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GPS Watch for Kids

Postby xerith » Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:14 am

Hi,

My SO will be bringing our child (4.5 yo) on overseas holiday alone. However, both of us are concerned since our child frequently runs off by himself (its relatively safe in Singapore but not so in the country they are going).

We are looking at buying a GPS wrist watch for kids that can be used for overseas to track his location. Has anyone used any before?

1. What brand / model to recommend?
2. Would it work overseas?

Thanks for your advice in advance.

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Re: GPS Watch for Kids

Postby fable » Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:52 pm

I bought one for my son early last year. It does work in that i can track his position on my phone through an app. But a few things you should know -
It runs on 2G which is being phased out very soon so you wont be able to use it for long.

If you want live feedback of where your child us you will need to activate i think through smses which cost more if you are roaming. Otherwise it updates every 10 or 15 min I think

Its not super accurate - eg when we are home it registers him sometimes as being across the expressway maybe 700m away.

So all in all my feeling is just teach your child to stay close, its a good learning opportunity

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Re: GPS Watch for Kids

Postby ChiefKiasu » Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:21 pm

Something for your consideration:
https://www.wareable.com/internet-of-th ... s-trackers

But I agree with fable. It's better to educate your child to stay close.

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Re: GPS Watch for Kids

Postby deardear07 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:10 am

i'm keen to get one for my kid but how exactly does it work? we still need to get a mthly subscription for the watch?

does it use gps - payable, or uses data?

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Re: GPS Watch for Kids

Postby ChiefKiasu » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:26 am

deardear07 wrote:i'm keen to get one for my kid but how exactly does it work? we still need to get a mthly subscription for the watch?

does it use gps - payable, or uses data?


I suspect it will require some kind of cellular connection, either through sms or 2g/3g. So monthly telco charges are to be expected. If it is based on 2g, you probably cannot use it in Singapore.

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Re: GPS Watch for Kids

Postby fable » Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:51 pm

ChiefKiasu wrote:
deardear07 wrote:i'm keen to get one for my kid but how exactly does it work? we still need to get a mthly subscription for the watch?

does it use gps - payable, or uses data?


I suspect it will require some kind of cellular connection, either through sms or 2g/3g. So monthly telco charges are to be expected. If it is based on 2g, you probably cannot use it in Singapore.


When I was using it, I bought a prepaid card for the phone line / gps. Its not very expensive, but that's probably because ew hardly used it. But the watch I had doesn't work anymore as a tracker because its on the 2G network.

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Re: GPS Watch for Kids

Postby deardear07 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:09 pm

fable wrote:
ChiefKiasu wrote:
deardear07 wrote:i'm keen to get one for my kid but how exactly does it work? we still need to get a mthly subscription for the watch?

does it use gps - payable, or uses data?


I suspect it will require some kind of cellular connection, either through sms or 2g/3g. So monthly telco charges are to be expected. If it is based on 2g, you probably cannot use it in Singapore.


When I was using it, I bought a prepaid card for the phone line / gps. Its not very expensive, but that's probably because ew hardly used it. But the watch I had doesn't work anymore as a tracker because its on the 2G network.



do u mean that you need to find a tracker that can go on the 3g network? are there any?

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Re: GPS Watch for Kids

Postby ChiefKiasu » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:30 pm

deardear07 wrote:do u mean that you need to find a tracker that can go on the 3g network? are there any?


I don't think vendors are even allowed to sell 2G devices in Singapore anymore.

Anyway, a quick google search turns up:
https://omg-solutions.com/3g-gps-tracke ... aterproof/

I don't know if this is good or not. Never used before.

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