Huawei is entering the Philippines’ kids smart device market by bringing two highly competitive but safe gadgets for Filipino families, including the Huawei MatePad T 8 Kids Edition and Huawei Watch Kids 4 Pro.
MatePad T 8 Kids Edition
Huawei MatePad T 8 Kids Edition comes with a beautiful Kids Case made from environmentally safe silicone, protecting both the device and your child. Consisting of a blue shell and cute green grips, it is comfortable and enjoyable to hold for small hands. The tablet also features a curved back for a delicate and rounded grip.
Ultra-slim bezels allow for an immersive visual experience, with a bright blue stylus pen to match your child’s inquisitive mind. The stylus pen offers a more interactive experience for kids by allowing them to draw pictures on the tablet and be immersed when playing touchscreen games.
Both the stylus and case meet the European Standards on the Safety of Toys and pass the Hardware Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS”), so parents can confidently let their children enjoy the accessories.
There are also numerous safety features – parents can manage the time spent, apps used, and other viewable content on Kids Corner, letting them set designated limit intervals throughout the day. A built-in color adjustment module intelligently adjusts the content on the display, offering a discrete eye protection mode. Using an ambient light sensor, the tablet enables multi-layered eye protection.
Huawei tablets have a built-in gravity sensor that can determine whether the user is lying flat, with prompts to adjust posture accordingly. There’s even an algorithm that detects when the tablet is shaking, which can remind your child to use the device in a more stable state, for better eye habits.
When eBook mode is enabled, the tablet automatically adjusts the contrast, brightness, sharpness, saturation, grayscale, color temperature, and other parameters to offer a quality reading experience that’s closely similar to reading a physical book. The Bumpy roads alert, eBook mode, and more can be toggled on an d off in Kids Corner.
Huawei MatePad T 8 Kids Edition comes pre-installed with a wealth of educational content, making it the perfect companion for kids as they grow. For Kids Corner, Huawei has partnered with BabyBus and Azoomee, two leading educational developers creating apps for children. The tablet comes with a free three-month membership to Baby Panda World, and a free one-year membership to Azoomee.
- BabyBus apps: Baby Panda Care, Daily Habits, Baby Panda’s Hospital, Magic Numbers, Little Panda’s Dream Castle, Where Do Babies Come From?, Ice Cream Bar Factory, Healthy Eater, Talking Baby Panda, Earthquake Safety, Little Panda: Pony Care Club, and more!
- Talking Tom apps: My Talking Tom, My Talking Tom 2, My Talking Angela, My Talking Angela 2, My Talking Tom Friends, Talking Tom Gold Run, and more!
- GoKids! apps: Truck games for kids – build a house, car wash, Colors for Kids, Toddlers, Babies – Learning Game, Learn colors and shapes, 123 numbers for kids, and more!
- Other apps your kids will love: Kidoodle.TV – Safe Streaming, Coco-Melons Videos Collections, Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus, Kahoot! Play & Create Quizzes, Learn Korean, Learn Japanese, Chinese – LingoDeer, Lingokids – English for Kids, and more!
The tablet also comes with the third largest app distribution service in the world – AppGallery, and mobile search engine Petal Search.
Huawei Watch Kids 4 Pro
Huawei Watch Kids 4 Pro has a vibrant and fluid design that integrates technology and premium materials to offer kids a fun and educational experience. It features Huawei’s own self-developed network positioning services are able to obtain optimal location accuracy.
Thanks to the GPS, Beidou, GLONASS, A-GPS, WLAN positioning, base station positioning, indoor positioning, accelerometer-assisted positioning, and SOS camera-assisted positioning, Huawei Watch Kids 4 Pro can accurately record location every 120 seconds. Parents will also receive notifications when their kids enter or leave the safe zone.
The privacy framework of Huawei Watch Kids 4 Pro is designed with reference to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), enabling strict data encryption and privacy protection for kids.
In addition, the 5MP front camera allows for video calling using Huawei MeeTime. Users can make HD video or voice calls on the Huawei Watch Kids Pro 4 with contacts who own Huawei devices, such as phones, tablets, and visons.
The device is also equipped with a 5ATM water-resistance design. The buttons have a waterproof enclosure design that has passed strict waterproof tests. It is water resistant up to 50 meters, and also provides a counting features and a one-min activity challenge for skipping rope, free skipping rope, and sit-ups. The smartwatch can also track user’ steps and provide a ranking which is helpful for kids to challenge themselves when they exercise.
Pricing and Availability
Huawei MatePad T 8 Kids Edition is priced at PhP8,999. Until October 1, 2021 those who will purchase a unit via the Huawei Online Store will get the following freebies worth PhP8,996.
- Pen (PhP 499)
- Cover (PhP 999)
- Baby Panda (PhP 759)
- Lamp (PhP 2499)
- Baby Bus App 3 month VIP (PhP 450)
- Azoomee APP 12 month VIP (PhP 3790)
The Huawei Watch Kids 4 Pro’s pricing and availability will be announced soon.
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.