GPS Watch hereO reaches $100K funding goal, celebrates with Autism Awareness perk
The hereO GPS Watch has surpassed its funding goal of $100,000 with two weeks remaining in the IndieGoGo campagin. The timing of the news comes on World Autism Awareness Day, an annual day to raise awareness via unique fundraising and related events.
To celebrate the $100K achievement, hereO is launching a new optional locking mechanism for the watch. Slated to arrive in August, the company will give ten percent of sales proceeds to Autism Speaks.
What is a hereO, you’re asking? Why it’s only the world’s smallest real-time GPS tracking device for kids age three an above. With multiple designs to choose from, it’s a great way to keep an eye on your child’s whereabouts. Hidden away inside each watch is a SIM card which is compatible with more than 140 countries around the globe – with no roaming fees. Pricing starts at $99 for the watch and includes six months of service; additional usage requires $4.95/month fee.
A family location app tracks the wearer on a map but also provides locations of other trusted users. Additional features include the ability to broadcast messages, make calls, and receive directions to others’ locations. Parent will surely enjoy being able to set up virtual fences for specific areas such as home, school, and work.
To learn more about hereO or to contribute to the IndieGoGo campaign, be sure to visit hereofamily.com
There will be a $10 add-on for an optional locking mechanism to the watch, which will be made available in August. hereO will give 10% of its proceeds to Autism Speaks.The hereO watch has one of the longest lasting battery life’s at an average of ~50 hours between charges.
“During the launch of the hereO family set of products, received great amounts of feedback on the watch design and concerns from parents.” said Gill Mendelson. “We are excited to reach our goal and have always had the special needs of children in mind with the development of this project. This optional locking mechanism helps give confidence to parents with children affected by autism or children that wander easily, to know where their kids are and that they are safe.”
The hereO GPS watch is the world’s smallest real-time GPS tracking device designed for children three and up. New designs are being developed as the company reaches its initial funding goals of $100K.
Working in sync with the hereO family location app, the watch functions as a tracker, enabling parents to know their children’s whereabouts directly on their mobile phones. The watch is also water resistant and features a child enabled panic alert that can be easily triggered by the child in any scary situation.
- The hereO GPS watch is now on sale for preorder on Indiegogo, starting at $99 on for early bird, with a 6-month subscription included and $4.95 per month thereafter.
- Retail MSRP will be at $149 for the hereO watch, with a 3-month subscription included and $4.95 subscription per month thereafter.
For more information on hereO, please visit our website.
Founded in 2011, hereO is the first complete end-to-end family location service. The hereO GPS watch is the world’s smallest real-time GPS tracking device created specifically for children three years and up; the hereO family location app, which works in sync with the watch and works as a standalone family location-sharing app for the entire family. Stay connected with hereO by visiting www.hereofamily.com or join us on social media: Facebook, Twitter and Google+.