Naver Labs' AKI kids smartwatch is powered by the Gear S3's processor

Samsung isn't just powering its own wearables
Wareable is reader-powered. If you click through using links on the site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

Kids smartwatches are a blooming trend in the wider world of wearables, so much so that Qualcomm went ahead and created the Snapdragon 1200 specifically for them. Now it looks like Samsung is getting into the game, too.

The new AKI kids smartwatch from Naver Labs is powered by Samsung's Exynos 720 Dual processor. That's the same engine that powers the Gear S3, giving it two Cortex A53 Cores that clock in at 1GHz a piece. All that power helps enable a swath of smart features aimed at parents on the AKI.

Read this: The best kids smartwatches

There's an LTE modem that enables VoLTE calls, a personal assistant named CLOVA, and Papago, a service that helps kids learn second languages. It can even translate speech in English, Korean, Japanese and Chinese.

Of course, the AKI can also track your kids location to let them know where they are. Samsung says Naver Labs' Wi-Fi Positioning System can provide the exact location of the wearer both outside and indoors.

All of this is in a metal frame with a silicone strap. There's a 1.2-inch OLED display that will display one of four dog emojis. Your kids will also be able to choose from a variety of strap colors, and while Samsung doesn't list out what colors the AKI comes in, we know there's pink and blue-and-gold varieties. It's also IP68 water resistant, so you won't need to worry about your kids taking it off in the pool, or at the lake or beach.

There's no word on when and where the AKI will be available, or how much it'll cost once it does hit the market. And that's a shame, because the AKI is quickly shaping up to be one of the smartest, cutest kids wearables we've seen.

Naver Labs' AKI kids smartwatch is powered by the Gear S3's processor

How we test

Husain Sumra


Husain joined Wareable in 2017 as a member of our San Fransisco based team. Husain is a movies expert, and runs his own blog, and contributes to MacRumors.

He has spent hours in the world of virtual reality, getting eyes on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR. 

At Wareable, Husain's role is to investigate, report and write features and news about the wearable industry – from smartwatches and fitness trackers to health devices, virtual reality, augmented reality and more.

He writes buyers guides, how-to content, hardware reviews and more.

Related stories