Octopus is the first icon-based watch that empowers kids by teaching good habits and the concept of time.

It is the only watch that young children can read and understand. It links time to event, thru icons. The Octopus watch growths with the kid. You can select different clock faces (icons, digital, analog) for instance.

And there is more...

As a parent, you can create daily routines on your smartphone for what tasks you want your children to assimilate and to accomplish like to brush their teeth in the morning, to feed their fish or to complete a chore. (700+ icons to choose from).

The schedule is pushed to the watch over bluetooth. (Then bluetooth is turned off so that your child is not exposed to radio frequencies).
When a reminder pops up, thru an icon and gentle vibrations, the child knows that they have to accomplish a task. Little by little it becomes a good habit.

We are also working on an optional gamification feature to make the habit forming experience feels more like a game.

Octopus watch fosters responsibility, independence and self-esteem in children.

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In-App Purchases:
Octopus Watch by Joy is a free download. If you choose to purchase the Premium Membership, you will be charged a monthly price according to your country. The price will always be shown in the app before you complete a purchase. Your Octopus Watch by Joy subscription automatically renews at the end of every billing period (as determined by your purchase of monthly or yearly service) and your App Store account will automatically be charged within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your App Store Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.

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What’s New

Version 2.3.1

Full support for iOS13.
Bug fixes: improvements for performance and stability.
Check our tutorial videos on for tips.
(Tip: you can import an existing schedule.)

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

alyssanielsen ,

Great concept! A few suggestions

I have loved this for our daughter who struggles with anxiety and needs visual schedules and reminders. I love the ability to have the watch give them gentle reminders while they are completing a task like getting dressed which she often gets distracted during. A few things I wish were different. I wish there was an option to create a custom task and choose an icon to go with that task. I’m also disappointed that the spacing with the ICE information does not appear on the watch in the same way in the app. It splits up the words and numbers on different lines. I’ve tried many times and can’t get the spacing right.

Developer Response ,

Thanks a lot for your review and your feedback. I am happy to let you know that, all your wishes are true. With the last app version (1.10.335), you can choose an icon and write your own task name. You can even transform a picture into an icon (premium feature).
With the last firmware (254), we have improved the way the ICE information is displayed. We are still working in order to improve it.
Have a great day
- Caroline -

M. Howe ,


These watches have been wonderful for keeping a schedule in kids’ minds without needing to remind them. My kids love the icons and having the independence to follow their own routine.
I bought these watches for my two older homeschooling children at ages 7 and 5. They worked well for about two years, despite a few issues from time to time with syncing up. When my youngest daughter turned 4 I bought her the newer motion watch with the nightlight charger. Once we put her schedule in and had her all set up, we experienced issues with the older watches. I’m now unable to use the older two watches that refuse to sync or even be acknowledged by the app to refresh them and my kids really miss them. Is there a way to get the Bluetooth to work properly with the older watches or are they so old they simply don’t work anymore?

Marcy01 ,

Great help

I have thes for two of my kids for a few year now. Started my son age at 2 1/2 or so. It’s been a tremendous help! We have very busy schedule and really helps one to reminds me what I’m doing sometimes but also gives the kids more of an idea what’s going on. The watch it’s great but really it’s a tool that reminds us what to do and talk about it vs losing our cool because we forgot. Only con is the app used to set schedule wish it was easier. Aside from that I would recommend to anyone

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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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