num8 GPS Locator Watch By LOK8U, For Kids!

num8 GPS Locator Watch By LOK8U, For Kids!

num8 GPS Locator Watch By LOK8U, For Kids!   luxury items Are you the obsessively protective type of parent? Do you want your toddler or pre-teen sporting a watch? Do you think they won't notice the fact that you bring a WiMax or other Internet equipped laptop when ever you follow them out to play? Well, if you can say yes to any of these questions, the num8 might be a good purchase for you. British company LOK8U ("locate you," yes, very clever...) is about to release this GPS equipped digital watch in the US with a debut at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. If you look past some obvious flaws, the num8 is a really awesome piece of technology. Oh, and LOK8U... here in America we have no idea when or what 14:42 is unless we are in the military, and no GI would be caught dead wearing this. Actually, I can totally see the military making soldiers wear these, so they might actually be caught dead wearing them.

num8 GPS Locator Watch By LOK8U, For Kids!   luxury items Lets go over the major flaws right away. 1) You need to use the Internet (probably ok via a smart phone too) to locate your brood.  2) Any rascally (or semi independent kid) who is able to count jelly beans is gonna figure out really quick that for mommy and daddy to stop playing big brother, they just need to take the big plastic thing on their wrist off (LOK8U note to self, "make next version attach with single handcuff, not plastic, no big goofy key"). 3) This device is not going to have a battery life long enough to find your child who has been kidnapped by criminally disabled ransomers. Aside from these issues, the technology is pretty cool.

The included GPS tracking system is viewable on a Google Maps like map from the Internet. You'll see a beacon of where the wearer is, and you can even set "notice parameters." Meaning if children stray out of a predesignated area, you can get e-mail and SMS (text message) alerts. The device says that it can also send you a text message when the watch is removed. Meaning that if your youngster takes the watch off you should be sent a text message. I'd have to see how this works. It reminds me too much of the beginning of Running Man with the neck collars. Remember? The open prison where if an inmate strayed too far their head would explode. Well your kid's wrist won't blow off, but your phone will blow up ("device separation alert!"). All sorts of "security" features are built in apparently. This is going to make for some very safe, very sad children.

When I see this device, I think about all the non-child related uses that it might have. Spousal control, super secret spy games, pet monitoring, and just plain "I know where you are" fun!" The device itself will be about $220 bucks with various monthly service fees depending on your level of offspring attachment.

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MicheleVenter
MicheleVenter

Ariel its a lockable strap that needs a special tool to unlock, steel reinforced inside and an alarm sounds if its forceable removed, the kids wont know how to get it off, shouldn´t you inform yourself a bit better before typing smart arse comments, i came here to find more info on it instead found out i knew more than you so i didnt take a thing you said seriously you need to get over yourself and write something of use minus the ego


Bret Jones
Bret Jones

Many parents have been looking for something like this. It's easy to tell who has kids when reading
the comments. To those without kids it's funny or
we are 'invading their privacy'. When your a parent you could care less about privacy..you just
want safety.

Chris K
Chris K

Just saw this article several months after the fact but thought I would note that such a device could be a literal lifesaver for those with special needs children who are prone to wander off and do not respond to people yelling as they are looking for them. These kids can go far and into many dangerous situations such as traffic, woods, water, etc. I can speak from experience on this one.

Jim Pender
Jim Pender

Brilliant product.

Have waited years for this. Our children come first in society.

It is sad that we need this technology, but it looks like the alternative of dumping all the pedos on a remote island, is not an option because of the minority of idiotic do-gooder social workers getting their way.

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I'm sure there will be a big market for this type of thing, just like all those nanny-cams. Even if the watch doesn't work on your kids, at $220 it's a pretty cheap tracking device if your car gets stolen, just leave this thing under the seat.

admin
admin

This product is cool idea wise, but there are practical limitations. I am sure lots of kinks have been thought out, but there are simple limitations to the technology. Further, if you want to actually know where your kid is, you need to have a computer to check out that type of information.

Then there are the child rearing implications. Sure the parent has the ultimate decision of how to raise their kids, but how is this going to affect a child's social and personal adjustment? Just a question to ask before controlling every instance of a kid's life. People need to explore a bit to learn.

James Hanson
James Hanson

Lets go over the major flaws right away.
1) You need to use the Internet (probably ok via a smart phone too) to locate your brood.

You can actually use a mobile phone to text it.

2) Any rascally (or semi independent kid) who is able to count jelly beans is gonna figure out really quick that for mommy and daddy to stop playing big brother, they just need to take the big plastic thing on their wrist off (LOK8U note to self, "make next version attach with single handcuff, not plastic, no big goofy key").

No you cant just take the watch off that's what the strap alarm is for.

3) This device is not going to have a battery life long enough to find your child who has been kidnapped by criminally disabled ransomers.

You know this because? a) you have been testing one?

Kyle S
Kyle S

Neat idea for the overprotective parent. I would guess that use of this device would probably significantly increase the nervousness of already nervous parents. If they really wanted something fool-proof, how about a leg-shackle version of the product? (That's a joke, folks - don't get any crazy ideas now!)

Happy Friday,
Kyle
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admin
admin

Hi Jim,
Thanks for your comment. Indeed this is the perfect product for some parents. I don't have any kids, so I can't relate 100% to your setiment, but if I did I'd want them to always be safe.