Kids Walkie Talkie Buying Guide
There are three main categories when it comes to types of walkie talkies to choose from:
1. Two-way, touchless walkie talkies are two-way. Each device is paired, but one has a button like most walkie talkies, and the child unit is touchless. This option is a no-fuss way to talk to your child on the go.
2. Two-way, handheld walkie talkies provide instant communication with your child offering convenience through a paired system–one for you and one for your child. You’ll be able to reach your child with a click of a button.
3. Two-way, multiple handhelds are a great way for larger families to communicate. While you can still maintain the convenience of pairing your child to each walkie talkie, this option gives you several ways to communicate to more than one person.
Ease of use: Depending on the age of your child you may want to forgo any complex systems that could be confusing. The simpler the design the easier it will be to teach your child how to use the radio.
Walkie Talkie Durability: We can think of too many times we as parents have dropped a phone. Dropping a walkie talkie is just as easy. Or how about dunking your phone into open water? Having a durable, tough design can be a lifesaver, er phone-saver. Waterproof capabilities are an added plus!
Walkie Talkie Range: Wherever you are on a family trip or hiking excursion, the distance you’re able to contact your child is hugely important. There might be times you’ll be inadvertently separated so confirming how far communication with your child will be is a good thing.
Walkie Talkie Charging Capabilities: How long you are outside really determines how much juice your devices can carry. That’s why knowing how the rechargeable walkie talkies will be charged and for how long is key to avoiding mid-communication drop-offs and static noise. Most walkie talkies will be plug in, battery-operated and some even have a solar power function.