Smartwatches for children are a privacy and security nightmare

Researchers analyzed the security of four popular smartwatches for children and found pre-installed downloaders, weak passwords, and unencrypted data transmissions. The analysis demonstrates that most of these devices arbitrarily collect and periodically transmit sensitive data to remote servers without the user knowing about it.
This finding is worrisome as these devices quickly grow in popularity, with parents purchasing them to monitor their children’s location and activities. The research was conducted by the Dr. Web antivirus team, which looked into Elari Kidphone 4G, Wokka Lokka Q50, Elari FixiTime Lite, and Smart Baby Watch Q19.