In recent years, talk about a “Kid GPS Tracker” has been more and more common. Many curious parents have looked into it, and found some information about it—but for those of you that still have questions, this article is here to hopefully clear up any questions that you have—such as what are they used for, who are they optimized for, etc.

  • Who Are they For?

Possibly the most obvious question on everyone’s mind is, “who are they for?” Now, these are obviously for parents—but not every parent may necessarily benefit from it. GPS trackers for kids are often best for parents that would like to keep an extra eye on their child, just to ensure their safety at all times—or for parents that fear their child might be doing/going somewhere they are prohibited, such as hanging out with a group of friends at a dangerous spot you told them to avoid.

  • What are Some Benefits of a Kid GPS tracker?

Anyone looking into a kid GPS tracker likely wants to have more security or knowledge of where their child is at any given moment. As one might guess, as a result of this, these GPS trackers are typically used to determine if your child is safe wherever they happen to be. Some, however, are actually also used to stay in contact with your child—some GPS trackers feature a two-way call system, meaning that, in case of an emergency, your child can potentially contact you if they are in an emergency; and you can contact them. These usually work off of your phone service, but many actually simply work off of local phone towers without the need for service/data.

  • What Kind of Tracking is Included?

Easily the most important question you should ask is, of course, what kind of tracking is included? While this often depends on the type of tracker you opt for, most GPS trackers offer the basics—simple map tracking, for example—many more advanced GPS trackers actually offer things such as advanced map tracking (often showing a pinpointed location), when their phone last pinged that location (though many GPS trackers will reload constantly)—with some even including the option to check your child’s current whereabouts on your phone, with the same features aforementioned.

All in all, we hope that this answers some of your questions about kid GPS tracking—and helps you decide if it is right for you!