New Amazing Technology for Tracking for the Elderly

 

Caregivers employ a lot of care especially when they have gone somewhere with a person who is suffering from Dementia. Dementia is a condition that people do go through, in most cases, as they age. Wandering off is one of the most common issues that affect people with dementia. A person may feel that he or she is able to drive, or buy a cup of coffee at the mall, and when they leave, they forget where they were going or where they came from.

This is a nightmare that many people can relate to. A dementia tracker in the form of a watch is a great way of countering this. This watch, or other device that can be kept on the elderly person and transmit GPS coordinates in real time. Watches have become very popular because they are difficult to lose or forget.

The dangers of dementia and memory loss

Memory loss and dementia is not just about getting lost; it can actually be a danger to the life of the individual. It has often been reported about someone who got lost driving on a country road, tried to walk out to get some help from some cottage they had seen some while ago, and then ended up in real danger from hypothermia and other dangers of the night.

The importance of a personal alarm for the elderly cannot be understated. This device will not only transmit GPS data, but will also act as a phone, which will allow for two way communication to calm down the person being looked for. If an elderly person is stuck outside waiting for help, just talking will help keep him or her calm.

Features of the personal alarm for the elderly

  • 2-way calling – this allows you to call the person being looked for and tell them to remain where they are as you go and pick them up.
  • SOS – With just a push of a button, and elderly person can ask for help and also get a message sent to the preset number.
  • Safe zones – Let the individual take a walk, but within a certain radius or safe zone.
  • Alerts – the watches send alerts to your phone if the elderly person leaves a safe zone or if the battery of the watch is low.
  • Listening safety monitoring – you can call the watch and it will answer automatically, letting you know the environment here your loved one is.

How it all works out

You simply get one of the watches that we have online and then activate the service. It only takes 6 small steps to set up one of our watches. Download the monitoring app to your Smartphone, set the preset numbers and account settings and you are ready to go. Getting a dementia tracker is a great way of keeping the elderly safe at all times.

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Kids GPS Watches Bring Relief to Parents

It can happen to anybody. You just take your eyes off your child and the next thing you know, he or she is gone. Many parents who have been through this harrowing experience know how bad it can get. Sometimes the child has just innocently wandered off, but the feeling of panic is unforgettable.

There have been myriad stories of people who lose their kids at amusement parks and spend a few scary minutes shouting for their children. With a kids GPS tracker, this is not an issue anymore; if you go to Disney Land and lose your child, you only need to access the GPS tracking information on your Smartphone, and this will lead you right to your child, or you can simply call them.

Widevariety of GPS tracking devices for kids
Looking at the kids GPS tracker market, one gets amazed at the wide variety of trackers available. You can get one that lookslike a pendant and others that can be clipped to the backpack of the child. One of the most popular has come in the form of a wearable watch.

The kids GPS watch has taken market by storm, and kids are actually loving having them on. The watches are trendy, show the time, and come with a wide range of features, apart from the tracking function.

Functions of GPS tracking watches
Basically, the watch will tell the time, so the child knows when to get home and when to do their homework. However, the Smartwatch comes with amazing features and here are some of them.

  • 2-way calling – These amazing devices will allow for the making of calls to certain preset numbers in the case of an emergency
  • SOS – with just a push of a button, these kids GPS watch will send a message to emergency numbers and also make an SOS call.
  • Safe Zones – It allows you to create safe zones within which a child must remain. If the child goes out of these zones, then an emergency alert is sent.
  • Strongest Mobile network – WatchOvers devices have advanced SIM cards which will pick the strongest mobile network within any area.

The kids tracker watch is an innovative device that will certainly put the mind of a parent at ease at all times. However, as with any good innovation, there are those who feel that the watches infringe on the rights and development of the child.

What do the naysayers say?
There are those groups that say that the rights of the child are being overlooked. That a teenager should be able to be free and learn to make the right decisions with regards to remaining in safe areas.

They say that children are afraid of being adventurous and are becoming timid because they are being monitored. This is probably the farthest from the truth, as most kids feel safer knowing they can just push a button and get the help they need when it is necessary.

All-in-all, the numbers say it all – more children are opting to have a GPS tracker for kids. It has actually become a trend.

Kids Love the Assure Smartwatch from WatchOvers!

The results are in! Kids everywhere love the new Assure watch from WatchOvers. And with all of the features of many modern smartwatches, what’s not to love?

Let’s face it, children love technology. They have tablets, laptops and smartphones at younger ages than many parents thought possible. Even diehard parents who swore not to let their children have tech devices too early, are realising the benefits these devices have to offer. Educational games and apps, entertainment, information and connectivity are all of the top features parents love. Children love the idea of having tech devices like Mum and Dad and are often better at using them. One feature that both parents and children can agree on as a favourite is the fact that they can stay on contact is case of an emergency.

Being able to contact your child in an emergency is every parent’s concern and the Assure watch makes that possible. Children can phone their parents to let them know that they will be late and parents can contact their children to make sure they are safe. One of the most important features of the Assure watch is the SOS feature which makes it easy for any child to call their parents and at the same time send out an emergency signal to their parents if there is trouble in school, while out with friends or anywhere. Parents can then use the GPS locator to find out where their child is and talk to them while coming to help.

The Assure watch from WatchOvers is already one of the most popular wearables with children and we have made it even better. WatchOvers has added more talk time to the Assure watch bumping it up from 30 minutes to 60 minutes.

WatchOvers has also reduced the monthly subscription rate from the 1st of September making the Assure watch even more affordable. To see the Assure watch from WatchOvers in action, click this link for an informative video demonstration.

WatchOvers Liberty GPS Location Watch Phone Product Review

It is great to get a product review of our WatchOvers Liberty watch phone from a technology manager dealing with assistive care.  Here is what Chris had to say:

WatchOvers Liberty GPS Location Watch Phone Product Review

Firstly. Thank you for providing the opportunity to trial your gps watch. Below is a brief report based on my observations, experience and subsequent thoughts.

Set up out of the box

Set up instructions were simple to follow for a lay person. No real issue here. The paper instructions and smart phone app were easy to negotiate.

Charging

No problem here. A good solid usb connection. Charge duration and subsequent battery life was consistent with other similar devices.

Wearing

Strap is comfortable. Options to change a strap for a conventional replacement or locking strap would be good. (despite sacrificing colour coordination – this one was lime green)!

Style

(Putting aside the colour) the watch was worn prominently without mention from any one as to what it was. This is a major plus as a barrier to adoption of any device is when it brings attention to a problem; becoming a badge of disability! Authenticity as ‘just a watch’ would be strengthened with a permanent time display on the screen. This would also be highly practical from a wearer’s perspective for day to day watch use.

Raising an alert

The button on the right side is quite small, though prominent enough to press.  Difficult to say how easy a person with memory issues (dementia) or dexterity issues would have pressing it for the desired time. Not a design gripe, just an obvious observation.

Two way speech

The communication was very clear.

App

As stated this was easy to install and easy enough to use. Alerts from the watch came through quickly and the map reference was highly accurate.

However on a couple of occasions when sending a location request from the smart phone the map loaded to show a world map before zoning into a correct location after some time. This was a little disconcerting! It would be better that no map was shown until a location was found.

Low battery notifications were very helpful.

Bespoke messages

I really liked the ability to send message prompts from app to watch for given times. This was a hidden gem; in itself a really useful feature with potential.

Summary

Pros

  • Easy to set up
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Inconspicuous
  • Good notifications
  • Highly accurate gps pinpointing
  • Message facility

Cons

  • Inability to change strap (minor point)
  • No permanent time display

Conclusion

I would have no problem recommending this product to an appropriate end user. The various colour options do lend it to the target market (children), but I can see this colour choice being desirable to adults too. So long as the person will wear it (bearing in mind our usual target market is persons with dementia) the carer has an easy to use and accurate means to locate and communicate with a person.

Having a watch is a step forward from pendant type devices on the market. However well designed these pendants still carry some stigma of ‘disability’, and may be less likely to be on the person.

Chris M.  Assistive Technology Manager UK

Don’t Become A Statistic! With GPS tracking

Have you ever had that cold chill while your kids were playing outside; that moment when you realize you can’t see them anymore? Have you ever had a minor heart attack at a shopping mall when they leave your field of vision? This is probably when you found yourself wishing that you could track your child.

As a parent, your children’s safety is your every waking moment’s top priority. How many parents even struggle to trust that their children are safe at school anymore? It is a sad truth, but in today’s society, we can never have enough security when it comes to our children. A blink of an eye is all it takes and then there is next to nothing you can do to get that second back.

We need to step up our game and find new ways to ensure that we start taking back control over how we protect our kids, by finding ways that we know we will be in control when they are away from us. We are not superheroes and we can’t bend time or travel at the speed of light, but we can take tracking our children’s movements into our control.

With WatchOvers cutting edge technology, you can now track your children every minute of the day. The high-tech software that runs these kids GPS watches, let’s you know when they leave their programmed safe zone as well as when they re-enter it. You can pull up a tracking map to see when and where they have been, as well as communicate remotely via the built in SIM cards.

We understand that safety in today’s world is next to non-existent, and we know how hard it is to maintain any form of a watchful eye over our little-loved ones. We have taken those concerns and created a new innovative way to remotely keep them safe. It signals to your phone when they need to be recharged and you set alarms such as “come home for dinner”.  Of course you can now also call them directly or they can call you should something urgent arise.

These are all aspects we as parents at WatchOvers understand are necessary measures to ensure your piece of mind, and that of the little ones, who will know that they can make contact and be contacted at any given time.

That is not all we have taken into account with our tracking watches; for all intents and purposes watch is a fashion item, so we have designed these GPS watches in colors to suit all those little ones trending tastes.