COSMO Insights

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Taking a Broad Look at Kids Watches

Watches have changed a lot since we were kids. This leaves many parents wondering what is the latest technology in kids watches, and what’s the best option for their child? Should you choose a kids smartwatch with internet, a regular analog watch, or one with no internet access? Will your child want to wear the watch every day? Can you use it to communicate with them instead of buying them a smartphone? If you’re thinking, “What am I even looking for?” then keep reading to learn more about kids watches, and how to choose the right one for your child.

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Verizon Gizmo Watch 2: What You Should Know
The Verizon Gizmo Watch is a well-marketed and relatively well known product in the kids' smartwatch space, but the reviews on it's own website tell a different story. Here's a few of the reasons the Verizon Gizmo Watch never quite took off.
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10 Reasons Why a Kids Smart Watch is Better than a Smartphone
Thinking of buying your child their first smartphone? As a parent, you probably know other parents whose elementary-school aged kids have smartphones. Many parents want their kids to have a phone so they can contact and keep track of them. But there's a better solution than smartphones designed for adults. We have everything you need to know to feel confident putting off the iPhone in favor of the kids smartwatch.
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Apps for Outdoors
Take a look at our top ranked parent go-to apps for getting kids out of doors and adventuring! This guide will be your go-to for the summer! 
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COSMO kids smart watch pink

Everyone you know has a phone number that you can call anytime. Everyone except your youngest, most vulnerable family members -- your kids.

It is a sign of our digitally connected times that not being connected feels unusual. If your friend or your spouse doesn’t answer your calls, you begin to worry. But many families do not give their kids phones because of the myriad dangers that come from being over-connected too young.

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Kids Gadgets Christmas Gift Guide

At the end of a highly unusual year, holiday shoppers are already showing signs that they aren’t looking for the same gifts they were in years past. It’s been a year for reflection packed with changing circumstances and for all of us some kind of hardship.

Black Friday is all but canceled, Cyber Monday has been spread out over a multi week period and that’s not even the biggest change in holiday shopping. This year parent shoppers are looking for gifts for their kids that will address the new normal that started in 2020.

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technology for kids

Technology for kids should be designed for kids. COSMO has heard countless stories from our customers about how they found their way to our business. Almost all of those stories share a disturbing theme -- parental controls that failed, devices that had backdoors, kids that hacked through safety settings, and apps that weren’t what they appeared to be. If this is your story, keep reading.

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Kids in school with device

A top concern for parents and school officials is how kids will cope with the new rules, which would be stressful for anyone, let alone kids who have already lived through a year of incredible confusion. “Kids who normally have a little trouble separating from mom and dad will see their anxiety peak during times of stress or transition,” says Rachel Busman, clinical psychologist at the Child Mind Institute.

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