Editor’s note: We think this is the coolest gadget for active kids and know that there are lots of ways to use it in all seasons. And we look forward to seeing some fun winter videos from those of you who try it out.
Last year, my son had his first taste of wearable tech with the VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch. He loved it so much, he couldn’t wait to try out the Kidizoom Action Cam, the perfect companion for little explorers who love both outdoor and underwater adventures. Now, a new generation of active kids can capture and relive memories thanks to the durability and versatility of the VTech Kidizoom Action Cam. Use the included mounts to attach to a bike, skateboard or scooter, or use the waterproof case for some underwater fun.
My son’s favourite feature was the waterproof case. This kid just loves playing in the water and recorded several videos during our latest family getaway to Blue Mountain a few weeks ago. The weather was below seasonal but, thanks to the Action Cam, he still managed to have endless hours of fun in the pool. I was personally surprised at how clear the underwater photos turned out, especially given that these ones were taken on an overcast day.
Assembly of the waterproof case was fairly straightforward and my son was able to quickly learn how to take videos. Many of them, however, were very shaky so I had to remind him to try to keep a steady hand. I also found that you have to keep your distance if you want to fit more people in the frame, which is harder than it sounds when your subjects are swimming around like fishies.
Guest post by AfL Role Model, Diana Mancuso
Diana is a mother of two children and works as an elementary French teacher in Toronto, Ontario. This review first appeared on her blog Toronto Teacher Mom which features articles on her family’s adventures as well as reviews on the latest and greatest. When she isn’t busy blogging, cleaning, or playing with the kids, you can find her standing on her head, riding a bike, or sharing crafts on dianasdesigns.ca.
Below you can watch a short video clip I recorded at the pool after I submersed the camera underwater. I didn’t have any goggles on so this was filmed blindly, so to speak.
With a waterproof case that can take videos and pictures up to six feet underwater, and a mount for bikes, skateboards or scooters, the Action Cam can go anywhere kids go. It was designed to withstand drops and tumbles while sparking creativity. The Action Cam features a 1.4″ color LCD screen that can take stop-motion videos and time-lapse photos, and allows kids to explore fun effects, frames, and photo filters.
The VTech Kidizoom Action Cam comes with a waterproof case, mounting accessories, and a wrist strap, as well as a micro USB cable for data transfer and battery recharging. There are also three built-in games for additional fun and room for expandable memory up 32 GB with a Micro-SD card (sold separately). It’s available in yellow/black or purple and is recommended for children ages 4 and up. The Action Cam currently retails for $70.
Disclosure: I received product to help facilitate this review. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.