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.
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.
Jiobit Smart Tag 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.
Jiobit's patented Progressive Beaconing technology uses a combination GPS, Cellular, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth to ensure the device is always connected.
The Jiobit Smart Tag battery learns and adapts as it follows patterns and location history. The more Trusted Places and Care Team members the Jiobit Smart Tag interacts with, the longer it lasts.
The Jiobit Smart Tag modular design allows for multiple wearing options with a focus on discretion and secure attachment. Additional accessories and attachment options available.
Jiobit Smart Tag is smaller than a tea bag, and weighs less than a single AA battery. This makes it nearly unnoticeable for kids with sensory issues, and makes it the perfect tracker for smaller pets, like cats.
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.
With a neutral gray slip-resistant surface, and modular attachment design, Jiobit Smart Tag is durable and water-resistant, making it perfect for the most active kids and pets.
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.
The first-of-its-kind Jiobit TrustChip delivers unmatched security, encryption, and privacy; meeting or exceeding US-government standards. It's a parent's dream and a hacker's worst nightmare. Learn more about Jiobit's security architecture.
Jiobit Smart Tag 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)
In the box is everything you need to connect, charge, and attach your Jiobit right away: The Jiobit Smart Tag device (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.
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.
Jiobit Smart Tag currently works only in the US. Additional international support will be made available as over-the-air firmware updates sometime in the future. Jiobit is only certified to distribute within the US. We are unable to ship outside the US.
37mm (W) x 50mm (H) x 12mm (D) - (about the size of an Oreo cookie)
18g (0.6oz) - (weighs less than 4 quarter coins)
ISO 10993-10 compliant outer shell material, IP68 rating - water resistant, shock resistant.
LED illumination status indicator & Piezo audio transducer
Accelerometer/pedometer, temperature sensor, GPS/GLONASS receiver with omni-directional antennas.
BLE 4.1, WIFI 2.4Ghz, LPWA CatM1 (5G-compatible) with eDRX + NB-IoT modem.
Charging via 5V charger, 2 hour average charge time. Up to 30 day battery life on a single charge in ideal conditions with proper set-up and battery learning.
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).
Mobile app available for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. (Monthly subscription required for Jiobit to connect)
Built on a modular platform, Jiobit is not bound by form factor. It can be worn in myriad ways on clothing, collars, and objects.
Built into the Jiobit itself. For lacing onto wrist bands or lanyards.
For button holes, belt loops, and fabric loops.
Clips and grips onto elastic waistbands, hems, and pockets.
Perfect for locking onto backpack straps, belts, and pet collars.
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.
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"You can clip the small, lightweight Jiobit tracker onto a pocket, jacket or another article of clothing to consistently track your child's whereabouts. It measures just 1.96 x 1.45 x 0.47 inches and weighs 0.8 ounces. The tracker runs on Wi-Fi, cellular, GPS and Bluetooth, requires a Jiobit subscription."Read article at Newsweek.com
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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."Read article at CNBC.com
"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!"Read article at Popsugar.com
"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."Read article at Tomsguide.com
"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."Read article at CNET.com
"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."Read article at Digitaltrends.com
"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."Read Article at Travelweekly.com
"Never Lose Your Kid Again With The Jiobit GPS Tag"Watch video at Fatherly