OFFICE CLOSED :: 30/09/22 – 07/10/22
Please note that our office will be closed for one week from Friday 30th September – Friday 7th October. We will be unable to post orders, process returns or accept post for one week while we have an office refurbishment. We will be answering emails, but please expect a short delay in reply. Thanks for your patience
We operate Monday – Friday.
Emails received after 4pm on a Friday, and over a weekend will be answered on the following Monday/Tuesday. Thanks for your patience.
Before contacting us: Please check the FAQ below, as your question may be answered there:
All of our watches are supplied with TWO layers of screen protection (both already attached to the watch). The first layer has a tab, which is pulled off. Beneath this is another layer of protection. We advise to leave this on (unless you've purchased a screen protector from us)
When setting a password for the Kidsnav app, please ONLY use letters (uppercase or lowercase). Please do not use special characters (eg £$&* etc)
If you're unable to scan the QR code on the back of the watch, please manually type the REG CODE. Please enter the REG CODE and not the IMEI number.
When binding a KiDSnav watch to our app, please don't use any symbols or any characters that are not letters. For example, our customer below couldn't bind with app as she was using an apostrophe when naming the watch. Instead of naming the watch Evelyn's watch. It should be named Evelyns watch (no apostrophe), or simply Evelyn.
If you see this message (below), can mean a number of things.
1, The watch isn't switched on.
2, The sim card has run out of credit. Networks are known to disconnect a phone number if credit hasn't been applied within a 6 month period.
3, You haven't set the APN. If the APN hasn't been set, the data on sim card won't be activated. It's very important to follow our guide. Our direct link to our guide can be found >HERE<
4, If you have credit on the sim card and you've set the APN, please take the watch for a walk so you receive a better data connection.
5, You are using the wrong app. Only our 6 4G/Video calling watches are compatible with the Kidsnav app. Older 2G models will use a third party app.
6, if you've tried all of the above, please send the following text message command from your mobile phone, to the phone number of the watch (Exactly as it appears, all lower case with no spaces). You'll receive a text message back to your mobile phone with all of the watch information, please send us a screenshot of this and we will work out the issue:
We choose to have all of our instruction manuals and user guides online. The reason for this is that the app is constantly updating and getting better all of the time with new features being added. If you have just purchased a KiDSnav watch and you're wanting to know how to use it, and the app, please follow the link below:www.kidsnav.com/guideWe have tutorials on both, including videos.
The watch will only update when a new signal has been found (whether that be GPS, WiFi or LBS). The watch will only pick up an accurate GPS signal when it's outdoors and in motion.
Please see an example below. My daughter Lucy left her watch at our office. I checked the location of the watch at 11.11pm and it hadn't updated since 4.29pm. The reason for this is that the watch hasn't moved location.
Firstly, please ensure that the app is set to update every 10 minutes (you do this by opening the app and selecting 'Location Update Schedule'
It can take awhile for app to start showing GPS coordinates as the watch needs to lock onto at least 3 satellites to beam back an accurate GPS location. You're able to see what positioning accuracy the watch currently has on the map on the app. It will either be GPS, WiFi or LBS. The later two are less accurate as GPS.
This happens very often, and we receive many emails about this but it’s perfectly normal. If setting up a GPS watch indoors, a watch won’t be able to find a GPS signal (as GPS signal can’t be found indoors). The watch will show either a WiFi or LBS signal. WiFi signal will be showing an open source WiFi signal and LBS, the less accurate of all, will show the watch’s local LBS signal tower. LBS stands for Local Base Station. Take the watch for a walk and the location will update, or you can press the green icon on the map on the KiDSnav app to manually search for GPS signal.
We receive this question alot, but the truth is, when your wacth is connected to your home wifi, it has no affect on the location of the watch at all.
Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS) is a geolocation system that relies on Wi-Fi to locate compatible devices and users. Wi-Fi often works alongside GPS to improve accuracy. Companies like Google, Apple, and Microsoft use GPS to identify Wi-Fi networks, which can then be used to find someone's device as it relates to nearby Wi-Fi.
Wi-Fi positioning is useful in urban environments, where there are many wireless networks broadcasting within the same area. It is also useful in places that are out of reach to GPS, such as tunnels, large buildings, and underground structures.
However, WPS does not work when out of range of a Wi-Fi signal; if there aren't any Wi-Fi networks around, then WPS will not work.
IMPORTANT: Wi-Fi Positioning System is not to be confused with Wi-Fi Protected Setup, which shares the same abbreviation (WPS). The latter is a wireless networking system that's meant to make it faster for devices to connect to a network (eg: WiFi in your home)
Yes you can!
Both parents can have the app installed on their phones and receive the same updates. Please note that the first person to bind a watch to the app is automatically assigned to be the 'administrator' of the watch. This means that they will need to give authorisation to anyone else that binds the watch to the app (via the app on their phone)
Our watches will work in the UK and Europe, and anywhere in the world. Please ensure you check the data roaming costs when travelling outside of the UK
I'm afraid that we only deliver our watches to the United Kingdom. We are a UK based company.
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If you're setting up your watch, please ensure that you're following our setup guide link on your watch box