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GPS Tracking Devices For Kids

Best GPS Tracking Devices For Kids

Every parent dreads that moment when you cannot locate your child, that feeling of complete helplessness and fear. We sit in an era where technology is being developed continuously to help improve our lives and what better tech gadget than a tracking device to help find your child!

Below are devices that are available, from the very affordable to the most advanced and cool piece of technology on the market. You should also teach your kids a few basic safety tips for when going out in public.


$199, pre-order, hereO

The hereO is a GPS watch designed for children so parents can keep track of their location. The watch is the world’s smallest real-time GPS location device created specifically for children (ages 3 and up). By remembering historical locations, the phone helps parents track their children throughout the day and helps them ensure their children haven’t visited any unsafe places.

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2. FiLIP 2

$149, Amazon (Affiliate)

The FiLIP 2 is a wrist watch, GPS locator, and cell phone that works with an accompanying iOS or Android application. Its modern, light-weight, water-resistant design makes it a top choice in the children’s wearables market.

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 3. BeLUvv Guardian

For parents who want a lower-cost alternative to GPS, a Bluetooth device like the BeLUvv Guardian is a great option. The device is paired with an iOS/Android application that allows you to track your child within a 20-45 meter radius while at the playground or mall. The application also allows you to invite others to “co-guard” your child.

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4. Tinitell

$149, pre-order, Tinitell

Tinitell, a single-button wrist phone and GPS/Bluetooth locator that makes calls using voice recognition, is a great middle ground for parents who want voice connection with their children without the bells and whistles of similar products. It comes with an accompanying iOS and Android application and can be used with a sim card from any cell service provider.

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5. My Buddy Tag

$14.97  – $39.99, Buddy Tag

Another wearable children’s safety device that utilizes Bluetooth is My Buddy Tag. The My Buddy Tag is an affordable option for budget-conscious parents who want a safety backup plan. It also has a unique feature that alerts parents when the wristband is submerged in water for 5 consecutive seconds. You are also able to select a range from the Buddy Tag + Wristband or Velcro Wristband and pricing ranges from $14.97 up to $39.99.

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6. PocketFinder

$129.95 + 12.95 Monthly Service Plan, PocketFinder

This device uses GSM and GPS, and is a great choice for those searching for an extremely rugged location device that can be worn on the wrist or dropped in a backpack or pocket. If your child is prone to removing or breaking wearables, the Pocket Finder is about as accident-proof as wearables come. The PocketFinder features a unique “tap alert,” which allows children to send an SOS message by tapping the device three times on hard surface, as well as an accelerometer that alerts parents when a pre-set speed is exceeded.

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7. Lineable

$20, Amazon

Arguably the most affordable option on the market, the Lineable is a Bluetooth-powered location device engineered to last approximately one year from the time of purchase. Its minimalist design and no-charging-required battery life make it an obvious choice for parents who want a bare-bones location device for the playground or a trip to the mall. Anyone with the Lineable Application that is within range of the device can assist parents in locating their missing child using what the company calls “Crowdsource GPS.”

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8 GizmoPal

$79, GizmoPal

The GizmoPal is an LG wrist-band cell phone available for purchase through Verizon Wireless. It uses GPS and the Verizon Cellular Network to locate and has a simple one-button calling feature, as well as an auto-answer feature that ensures parents can always get through to their children.

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9 Amber Alert

$125, AMBERAlertGPS

The Amber Alert GPS Smart Locator is a durable, child friendly product that works hand-in-hand with our easy-to-use parent app and portal, keeping busy families connected with tracking information and voice functionality.

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10 Trax

$99, Trax (Affiliate)

Trax Personal GPS Tracker offers top of the line results and intricacy. Trax is weather and water resistant, durable, and can be slipped into a child’s pocket, clipped onto a backpack or article of clothing, or worn on a lanyard. Once on, an app manages geo-fences, speed limits, and real-time mapping settings determined by the user. Geo-fences are predetermined boundaries and safe zones parents can create on the app. When the Trax goes in and out of these geo-fences parents will be alerted. Trax geo-fences do not have size limits and a user can set up an unlimited amount of them.

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11 BiKN

BiKN comes with tags that can be hooked onto a child’s backpack or clothes and a smart case which attaches to your iPhone—plans to make it Android-friendly are in the works. Once the free app is downloaded to your phone, BiKN can keep track of up to eight color-coded tags using the two-way radio-enabled smart case.

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12 Mommy I’m Here

$39.95, Mommy I’m Here

Mommy I’m Here is one of the simplest and cheapest child locators on the market. It does not have GPS capabilities but uses a keychain transmitter to send an alarm to a wearable, sturdy, and water resistant teddy bear. If a child wanders too far or out of sight, a parent simply pushes the button to send an 86-decible alarm to the bear. The transmitter must be about 150 feet of the locator to work.

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