2021 marks the 25th anniversary of the very first Tamagotchi’s release and Bandai is introducing a new way for fans to engage with the pixel pets with the Tamagotchi Smart. Although Tamagotchi devices have always been portable thanks to their keyring attachments, this new wearable adopts the shape of a smartwatch so that it’s especially easy to take on the go.
The new model boasts touch and voice controls, so that these options can be used to wake up a pet and interact with them. The Tamagotchi Smart also introduces new characters and TamaSma cards, sold separately, that can be loaded to add exclusive characters to the devices. The egg-shaped Smart is not just a pixel pet toy, it’s also a functional digital clock and pedometer.