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January 15, 2010

Lok8u Releases GPS Locator Tracking Watch for Children and Alzheimer's Patients

Lok8u Multi-m8 GPS Locator Watch
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Lok8uis releasing a line of GSM/GPS enabled locator watches designed specifically for children and alzheimer's patients. Here's all the details:

The child locator watch is available in three colors (black, blue, or pink), and can be pre-ordered on Amazon right now for $179.00.

The adult / alzheimer's model (which is essentially identical, but lacks the tamper-resistant watch band) will be available sometime next quarter. It will be called the "multi-m8".

According to reps, the watch will have a battery life of about 3 days standby, 1.5 days of regular usage. A docking charging station is included in the kit.

The watch will operate on T-Mobile's network, and will carry a monthly service charge (TBD)

Features:

  • Digital Watch Cannot be Removed or Deactivated without Your Knowledge
  • Set Unique Safe Zones in Which Your Child Can Play and You Will Know if Child Steps Out
  • Alert is Sent Automatically to Mobile Phone and Computer
  • Adjustable Steel Reinforced Wrist Band and Patented Locking Mechanism

The watch has been available for sale in the U.K. for about a year now.

I've been promised a loaner unit to review as soon as these things actually start shipping. Stay tuned for a full in-depth review.