"Chicago startup Jiobit wants to use wireless technology to bring parents peace of mind whenever and wherever their kids may roam. Its flagship product is a location tracker that can stand up to the rough and tumble activities of a toddler or a tween, with a long battery life, and mobile app that sends alerts to parents when a kid has gone outside an expected range.
...The tracker is a small white square with corners rounded off that clips to a kid’s belt loop, jacket or backpack quite easily. It is made from a soft silicone material that doesn’t irritate kids’ sensitive skin. It weighs about the same as a AA battery and depending on active use, only needs to be charged once every couple of weeks, on average.
The Jiobit mobile app lets parents or authorized guardians get notifications when their kids aren’t where they are expected to be. It employs machine learning to understand a kid’s normal daily routes and routines, so users don’t have to set up “rules” and maps to get started. (Although they still can manually do that.) It also gives parents summaries about the child’s daily activities."
Read the full TechCrunch article here: https://techcrunch.com/2017/01/26/jiobit-finds-3-million-for-kid-trackers-that-work-indoors-not-just-at-the-park/