The watch will feature a software interface with an animated 'sidekick'. Children will be able to personalise this by choosing a popular character from Disney, Marvel and Star Wars to interact with. The six characters available from launch are Minnie Mouse, Elsa, Buzz Lightyear, Darth Vader, Iron Man and The Child.

Children can change the sidekick at any time, which will alter the entire theme of the interface. More characters will become available over the coming months as software updates roll out. All the updates will be free of charge.

The Neo features an activity tracker for fitness. Kids will be able to track their steps, unlock achievements when they exercise and receive encouragements from their animated sidekick.

Disney Neo

There's also a built-in front-facing camera on the watch which kids can use to take photos of themselves and the world around them. These images can then be shared with parents via the companion app. 

The watch comes in a choice of two colours - Mint Green and Ocean Blue. The box will feature two silicone straps, a traditional straight one and an angled one to allow the watch to have a better viewing angle on the wrist. 

There's a button on the edge of the watch face which can used for taking photos and for navigating through features. In addition, if users hold down the button for around five seconds, the watch will automatically their parent or guardian. 

The expected battery life of the watch is around 24 hours of general usage, and two days whilst on standby. 

Disney Neo

Parents will be able to keep in contact with their kids through the watch through messages, video calls and chat via the official Vodafone Smart App. There will be apps such as the weather, calendar and a Disney game, but there will be no access to an open web browser or social media. 

Parents and guardians will have autonomy over kids contacts, will be able to get location updates via GPS and can manage screen time through using ‘Quiet Mode'. 

The Disney kids smartwatch will be a part of the ‘Designed and Connected by Vodafone’ range, joining the likes of the ‘Curve’, a smart GPS tracker and the first watch to be launched in this range back in July.

Disney Neo

To access the watch out and about, a cellular plan will have to be purchased. Vodafone has confirmed that different pricing options will be available, including long-term contracts and monthly rolling options. These will start from £7 per month .

You can register your interest on the Vodafone website. Though retailers haven't been confirmed yet, we imagine the likes of Amazon, John Lewis and Currys will all have the product in stock.

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