The Coolpad Dyno smartwatch on sale for $135 is perfect for your tech savvy kid

Groupon has the Coolpad Dyno kid's smartwatch down to $134.99 with code SALE3. That's $15 off the price it goes for on the Coolpad website and through other retailers. This is a temporary code that will be going away by the end of the day. You also get free shipping.

Check out Android Central's review, which gave the smartwatch 4 out of 5 stars and called it "The only kids smartwatch worth buying." The review also said, "If you have a child under age 12 and you don't want them to have a phone yet, this is almost certainly your best option. You're unlikely to find a $150 phone that offers as compelling an experience as this watch without a lot of extra software work on your part, and the watch just plain looks like fun."

It's a great idea for a phone that strikes a balance between something toy-like with its animated interface and something with the right amount of tech, including voice and text messages. There's even a companion app you can get on iOS or Android that gives even more control over the phone's capabilities. It is compliant with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and allows you to set safety zones. Coolpad backs it up with a one-year warranty.

John Levite
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