Xiaomi's $50 Mi Bunny is a GPS-enabled smartwatch for kids

Xiaomi has launched the Mi Bunny, a $50 smartwatch aimed at children. The key feature of the watch is its ability to make and receive voice calls, made possible through an embedded pre-paid SIM card. In addition to standalone cellular connectivity, the Mi Bunny offers GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.

Up to six family members' contact information can be saved on the watch, allowing kids to make and receive calls to and from those contacts for free. Parents have the ability to monitor the location of their kids and set a predefined "security zone," receiving alerts if they leave the area. There's also a SOS button that lets kids broadcast their location along with seven seconds of audio with a single tap.

The Mi Bunny comes with a 300mAh battery, which according to Xiaomi offers six days of standby time. The watch itself is made out of plastic and silicone straps, and is compatible with phones running Android 4.4 KitKat and above. And yes, it also shows the time. A more adult-friendly smartwatch is slated to make its debut sometime in the second half of 2016.

The Mi Bunny is now available from Xiaomi's official website in China for ¥299 ($46).

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.