A child goes missing every 5 hours in South Africa and as many as 1.2 million children are being trafficked every year. This is a shocking statistic and is not only a local problem, but a massive global concern. Thankfully for technology we now have affordable GPS tracking devices for our beloved little ones.
We’ve put together a list of these top 5 GPS tracking devices that are available to buy in South Africa and are under R1500. We think they’re pretty cool devices.
1. GPS Kids Tracking Watch (Water Resistant)
Price: R1299, GPSKidsWatch.co.za
This water resistant GPS kids watch features GPRS real-time tracking and monitoring. It has a SOS emergency button, emergency alarm, electric fence alarm and low battery alarm. The SOS emergency call function calls the three emergency numbers you set using the App. The remote monitoring function allows you to dial into the watch to hear what is happening around your child. It also has a setting for no disturbing for when kids are in class.
2. GPS Kids Tracking Watch (Waterproof)
Price: R1599, GPSKidsWatch.co.za
This waterproof GPS kids watch allows your kids to take a shower, run in the rain or even swim (although it is not recommended to swim longer than 30-minutes). It features GPRS real-time tracking and monitoring. SOS emergency button, emergency alarm, electric fence alarm and low battery alarm. The SOS emergency call function calls the three emergency numbers you set. It also features remote monitoring; dial into the watch to hear what is happening around your child.
3. GPS Kids Tracking Watch with LCD screen
Price: R899, GPSKidsWatch.co.za
This is an entry level GPS watch. Great for busy toddlers and parents who don’t want to spend heaps of money. This GPS Kids Watch has GPRS real-time tracking and monitoring. The watch features a SOS emergency button, emergency alarm, electric fence alarm and low battery alarm. The SOS emergency call function calls the three emergency numbers you set. Remote monitoring lets you dial into the watch to hear what is happening around your child. Your child is able to call you, and you are able to call your child. It’s a great little device at an affordable price.
4. GPS Kids Watch with Built-in Camera
Price: R2199 GPSKidsWatch.co.za
This GPS kids watch comes in two different colours for boys and girls, blue or pink. It uses GPS and cell tower location technology and pairs with an App (iOS and Android), which shows where your child is at any given time. A really nifty feature is that it has a built-in hidden camera, allowing you to remotely view and capture snap shots of where your child is. You are able to set safety zones and get alerts when your child goes out of these zones. The watch also has a SOS panic button alarm and acts as a mini cell phone as you are able to communicate 2 ways with only numbers pre-authorised in the App.
5. GPS Kids Watch with Touch Screen
Price: R1299, GPSKidsWatch.co.za
This is a water resistant GPS kids watch. The watch features voice intercom, two-way communication, GPS + LBS + WiFi Enabled and SOS emergency call. Download the App to monitor and view location.
6. GPS Watch for Teenagers
Price: R1499, GPSKidsWatch.co.za
This watch is for teenagers who are fashion conscious or for adults. It’s a silica gel material strap. The watch features SOS emergency call function, real-time GPS monitoring and positioning. Call your child and your child can call you. You can see where the watch is on a map via the App. You are able to set electronic fence, if the watch goes outside this fence you will receive a alarm notification. Remote monitoring – using the microphone you are able to call into the watch to hear what is happening around your child.
7. GPS Kids Sports Watch
Price: R1699, GPSKidsWatch.co.za
**NEW Waterproof Kids GPS Sports Watch. Same great features but with a more durable strap cover for active kids. Daily waterproof usage like washing hands, getting wet in the rain or a short time swimming in the pool. (We advise not to wear in the water for more than 30min swimming at a time). When in water check the SIM slot lock tightly. Features include voice intercom, two-way communication, GPS + LBS + WiFi Enabled and SOS emergency call. Download the App to monitor and view location.
8. GPS Adult Watch for the Elderly
Price: R2199, GPSKidsWatch.co.za
This is the perfect watch for the wandering elderly. It’s a great watch for people who are concerned about their parents. The watch features built-in hear rate monitoring, GPS, LBS and WiFi positioning. It includes two-way communication (they can call you and you can call the watch). It includes a phone book, talk back option and health monitoring. Plus SOS emergency button calling. Alarms for when the watch is taken off, outside the geo-fence area you set up or the battery is running low.
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