Parenting tech tips: Wearable products

Are wearables for kids a good thing? Should you be concerned about your kids activities being tracked? These might be some of the questions parents ask themselves while thinking about purchasing or not some smart gadgets for their little ones.

As we are entering a wearable era and new technology is being developed every day, some of these gadgets actually could be useful to incent some behaviors of your kids and to keep an eye on them.

  • The start-up hereO , launched a children’s smartwatch that also includes a GPS tracker . The watches come in a wide variety of colors and designs that resemble the typical children's watches with one difference, the devices interact with a GPS app that gives parents information of the location of their child. The watch and app combination also provides a panic alert, a tamper alert and directions on how to travel to the child’s present location.