Back in the day, if you ran off when your parents weren’t looking, they might have a hard time trying to find you. These days, thanks to technology (or no thanks), tracking someone down isn’t that hard. Since we all have our phones on us almost all the time, these are essentially GPS tracking devices in our pockets.
If you’re a parent who wants to leverage modern day technology to keep your kids safe, Amazon might have something for you. A report from Bloomberg has revealed that Amazon could be working on a wearable designed specifically for kids. The device, codenamed Seeker, would be a wearable aimed at kids aged 4-12 and would essentially allow parents to track their whereabouts.
According to the report, the final form of Seeker is unknown. It seems that Amazon has explored various form factors where it could come in the form of a wristband, a keychain, or a clip, or maybe like Amazon’s Echo speakers, we could see it launch in multiple form factors to give parents options.
It won’t be 100% for the parents though because the device would also give access to Amazon’s Kids Plus content, like books, TV shows, movies, and apps, so it would be more than just a tracking device. It is said to retail for $99 but there is no word on when Amazon plans to launch it.