For parents, there’s always a very fear that their kids could accidentally wander off someday, from home or out in a big crowd. It’s a scary thought, but there’s a new baby tech device that can prevent a little one from getting lost and it just won this year’s Babylist Best in Baby Tech Awards at CES.
Jiobit is a technology tracking device that’s small and lightweight and kids can wear it on their belt loop, shoelace, or hidden inside a shirt. The tracker syncs to a grown-up’s phone so they can find their kiddo anywhere, anytime, with no distance limits. It sells for $100 and the service is $13 a month, but it gives some moms and dads peace of mind, and you really can’t put a price tag on that.
Not only is Jiobit useful in crowded places, like a theme park, it can be useful every day for kids and adults with special needs or autism who tend to wander away. It comes with different attachments to wear it on a backpack, shoe or belt, so the kid has options. It uses BT, WiFi, cellular, and GPS, so parents can have real-time tracking from anywhere. And because it’s so small, it can be clipped on and anyone with sensory issues won’t be bothered. This could be a game-changer for parents of kids who love to escape.