TIME TO WATCH OVER THE KIDS?

We try a tracker for par­ents who want to keep tabs on their lit­tle ones

7 Days in Dubai - - FRONT PAGE - By Veathika Jain @veathika veathika@7days.ae

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

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