A company called ‘Wherify Wireless’ has created a $400 watch with a built-in pager, GPS unit and wireless data connectivity. It’s targeted at families with kids. According to their website, ‘Wherify’s GPS Personal Locator helps keep loved ones safe by combining Wherify’s patented technology with the U.S. Department of Defense’s multi-billion dollar Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites plus the largest 100% digital, nationwide PCS wireless network.’ It includes a pager, clock, two-button ‘911’ calling (parent can disable this), and remote-control keyfob (to lock and unlock it) for the parents. It is apparently water- and kid-resistant, and can be locked onto the wrist so that it cannot be removed (easily). $400 plus $35 a month… that’s a lot more money than those stretchy wrist-leashes I see at the mall.

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