The Joey Tag: Child safety wearable with short-range GPS

The Joey Tag: Child safety wearable with short-range GPS

Keeping track of your little ones can be difficult at times, but advances in GPS technology have made this job a bit easier. The Joey Tag is a new safety wearable for kids from the makers of My Buddy Tag, designed to help keep your little ones safe.

The device alerts you and your child when they have strayed our of your proximity. The built-in short-range GPS allows it to pinpoint within 100 meters the location of your child. Because the GPS does not use cellular networks, there are no monthly fees.

The wearable also has audible and vibration alarms built in so that your child is alerted when out of range. If you wish, you can trigger these alarms at any time from the smartphone app. If in fear, your child can alert you with the panic alarm button.

The Joey Tag uses amplified Bluetooth that allows for a maximum range of about 100 yards (the length of an American football field). This distance can be reduced by obstructions (e.g. walls, people) that block the signal.

Multiple Joey Tags can be connected to a single phone. If you have more than one child or are caring for multiple children, you will be able to connect them to a single device.

Safety wearables should not be confused with fitness trackers for children. While some offer both functions, for the most part they are two distinct groups of wearables. For more information, head over to our article on the best fitness trackers for kids.

Price: $45 and up

Funding open:
$13,892 pledged of $15,000 goal
closes Nov 29 2016.

Estimated delivery: January 2017

The Joey Tag: Child safety wearable with short-range GPS

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Ivan Jovin

Ivan has been a tech journalist for over 7 years now, covering all kinds of technology issues. He is the guy who gets to dive deep into the latest wearable tech news.

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