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Tracking Devices for Children

Does anyone use these devices for their children and if so can they recommend one?

  • Sara
    Dec 31

    I don't use a tracking device on my kids per se, but I do have any caregiver with my child (so my husband and my mom when she's with them) install the Life360 app on their phone. This way I always know their location and therefore my kids' locations. This doesn't cover when my 3 year old is in preschool though.

  • MM
    Dec 31

    I used to use that on my oldest. I'm looking for something I can use on my 3 year old.

  • Valerie
    Dec 31

    Put a tile in their pocket. It’s cheap and reliable

  • Anonymous
    Dec 31

    Like the idea of the tile, but size makes me nervous for little kids. I think they may make one that is closer to a credit card size. Also, now the batteries are replaceable - not sure how easily they can be removed.

  • Z
    Jan 01

    Aren’t Tiles for short-range (Bluetooth - <100m from the paired device) tracking, like finding your keys? I guess if you’re talking about locating them near your home (or you), or wherever, but if they’re further away than that, you’d need something else, unless I’m mistaken about how Tiles work.

  • T
    Jan 01

    I ABSOLUTELY would. We all have apple devices so family sharing location is on ALWAYS. The 3yo is never w/o me though. If he was I’d use a gps watch.

  • Emily
    Jan 01

    My brother gave his sons watches that he got through his cell phone provider. They allow calls/texts to only the 5 programmed numbers and has A pretty long range GPS feature - kind of like find my phone.

  • Anonymous
    Jan 01

    Z, it uses the Bluetooth of other tile users, to make a “tile net” if there are enough users. My hubby stuck a tile on the underside of his bike at burning man, and some one stole the bike. He was able to locate it, about half a mile away. I think that if you’re in a crowded place like a mall or festival a tile would work to locate a lost kid.