Insignia GPS child tracker

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We just discovered that Insignia is about to release a GPS child tracking device called Insignia Little Buddy. It is already up on Best Buy’s site but it has a “coming soon” status right now. However we at least know it is going to cost $100.

It seems like it supports real time GPS tracking but we have no information on what the monthly cost is going to be or which provider Best Buy decided to go with.

The Insignia GPS child tracker will have an accompanying website to keep track of your kids – and have an idea where they should be based on a weekly schedule.

Find a way to attach this to the car charger and you’ve got yourself a GPS vehicle tracking device.

You’ll have to wait until October 23rd though.

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From Best Buy product page:

Keep tabs on your child at all times with this small but sophisticated device that combines GPS and cellular technology to provide you with real-time location updates. The small and lightweight Little Buddy transmitter fits easily into a backpack, lunchbox or other receptacle, making it easy for your child to carry so you can check his or her location at any time using a smartphone or computer. Customizable safety checks allow you to establish specific times and locations where your child is supposed to be — for example, in school — causing the device to alert you with a text message if your child leaves the designated area during that time. Additional real-time alerts let you know when the device’s battery is running low so you can take steps to ensure your monitoring isn’t interrupted.

51 Responses to “Insignia GPS child tracker”

  1. Pete N. Says:

    The web site that Best Buy is using is the AT&T FamilyMap service. This is the same service you can purchase to track family member locations using their cell phone:

    https://familymap.wireless.att.com/finder-att-family/welcome.htm

    The AT&T service is $10/month for
    tracking up to 2 phones and $15/month for up to 5 phones. It can track using the phone’s GPS or simply approximate a location using the cell site the phone is registered with.

    The user interface is awful, but it does allow generating notifications when the child gets close to different known locations.


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  3. peter k. Says:

    I tried the family map service – it was not that accurate, it used cell phone towers to triangulate positions, which were huge areas…mine was like 5000 feet, the one in the photo is not to bad at 378 yards – but searching in the huge circle for someone? Lets get real…


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  5. monkeyrotica Says:

    So you’d rather have absolutely NO idea where you child is within a thousand miles, right?


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  10. ChrisW Says:

    This would be more interesting if AT&T’s coverage area didn’t suck.


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  12. Jon Says:

    Great, another way to ruin kids. Track them. Funny, if this was the government looking out for your best interests, you would be all up in arms. Here, oh yeah, its for their safety. Don’t worry, the already don’t understand No and Responsibility. Now kids will have another excuse to act like idiots as the rest of the world laughs at the dumb sh*t we do here.


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  37. Joe M Says:

    Yes, with the number of children that go missing each year, every parent should use a personal GPS tracking device, but you dont have to be a parent to need or benefit from owning one of these devices. Motorcycles, skis, musical instruments, laptop computers, purses & luggage, even the family dog: EVERYBODY has SOMETHING they want to protect!!!

    When considering the purchase of a tracking device, do your homework because not all GPS systems are alike. Aside from features such as Geofencing, speed-alerts and so on, the one thing you really need to look into is the COST. Most GPS devices I’ve looked into have HIDDEN costs such as monthly/annual renewal fees or charge you per track ontop of the purchase price. When I called Best-Buy to get more info on the “Little Buddy” they couldn’t even tell what the OTHER costs of thier system were.

    I ended up buying a system called “The GPS Guadian” at http://www.thegpsguardian.com . Not only did I get the device for FREE by purchasing 3 years of service up front, but I got the 4th and 5th year of service for FREE as well.


  38. Larry Says:

    Gosh some folks cannot see the forest for the trees. But maybe it takes the tree to fall on them, or maybe if their, small child or a family members small child was taken,,,, If the child could be located right away it might save torture for the child and years of misery for victim familes. What kind of baboon would put the safety of a small child over the attitude that Big Brother is watching. Ignorance is bliss, hope you get a life.


  39. Kenn Says:

    Wow great idea, I will take a half dozen. I have already started the wife and sewing on small pockets with zippers on the inside of coats and sweat jackets.. I’m no loser dad .. i have twin 5 year old girls and better safe then sorry. just think if the girl found in the dump last week had one, or the girl that was taken walking home from a friends house only a block from her house. we are going to Disney this year for Xmass and all together we have 4 kids and 2 cars.. as for all you people looking at the bad side of it.. who cares what big brother sees.. you have something to hide.. we go camping and hiling all the time.. oh yeah 10 year ago remember the 16 year old boy that was lost in the woods for 3 days before they found him.. all he did was get turned around after taking a piss… hey big brother I will give my kids sim card numbers.. how many sex offenders live in your area.. maybe we should give them out free and inplant it.. just remember bad things happen to good people everyday.. better safe then sorry.. God bless america


  40. Big Brother Says:

    This device does not use the crappy AT&T network. It uses Sprint, and it is a much more sophisticated device than the silly name implies. It will deliver good positions under conditions that no other tracker product will. A bargain price if you ask me.

    BB


  41. G-man Says:

    I’m already planning to buy one for my wife and one for my mistress. I’ll find out where the cheating whores go when they say they are going shopping.


  42. Big Brother Says:

    Nothing gets me more PO’d than my mistress cheating on me. See ya at the water cooler G-man.

    BB


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  44. Kids Search Says:

    This is really interesting. Thanks for the sharing.


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  46. lawrence Says:

    its iteresting i would like know about it more


  47. mik Says:

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  48. Father of Five Says:

    If you have children knowing where they are should not be an issue. It is another way of using technology to protect and serve society. To think that you are under some moral obligation to ensure your child has the full range of rights promised within the US Constitution is oximoranic. You as a parent are responsible for your children morally and legally, if they break someones window, you pay, if they are pregnancy, you pay, if they do not complete school, you pay. Your child should be where they say they are going to be, so monitoring their location should not be an issue. For all the naysayers, have children then make your comments. Otherwise relegate your comments to things you know something about.


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