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Cellular Phone Watch – Dick Tracy Style – Is It Good Enough To Be a Kühl Toy?
February 13, 2017

The GSM Cellular Watch Challenge – Is There a Kühl Toy Out There? from Kühl Toys on Vimeo.

To be a Kühl Toy, it takes a lot to get the job done. In this segment we try to find a real Cellular Phone in a watch. Not an Apple Watch (See Note about Apple Watch Series 3 Below) that needs to be in BlueTooth range of a paired up phone, but a real cellular watch. Not one was available in a store, and over 50 were available on line. We called and twenty companies answered the call and offered us watches. Funny thing is not one showed up.

Our producers went out and bought a dozen different cellular watches. Three watches were good enough for us to talk about them. We used T-mobile since all of them were GSM based. We couldn’t find a single CDMA ready unit.

Take a watch and see what we found!

The highlights of the tests go something like this…

1st Place – Sold Under Several Names – We used SoCoole twice

IP68, Lasted the longest in the water of any watch we tested.

2nd Place – iMacwear M7

Best Looking watch by far, large screen, but only good for hand washing and splashing, no submerged water activities.

3rd Place – Indigi – NOT WATER RESISTANT

Lightweight, looks great, good battery life and good cellular reception.

September 26, 2017 Update


The first models have not been able to receive cell or text notifications while out in the water surfing.  That is the Kühl Toys Approval requirement.  For now, the Apple Watch Series 3 is not Kühl Toys approved but we are working with Apple to figure out why.

Samsung Gear 2

We haven’t tested this one because it must be paired with a Samsung Galaxy phone.  Samsung hasn’t sent us the phone or the watch so we haven’t tested it.  It looks like it could be Kühl Toys approved if they could make it clone any cell phone.


The best looking and most durable of the group that we have seen but it still needs a BlueTooth connection to your phone.  To go surfing the phone is still in a pouch making your back itch.  No Thanks.

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