Verizon GizmoWatch 2

2.7 out of 5 rating

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GizmoWatch 2 is a kid-friendly smartwatch designed with your child's safety in mind. GizmoWatch 2 is chock-full of features parents will love, like a GPS locator, ¹ reminders and easy-to-use parental controls. This is one smart watch that fosters independence while helping to provide parents a little peace of mind. It includes interactive features like a step tracker to encourage healthy habits and to-do lists with rewards. Set up to 10 trusted contacts that kids can send voice notes to, call, or text.2 Waterproof3, durable and easy to use, the new GizmoWatch 2 connects to 4G LTE from Verizon, the nation's most awarded network.

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2.7 out of 5 rating

2.7/5

340 reviews

37%

of reviewers recommend this product.

It’s only ok.

2 out of 5 rating

MomOf11YO · 5 hours ago

The concept is great but the watch doesn’t hold a great battery. Also there’s frequently bad connection where my daughter cannot answer calls or hear. It’s a nice step before a phone but it’s cheaply made and doesn’t work very well. There are days she has to turn it off all day at school or it’ll be dead by the time she gets off the school bus which defeats the point. I still recommend it because it is useful and not very expensive but definitely glitchy which can be annoying.

The best watch

5 out of 5 rating

Bob u · 1 day ago

Yes, I'd recommend this product.

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1 Dependent on carrier coverage. Device must be turned on. Verizon makes no representations or warranties about the availability or accuracy of the GPS or about the accuracy or completeness of any map data or other information.
2 Numbers must be registered through the GizmoHub App. Gizmo Watch permits up to nine contacts in addition to the primary registered caregiver.
3 Waterproof: This device has been tested to be IPX7 compliant. Do not operate underwater. If all covers are tightly closed, device is protected against water ingress to a maximum of 1 meter deep for 30 minutes.
4 Data usage applies for app download and use.
5 Repeat call must be placed within 60 seconds of the previous unanswered call.

Design

depth

0.53 in

Colors

Moondust | Bright Coral | Aquafresh | Blue | Pink

weight

1.94 oz.

Display

1.4” 300x300 303PPI

Battery

Battery

500mAh

Network

SAR

0.44 W/Kg (at mouth) 0.90 W/Kg (at wrist-worn)

Performance

Storage

4GB

Processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2500 32-bit, Quad-core 1.2GHz

SKU#

SKU#

ZW20A

What's in the box

  • GizmoWatch 2 (waterproof†)
  • Charger

1 Dependent on carrier coverage. Device must be turned on. Verizon makes no representations or warranties about the availability or accuracy of the GPS or about the accuracy or completeness of any map data or other information.
2 Numbers must be registered through the GizmoHub App. Gizmo Watch permits up to nine contacts in addition to the primary registered caregiver.
3 Waterproof: This device has been tested to be IPX7 compliant. Do not operate underwater. If all covers are tightly closed, device is protected against water ingress to a maximum of 1 meter deep for 30 minutes.
4 Data usage applies for app download and use.
5 Repeat call must be placed within 60 seconds of the previous unanswered call.

2.7 out of 5 rating

2.7/5

340 reviews

37%

of reviewers recommend this product.

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It’s only ok.

2 out of 5 rating

MomOf11YO · 5 hours ago

The concept is great but the watch doesn’t hold a great battery. Also there’s frequently bad connection where my daughter cannot answer calls or hear. It’s a nice step before a phone but it’s cheaply made and doesn’t work very well. There are days she has to turn it off all day at school or it’ll be dead by the time she gets off the school bus which defeats the point. I still recommend it because it is useful and not very expensive but definitely glitchy which can be annoying.

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The best watch

5 out of 5 rating

Bob u · 1 day ago

Yes, I'd recommend this product.

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Too fragile for kids

1 out of 5 rating

Abbey · 2 days ago

Bought 2 watches for my kids and within days both screens had cracks . My daughter’s is basically not usable due to the screen damage from a very short distance fall . Would cost more to repair than to buy another outright. Should have definitely engineered something more durable for children.

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Doesn't charge

2 out of 5 rating

BGalvan · 6 days ago

The watch is designed in a way that makes charging very difficult and sometimes impossible. Four tiny metal prongs plug into the back of the watch face to charge it. Since the back of the watch is the part that sits up against the wrist, the charging port easily fills with grime from sweat, soap, sunscreen, etc. so that not all of the prongs make contact when you try to charge it. This would not be a big problem if the grime were easily cleaned out, but it's not. You have to take a Q-tip dipped in alcohol or scrunch up an alcohol wipe and very carefully and firmly try to clean the tiny mental circles. Sometimes it takes several minutes of cleaning and messing around with it just to get it clean enough to be able to charge. This is not acceptable for any product, but especially a product designed for young children. My daughter is almost eight years old now, but 75% of the time she needs my assistance to be able to get her watch to start charging, which is unacceptable. For the last two days, we have not been able to get the watch to charge AT ALL. Besides the charging issue, the watch can be easily turned off with a button located on the side. I do not like that feature, as it allows the child (or anyone else near the child) to easily turn the watch off. I would prefer that the watch require a passcode or some other method to be turned off and the side button only be able to silence the watch. My daughter is a very shy child and if I try to call her when she is playing with certain friends or around "big kids," and she feels "embarrassed" by the call, she can easily turn the watch off and has done so, which means I can not only no longer call her, but cannot track her location anymore. It kind of defeats the purpose of having a specific parentally-controlled devise that is marketed as a way to keep tabs on your child. I do like the concept of the watch. I would be happy with it if it would charge. It is great for a child because parents have complete control. I am able to program "silent" times from the app on my phone so that the watch will not make noise during class hours. I am able to make the watch automatically answer my call, which is useful if the child refuses to answer. It's also great that the watch can only communicate with pre-programmed numbers only. Only people programmed as guardians can send the watch texts, and it can respond either from a preset list of responses or by sending back a recorded message. All in all, it's a great idea for a very young child who is not yet mature enough to have a phone. That said, I will not be replacing my daughter's which is now not charging, unless a new version comes out with a more user-friendly way to charge it.

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Verizon Manufacturer - 4 days ago

Thanks for sharing your feedback, we are sorry to hear the Gizmo watch has charging issue. Some tips to help --Power off the watch prior to cleaning. If you're cleaning the base charger then make sure it isn't connected to a power source. Check if the connector plates and magnetic charging points are clean. If not, clean the connection points with a Qtip, microfiber cloth, or an alcohol wipe cloth to remove the dirt. Presence of the debris and dirt on the charging points prevent them from creating a good charging connection. Do not attempt to charge until the connection points are fully dry. Regarding the signal and receiving audio issue, may we ask you to contact our Verizon Wireless customer support at tel:8009220204 OR email to:Gizmo.feedback@verizonwireless.com so we could help troubleshoot the device and offer you a suitable solution?

Hugely Frustrating- there are better products out there

2 out of 5 rating

DosseysLR · 9 days ago

We’ve had two gizmo watches for about 18 months now. Great concept but the technology isnt there yet. Sometimes they work great but most of the time they don’t. Sometimes they charge and other times they won’t. One watch repeatedly loses signal and continuously fails to reconnect. The receiving audio on one is totally blown out, but we can hear her perfectly fine when she speaks into it. Very frustrating. We will be trying other competing products.

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Verizon Manufacturer - 4 days ago

Thanks for sharing your feedback, we are sorry to hear the Gizmo watch has charging issue. Some tips to help --Power off the watch prior to cleaning. If you're cleaning the base charger then make sure it isn't connected to a power source. Check if the connector plates and magnetic charging points are clean. If not, clean the connection points with a Qtip, microfiber cloth, or an alcohol wipe cloth to remove the dirt. Presence of the debris and dirt on the charging points prevent them from creating a good charging connection. Do not attempt to charge until the connection points are fully dry. Regarding the signal and receiving audio issue, may we ask you to contact our Verizon Wireless customer support at tel:8009220204 OR email to:Gizmo.feedback@verizonwireless.com so we could help troubleshoot the device and offer you a suitable solution?

Won't charge

1 out of 5 rating

rt80639 · 10 days ago

We have 2 of these watches. Sometimes they charge, sometimes they don't. It's very frustrating. I wish I could return them but it's outside the 30 day window. Don't buy.

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Verizon Manufacturer - 4 days ago

Thanks for sharing your feedback, we are sorry to hear the Gizmo watch has Intermittent charging issues. Some tips to help --Power off the watch prior to cleaning. If you're cleaning the base charger then make sure it isn't connected to a power source. Check if the connector plates and magnetic charging points are clean. If not, clean the connection points with a Qtip, microfiber cloth, or an alcohol wipe cloth to remove the dirt. Presence of the debris and dirt on the charging points prevent them from creating a good charging connection. Do not attempt to charge until the connection points are fully dry..If the problem still persists, may we ask you to contact our Verizon Wireless customer support at tel:8009220204 OR email to:Gizmo.feedback@verizonwireless.com so we could help troubleshoot the device and offer you a suitable solution?

Terrible audio

2 out of 5 rating

Lei1111 · 10 days ago

It’s great to be able to know where my child is but every single call he can’t hear me or I can hear him

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Verizon Manufacturer - 4 days ago

Thanks for sharing your feedback, we are sorry to learn that your Gizmo watch as audio issue . This may because of the glitch. May we please suggest a few troubleshooting steps, as follows -Please try the below steps to reset the device and verify whether the issue is resolved-- From the Control Panel, touch 'More' > 'Manage Device's and touch the watch you want to reset. Then, Swipe to the bottom and touch 'Delete Gizmo' > 'Continue'
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You may also reset the watch by connecting it to the Charging dock and then pressing the Back button 4 times.If the problem still persists, may we ask you to contact our Verizon Wireless customer support at tel:8009220204 OR email to:Gizmo.feedback@verizonwireless.com so we could help troubleshoot the device and offer you a suitable solution?

Works when it wants

1 out of 5 rating

IrritatedMom · 18 days ago

I have two of these. One works alright, the other is a paperweight, we should already have to purchase a new one after a year. For both, the GPS is horrible, takes way to long to connect. Once it does, my son was over 15 miles away already (testing it). The one that is a paperweight, hardly ever works, Verizon message always comes on stating the customer is not in service, when in fact the two watches are side by side. Not allowing texting without the gizmo hub is a pain!

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Verizon Manufacturer - 9 days ago

Thanks for sharing your feedback, we are sorry to learn that your smart watch as GPS issue. may we ask you to contact our Verizon Wireless customer support at tel:8009220204 OR mailto:Gizmo.feedback.@verizonwireless.com so we could help troubleshoot the device and offer you a suitable solution?

Location / GPS doesn’t work

1 out of 5 rating

CLN123 · 19 days ago

My 10 year old has had the watch for a month. In the last few days the location GPS service doesn’t work. It shows him bouncing all over town when he’s in fact home. I’m so disappointed. Dreading calling customer service to attempt to fix it. If I could do it over again, I wouldn’t buy it. Just adds another malfunctioning device to get frustrated with.

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Verizon Manufacturer - 9 days ago

Thanks for sharing your feedback, we are sorry to learn that your watch has GPS issue. may we ask you to contact our Verizon Wireless customer support at tel:8009220204 OR email to:Gizmo.feedback@verizonwireless.com so we could help troubleshoot the device and offer you a suitable solution?

Battery drains so fast

2 out of 5 rating

Queen · 26 days ago

I bought this watch for my 7 year old , the watch does everything I need it to do but the battery drains so fast , my daughter had it on at school in school mode for most of the day other then when she goes to recess well after 6 hrs the watch goes dead every day .

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Verizon Manufacturer - 9 days ago

Thanks for sharing your feedback, we are sorry to learn that the device has battery issue. Just want double check if your device is Gizmowatch 2, because it doesn't have school mode feature. If so do you use watch for voice call frequently? If not, may we ask you to contact our Verizon Wireless customer support at tel:8009220204 OR email to:Gizmo.feedback@verizonwireless.com so we could help troubleshoot the device and offer you a suitable solution?

Frequently asked questions

AmberMay 1, 2022

Does this device use my (guardians) line or does a new line need to be added?

Verizon Customer Support - 2 days

We certainly want to provide you with accurate information for your question. The GizmoWatch 2 can be connected with the caregiver's smartphone. For more information about this, please visit our website at http://spr.ly/6425zPslT. -Robert C.

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Quick questionMay 0, 2022

Does this watch work internationally?

Verizon Customer Support - 3 days

Depending on your plan, enabling data roaming may cause roaming charges (e.g., when traveling internationally -Joel

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DeLeonMay 1, 2022

Gizmo can receive call but can' t call out. How can I fix this?

ThomasMay 2, 2022

What type of plan do you need for this watch?

JenniferMay 5, 2022

To activate the Gizmo watch, do we have to have cell phone service with Verizon or can we monitor it with any cell phone service?

Verizon Customer Support - 16 days

The Gizmo Watch can be a stand a lone device on an account. A Verizon cell phone is not required and you can monitor the Gizmo Watch from any device that you assign as the Guardian. You can learn more here, https://www.verizon.com/support/gizmohub-faqs/. -Danielle

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SallyMay 2, 2021

Does Gizmo watch work with Verizon's prepaid service?

Verizon Customer Support - 1 year

The Gizmo watch is not currently available for Prepaid service plans. - Celeste

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JasonMay 6, 2021

Do you need a certain phone carrier? Can I expect connectivity issues in rural/small towns?

The GizmoWatch Team - 5 days

The GizmoWatch 2 is a Verizon product and operates on the Verizon network within the USA.

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RachelMay 1, 2021

What is the warrenty on the Gizmo 2?

The GizmoWatch Team - 5 days

"The manufacturer warrants this device is free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service for twelve (12) months commencing upon the date of purchase. If proof of purchase cannot be provided, the manufacture date as recorded by the manufacturer, based upon the serial number, will be deemed to be the start of Warranty Period.

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Random MomMay 0, 2021

Does it work with Verizon prepaid?

VeronicaApr 5, 2021

Can the disney gizmowatch be used outside of the USA?

The GizmoWatch Team - 5 days

The GizmoWatch Disney Edition works only within the U.S.

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