hereO Kids Smart Watch with GPS tracking

Product Name:hereO Kids Smart Watch with GPS
Rating:
Price Range:US$200-210
Device:Watch * SOS button * Splashproof
App:Historical Tracking * Geo-Fencing
Deal:US$0-6/month * International Usage * Warranty
Pros:Very Discreeet
Cons:Customer Service Not Good

The hereO kids smart watch with GPS tracking  looks like any funky kiddies watch with a digital clock face. However, this little watch face actually disguises a complete GPS tracking yellow hereO kids smart watchdevice with many features and functionalities.

This kids smart watch is designed with pre-schoolers in mind. It comes in various attractive styles and “flavors” (grape, strawberry, lime and blue berry) which is very popular with young kids.

Most kids smart watches  are not tamper proof; it is therefore important that the kids like wearing the watch every day. The hereO kids smart watch will, however, activate a tamper alert via the hereO app on the parents’ phone if the child (or someone else) removed it.  This notification will also include the last known GPS coordinates of the kids smart watch and an additional panic alert will be sent to the pre-programmed group of care givers.

We have done the research for you on the following features and functionalities:

Kids Smart Watch Functionalities

  • Accessories: No.

  • Alarm Clock: No.

  • Battery Life: Up to 60 hours.

  • Colors: Grape, strawberry, blueberry and lemon.

  • Discreet: Yes.

    The hereO kids smart watch looks just like any kids play watch and gives no indication that it is actually a GPS tracking device.

  • Entertainment: No.Four different designs/colors of the hereO kids smart watch

  • Listening-In: No.

  • Phone Functionality: No

  • Size: Small, but exact dimensions are not given anywhere – only the length of the wrist band: 112 – 136 mm.

  • SOS Button: Yes.

    If the child taps the watch face in a specific pattern, that alert will ping the app and the parent as well as all care givers in the group, will receive an alert notification.

  • Tamper Proof: No

    The hereO kids smart watch does, however, send a tamper alert notification to the app whenever the watch is taken off.

  • Text Messaging: No.

  • Touch Screen:No.

  • Tracking Range: The tracking range depends on cell phone reception.

  • User Age: 3-6 years old.

  • Warranty: hereO offers a limited warranty

    HereO offers a 30 day money back guarantee if the kids smart watch was bought from their own online shop.

    If bought from any other online store (like Amazon/E-bay) the guarantees of that specific store would apply. You must request a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA)  from hereO’s customer support team within 30 days of your order’s delivery date. To do that, you can  write to support@hereo.co.uk. Note that shipping and handling fees are not refundable and all parts of the device must be returned as you received it.

  • Watch Functionality: Yes.

    The hereO kids smart watch has a digital display.

  • Water Resistant: Not waterproof, but splash proof.

    It cannot be submerged into water, buthe hereO kids smart watch will still function if it gets water splashed onto it.


App Features

 

  • App Name: hereO

    This app is developed by KGPS Ltd. and available in many languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese. The App can be downloaded from the Google Playstore (for Android smart phones) or from iTunes (for your iPhones).

 

  • Activity Tracker: No.

  • Compatibility: Compatible with Android and iOS.

    The app can be downloaded from iTunes onto an iPhone, iPad and iPod touch – it requires iOS 8.0 or later. For android devices, the app can be downloaded from Google Play store onto any android device.

  • Geo-Fencing: Yes, you can set digital fences around certain areas.

    With the hereO app you can set up location alerts around specific areas,whether safe or un-safe – we call these geo-fences. Whenever your child enters and leaves any of these area, you will receive an alert notification via the hereO app on your phone (or other selected device).

  •  Historical Tracking (timeline):Yes.

    You can view a history of the movements of your child over a period of time.

  • Low Battery Alert: Yes.

    You will receive a notification when the battery of the hereO kids smart watch is running low.

  • Real Time Tracking: Yes.

  • Reminders:No.

  • Tamper Alert Alarm: Yes.

    The hereO kids smart watch is equipped with a built-in motion sensor that will trigger an alert notification when the device has been removed and remains static for more than 10 minutes. It will also include the last GPS coordinates (before it became static) in the notification. Note that if the watch was taken off and put on some one else’s arm, no alert notification would be pushed.

  • School mode: No.

  • Speed Tracking: No.

General

  • Ease of set up and usage: Fine

  • Customer Support: According to the reviews – not good at all.

    This tracking device has received the worst reviews of all kids GPS trackers that I have researched during the course of the past year. About half of the bad reviews are related to the lack of support from the hereO company.

  • International Usage: Yes – it claims to work in 120 countries.

    The hereO kids smart watch has a built-in simcard, so there is no need to change the sim card when travelling abroad. There are also no roaming fees for international travelers.

  • Subscription: Free for 6 months and then a monthly fee (no contract necessary).

    This kids GPS tracker was funded by IndieGoGo, and is currently selling at about US$200 for the watch, charging dock, and 6 months of service. After that, an international service subscription will cost about 5 US dollars per month – which can be cancelled at any time.

Review Summary

The hereO  GPS kids smart watch promised a lot – we’ve read so many lovely reports on this small, but powerful little watch with all its wonderful functions. Once we’ve started the most important part of our research: the detailed study of all available customer reviews … it was not all moon shine and roses anymore. More than half  of the reviewers were unhappy with either the customer service of hereO or just the watch in general: battery life terrible, watch keep showing “load”, location notifications inaccurate and irregular, can be easily removed, etc.

The hereO watch still remains a good seller – probably because hereO does offer a 30-day money back guarantee! So, if you want an entry level GPS kids smart watch for your youngster (3 – 6 year old) then the hereO kids smart watch could be an option. Otherwise, also look at the GizmoPal 2 or other kids smart watches appropriate for this age group.

Pros: Very discreet

  • Kids love wearing this little kids smart watch and you will have no difficulty to keep it on their arm.

Cons: Short battery life, questionable customer service

  • Customers report that the battery only lasts about 6-8 hours before it needs to be charged again. This is pretty normal for a tracking watch, though.
  • Users from some countries which should have been included, like Canada, have sent reviews of disappointment after they had to return the watch due to the watch not capable of connecting to any mobile network in this country. So, just contact customer care and make sure that the watch will still work in the country you plan to use it.

 

 

 

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