…of the watches, approve contacts allowed to text and call, and send money to be used via Apple Pay. These Family Setup watches can also have their own separate Apple IDs and cell service. Family Setup even has a mode called Schooltime, which restricts app usage and silences notifications.
This is a big deal, and not just for kids. When I worked for Apple, I often had customers who wanted this for their parents, sometimes because of Alzheimer’s, but also just for falls and knowing where they were.
Very little mention has been made of this in traditional media.