Should I get my 9 year old grandson a smart watch?

Rob from Leonia, PA

Episode 1423 (1:46:30)

Nintendo Switch

Rob has a 9 year old grandson and he got him an iPad. He loves technology. Leo says to put Swift Playgrounds on it. It's an app that teaches kids how to program an app. It uses game play to do it and it's fun. Rob could do it with him too!

He also wants a smart watch that can play games. Leo says smart watches can't play games, really. They aren't that smart and have a tiny screen. Battery life isn't good enough to play games, either. At best, he could interact with a game on his phone or tablet. Instead, Leo suggests getting him a Nintendo Switch. It's a portable game console that will work with the TV. There are great games to play on it.