September 21, 2009 | Posted in:Geospatial, Handy Tools

From Slashdot:

A company called Lok8u (“Locate You”) has come up with a clever watch that serves as a GPS tracking device for your kids. Now, we can quickly ask the question of “how paranoid are we as a society?” but at the same time we can say, “Man, I wish I had something like this in my watch whenever I misplace the darn thing!” I have little ones and ponder over whether investing in something like this makes sense or not. I probably won’t wind up getting any of these but it’s neat to see ideas like these come along … I’m sure they will do well in the market.

Funny excerpt from the Slashdot forum on this topic:

Personally I wouldn’t use this for teenagers because at that age, they have matured enough that they deserve a little privacy

Exactly – if you put the wristwatch on a teenage boy, all they’ll find is that he’s spending most of his time in the bathroom rapidly jumping back and forth about 4″ at a time.

Ahh, nothing like a little potty humor on a Monday morning.


  1. Chris Sabo
    September 21, 2009

    I should buy this for Emily and setup an alarm alert around all malls in Chesapeake, Virginia Beach and Suffolk.

  2. fleet gps
    March 10, 2011

    My paranoia quickly ran up a gear with thoughts of a government too excited to follow me, or worse my wife continued to turn to me or maybe my boss wants to know what I’m little and I am, when he pays me.

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