Nah, we don’t expect many of you will lose track of your actual baby! But while holding onto that squirming new person, you might mishandle something else. And when that infant turns into a toddler and starts to wander off…
That’s where a gadget like the Findster GPS tracking system come in, to “help you track something more valuable than your keys. Like your kids.”
The marketing message is a little overblown here: “There’s one fear that everyone can relate to: the panic of losing a loved one. Chills, stomach-churning, racing heart, sweat and heavy breathing… Can you imagine not knowing where your child is? Or your pet? You don’t have to. Not ever again.”
But the concept is simple and could be practical: Just as your smartphone has a GPS system that reads satellite data so you always know where it (and you) are, a GPS transceiver in a smaller module can be located anytime, anywhere — and even have that location data sent right to your phone.
With Findster, the developers say, “you are always connected to the ones you love. Findster tracks your loved one’s activity and location, keeping you informed on their health and safety.”
Pricing is projected to start at $90 for two of the modules. There will be no additional monthly fees.
It’s in development in Portugal and just secured its funding on IndieGogo.