Moochies has introduced two new smart watches for kids in time for Christmas – the Odyssey and the Connect – offering a range of safety, connectivity and lifestyle features.

With geofencing capabilities, parents are automatically sent a notification when their child leaves a certain area and with GPS tracking, parents can find their child’s location through the free Moochies app.

An SOS/emergency contact button means children can call caregivers in the event of an emergency and the parental control safe contact list enables parents to keep an eye on who their kids are in contact with. Featuring 4G active on parts of the Telstra network, voice calls, video calls and messages are enabled to and from the Moochies watch.

Incorporating a step tracker allows parents to keep track of their child’s activity and gamify exercise goals. Both the Odyssey and Connect are waterproof with IP68 and IP67 ratings respectively. The watch straps are swappable and are available in a range of colours and designs.

Additional features on the Odyssey include Spotify, in-built educational games and Bluetooth connectivity as well as heart rate and temperature monitor.

Moochies Australia and New Zealand head of sales, Jock Jones said the two new models are designed to help children build back their independence after 18 months of pandemic restrictions keeping them indoors.

“After so long being stuck inside, kids are yearning for more freedom but at the same time parents need peace of mind that their children are safe,” Jones said.

“During this time, separation anxiety can be high and Moochies watches gives kids all the things they need to stay in touch like text messaging and video and voice calls, while the free Moochies app allows parents to keep an eye on where they are.

“We also understand there’s a real risk, particularly for younger children, of accessing internet and social media so none of our watches allow access to the web,” he added.

The Moochies Connect Smartphone Watch is available at Big W, Target, Officeworks, and Harvey Norman for RRP $179 and the Moochies Odyssey Smartphone Watch is available from Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi and Officeworks for RRP $249.

Sim plans ranging from $14.95 to $24.95 per month can be activated on the Moochies website and can be cancelled at any time.