VTech’s Kidizoom Smartwatch Named ‘Most Wanted’ for Holidays, Earns Spot on The TTPM Hot Toy List

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VTech’s Kidizoom Smartwatch Named ‘Most Wanted’ for Holidays, Earns Spot on The TTPM Hot Toy List

Annual TTPM Most Wanted List Forecasts Most Popular Toys for the Holiday Season

Chicago  VTech (www.vtechkids.com), a world leader in age-appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children, today announced its Kidizoom® Smartwatch was named to the TTPM Most Wanted holiday list. The annual list designated by TTPM, the leading online resource for all things play, recognizes the holiday's most in-demand toys and children's lifestyle products. Also included on the TTPM Most Wanted holiday list is VTech's Go! Go! Smart Animals™ Zoo Explorers Playset™, an animal-themed playset for ages 1 to 5 that lets kids explore the wonders of the zoo and teaches cause-and-effect skills, music, colors and more.

The world's first smartwatch for kids, the Kidizoom Smartwatch is packed with innovative features, including a built-in camera, video recorder, fun photo effects, a stopwatch and timer in a kid-friendly, durable design. The multi-functional smartwatch, recommended for ages 4 and up, marks VTech's entrance into the growing wearable technology market for kids.

"VTech's Kidizoom Smartwatch is a terrific example of a new breed of toy, with kids' wearables becoming an emerging trend this year," said Jim Silver, CEO/editor-in-chief of TTPM. "The Smartwatch offers the innovative, engaging qualities that VTech is renowned for, and we predict it'll be a must-have item of the holiday season."

"The response to the Kidizoom Smartwatch since its introduction this summer has been incredible," said William To, President of VTech Electronics North America. "We are thrilled by the extremely positive feedback and to see this product selected for the TTPM Most Wanted list. This honor demonstrates our ongoing dedication to creating innovative, educational products that offer age-appropriate, engaging play experiences."

The Kidizoom Smartwatch lets kids capture photos, add photo effects, record videos and play built-in games for learning fun on the go. Complete with an easy-to-use 1.4'' color touch screen, as well as more than 50 digital and analog clock displays, the multi-functional Kidizoom Smartwatch is perfect for kids learning to tell time. It boasts a rechargeable battery, alarm clock, timer, stopwatch, voice recorder with five voice changing effects and parental game controls.  Made just for kids, the Kidizoom Smartwatch features a durable design to withstand drops and bumps and is splash and sweat proof. The Kidizoom Smartwatch is PC and MAC compatible for uploading photos, videos and recorded voice files and offers access to VTech's Learning Lodge™ app store, where parents can download even more games and watch displays to extend the learning fun. (MSRP: US$59.99, ages 4 and up).

For more information about the Kidizoom Smartwatch, please visit www.vtechkids.com/kidizoomsmartwatch.

The Kidizoom Smartwatch has also been nominated for the TTPM People's Play Award in the Tech Toys Category.  Additional VTech nominees include the InnoTab® 3 Plus (Kids' Tablets Category) and the Go! Go! Smart Animals Zoo Explorers Playset (Preschool Toys Category). Consumers can vote for their favorite toys now through November 24 at www.PeoplesPlayAwards.com. The winners, collectively known as "America's Wishlist," will be announced on Tuesday, November 25.

The Kidizoom Smartwatch is available on vtechkids.com, Amazon.com, Target.com, Toysrus.com and Walmart.com for US$59.99.

About VTech

VTech is a world leader in age-appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children. As a pioneer in the learning toy category, VTech develops high-quality, innovative educational products that enrich children's development and make learning fun. With a rich, almost 35 year history, VTech has not only established itself as a learning authority but also consistently remains at the forefront of innovation with award-winning products such as the InnoTab® 3S Wi-Fi Learning Tablet, one of the first children's learning-based tablets with Wi-Fi, MobiGo®, V.Reader® and V.Smile®. The Learning Lodge®, VTech's comprehensive app store, features a robust library of more than 800 educational and entertaining games, e-Books, music and videos with engaging age-appropriate content across the widest variety of curricula, with content expanding to offer even more titles. The company also has a broad range of award-winning infant and preschool products available in 24 different languages worldwide, with more than 100 new products introduced every year. In order to further strengthen VTech's position as a learning authority, the company's Panel of Experts, with esteemed experts in reading, language arts, science, math, and child development, consult on new product introductions and Learning Lodge content.

VTech Electronics North America, LLC is based in Arlington Heights, Illinois. VTech Electronics Limited is headquartered in Hong Kong with distribution globally. VTech is the global leader in electronic learning products from infancy to preschool.

For more information on VTech's additional product lines, visit www.VTechKids.com, www.facebook.com/VTechtoys on Facebook or follow @VTechToys on Twitter.

About TTPM

TTPM is the #1 source for all things play where consumers can research and find the best playthings. TTPM is the only site that combines expert reviews (video and written) with live price comparison, sales notifications, one-click purchasing, and product availability at major retailers including Amazon, Wal-Mart, Target, Toys"R"Us, Babies"R"Us, buybuy BABY, GameStop, Best Buy, Sports Authority, Modell's Sporting Goods, PetSmart, and Wag.com.

Shop for Kids app by TTPM allows consumers to shop for toys, games, baby products, sporting goods, electronics, and more gifts for kids. Shoppers can search, browse, or scan a product's barcode to see expert video reviews and up-to-the-minute price comparisons from major online retailers. Shoppers can also see if an item is in stock and click through to buy from the retailer of their choice or bookmark the item to revisit later.

The seasoned TTPM editorial team reviews thousands of products each year, providing comprehensive video and written reviews of toys, baby products, kids' electronics, sporting goods, and family friendly video games, apps, books, and movies.

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