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Using tech to keep little ones close by. BuddyTag.

Techstination feature for Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Using technology to keep those little ones close by.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.   Whether it’s in a mall or an airport…keeping your young children close by can be a challenge.   Especially at this time of year.   A company called BuddyTag is out with affordable wrist bands that have long lasting non-replaceable batteries….that can help.   Founder and CEO Willie Wu…says once you’ve set it up with your smartphone and your child walks away from you….

“Our app on the phone will sound the alarm to alert you.   The second feature is the panic button on the tag.  They can press a panic button and it will sound the alarm on your phone.  The third key feature is the personal ID on the wristband.”

Which you simply write on so a child can be identified.   The price…about thirty five dollars.   It works with Android version 4.3 or newer or with the iPhone 4S or 5.  There’s more info at   You can find us at   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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