Parents are always concerned that their children will get lost in a public space. In fact, parents, vigilant as they are, cannot keep their eyes on their children all the time. But do not worry, BeLuvv, a start up in Taiwan, has created Guardian, a small wearable device that can be combined with a smart phone app to track your kid’s movements and make you have some peace of mind.
Advantage of this device
Though there are already several child safety devices and apps on the market, Guardian hopes to stand out by using bluetooth low energy (BLE) tech, which has the advantage of being smaller, lighter and consuming much less power than GPS devices. The Guardian tracker’s battery can last for four months to a year, compared to about 24 hours for most GPS trackers. What’s more its much cheaper than most GPS trackers.
How to use
The Guardian device is paired with an iOS app (an Android version is in the works) that can be used to set a perimeter for each child, as well as a network of “co-guardians” ranging from one or two people to a wider group of family and friends. If a child goes missing, an emergency notification can be sent out to everyone who has downloaded the app. Generally parents can use the Guardian tracker to make sure their kids don’t wander too far away while playing in parks or at birthday parties.
We hope that more wearable devices like this will appear in the market to meet more customers’ demands such as tracking cats and dogs.