Have you ever heard the term Tamagotchi or seen what it looks like? For those who haven’t, it is the virtual pet of the past. These virtual pets became sensational back in the 1990s and were in huge demand. Now, they’re planning a comeback but in a wearable form.
On Thursday, Tamagotchi returned with the name Tamagotchi Smart. They have voice and touch controls, as well as a new variety of characters with different items. You can interact with them by touch or use your voice commands.
The newer version features all the special features from the previous version, such as a pedometer, digital clocks, and simple ways to connect with friends’ devices. Tamagotchi celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
Tamagotchi became a national sensation when they were out in Japan in 1996. They were pioneering digital pets that spawned a variety of video games. Tamagotchi got so big that it even got an anime series and an animated movie with the clever title Tamagotchi The Movie.
If people didn’t take proper care, Tamagotchi characters from earlier generations were more likely to die within a few days. The digital pets weren’t strapped to your arm as the next iteration. This means that checking in on your character can be both exciting and sad, depending on how long you have left it alone.
This new smartwatch is more child-friendly than the original. A wearable Tamagotchi was inevitable, however, when you consider that Digimon also received a bracelet device.
Tamagotchi Smart will be available in the Japanese market from next month; however, there is no news regarding release dates in international markets.
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