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HereO's GPS watch tracks your kids anywhere they go

Susie Ochs | March 20, 2014
When I was a kid, I remember taking off on my bike on summer mornings and not returning until lunchtime (mmmm, bologna and Kraft singles). Sure, I had boundaries I was supposed to stay within, but my mom didn't have real-time knowledge of my location without calling around to a bunch of nosy neighbors. These days, all she'd have to do is strap a GPS to my wrist and track me with a smartphone app.

The HereO watch's built-in SIM card sends the GPS data to HereO's cloud using 2G networking, which goes easy on battery life (it's estimated to last 24 — 72 hours between charges) and works on virtually any cell network — the company says your $5 monthly fee will get you service in 140 countries without data roaming fees.

HereO is crowdfunding on Indiegogo now, with early pricing of $99 for the watch and six months of service ($5/month after). When the product ships later this summer, retail price will jump to $149.

 

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