Every parent worries. Yet, at some point, we have to leave them. We have to leave them with a sitter or grandparents or at daycare or school. And we worry about what they are doing and where they are going when we aren’t there.
It used to be that we just had to have faith that they were going to be fine; that they wouldn’t get kidnapped, that they wouldn’t wander off (and I know both of my children did that when I was with them!). Now we can know where they are at all times.
Trax is a tracking device that you use with your smartphone. The tracker stays with them and you download the app. The app will tell you everything you need to know.
The tracker is 2.2 x 1.5 x 0.4 inches so it isn’t too big. It comes with a clip that they can put in their pocket or on their pants but a smart parent could also devise Trax pockets inside clothing so that no one would even know it is there. Or they could wear it on a pouch or on a belt. If it was hidden inside the pouch, no one would realize what it even is.
Trax comes with some great features:
If your child has wandered off and you’re not sure which direction they went into there’s an icon you can tap to split the screen into two; it starts to show you the direction the child went and you can follow along.
Fences – set up safe areas and you’ll be notified if the child leaves the area.
If your child is supposed to be at school or daycare and suddenly starts moving very fast, like in a speeding car, you’ll get notified.
You can follow it with multiple devices and you can follow multiple Trax devices so if you have more than one child it’s not a problem
There are some 1 star reviews on Amazon but I think this item is still worth it. If people start to buy this item more often the company will be able to build on and improve the device so that it gets better and better. Remember that it is still a relatively new product, so there are bound to be a few bugs.
*Note: I have not tried this device but I thought it was worth writing about because it could be great for parents who have runners or have children that are at risk for getting lost.