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VTech expands Kidizoom wearables line

The company's upgraded smartwatch incorporates AR gaming, while its brand-new Action Cam 180 aims to enhance kids' selfie-taking abilities.
July 25, 2017

Following a 12% group revenue increase to a record US$2.1 million for the year ended March 31, 2017, Hong Kong-based VTech has grown its Kidizoom children’s wearable line with two new camera-equipped devices—the Kidizoom Action Cam 180 and Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2.

Retailing for US$49.99, the Action Cam 180 features a 180-degree rotatable camera that lets kids take pictures and selfies from all angles, and includes slow- and fast-motion shooting options. It also comes with the same accessories of the original Kidizoom Action Cam, including bike and skateboard mounts, a water-resistant case and three games.

The US$59.99 Smartwatch DX2, meanwhile, lets kids snap pictures, record videos, use a motion sensor for active play challenges and play games including Monster Catcher, which uses a camera and augmented reality to help kids find and capture monsters in the real world. It also features 55 digital and analog customizable watch faces to help kids learn to tell time. There’s also an option to customize pictures and videos with an accompanying app called Silly Yourself.

Both products are currently available at major US retailers for kids ages four and up.

VTech’s recent revenue success follows its acquisition of kids tech company Leapfrog last year, which boosted its revenue by 5.9% to US$983 million for the sixth-month period ended September 2016.

About The Author
Jeremy is the Features Editor of Kidscreen specializing in the content production, broadcasting and distribution aspects of the global children's entertainment industry. Contact Jeremy at jdickson@brunico.com.

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