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The Jiobit Story

Jiobit founder and CEO, John Renaldi, lost track of his 6-year-old son in a crowded Chicago park for over 30 minutes. This terrifying experience initiated a search for a wearable tracking solution to prevent it from happening again. His search turned up subpar products that were bulky and poorly designed with terrible battery life and tracking limitations.

As a former Motorola executive, John knew that more was possible. In 2015 he assembled a team of experienced hardware and software engineers to design a location tracking solution that would be suitable for his kids.

The company’s first product is Jiobit, the world’s smallest and longest lasting location monitor for kids. It pairs with Jiobit Guardian App to deliver real time notifications about a child’s location – no matter where they are. It’s tiny and lightweight, lasts up to 7 days on a single charge under normal use, and tracks in every location, even indoors. Jiobit was designed with child safety in mind, however, there is no doubt that this technology is a valuable tool for all members of the family including pets and aging elderly. 

John Renaldi and his son in 2015

Company Info

Jiobit is the world’s smallest and longest-lasting real-time location tracking platform. Founded in 2015, Jiobit shipped it's first product, "The Jiobit Smart Tag," in 2018 as a location monitor for kids. Jiobit quickly expanded into other consumer segments including pets and adult safety, as well as the government and B2B spaces. With innovations and patents in hardware, cyber security, network operations, and consumer software, Jiobit has become one of the premier hardware-enabled SaaS companies in the U.S.

Jiobit’s patented tracking technology is built by industry veterans from Motorola with a history of building innovative consumer products. Backed by investors and advisors from Facebook, Uber, Google, and the Chief Scientist from Symantec, Jiobit is headquartered in Chicago, with team members across the U.S. and a development center in Silicon Valley.

Product Info

Jiobit is the first-of-its-kind patented location tracking platform, enabling the longest-lasting and smallest real-time location products with best-in-class security.

Using patented Progressive Beaconing technology, the Jiobit location tracker stays connected indoors and out, even when there's no bluetooth connection.

Jiobit is waterproof, durable, discreet, and provides accurate real-time tracking at any distance. Featuring a host of encryption and security technologies, Jiobit is trusted by federal government customers, law enforcement professionals, and thousands of caregivers and families with usage in every populated continent in the world.

Jiobit is designed with kids in mind. It is small enough to hide under clothes and not be distracting, noticed, or triggering of sensory disorders. We’ve also designed multiple attachments for a variety of wearing options including a secure lock that a child cannot remove.

The smallest and lightest solution

Jiobit is about the size of an Oreo cookie, and weighs less than four quarter coins. This makes it nearly un-noticeable for kids with sensory issues, and makes it the perfect tracker for smaller pets, like cats.

The longest lasting battery

Jiobit’s battery learns and adapts as it follows patterns and location history. The more Trusted Places and Care Team members the Jiobit interacts with, the longer it lasts. Under typical use, the Jiobit can last a full week between charges.

Built-in encryption & privacy

Jiobit’s unmatched security and privacy practices pass the test for even the most stringent helicopter parents--not to mention the US Military and world-class data security professionals.

Jiobit’s COPPA compliant cloud platform manages the device, protecting and encrypting sensitive data using a tamper-resistant security chip.

Real-time location tracking

Jiobit’s unique combination of radios (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, dedicated cellular, and GPS) ensures consistent connection and the ability to track everywhere--even indoors--from anywhere. There are no distance limits.

Context-aware location info

It's not enough to just have the ability to see current location. By using geofencing and Wi-Fi network signal strength, Jiobit can alert users when the device has arrived at or left a trusted place.

Peace of mind also means knowing who your child is with. Users can invite trusted caregivers to see location information and the ability to track.

Next-generation IoT low-power network

Jiobit Next is built on an all-new, 5G-compatible, low-power network that's faster and more available in rural and previously low-coverage and dead-zone areas.

Multiple connection methods

Jiobit's patented Progressive Beaconing technology uses a combination GPS, Cellular, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth to ensure the device is always connected.

Up to 20 day battery life

Jiobit’s battery learns and adapts as it follows patterns and location history. The more Trusted Places and Care Team members the Jiobit interacts with, the longer it lasts. Under typical use, the Jiobit can last a full week between charges, with up to 20 days for pet users.

Versatile wearing options

Jiobit’s modular design allows for multiple wearing options with a focus on discretion and secure attachment. Additional accessories and attachment options available.

Lightweight and super small

Jiobit is smaller than a tea bag, and weighs less than a single AA battery. This makes it nearly un-noticeable for kids with sensory issues, and makes it the perfect tracker for smaller pets, like cats. 

Government level encryption

Jiobit’s unmatched security and privacy practices pass the test for even the most stringent helicopter parents--not to mention the US Military and world-class data security professionals.

Water-resistant and kid-proof

With a neutral gray slip-resistant surface, and modular attachment design, Jiobit is durable and water-resistant, making it perfect for the most active kids and pets.

Smart app on Android & iOS

The Jiobit app is designed to deliver the right information to the right people at the right time. Get smart alerts, live tracking, geo-fencing, and multiples users.

Do I need a subscription?

Jiobit requires a monthly subscription data plan to stay connected and includes national US and worldwide cellular data. No additional SIM card or cellular plan needed. See Jiobit's subscription pricing details.

*You may cancel your month-to-month subscription anytime. You may also pause service at any time (some fees may apply)

What's included

In the box is everything you need to connect, charge, and attach your Jiobit right away: The Jiobit Next Location Monitor (with integrated attachment loop), charging dock, USB charging cable, secure loop attachment, hem-lock attachment, and new strap clip attachment. Additional attachments and accessories available in our accessory store.

Is my information protected?

The first-of-its-kind Jiobit TrustChip delivers unmatched security, encryption, and privacy; meeting or exceeding US-government standards. It's a pattens dream and a hacker's worst nightmare. Learn more about Jiobit's security architecture.

Can I give Jiobit as a gift?

Jiobit makes a great gift, and we make it easy to send to a loved one. Just select "order for someone else" in the checkout process and provide the parent recipient's name and email so we can make sure they're authorized to use the app.

What is Jiobit's return policy?

We offer 30 days, risk-free. If you don't love Jiobit within 30 days of purchase, return the undamaged device for a full refund. Jiobit does not cover shipping charges for returns. For more information please visit our Warranty and Return Policy page.

Can I order in bulk or for 3rd party?

For bulk order, medicaid, government or law enforcement, enterprise, or ordering for 3rd parties, please reach out to sales@jiobit.com

Does Jiobit work internationally?

Jiobit Next currently works only in the US with limited support in Mexico and Canada. Additional international support will be made available as over-the-air firmware updates sometime in the future. For location monitoring coverage in over 140 countries, check out the original Jiobit Location Monitor.

Jiobit is only certified to distribute within the US. We are unable to ship outside the US.

Size

37mm (W) x 50mm (H) x 12mm (D) - (about the size of an Oreo cookie)

Weight

18g (0.6oz) - (weighs less than 4 quarter coins)

Build

ISO 10993-10 compliant outer shell material, IPX8 rating - water resistant, shock resistant.

Indicators

LED illumination status indicator & Piezo audio transducer

Sensors

Accelerometer/pedometer, temperature sensor, GPS/GLONASS receiver with omni-directional antennas.

Connectivity

BLE 4.1, WIFI 2.4Ghz, LPWA CatM1 (5G-compatible) with eDRX + NB-IoT modem.

Battery

Charging via 5V charger, 2.5 hour average charge time. Up to 20 day battery life on a single charge in ideal conditions with proper set-up and battery learning.

Security

Customer data security protocol: Jiobit TrustChip Technology with AES-128 and AES-256 encryption. Cryptographically signed software to prevent malware, and intrusion-resistant hardware. Compliant with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA).

App

Mobile app available for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. (Monthly subscription required for Jiobit to connect)

Innovative Attachment Methods

Built on a modular platform, Jiobit is not bound by form factor. It can be worn in myriad ways on clothing, collars, and objects.

Integrated Loop

Built into the Jiobit itself. For lacing onto wrist bands or lanyards.

Secure Loop

For button holes, belt loops, and fabric loops.

Hem Lock Clip

Clips and grips onto elastic waistbands, hems, and pockets.

Strap Clip

Perfect for locking onto backpack straps, belts, and pet collars.

Jiobit vs. everybody

There are a lot of location trackers out there, and they all pretty much claim to be the lightest or the smallest or the bestest in some way.

Is Jiobit perfect? Not quite. But, we'll be the first to make a fair comparison.

Mfr. Recommended Use
Weight
Network Technology
911 Dispatch & 24/7 monitoring
Alert Button
Location Sharing
Geo-fence Alert Time
Proximity Alert (<10ft)
Location History
Location Accuracy
Live Location Reporting
Active Use Battery Life
Attachment Methods
Encrypted & Tamper-proof
Lowest Monthly Cost
Regular Device Price
Jiobit Next
Adults, Kids, Small Pets, Things
Mfr. Recommended Use
18g
Weight
LPWA CatM1 w/ eDRX (5G-compatible) + NB-IoT +
GPS/GLONASS + WiFi/BLE
Network Technology
(coming soon)
911 Dispatch & 24/7 monitoring
Alert Button
Yes
Unlimited Contacts
Location Sharing
Geo-fence Alert Time
1-3 min
Proximity Alert (<10ft)
Yes
Yes
Location History
Location Accuracy
1-50 ft
Every 10 sec
Live Location Reporting
Active Use Battery Life
7-20 days
Modular attachments to fit any use
Attachment Methods
Encrypted & Tamper-proof
Yes
$8.99/mo
Lowest Monthly Cost
$
129
.99
Device Price
Apple AirTag
Mfr. Recommended Use
Things
Weight
11g
Bluetooth, UWB
Network Technology
911 Dispatch & 24/7 monitoring
No
Alert Button
No
Location Sharing
None
Geo-fence Alert Time
None
Proximity Alert (<10ft)
Yes
Location History
No
Location Accuracy
~400 ft
Live Location Reporting
None
Active Use Battery Life
1 year
None provided
Attachment Methods
Encrypted & Tamper-proof
No
Lowest Monthly Cost
--
$
29
.00
Device Price
Mfr. Recommended Use
Weight
Network Technology
911 Dispatch & 24/7 monitoring
Alert Button
Location Sharing
Geo-fence Alert Time
Proximity Alert (<10ft)
Location History
Location Accuracy
Live Location Reporting
Active Use Battery Life
Attachment Methods
Encrypted & Tamper-proof
Lowest Monthly Cost
Regular Device Price
Jiobit Next
Adults, Kids, Small Pets, Things
Mfr. Recommended Use
18g
Weight
LPWA CatM1 w/ eDRX (5G-compatible) + NB-IoT +
GPS/GLONASS + WiFi/BLE
Network Technology
(coming soon)
911 Dispatch & 24/7 monitoring
Alert Button
Yes
Unlimited Contacts
Location Sharing
Geo-fence Alert Time
1-3 min
Proximity Alert (<10ft)
Yes
Yes
Location History
Location Accuracy
1-50 ft
Every 10 sec
Live Location Reporting
Active Use Battery Life
7-20 days
Modular attachments to fit any use
Attachment Methods
Encrypted & Tamper-proof
Yes
$8.99/mo
Lowest Monthly Cost
$
129
.99
Device Price
Fi
Mfr. Recommended Use
Dogs
Weight
121.9g
LPWA CatM1 + GPS/WiFi
Network Technology
911 Dispatch & 24/7 monitoring
No
Alert Button
No
Location Sharing
Unlimited Contacts
Geo-fence Alert Time
2-15 min
Proximity Alert (<10ft)
No
Location History
Yes
Location Accuracy
10-50 ft
Live Location Reporting
Every 60 sec
Active Use Battery Life
7-20 days
Integrated collar
Attachment Methods
Encrypted & Tamper-proof
No
Lowest Monthly Cost
$6.88/mo
$
149
.00
Device Price
Mfr. Recommended Use
Weight
Network Technology
911 Dispatch & 24/7 monitoring
Alert Button
Location Sharing
Geo-fence Alert Time
Proximity Alert (<10ft)
Location History
Location Accuracy
Live Location Reporting
Active Use Battery Life
Attachment Methods
Encrypted & Tamper-proof
Lowest Monthly Cost
Regular Device Price
Jiobit Next
Adults, Kids, Small Pets, Things
Mfr. Recommended Use
18g
Weight
LPWA CatM1 w/ eDRX (5G-compatible) + NB-IoT +
GPS/GLONASS + WiFi/BLE
Network Technology
(coming soon)
911 Dispatch & 24/7 monitoring
Alert Button
Yes
Unlimited Contacts
Location Sharing
Geo-fence Alert Time
1-3 min
Proximity Alert (<10ft)
Yes
Yes
Location History
Location Accuracy
1-50 ft
Every 10 sec
Live Location Reporting
Active Use Battery Life
7-20 days
Modular attachments to fit any use
Attachment Methods
Encrypted & Tamper-proof
Yes
$8.99/mo
Lowest Monthly Cost
$
129
.99
Device Price
AngelSense
Mfr. Recommended Use
Adults, Kids
Weight
65g
3G + 4G LTE + GPS
Network Technology
911 Dispatch & 24/7 monitoring
No
Alert Button
No
Location Sharing
Unlimited Contacts
Geo-fence Alert Time
1-3 min
Proximity Alert (<10ft)
No
Location History
Yes
Location Accuracy
10-50 ft
Live Location Reporting
Every 10 sec
Active Use Battery Life
2 days
Pouch only
Attachment Methods
Encrypted & Tamper-proof
No
Lowest Monthly Cost
$33.33/mo
$
229
.00
Device Price
Mfr. Recommended Use
Weight
Network Technology
911 Dispatch & 24/7 monitoring
Alert Button
Location Sharing
Geo-fence Alert Time
Proximity Alert (<10ft)
Location History
Location Accuracy
Live Location Reporting
Active Use Battery Life
Attachment Methods
Encrypted & Tamper-proof
Lowest Monthly Cost
Regular Device Price
Jiobit Next
Adults, Kids, Small Pets, Things
Mfr. Recommended Use
18g
Weight
LPWA CatM1 w/ eDRX (5G-compatible) + NB-IoT +
GPS/GLONASS + WiFi/BLE
Network Technology
(coming soon)
911 Dispatch & 24/7 monitoring
Alert Button
Yes
Unlimited Contacts
Location Sharing
Geo-fence Alert Time
1-3 min
Proximity Alert (<10ft)
Yes
Yes
Location History
Location Accuracy
1-50 ft
Every 10 sec
Live Location Reporting
Active Use Battery Life
7-20 days
Modular attachments to fit any use
Attachment Methods
Encrypted & Tamper-proof
Yes
$8.99/mo
Lowest Monthly Cost
$
129
.99
Device Price
SmartThings
Mfr. Recommended Use
People, Kids, Small Pets, Things
Weight
22.7g
LPWA CatM1 + GPS/WiFi
Network Technology
911 Dispatch & 24/7 monitoring
No
Alert Button
Yes
Location Sharing
None
Geo-fence Alert Time
5-10 min
Proximity Alert (<10ft)
No
Location History
No
Location Accuracy
10-50 ft
Live Location Reporting
Every 60 sec
Active Use Battery Life
2-4 days
Lanyard only
Attachment Methods
Encrypted & Tamper-proof
No
Lowest Monthly Cost
$5/mo
$
99
.99
Device Price
Mfr. Recommended Use
Weight
Network Technology
911 Dispatch & 24/7 monitoring
Alert Button
Location Sharing
Geo-fence Alert Time
Proximity Alert (<10ft)
Location History
Location Accuracy
Live Location Reporting
Active Use Battery Life
Attachment Methods
Encrypted & Tamper-proof
Lowest Monthly Cost
Regular Device Price
Jiobit Next
Adults, Kids, Small Pets, Things
Mfr. Recommended Use
18g
Weight
LPWA CatM1 w/ eDRX (5G-compatible) + NB-IoT +
GPS/GLONASS + WiFi/BLE
Network Technology
(coming soon)
911 Dispatch & 24/7 monitoring
Alert Button
Yes
Unlimited Contacts
Location Sharing
Geo-fence Alert Time
1-3 min
Proximity Alert (<10ft)
Yes
Yes
Location History
Location Accuracy
1-50 ft
Every 10 sec
Live Location Reporting
Active Use Battery Life
7-20 days
Modular attachments to fit any use
Attachment Methods
Encrypted & Tamper-proof
Yes
$8.99/mo
Lowest Monthly Cost
$
129
.99
Device Price
Gizmo
Mfr. Recommended Use
Kids
Weight
46g
4G LTE + GPS
Network Technology
911 Dispatch & 24/7 monitoring
No
Alert Button
No
Location Sharing
None
Geo-fence Alert Time
30min - 1hr
Proximity Alert (<10ft)
No
Location History
No
Location Accuracy
50-300 ft
Live Location Reporting
Every 60 sec
Active Use Battery Life
1 day
Wrist-worn only
Attachment Methods
Encrypted & Tamper-proof
No
Lowest Monthly Cost
$4.16/mo
$
99
.99
Device Price
Mfr. Recommended Use
Weight
Network Technology
911 Dispatch & 24/7 monitoring
Alert Button
Location Sharing
Geo-fence Alert Time
Proximity Alert (<10ft)
Location History
Location Accuracy
Live Location Reporting
Active Use Battery Life
Attachment Methods
Encrypted & Tamper-proof
Lowest Monthly Cost
Regular Device Price
Jiobit Next
Adults, Kids, Small Pets, Things
Mfr. Recommended Use
18g
Weight
LPWA CatM1 w/ eDRX (5G-compatible) + NB-IoT +
GPS/GLONASS + WiFi/BLE
Network Technology
(coming soon)
911 Dispatch & 24/7 monitoring
Alert Button
Yes
Unlimited Contacts
Location Sharing
Geo-fence Alert Time
1-3 min
Proximity Alert (<10ft)
Yes
Yes
Location History
Location Accuracy
1-50 ft
Every 10 sec
Live Location Reporting
Active Use Battery Life
7-20 days
Modular attachments to fit any use
Attachment Methods
Encrypted & Tamper-proof
Yes
$8.99/mo
Lowest Monthly Cost
$
129
.99
Device Price
Tile Pro
Mfr. Recommended Use
Things
Weight
14.2g
Bluetooth
Network Technology
911 Dispatch & 24/7 monitoring
No
Alert Button
No
Location Sharing
None
Geo-fence Alert Time
None
Proximity Alert (<10ft)
Yes
Location History
No
Location Accuracy
~400 ft
Live Location Reporting
None
Active Use Battery Life
1 year
Lanyard only
Attachment Methods
Encrypted & Tamper-proof
No
Lowest Monthly Cost
$2.99/mo
$
34
.99
Device Price
Mfr. Recommended Use
Weight
Network Technology
911 Dispatch & 24/7 monitoring
Alert Button
Location Sharing
Geo-fence Alert Time
Proximity Alert (<10ft)
Location History
Location Accuracy
Live Location Reporting
Active Use Battery Life
Attachment Methods
Encrypted & Tamper-proof
Lowest Monthly Cost
Regular Device Price
Jiobit Next
Adults, Kids, Small Pets, Things
Mfr. Recommended Use
18g
Weight
LPWA CatM1 w/ eDRX (5G-compatible) + NB-IoT +
GPS/GLONASS + WiFi/BLE
Network Technology
(coming soon)
911 Dispatch & 24/7 monitoring
Alert Button
Yes
Unlimited Contacts
Location Sharing
Geo-fence Alert Time
1-3 min
Proximity Alert (<10ft)
Yes
Yes
Location History
Location Accuracy
1-50 ft
Every 10 sec
Live Location Reporting
Active Use Battery Life
7-20 days
Modular attachments to fit any use
Attachment Methods
Encrypted & Tamper-proof
Yes
$8.99/mo
Lowest Monthly Cost
$
129
.99
Device Price
Whistle
Mfr. Recommended Use
Dogs
Weight
27.2g
LPWA CatM1 + GPS/WiFi
Network Technology
911 Dispatch & 24/7 monitoring
No
Alert Button
No
Location Sharing
Unlimited Contacts
Geo-fence Alert Time
4-10 min
Proximity Alert (<10ft)
No
Location History
Yes
Location Accuracy
10-50 ft
Live Location Reporting
Every 15 sec
Active Use Battery Life
3-10 days
Collar only
Attachment Methods
Encrypted & Tamper-proof
No
Lowest Monthly Cost
$6.95/mo
$
129
.95
Device Price
Jiobit vs Jiobit

Which Jiobit is right for you?

Both Jiobit Next and our original Jiobit Location Monitor share the same size, weight, durability, form factor, subscription, and app features. There's really no "wrong" Jiobit.

Cellular Network
Nationwide Coverage
Indoor Signal Performance
International Support
Trusted Place Notification Timing
GPS Accuracy
Average Battery Life
Included Attachments
Device Price
Availability

Jiobit

2G (GPRS/EDGE) 3G/4G (UMTS/HSxPA)
Cellular Network
Yes
Nationwide Coverage
Good
Indoor Signal Performance
140+ countries
International Support
2-4 min
Trusted Place Notification Timing
Good
GPS Accuracy
4-7 days
Average Battery Life
Hem Lock, Secure Loop
Included Attachments
$
99
.99
Device Price

Jiobit Next

LPWA CatM1 (5G) with eDRX + NB-IoT
Cellular Network
Plus most dead-zones & rural areas
Nationwide Coverage
Best
Indoor Signal Performance
US & Canada (more with future firmware updates)
International Support
1-3 min
Trusted Place Notification Timing
Best
GPS Accuracy
7-10 days (up to 20 days for most pets)
Average Battery Life
Hem Lock, Secure Loop, Strap Clip
Included Attachments
$
129
.99
Device Price
Availability

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The Jiobit attachments
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Jiobit Protective Sleeve
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Jiobit location monitor on black
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Pin Lock Pouch Attachment
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Jiobit with a protective cover
Jiobit with a decorative protective sleeve
Jiobit attached to adult
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Recent media mentions

Techcrunch

"Popular family tracking app Life360 is investing in hardware. The company this morning announced the $37 million acquisition of Chicago-based Jiobit, the maker of a wearable location device designed for use by families with younger children, pets or seniors."

Read article at Techcrunch.com

Yahoo!Finance

"Jiobit, Chicago-based provider of wireless location-based technologies, has entered into a strategic partnership with safety technology company Noonlight to integrate with all U.S. 911 dispatch centers, adding another layer of personal safety to the trusted device. Jiobit users will be able to quickly notify first responders of emergency situations and provide essential information, including medical conditions and a real-time location stream."

Read Article at yahoo.com

Techcrunch

"The upgraded version now includes a new antenna system designed to increase performance inside schools, stores, high rises and other challenging signal environments, the company claims.It also leverages the reach of low-power, wide-area (LPWA) wireless networks in order to better serve rural regions where cellular coverage is limited and spotty. This allows the device to still be tracked when outside of Wi-Fi or Bluetooth mesh networks."

Read article at Techcrunch.com
Chicago Business Journal

Chicago Business Journal

"Fast forward to today, and Jiobit is launching the second generation of its device—the Jiobit Next. The device looks about the same on the outside, but is vastly more powerful on the inside. Most notably, Jiobit Next provides users coverage in more geographies, especially in rural areas and “dead” zones. “What we learned from Gen 1 was all the influence for Gen 2,” Renaldi said. “A lot of it was around the ways in which we use wireless networks.”Jiobit’s patented progressive beacon technology uses a combination of GPS, cellular networks, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to keep trackers connected, which means there are no distance limits."

Read Article at bizjournals.com

Jiobit in the media

Forbes

"Setting up Jiobit is effortless: simply pair it with your Apple or Android smartphone using the Jiobit app and you’re off to the races. The Jiobit app can show you your pet or child’s location (updated every 10 seconds), set boundaries, and even tell you who they’re with."

Read article at Forbes.com

Wired

"The app was also, by far, the easiest to use of trackers I've reviewed. From the Parent menu, you can add members to the care team or change the map view from streets to satellites. It’s incredibly simple to add to or delete from the list of trusted places in the app."

Read article at Wired.com

PCMag

"Unlike most trackers, Jiobit's hybrid tracking works both as a traditional GPS and as a Bluetooth tether. It works with a well-designed Android or iOS app that shows where your child is and who they're with, if they're with an approved caregiver who's running the Jiobit app. The Jiobit's owner can invite other app users to be caretakers of a Jiobit. Once they're attached to an account, their phones will automatically connect to the Jiobit when it's in range (if they have Bluetooth on)."

Read article at PCMag.com

Techcrunch

"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. Because kids’ privacy is of special concern, the company’s app and device encrypt all data in transmission. (The device and app are COPPA compliant, the startup says.)"

Read article at Techcrunch.com

USA Today

"The sugar-packet sized tracker slips into a pocket, clips onto a waistband or shoelace, pairs with an app on your smartphone and can track your kids in real time. It uses “progressive beaconing,” which is a combination of Wi-Fi, cell networks, GPS and Bluetooth. It’s water-proof and discrete, with the idea that your youngster will forget they’re even wearing it. Meanwhile, the tiny gadget delivers real-time location info for a full week on a single charge."

Read article at USAToday.com

Buzzfeed

"After dropping him off, I was able to track his location on my phone. Throughout the day I could see him moving in areas nearby since it updates in real time. It honestly gave me a sense of peace knowing he was safe when I periodically checked it."

Read article at Buzzfeed.com

Huffpost

"...unlike other trackers, it does have progressive beaconing. This means it hops around from WiFi to Bluetooth to cellular so that it can locate your child wherever they may be. And because it can hop from one connection to the other it saves the device’s battery life."

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CNBC

"Parents can use the Jiobit smartphone app to set up safe areas for their kids – like the pool where they take lessons, their friends’ and grandparents’ houses, school and Mom’s office. If a kid strays from those areas, the Jiobit app will alert the parent and help them pinpoint the child’s location. Its also beta testing a feature that will allow parents to zero in on their kids’ location indoors, knowing which floor their kid is on within an airport, mall or museum, for example."

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POPSUGAR

"It's an incredibly small and lightweight tracking device that can be worn on a child's belt loop, shoelace, or even hidden inside of a shirt. It syncs to an adult's phone so that they can track their kid anywhere — no distance limits!"

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Tom's Guide

"With no screen, microphone or speaker, the Jiobit feels very durable. It's shock-resistant and waterproof with an IPX8 rating — I doubt my 6-year-old could destroy it without a dedicated, sustained effort. We threw it on the ground, stepped on it and left it on the driveway during a rain shower, and it kept working just fine."

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CNET

"The Jiobit works by gathering GPS information and periodically sending that to the internet over a cellular connection. That periodic connection means the device will work for about a week on a charge. Jiobit is water-resistant and built to withstand mud, spilled milk and the occasional wrestling match. It can be attached to pets as well."

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Digital Trends

"Jiobit’s solution, in essence, is to combine hardware tailor-made for tiny devices with cloud-based machine learning. The company’s in-house solution crams a processor, sensors, and a bevy of radios — cellular, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS, to name a few — into a compact motherboard that’s 'smaller than any comparable [hardware] on the market,' said Renaldi."

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Travel Weekly

"This tiny gadget makes a lot of sense for parents traveling with their kids. About the size of two quarters, once clipped onto a child's clothes it provides accurate, real-time tracking at any distance (it can switch from WIFI to Bluetooth to cellular); works through walls such as in hotels; and is water proof for effectiveness at the beach or pool."

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Fatherly

"Never Lose Your Kid Again With The Jiobit GPS Tag"

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