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KimmySchmit Sat 19-Mar-16 13:48:20

I've been looking at AngelSense
https://www.angelsense.com/
The features are just what I want but he's 12 & obsessed with wearing a watch. All the watch trackers I've seen look too childish like http://www.pearchild.com
Please help me find something for a tween/teen!

KimmySchmit Sat 19-Mar-16 13:51:21

Dammit links

www.angelsense.com

www.pearchild.com

PolterGoose Sat 19-Mar-16 14:05:07

Is there a Fitbit with GPS tracking? Or Apple 'tile' or Apple/other 'smartwatch'?

zzzzz Sat 19-Mar-16 14:23:54

Have you looked at apple tiles (if you are urban, they need a number of iphones to be in the vicinity)?

KimmySchmit Sat 19-Mar-16 16:36:36

I'll have a look thanks. No the Apple Watch is way out my budget

KimmySchmit Sat 19-Mar-16 16:41:37

Ah, Apple tiles only have 100ft range

zzzzz Sat 19-Mar-16 16:51:21

I think from your nearest apple device, do a cheap option in town but not for rural users.

zzzzz Sat 19-Mar-16 16:51:46

Unless he has iPhone as well

zzzzz Sat 19-Mar-16 16:52:21

So no do a cheap option

Flanks Sat 19-Mar-16 18:36:31

Smartphone with a tracking app?

KimmySchmit Sat 19-Mar-16 19:26:03

Yeah I could get him an iPhone but...a watch would be better. He LOVES watches and it'll be stuck to him! I'm not sure I trust him with a phone, I can see him getting in trouble with that at school as well.
Asd & unavoidably he's going to be walking himself to school as I have a new job. He'll be ok I just need piece of mind!

zzzzz Sat 19-Mar-16 19:35:04

If it is in town a tile should be fine and they are cheap, just stick it on the back of the watch or his bag.

KimmySchmit Sat 19-Mar-16 19:58:15

Yes the school is but I work 5 miles away. Phew I don't even know if this is necessary anyway I might try them thanks zzzzz in the absence of anything else as you say they're cheap.
I looked at the Fitbit btw and that's not a go-er either
I wish pear child would do a black version that would be perfect.

KimmySchmit Sat 19-Mar-16 20:53:08

Found this which seems way cheaper than anything else confused
small-order.hktdc.com/small-order-suppliers-products/GPS-Kids-Tracker-Watch/en/1X08IF8J/2949215/?WT.srch=1&DCSext.dept=2&WT.mc_id=1819111&gclid=CjwKEAjw8bO3BRDp0bP_vL-7_lASJACL_d6wkK4W6ApeMtVzKiT9cNO-vD7rUoHut0DpUxxVqu_eUxoCneHw_wcB

Vic3333 Sun 20-Mar-16 11:00:51

How about one of these? Still too babyish? tinitell.com

NatashaC2016 Mon 21-Mar-16 01:53:55

@KimmySchmit - I use AngelSense for my seven-year-old son with autism and it has been a Godsend halo for our family. The system notifies me whenever he exits a location, even will tell me if he's in an unknown location. Another feature I like is the ability to listen-in for well-being checks or if he were to wander, God forbid, to help locate him.

Here's a helpful article that talks about how AngelSense is different from other trackers: www.angelsense.com/blog/angelsense-vs-gps-trackers-heres-need-know/

NatashaC2016 Mon 21-Mar-16 02:09:19

@KimmySchmit - I can understand the consideration of cost but the value of AngelSense has been worth every penny. I am a single mom and cost was a definite factor for me. I have found some funding resources and will share them below:

Some families have had success with the following: Insurance, Medicaid Waiver, Easter Seals, Tax deduction, and local state programs.* Referral - for every customer you bring you get a 1 month refund* Annual Subscription - Paying in advance for 1 year is discounted to $399.90 (2 months free)

Inquire with your insurance company as to whether they will cover some or all of the cost of AngelSense. It is also important to understand the steps you must take to acquire coverage. Insurance coverage varies by carrier. Typically, the insurance company will require a diagnosis from your family doctor of wandering (diagnostic code: V40.31). We have a letter that your doctor can personalize which may help you with the insurance company requirements. We are currently unable to bill your insurance company directly.

Locate your state of residence via www.medicaidwaiver.org and contact the local office to get details on the application process.

Easter Seals provides funding for children with special needs to cover items and services deemed to be medically necessary, in the form of a stipend. Contact your local office for details: www.easterseals.com

Some social workers and local help centers can help with the cost of the device as well. You should check with your local caseworker.

The AngelSense service expense is tax deductible under Safety and Health. Please let us know if you need additional information.

In addition, you may want to take a look at a recent article published on their blog with five innovative ideas related to accessing funding for AngelSense and other necessary items for children with special needs. See, www.angelsense.com/blog/5-innovative-funding-sources-families-children-special-needs/

FlyingTigerCat Sat 15-Oct-16 19:29:18

You may already have something sorted now. But a company called Moochies has just released a new range of gps watches

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