What is it: NuM8 GPS Child Locator Watch from Lok8u.  The child wears the watch and if he/she steps outside a safe zone, the parent receives a text or alert with their location.  If the child is lost, the parent can text the device asking for its location.  The location is presented in text via Long and Lat coordinates in addition to a link to Google maps.

Features: Locks to a child’s wrist (requires a key to remove), ages 3-11 recommended, safe zones, waterproof up to 10 meters, 3 days on standby, GPRS, animal and adult versions on the way.

Availability: Later this year

Price: $200 plus $10 monthly

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."