New GPS Watch For Parents Being Released

January 7, 2009

UK (ChattahBox) – A new product that would allow parents to track their children online, using a GPS system put into a watch, is being released by electronics company Lok8u.

The watch, which would track children’s movements to within 10 feet of their location, is set to be released early this year, in an attempt to encourage parents to allow their kids more freedom to play without supervision, something that has been happening less and less among increasing fears of child safety.

‘Hopefully girls and boys can now be given the freedom to play outside that I enjoyed as a child,’ Steve Salmon, the executive of Lok8u told newspapers. ‘The overriding aim of Nu.M8 is to give children their freedom and parents peace of mind.’
The watch is set to be offered for $227.00, with a monthly fee of around $40.00 a month to use their website, which will include the ability to use systems like Google Earth, as well as a special program that allows the parent to lock in locations that they feel are safe, and alert them when their kids stray from those areas.

The Nu.M8 digital watch will be launched this week in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show.


3 Responses to “New GPS Watch For Parents Being Released”

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  2. Darla on January 8th, 2009 4:28 am

    The price is outrageous and eventually after being caught a few times the kids will figure out the watch is tracking them and start leaving it at their friend’s house.

  3. Thomas Bailey on February 3rd, 2009 11:01 am

    When I was 4 years old, I would have needed one. According to the description, the Nu.M8 is similar to the Wherify, which was released around 2000 or so.

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