TIME TO WATCH OVER THE KIDS?
We try a tracker for parents who want to keep tabs on their little ones
Ihave been looking for a tracking device for my kids for a couple of years now, so when I got the KidGuard watch to try out, I was mighty thrilled.
Now, don’t judge me. I am not a clingy parent, but I definitely want my children to be safe. After all they go to school in a bus and as a working mum I am not always there when they go out to play.
So how does it work? The watch needs to have a sim card with data availability for GPS. You then need to download the KidGuard app on your phone and sync the watch with the app. You can save different places like home and school, places where the child is regularly seen.
The watch has a couple of buttons - power button to see the time and switch it on, two buttons to call mum and dad’s numbers and the most important one, the SOS button.
So I have set up the watch and my six-year-old then wears the cute orange coloured device. A quick explanation of the buttons is then given and off he goes to play in the park.
I then call the watch and we have a clear conversation. What I do next is create a safe zone on the app, which is an area of 200m. If he goes out of the zone, I get a notification.
I then get an SOS message from him and when I call the watch, it’s automatically answered and he tells me he didn’t get a turn on the slide.
The only drawback I found was the SOS notification was a bit delayed, maybe due to the data availability.
I didn’t tell my son much about the two call buttons, as I am pretty sure he would be calling me all the time.
I would say it’s a great watch that both the kids and parents would love.
Priced at Dhs360, it’s a bit steep, but then the tracking it provides is definitely worth the price.
TAGGED: The KidGuard watch is synced with an app on your phone