SAFE Family Wearables, a company founded by Merle Lee Freeman, Evan Lazurus and Jen Lazarus, launched its SAFE Kids Paxie Band, a fashionable GPS-enabled wearable device designed for children, with an accompanying mobile management application.
The company boasts that SAFE Kids Paxie Band measures ambient temperature, GPS location, heart rate, boundary settings and activity tracking in order to give peace of mind to busy, on-the-go families. The name Paxie is derived from “pax”, the Latin word for peace.
“Day after day, we hear stories of tragic accidents happening to children, often occurring while they are away from their parents, ” said Merle Lee Freeman. “My mission in creating this wearable was to come up with a device that would be fashionable and fun for children while allowing their parents to keep a pulse on their safety while they are apart. The Paxie band also tracks activity to encourage healthy and active lifestyles.”
The SAFE Kids Paxie Band comes in several sizes and is designed for children ages 18 months to 12 years of age. Its features include:
GPS and boundary setting – users can check the location of their child at any time via the Safe Mobile App or online dashboard and will receive a notification when the child leaves a pre-set boundary.
Ambient temperature — with cases of children suffering from heatstroke or infants/toddlers accidentally left behind in cars making the news each year, the SAFE Kids Paxie band notifies the parent if the temperature around the band becomes excessively high or low.
Heart Rate – the band monitors the wearer’s heart rate for sudden spikes associated with allergic reactions or panic attacks.
Mobile Management – parents can track their kids via a mobile application available for Android and iOS as well as through an online dashboard
It is now available for preorder and units will begin shipping in May 2015. The devices will cost $175 and will include 2 Fashion bands, a charger, a USB cable and 3 months data service. After the first 3 months, data charges will run $9.99 per month.
The mobile app is available for download from the iTunes App Store or the Google Play Android Store.