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Wearables for Kids, Peace of Mind for Parents

1Q 2016 | IN-4029

For many parents, ‘’Where is my child?’’ can be a heart-stopping question. As such, many parents already provide mobile phones to their kids for the sole purpose of being a “digital leash” of sorts. Some 20 million people have already downloaded Life360, a location app that allows family members to alert one another when they have arrived at various spots and to follow one another’s movements with by-the-minute updates. Wearable devices have huge potential to extend this function, providing peace of mind in the form of lightweight GPS trackers that can last a day or two on a charge, and offer frequent and reliable updates on a child’s whereabouts.

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