Who still remembers the little colorful plastic egg from Japan with the virtual little chick that wanted to be fed and entertained all day long? In keeping with the 25th anniversary, the Tamagotchi is coming back in the form of a smartwatch.
Tamagotchi Smart – little chick as a smartwatch
With the Tamagotchi Smart, in addition to the design in a smartwatch look, new functions are also added. With the integration of touch and voice control, the small pet can be woken up or petted. Every Tamagotchi Smart also comes with new characters that have to be cherished and nurtured. Bandai wants to sell so-called “TamaSma” cards separately, with which one can purchase exclusive characters and items and then load them onto the Tamagotchi Smart.
In addition to the fun game features, the wearable also serves as a digital watch and step counter. Judging from the Bandai YouTube video published, it may also be possible to listen to music on the device.
From November, Tamagotchi Smart will be available in Japan for 6,380 yen (approx. 50 €). It is not yet clear whether it will also be available worldwide.
Did you have a Tamagotchi and what do you think about the smart comeback?
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