Let's get the obvious stuff out of the way: no ads, no social media, no gaming, no entertainment, no Internet browser, no app store. There are also no workarounds because these phones aren't "disabled" adult tech, with more powerful features hidden somewhere on the phone. There's nothing to find.
That's where similarities end.
Pinwheel designed a healthy, research-backed smartphone for actually raising free range kids in a digital age,not a shame-avoiding phone that looks smart.
Here's what one Pinwheeling parent said about it:
"To me, as a parent, the key difference is this: Pinwheel has built a unique os where the phone can be modified and updated based on your growing child, their daily schedule, and the cream-of-the-crop best apps in the app boutique. Gabb phones can only run their standard configuration of 14(?) apps. Gabb phones block useful apps that parents use and trust, yet they don't block outside callers."– Sara W.