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GPS Watch Aimed at Children’s Safety Unveiled at CES

January 6, 2015  - By
The HereO GPS watch for children. Photo: HereO

The HereO GPS watch for children. Photo: HereO

The hereO cellular GPS watch for kids will be officially unveiled at the 2015 International CES, being held in Las Vegas this week. Designed for children ages three and up, the hereO works in sync with a mobile app to provide real-time location sharing, safe-zone alerts, and group messaging, allowing parents to monitor their children’s safety and whereabouts at all times directly on their mobile phones or desktop computers.

The engineers at hereO miniaturized components to make the watch fit children’s wrists, the company said. The watch comes in a variety of bright and colorful water resistant designs to appeal to children. For parents, the hereO Family App for smartphones/tablets (iOS and Android) and desktops provides real-time location information on all family members and loved ones, plus location history, live-updates, panic alerts, safe-zone definition, and more.

“CES is a crucible of amazing minds, emerging ideas, and groundbreaking new technology; it’s the Mecca for today’s most inspired innovators,” said hereO Co-Founder and President Daniel Ivesha. “After three years of developing and perfecting our prototype, we couldn’t think of a better place to debut hereO, the world’s smallest cellular-connected GPS tracking watch for kids, which we believe is not only a game-changer in child safety technology but in the way families stay connected.”

Features include:

  • hereO LOCATION: Parents can locate their child anytime, anywhere. Historical locations are also available so parents can track where their child have been throughout the day.
  • Wi-Fi ENABLED: Wi-Fi allows indoor tracking whenever an indoor map is available. When indoor mapping is unavailable, an indoor confirmation will be sent to the parent’s smartphone.
  • SAFE-ZONE ALERTS: Parents can create Safe Zones for frequently visited areas (kindergarten, office, etc.) and are notified when their child arrives or departs from that location.
  • PANIC ALERT: In case of an emergency, children can use their hereO watch to send a panic alert that immediately notifies family members of their location.
  • TAMPER ALERT: Parents receive an alert when any authorized person tries to remove the watch.
  • EMERGENCY TRACKING: In emergency situations, parents can turn on real-time tracking to facilitate locating the child.
  • TIME DISPLAY: Time is displayed on a beautiful e-ink display.
  • USB charger: Built-in USB connector allows portable charging. Simply plug the hereO watch into any USB port to charge and to get firmware updates.
  • LONG BATTERY LIFE: With our standby mode, the hereO watch can last up to 60 hours.
  • BUILT-IN SIM: Each hereO watch is equipped with a built-in SIM card that works in over 120 countries, making it the perfect travel companion.

The hereO watch retails for $179, which includes a three-month subscription to the hereO Family App. Thereafter, a monthly fee of $4.95 applies.

At CES, the hereO watch is at booth #74545 (Tech West: Sands Expo at The Venetian).

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  1. Marjorie says:

    Thank you for the great piece!
    I would just like to point out that the app is free and the monthly subscription of USD 4.95 refers to the cellular connectivity (the watch comes with a built-in SIM card).

    • Kirsty uk says:

      Will this product be avalible in the uk at all and do you know when that would be for around £120 this seems like a no brainer product to purchase and something that a lot of parents here would also latch on to when u put in perspective of what you may spend around that amount if money on it doesnt come close in comparision to the benefits of this item fantastic idea

  2. Sikhulile says:

    I have noted that you have manufactured a GPS system for children so that their parents can trace them.Could you also pioneer a GPS system that would be used for tracing cattle in parts of the world such as Africa, there are so many farmers who will jump at using this technology.It will mean their cattle will never go missing again.Please contact me if you feel you need further ideas about this?