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 (opens in new tab) 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.

  • This is absolutely cool!
  • Very cool indeed. I'll certainly get for my daughter. Posted via the Android Central App
  • That's pretty darn interesting.
  • Genius! dreaming of electric sheep
  • Amazing price with attractive functionalities, definitely a must buy item!
  • That's worth it!
    Need something hidden as well though.
    Could lead to a kid losing the watch (or heaven forbid the watch is recognised and removed from the child) then parent can't find kid.
    Dependency could be a bad thing.
  • does this records steps too? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Can this be used with an American service provider?
  • Getting one for my dog. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Pretty cool device.
  • This would be perfect for my son. He is special needs and we were looking for something along this line in terms of gps. I don't really need the cell features but for that price point I'd pay the 50 no problem for the gps function. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Question is how much will the service cost? Posted via the Android Central App
  • I prefer the LG Gizmo Gadget my daughter has.. Color touch screen.. Fun little apps. Changeable straps.. Reasonably waterproof, survived pools.. Lasts 5 days with occasional calls and GPS checking 8 times a day. Plus only costs me $5 a month for service on Verizon...
  • Heteronormative color schemes! Posted via the Android Central App
  • SOooooo everything should just come in gray?............
  • I would absolutely buy this for my kids! I'm just curious how much the service is monthly. Posted via the Android Central App