GPS Watch For Kids | The Tic Toc Track
Today I am going to tell you about a GPS watch for kids. One you can buy TODAY. One that might give you the peace of mind you have been looking for. I saw this being discussed in a forum and I asked them to send me one to review. I have not been paid to do this.
Did you know that today’s children get less outdoor time than a maximum security prisoner. It’s sad but true. It’s a hard hitting statistic I came to know when learning all about nature play and how little room kids are given as free roaming space. Today we live in a world that seems more dangerous but is it? Is it just perception? Is it social media driving a danger mentality that is preventing small freedoms with minimal risk.
Some would argue no risk with a child is worth taking but independence is a huge part of growing up and developing into a capable adult. Compared to when we were kids, there are more people, we are busier, but the dangers haven’t changed. So.. if this is the case then the GPS watch I am going to tell you about might just help you to be able to make decisions (you are going to have to make anyway) with more peace of mind.
Example: In grade 5 my child is going to be attending a school quite a long way from home. Initially I will drive him but eventually he will be catching 2 buses and that is simply a fact. My husband did it before him and many kids take the same or similar independent journey every day. As a mother it scares me, I will be honest. So what do I do? What am I worried about? Can this watch help me?
What is really ‘safe’ to a parent
Firstly before we go on, YES I think the watch needs to be used with caution. This is not about replacing sensible safety measures that you already use, nor should it warrant complacency of any sort in safe guarding our children.
I want be able to know where my child is
I want them to feel safe
I want them to be safe
So without further ado lets get down to what the Tic Toc Track watch can do for you. Remembering that is first generation technology, so this is just the beginning of the features we can expect to see in the future.
The GPS watch in a nutshell
- The first thing that struck me as I opened the watch case is that it’s attractive. It looks like a cool sporting watch and would not look out of place in a style magazine. WIN. Lets be honest, in that kids want to wear things that are cool. COOL TICK.
- It’s the smallest GPS tracking watch in the world, lots of band holes for tiny wrists.
- It tells the time.
- You could easily attach it to a backpack.
- It allows you to login and see on a map exactly where your child is.
- Setup safe areas and get an SMS to let you know when it has been breached (think teenagers!).
- Great for peace of mind if your child is late coming home from a friends house or you want to check their safe arrival.
- Might also suit an elderly relative or even a pet!
- Emergency button feature
- Mobile access- requires sim starting from $7.99 per month
What we like about this GPS watch
The contradiction of modern times is that despite the advances, it has often meant a regression of things we hold most dear. Values and experiences like independence, childhood, freedom and exploration in the great outdoors have all been lost in a busy and “less safe” world. The Tic Toc Track GPS watch provides some opportunity to test these boundaries with more peace of mind than ever before. It isn’t the answer ofcourse, but it is a wonderful tool helping us to strive towards that direction.
How can you get a Tic Toc Track watch for your child?
The Tic Toc Track Watch retails for $149.95 + $7.00 which is a once off cost.
Then you choose which data plan you would like to use based on how many SMS alerts you think you may need per month. The $7.99 starter plan includes 10 SMS alerts per month. When voice becomes available if you want to add this feature to your plan it will be an additional $4.95/month for the feature plus $1.70 per minute for each SOS alert that is sent from the watch. It is only the SOS Emergency alert that incurs a /minute cost as when voice is activated the SOS alert initiates a phone call from the watch to the linked mobile phone/s as well as sends an SMS alert.
Find out more and buy the watch at www.tictoctrack.com.au