Every now and then you come across a product aimed at children or families and you think the idea is just genius and how could there have been such a gap in the market for so long. The latest find is a wearable tracking beacon for children known as Lineable.
We’ve just returned from a week away in Cyprus and as any parent knows, you can never usually relax 100% in a new place with a small child as you’re always on alert to new places your little one might want to wander off to, or to new things they may want to look at. Our son is coming up to 3.5 years old and is a confident and friendly child who loves nothing more than approaching strangers and asking “What you doing?”. This question is usually aimed at any construction worker he may come across and he has even been known to open his car window to shout across a road asking a worker with a pneumatic drill what he was up to. So, suffice to say, I was a bit annoyed with myself when I realised I didn’t bring our own “holiday bracelet” we keep for him with his name and my contact details on for use when away.
The Lineable wearable tracker beacon bracelet is obviously a step up from a basic name bracelet and looks like an ordinary bracelet a child can wear that sends data via a server to your smartphone on a specific Lineable App allowing you to keep track of your child. If at any point you cannot find your child, you can simply click a report button on the Lineable app then the child’s bracelet will alert other app users who can then contact you directly when they find your child.
It comes with a battery that lasts up to a year and for $5 and with worldwide shipping from February next year, this handy additional element of family safety and security seems to be a no-brainer!