Remote Control cars have been around for quite a good while now and both kids and adults alike really love not just the cars but pretty much any remote control toy. After all, what is not to like about mastering an RC car and getting it to speed around the room under your control.
This RC car goes one step further and it responds to your voice commands. The vocal control car comes in six different versions so you can choose the design or color that you like best.
It comes with the car, a Smartwatch controller and a charging cable.
This would make a great gift for any child that likes cars or remote control vehicles. If you have more than one child to buy for it is even better because two cars to race together would double the fun.
Thumbs Up Points
First up the rechargeable batteries are included with the package so you can charge it all up and be good to go. Make sure you read the instructions first and also charge both the car and the watch.
The main selling point for this RC car is that it responds to your voice with eight voice activated commands – Go forward, Go Back, Turbo, Car break, spinout and demo. It also has lights and you can switch them on and off with the commands Light On and Light Off.
It is pretty easy to use but is very fast so take it slowly at first and memorize the Car Break voice activation command!
If you don’t want to use the voice control commands you can control the car manually with five controls on the smartwatch.
The charge holds for a long time so you get plenty of playing time out of it each time it is used.
Thumbs Down Points
Some users had issues with the watch not recognizing their voice commands so make sure you speak loudly and clearly.
We thought command ‘Car Break’ was a bit strange, why not just have it as ‘Stop’ this would seem to make more sense.
It might take a while to memorize all the different voice commands at first but young kids are normally pretty quick at picking this up.
What Consumers Are Saying
At the time of publication we found two dozen customer reviews online and more than 70% of them gave this toy a full five stars. Here are a few excerpts…
After just a few minutes I had this thing going forwards, backwards, and stopping on a dime. I must admit it is quite fun and my little dog enjoyed chasing the car up and down the hall.
When compared to one of the toy helicopters he also got, he uses this more frequently because it charges quicker and is easier for him to steer.
The child that I bought it for was very disappointed and so was I.
Bought two one for each grandson and they both loved it.
Value in a Nutshell
These are good sized and nice looking RC cars and with the added smartwatch and voice activation feature it makes them a good value product. Throw in the rechargeable battery as well and you have a bargain.
Remote control vehicles also make great gifts especially for boys, they will especially like the smart looking watch and voice activation functions of the SainSmart Jr. RC car and it is sure to be a surefire hit.