Whether you’re looking for a children’s GPS tracking watch or a GPS tracking device, you can hide in a pocket, learn the basics before making a purchase.
The best GPS tracker is comfortable and fun for kids to use, durable enough to hold all day and accurate in its readings. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
Ease of use: Choose a tracker that is easy for you and your child to use. It should not interfere with their range of motion or get in the way.
Age range: Check the recommended age range on a tracker you are considering. Some have anti-tampering features for older children if you are worried that they will remove it.
Durability: Kids play rough, so make sure their tracker can withstand all the hard housework, horse games and the dangers that kids can throw at it. Look for waterproof models that can also handle puddles and spills.
Range: Not all GPS devices are created equal. Those who use mobile 4G LTE tracking can handle long-distance connections if your children visit a place outside the state while Bluetooth devices are intended for close range.
Warnings and notifications: Look for a device with adjustable settings to avoid false alarms or blow up your phone. Your device needs to be customizable so you can check your kids whenever you want and notify you when there are problems.
Panic button: Some GPS devices for children come with a panic button that lets your child alert you when something is wrong or they need help.
Two-way communication: This feature lets you talk to your child through their tracker as an intercom so you can ask them where they are or if they need help.
Game: Features like games and pedometers give kids more motivation to carry their tracker. After all, the device is not useful if your child does not want to carry or use it. Just make sure the games are not too distracting.
Real-time tracking: When you need to know where your child is, this is the most important feature. You can adjust the settings in your tracker app to send an updated location to you every minute to every 15 minutes.