Vibrating Watch

Due to medical reasons, I am in need of a watch / bracelet for my son (6 years old).
It needs to be:

  • waterproof (or at least splash proof)
  • able to have multi alarms during the day (around 6 or so)
  • not massive in size
  • not hugely expensive (he might lose it)
  • most importantly, it has to have a vibrating alarm, as it will be in school hours.

I've googled and looked at wobl watch, vibralite, etc, but reviews are hit and miss when it comes to water damage (even just a splash when washing hands). I was thinking maybe an exercise band, but struggling to find specs online of multi alarms/vibrating etc.

Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.

Comments

  • I found the old Pebble Watch was good for the vibrating alarm… but it may be a few more $s than you want to spend.

    • Yep, the Pebble 2 or an OG Pebble second hand would be my vote.

      They are waterproof to 30m and the vibration alarm is pretty good. They are also cheap. The battery lasts days (which means they are more practical for kids) and there are specific apps to remind people to take meds (eg Pillbox, Emma Pill)

      • The battery lasts days (which means they are more practical for kids)

        Why?

        • Otherwise there is the issue of 'did you remember to charge ?' and the band dying during the day. Particularly with the Pebble 2, you can charge on Sunday and be pretty sure of getting through the school week.

        • @sane: I think they assumed it would last longer as opposed to a watch that needs daily charging. My Garmin FR230 can last weeks without activity tracking while still being connected to bluetooth.

  • xiaomi mi band 2 would do what you want, i think the mi band 1 can do the multiple alarm thing too (a lot cheaper) but i only have the mi band 2 so i can't comment.

    Would need a phone to pair it with though.

    • Less than $50AUD and I haven't regretted mine at all. The Mi Band 2 would be good to test the waters and you can always invest in one of the more expensive options. If you don't have something to pair it to, it's easy to pick up a cheap android that won't break the bank too.

  • Yeah, I still have the original Pebble watch. It is tough, rugged, waterproof, and when you consider that it has lasted me almost 2.5 years, it's actually money well spent. It can install many types of alarm apps and can function without a phone too.

    But I don't know how a 6 year old will take care of his/her gadgets so…

  • Sorry to hear about your son. I recently bought a Fitbit clone from China for my son, after he keeps pestering me to get him a Fitbit. I think it has an app for Android only, and it does drink reminders for my son during school hours. The reminder basically means it vibrates at certain times during the day. I think this might fit all your criteria. It cost me less than $15 delivered from China. Look on Google for TW64 or try any of the Chinese sites regularly posted here on OzB, ie. aliexpress, banggood, everbuying, etc. The strap tears easily in the corners if you regularly remove the unit from the strap, so you might want to also invest in additional straps, they cost about $1.50 delivered.

  • Hi I have a Fitbit charge HR that I bought last Boxing Day for around $130 and it's splash proof but I've submerged it in water a couple times for a short awhile before and it seems to be fine. It has the ability to set up to 9 silent alarms. And they vibrate on your wrist until you press the button to turn them off. Hope that helps you out

  • Hi I have a Fitbit charge HR that I bought last Boxing Day for around $130 and it's splash proof but I've submerged it in water a couple times for a short awhile before and it seems to be fine. It has the ability to set up to 9 silent alarms. And they vibrate on your wrist until you press the button to turn them off. Hope that helps you out

  • Vibralite Mini with up to 12 silent alarms, water resistant to 5ATM, around $109. You can also lock out the settings if needed. See this for details:
    http://ilcaustralia.org.au/products/17573

    Link to supplier of the item:
    http://www.tabtimer.com.au/epages/tata4926.sf/en_AU/?ObjectP...

  • Thanks so much for your responses. I was actually looking at the mi band 2, but couldnt tell if it did multi vibrating alarm. I might look for one of these first, or the TW64 as geek001 suggested, before I look at the other more expensive options.