
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    a wacky races car haha 🙂

  73. Jordan
    31 July 2017
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    Would love this!

  74. Jordan
    31 July 2017
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    Dolls

  75. Kim W
    31 July 2017
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    no tech, not a magic broom stick.

  76. lynn neal
    31 July 2017
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    A magic carpet so that I could go anywhere!

  77. EJ Dunn
    31 July 2017
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    A microphone

  78. Gem Cook
    31 July 2017
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    A camera.

  79. Amy Denney
    31 July 2017
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    to be invisble

  80. gemzlou
    31 July 2017
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    Digital tv!

  81. Kim Neville
    31 July 2017
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    A gun to target my sisters

  82. alice lightning
    31 July 2017
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    electric scooter

  83. Melanie Burton
    31 July 2017
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    A speedboat. I used to pretend my bed was the boat and the ground was the water surrounded by sharks

  84. Anna Brown
    31 July 2017
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    An X-ray camera so I could see through people

  85. Hannah smith
    31 July 2017
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    I used to pretend i had super xray goggles and me and my mum would use egg boxes to make them, i looked so daft in public but i loved it. This watch is amazing! Would give me so much peace of mind x

  86. Tee Simpson
    31 July 2017
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    A mobile phone. I was desperate for one

  87. Lia Burns
    31 July 2017
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    I used to pretend my glasses made me invisible

  88. Natalie Crossan
    31 July 2017
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    An invisibility cape

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