Reviewed by Brian Grehan
I simply cannot imagine the sheer panic or terror when a child goes missing. I would be a total mess if it ever happened. We have 3 years old twin boys that seem to have their own little game of going off in different directions. But now there is a brilliant bit of technology that can help with this traumatic experience and help protect your kids whether playing in the park or walking around a large shopping centre.
My Buddy Tag, as the name suggests, is worn by your child like a watch and quite simply alerts you when they are out of sight. With a range of 40 feet (indoors or with obstacles in the way) up to 120 feet (in wide open spaces) you toddler can still have a bit of freedom but you will receive an alert on your Smartphone if they go out of range. It uses Bluetooth not GPS so pairs with your phone and the app very easily. We are going on holiday soon and will definitely be taking this with us. While we don’t let them kids out of our sight is will be a comfort to know that we can easily find them should they happen to wander off.
Another fantastic feature is that the tag alerts you when it is submerged in water for longer than 5 seconds helping to prevent accidental drowning.
For older children there is a panic button that can be pressed when they are lost, scared or in a threatening situation and an alert sent to your phone. I think this is a fantastic feature and wish this was around when I was a child.
Other features include a personal ID and email with last seen location. This feature emails time and map location which is brilliant should they get lost.
The Buddy Tag also comes in a range of colours to suit your child.
I know it won’t stop the fear or terror but My Buddy Tag is a brilliant bit of technology that will greatly help. I only wish it was around when I was a child as I was forever getting lost!
They are supplied in silicone, Velcro or even as a sweatband with a retail price of £44.99, that is a small price to pay for the safety of your children.
For more information visit mybuddytag.com.
Each Silicone wristband comes with a non-disposable tag, in 5 fun colors and a coin screw latch. This wristband is comfortable and adjustable to fit most child’s wrist size. BuddyTag is designed to work with the iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, 6, 6 Plus and Samsung S3, S4, S5, S6, Note2, Note3 and Note4 with Android version 4.3 and newer. BuddyTag is also compatible with the 4th Generation iPad, iPad Air, iPad Air2, iPad Mini, and the 5th Generation iPod Touch. BuddyTag is waterproof, and it can be used for water safety alert to help prevent accidental drowning.