3 ways to use the Gizmo Watch 3 you (maybe) didn’t know about

By: Molly McGinn

Parents like the GPS tracking and kids love staying in touch with friends, but the Gizmo Watch 3 has features—like a medical ID—that make it more helpful than you might know.

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Child Wearing Gizmo Watch 3

The Gizmo Watch 3 is made for kids—but its powerful safety features make it a favorite of parents too.

For kids, the Gizmo Watch 3 is all about staying touch with friends through voice calling, video calling and messaging. For parents, some of the most important features are the ability to monitor the watch’s location and for the child to call their emergency contact—both of which can be managed from the GizmoHub app on the parent’s phone.

With so many smart features, even the most experienced user may overlook a few key options. Here are three ways to use the Gizmo Watch 3 that you may not know about.

Medical ID

You can set up basic profile information on Gizmo Watch 3, but you can also use the Medical ID feature to list medications your child takes, enter their blood type, and access a custom notes section for allergies and medical conditions. Set it up and make edits from the GizmoHub app on your phone, and it automatically syncs with your child’s watch.

Show your child how to access the Medical ID quickly by using the SOS button on the watch so they can share it with the school nurse or other adult in an emergency.

Gizmo Watch 3 Interface
  • Press and hold the SOS button for two to three seconds. It’s the oval button just above the power button on the right side of the watch.
  • Two options appear: Swipe to see the Medical ID information, or swipe to call the emergency contact.
  • Medical ID is accessible even when the watch is set to School Mode.


When the watch is in School Mode, it disables nearly all of the watch’s features such as games, video camera and text messaging, but it won’t disable accessing Medical ID or the emergency calling feature. Even if they’re at school and the watch is in School Mode, they can still call their emergency contact.

  • Teach your child to press and hold the SOS button for two to three seconds in an emergency.

  • Show them how their emergency contact name will appear, such as “Mom” or “Grandma.”

  • Have them swipe the watch face screen to call their emergency contact.

Find Gizmo

There’s a difference between looking for your child by checking the Gizmo Watch’s location and looking for the watch when it’s lost somewhere in the house.

To locate your child, open the GizmoHub app on your phone and the dashboard shows you where the Gizmo Watch location is in near-real-time. If the app is already open, you can tap the location refresh icon to get a location update. In contrast, to find the Gizmo Watch if it’s lost somewhere at home—perhaps between couch cushions or deep in a backpack—tap “Find Gizmo” and if the watch is on and powered up, it plays a tone until you find it.

Gizmo Watch 3 Notification
  • Open the GizmoHub app on your phone.

  • From the dashboard, select “Kids.”

  • Tap the kid’s profile for the watch you want to find.

  • Select “Find Gizmo.”

Parents can use the Gizmo Watch 3 to help ease the daily routine. The games and step counters can help keep kids busy and connected on a family vacation. The watch is also an easy introduction to technology that will help your child learn how to use it safely. It’s designed to be their first smart device, so there’s always something new to learn.

When they’re too young for a smartphone—but old enough to walk around the neighborhood—it’s time for the Gizmo Watch 3.

About the author:

Molly is an award-winning tech and child development writer for Parenting in the Digital World.


The author has been compensated by Verizon for this article.

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