GPS-watch is the most advanced gadget for children, it has become very popular in recent years. Of course, first of all it is more useful not for children, but for parents because the watch helps to know where the child is and what he is doing at the moment even if he is not around the parent.
In this article you will learn about the capabilities of the GPS-watch for children and also about the program that makes the process of setting and using your GPS-watch easier.
What the GPS-watches are capable of
GPS-watch for children is an innovation in the field of electronic gadgets, which popularity is still grow. They look like an ordinary watches on the outside, but contain a lot of opportunities to control the kids when they are not near their parents. If you can not spend the whole day with the child but want to know where and with whom he communicates, if you want to stay in touch all the time, the GPS-watch is what you need.
This small device contains a phone, an alarm clock, GPS-tracker, camera and much more in one tight package. It is the list of functions that almost every GPS-watch model has:
Calls and messages
The most important function of the watch is the function of the phone. The children can call parents with the help of the watch and parents can also call on the watch right as on the phone at any time. In addition to calls, the child can send the voice messages to parent’s phone with the help of the watch and vice versa. If the child is at the lesson and can not answer when you call him, send him a message and the kid will call you back at the break.
You should install a sim-card in the watch to make calls. You can choose any mobile operator that works with the 2G-network. The internet-connection should be available on the sim-card. It is necessary for the watch to have an opportunity to send its coordinates and show the location of the child on your phone. On average, this takes from 10 to 30MB of a internet-traffic per day, so, please, choose the internet package with consideration of these numbers.
GPS-module built-in watch can determine where the owner of the watch is, and send the data directly to your phone. You can see on the map where the child is in real time and even see the history of watch’s movements for a day.
Some watches have not only a GPS-module, but also an integrated WI-FI module that detects the child’s location even in the room with an accuracy of 5 meters. This function will help to find a child if he is lost in a large crowded place, for example, at a shopping mall, at the airport or at a bus station.
There is a SOS button on the case of many watch models. It is used for an immediate signal that your kid needs help or he is in danger. By pressing on this button, the watch sends a signal to your phone, and you can immediately see where he is and listen to the sound around to find out what is happening. And then, when you know the location, you can act accordingly.
Sounds around the watch (back call)
According to the parents survey within «Find My Kids» application, 79% of parents regularly listen to the sound around the device of the child to check that he doesn’t skip classes at school, for example. You can listen to what happens around the kid, what the teacher tells him, how he communicates with the classmates or whatever secrets he has with his friends with the help of the GPS-watch. This function is especially important for parents whose children are experiencing a troubled adolescence.
This function works like this: the watch makes a call on your phone, and this call doesn’t ring or appear on the watch’s display. So you can be sure that the child does not know that you have activated the listening function.
One more important function for teenager’s parents. If the watch is equipped with a built-in camera, the child will be able to take a photo, and you will be able to receive a picture from the watch in the same secret mode as listening to the sound around.
Do you want to be sure that the child does not walk in the dangerous places? Or do you suspect that he have contacted with a bad company, but you have no idea how to verify this? Then it is exactly what you need.
In addition to the functions that are listed above, you can also set an «alarm clock» feature on the watch (and this can be done remotely with your phone), monitor the number of passed steps or coups in a dream. There are even a «stopwatch» feature, a voice recorder and an integrated audio player in some expensive models.
How to set up and use GPS-watch
It is important to note that the GPS-watches are not an autonomous devices. Their work depends on the program that change the settings, which is installed on parents’ phones. The program is required to correctly adjust the kid watch’s settings, display the kid’s location, make calls and send messages, listen to the sound around the watch and get pictures from the watch. Usually the GPS-watches comes with a factory Chinese application, which does not always accurately reflect the child’s coordinates outside China, for example, on the territory of Western Asia and Europe.
One of the most reliable programs for working with GPS-watches is the mobile application «Find My Kids». It was developed by the leaders of the domestic market for geo-positioning solutions and it is the best-seller of Google Play in the category «Maternity and Childhood» for 6 months now. It can be downloaded on Android and iOS phones. The setting of kid’s watch takes only 5 minutes with the help of this app!
The program does not only help you in working with the GPS-watch, but also significantly expand its capabilities.
List of features include:
- Set up the GPS-watch;
- See the watch’s location on the map in real-time mode and check the kid’s movements for the all day;
- Listen to the sound around the watch and take a photo on the watch;
- Make calls on the watch and send messages in a family chat;
- Receive notices when kid enters the places that you’ve specified, for example, school, grandmother’s house, music academy or home;
- Establish the safe areas where the child is allowed to walk and receive notifications if he leaves these areas;
- Check the watch battery charge or make it produce a sound so you’ll be able to find it if you lost it in your house.
The GPS-watch is a smart gadget that provides a connection between parents and kids. However, please, do not think that if you give the watch to your child, you can completely trust the life of your child for it. The watch does not solve the security problem totally, it is just an additional means of communication, and the issue of security should be approached in a comprehensive manner.
Communicate with your children, tell them how dangerous are talks with complete strangers, find out what’s bothering them. Tell your kid that the watch helps you to worry less and then the GPS-watch will become a reliable helper in your family.