Do you remember those little creatures on a pixelated black and white screen that you have taken care of as a kid? They will be back as Tamagotchi wearable.
The Tamagotchi Wearable
Back in the mid-late ‘90s, everyone went crazy for Tamagotchi. It was a smash hit, especially in Japan, where studios even produced anime and movies about them. Some developers created multiple video games based on the characters. These digital pets captured the hearts of many kids all around the world. Twenty-five years later, Bandai, the manufacturer of the said device, announced that they would be releasing a Tamagotchi wearable called Tamagotchi Smart.
It is an egg-shaped bracelet that you can wear wherever you go. It is very different from the ones you used to attach to the zippers of your school bags. It will be more accessible for kids to feed and show their love to their virtual friends. Aside from that, here are other features to look out for in the new generation of Tamagotchi.
Touch and Voice Controls
In addition to the three push-button controls that the original model is known for, they will be having touch controls and voice recognition. Interacting with your pets will be much easier with the touchscreen, where you can feed and stroke them with your fingers. Also, you will now have the chance to talk to your pets.
Pedometer and Digital Clock
Unlike other smartwatches, Tamagotchi Smart will only have a pedometer and not a fitness tracker. It can only count the steps you take in a day. There will be no other data like heart rate and burned calories. Nevertheless, it will keep the young ones entertained which is the essential thing in a kids smart watch. Along with the pedometer, it also comes with a digital clock which is great for teaching them how to read the time.
Most Tamagotchi relies on their batteries in determining their lifespan. Once the battery runs out, it is time to say goodbye. However, the Tamagotchi wearable will be a rechargeable one. It can last up to 30 hours with a single charge—no need to mourn for your pet unexpectedly.
There are ten available characters in the Tamagotchi Smart. Mametchi, Poptchi, Awamokotchi, Kuchipatchi, Gaogaltchi, Pyueltchi, Wawatchi, Tuyopitchi, Milktchi, and Karapatchi. Moreover, you can have additional pets by plugging in your TamaSmart Cards. There are two options for these, the Rainbow Friends and the Sweet Friends. These cards will also give you access to more foods and accessories. There will also be other minigames aside from the dancing game, which is a default game on the device.
It is nice to have your friends come over to your house and play with your Tamagotchi together. But it is even better when your pets will be able to interact with each other. Through wireless connectivity, you can link your Tamagotchi devices to one another. This will allow your pets to eat and play together in each other’s house.
The Tamagotchi Smart will come in two colors, coral pink, and mint blue. There is also a white version of it, but it was not for sale to the public. It was put on a lottery as part of their 25th Anniversary Set. Still, you can have one of the two colors starting on November 23, 2021, which is the exact date of its release 25 years ago.
Kids these days will not know the pain of losing something after forgetting to take care of them, even though it is only a virtual friend. It means a lot to you as a kid. The release of the Tamagotchi wearable is an opportunity for you to have your children experience the same feeling and teach them a thing or two about taking care of others and valuing one another.