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    19 November 2021

    Vodacom

    Neo, The Game-Changing Smartwatch, Designed For Kids, featuring Disney.

    Vodacom unveils Neo, the game changing smartwatch designed for kids, featuring iconic characters from © Disney. © Disney/Pixar. © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd. © 2021 MARVEL films.

    Vodacom and Disney have combined their respective skills in technology and entertainment to produce a device combining function, style and fun. The result is Neo, the smart watch for kids that connects you with your child – and makes it fun for them. You and your young one can call and chat while they enjoy their favourite characters and emojis and gain a sense of independence as they take their first step into the digital world. 

    Neo is packed with Vodacom tech that empowers children to discover, play and grow. A built-in forward-facing camera lets them capture their daily adventures, while the activity tracker logs movement and sets a goal that incentivises them to get physically active with their “buddy” encouraging them along the way. The calendar and weather features also encourage children to interact with the world around them.  

    Most importantly, the Neo keeps you connected with your child through calls, chats and emoji’s (even from long distances with the embedded Vodacom SIM).   

    Top features & Parental controls

    • Neo features some of the most popular Disney characters of all time from the worlds of © Disney. © Disney/Pixar. © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd. © 2021 MARVEL films, which includes Minnie & Mickey Mouse, Elsa, Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Rapenzeul, Iron Man, Darth Vader, the Child from Mandalorian, and the Armoured Avenger – who come to life at the touch of a button. Kids can switch to another ‘buddy” whenever they like.  Neo will automatically update over time with additional characters and experiences at no charge via built-in firmware updates. 
    • Beyond telling the time, Neo gives updates on weather, a calculator, as well as access to a calendar with all their appointments and events scheduled (including reminders); an activity tracker that counts the number of steps the Neo wearer takes in a day and the functionality to communicate with a trusted network of contacts through chats, calls and emojis.
    • Up to 9 trusted contacted can be added to one Neo profile, while providing parental controls, such as quiet time if you feel your Child has too much screen time – and you cannot use Neo to access the internet.
    • Neo is the latest member of the Designed & Connected by Vodacom range, powered by the Vodafone Smart App to create a connected ecosystem enabling multiple use cases and cross-device intelligence. 
    • For your peace of mind, the Vodafone Smart App gives you control of the child’s digital experience with Neo.

    Neo is the perfect first step for parents and children to stay connected in a fun and exciting tech environment without access to the internet or social media. It delivers a truly unbeatable smartwatch experience for kids! 

    Vodacom