Tobi Robot Smartwatch Review (MGA Entertainment)

Tobi Robot Smartwatch
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What It Is

Kids will feel all grown up with a smartwatch of their very own. But the Tobi Robot Smartwatch is more than just a smartwatch. It's a playful robot right on your wrist that comes to life with moving arms and legs, sound effects, and more than 100 facial expressions.

Whether you're wearing Tobi on your wrist or playing with it in its clip stand, Tobi's touchscreen face is easy to use. Swipe up to put Tobi into listen mode, and Tobi will react when he hears you speak. You can also poke Tobi's face to make him shake his arms and legs, or give the whole device a shake to make Tobi dizzy. If you rock Tobi back and forth, he'll fall asleep. Right swipes tickle Tobi, while left swipes make Tobi annoyed. You can also feed Tobi by pressing and holding its mouth, then choosing from the selected food options on the screen.

But the interactivity with Tobi is not all kids can do. There are also different games to play, each with three levels of difficulty. Kids can practice telling time in Tobi Time, help Tobi move colored balls into the correct holes in A-Maze-Ing Balance, solve math problems in Smash Math, and play Tic-Tac-Toe in Tic-Tac-Tobi.

From the Fitness menu, kids can play an augmented reality game called A-B Seek. They must move Tobi around to find something on the screen that matches the letter prompt. Freeze Dance gets kids moving until the music stops, and in Tobi Says, kids copy Tobi's moves. You can also set activity goals for the week and view your progress.

Tobi also has two cameras for taking traditional photos as well as selfies. Kids can view their photos and add silly stickers. They can also record videos through either camera. And all of these files can be transferred to your computer using the included micro-USB cable.

Additional features include messaging between paired Tobi devices, an alarm clock, calendar, timer, and stopwatch. Check the stats to see how Tobi is feeling, see the stars you've earned from playing games, and use your stars to unlock photo stickers, decorations for Tobi's room, food to feed Tobi, and new animations.

The Tobi Robot Smartwatch is available in blue or pink.

Is It Fun?

Little kids always want what they see their parents playing with, and in this day and age, that's tech gadgets. We like that this smartwatch is infused with personality, making Tobi like a kid's sidekick as they play and get active. We also like that some of the games have an educational component to them. And kids will love taking their own photos and selfies. For kids who aren't into wearing something on their wrist, the clip stand allows them to easily take Tobi on the go via a pants pocket or set Tobi up on a table as they play.

Who It’s For

Tobi is for ages 4 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

Tobi runs on a rechargeable battery. A USB cable is included for easy recharging.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    Easy