hereO: The first GPS watch designed for young kids

The coolest, smallest GPS watch truly designed for kids with a great family locator app.
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THANK YOU!!! 

The hereO campaign achieved 216% of its goal - and we are thankful for each of the 1,485 backers who supported us. We are moving quickly into implementation!

We are now accepting pre-orders at:

 www.hereofamily.com



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The hereO GPS watch is the world’s smallest real-time connected GPS tracking device, created specifically for children three years and up. For the first time, tracking technology has been miniaturized to fit in a trendy kids watch.

hereO enables parents to know the whereabouts of their children at any moment directly on their mobile via the hereO app. 

The hereO GPS watch comes with a build-in SIM-Card, which automatically connects to a local carrier in more than 120 countries.

The early bird perk is now sold out! You can still purchase the hereO watch for a discount at USD $129 (retail: $149) with 6 month subscription included, $4.95 p/m thereafter. The hereO watch will not be available in retail stores until fall 2014!, so get it first!

Thank you for helping us reach our goal! Now help us help others. Ten percent of proceeds will now support Autism Speaks, a national organization focused on the education and awareness of Autism.


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Imagine receiving a notification on your smartphone that reads “your child has arrived at school”. Knowing where your child is located at anytime with a click of a button, that is priceless. This is what hereO offers.

The hereO watch comes fully loaded with functions that keep parents and their children connected, allowing parents to keep track of their little ones’ whereabouts at all times. But there’s more than meets the eyes:

The hereO Family App not only syncs with the hereO watch, but also with all other family members who are using the free hereO app, enabling you to know the whereabouts of your entire family. hereO offers the first complete end-to-end family location sharing service.

The app allows users to view their family’s whereabouts, broadcast messages and make calls, receive directions to family member’s current location and view each family member’s historical locations. It also allows for parents to create virtual fences around specific areas such as home, school or work, and it will notify them when a specific family member arrives or leaves that place.

We are currently conducting beta testing on the iPhone app, with android and other devices in developed. The iPhone app will be available on iTunes in April 14', with android and HTML5 ready in June 14'.


While there are a number of child tracking products and services available to consumers, the key differentiators offered by HereO include:

  • The HereO GPS watch was designed with children in mind, allowing it to fit properly and comfortably on tiny wrist and is more than 1/2 the size smaller than any other wearable tracking products in the market.
  • HereO is the first and only complete end-to-end family location sharing service, which include a dedicated device for young children and application for the entire family.
  • Less than half the price of our competitors.


The hereO GPS-watch’s dimension is 32X30X14mm. hereO is engineered to fit a child’s wrist and comes in a variety of trendy children’s designs and colors.

The watch is comfortable for any kid to wear everyday and is water resistant; it is very durable to keep the watch on even in the heaviest of play. It features a panic button that can be easily sent in any situation. Battery life last up to 24-72 hours between each charge (depending on the usage). Parent receives a notification when the battery is low.

Certification:FCC, CE & SARS
Compatible with: Iphone, Android & HTML 5


From day one we involved kids in the design process, to make sure it was a watch they would really want to wear. We created a range of designs with the aim of developing a standard kids watch.

Today, hereO is small, comfortable to wear and trendy. The watch was designed not  to be intrusive to the kid’s daily activities.

We have partnered with key manufacturers and suppliers from the rapid prototyping phase to the final production. We work with a leading contract manufacturer to build the device.

We have already manufactured 50 working devices directly from the assembly line.

We have nearly reached all our milestones and are ready to bring this product to market. 


Children’s tiny little wrists, while adorable, post a huge technological challenge for any developers to come up with a wearable tracking device that is small and comfortable to wear. The hereO engineers overcame this challenge by miniaturizing more than 10 components in order to make GPS watch that are 100% tailor-made for kids.


The hereO watch assembly process was made simple, enabling us to offer a wide range of watch designs.

While the watch looks like an everyday child watch, when synched with the HereO Family app, the HereO GPS watch acts as tracker, allowing parents to keep in constant communication with their children.

The hereO ecosystem consists of 3 main components: GPS tracking watch, back-end server, mobile app and web portal. The image below provides a high-level overview of how the hereO end-to-end system functions.


The watch is bundled with a cellular connection provided by Wyless, which works in over 120 countries. This is similar to a standard cellular connection provided by companies like AT&T or Vodafone, except there is no external subscription needed.


hereO was started by three founders (Daniel, Gill and Allon) and now a team of 10 with a common mission: to make a product that will keep our children safe within arm's reach. After three years of research & development, we are happy to announce that we have completed our first assembly run.

A group of extraordinary people came together to make this idea a reality. From experts in medical miniaturization who redefined the workings of antenna, battery, screen and a few other secrets to manufacturers who took control of the entire assembly process and prepared us for this moment - to raise funds and to start mass production.

The hereO team includes experts with different backgrounds, each with their own core competency - from entrepreneurship to hospitality to technology and LBS. Additional specialists joined hereO with a range of expertise ranging from hardware engineer, industrial design, branding, marketing, app-design, app-programming, software programming and more.



What is hereO?

Founded in 2011, hereO is the first complete end-to-end family location sharing service, including the hereO GPS watch and the hereO Family app.

What is the hereO GPS watch?

The hereO GPS watch is the world’s smallest real-time GPS tracking device, designed and created specifically for children three years and up. The watch is water-resistant and is durable. The watch comes in a variety of vibrant colors, including: Grape, Lemon, Blueberry and Strawberry and more subdued color such as black/grey.

What makes hereO better than other child locator products on the market?

The key differentiators offered by hereO include: 

  • The hereO GPS watch was designed specifically for children. A team of experts miniaturized the technical components in order to make a watch that fits properly and comfortably on tiny wrists. 
  • It’s the smallest children GPS watch in the world, measuring half the size of any other wearable tracking products in the market.
  • The watch is stylish and colorful. The press has raved about the candy-like design of the hereO watch. 
  • Less than half the price of our competitors.
  • hereO is the first and only complete end-to-end family location sharing service, which include a dedicated device for young children and mobile application for the entire family.

How does the hereO GPS watch work?

On its own, the watch looks like an everyday child watch and functions as a digital watch. When synched with the hereO Family app, the hereO GPS watch acts as tracker, allowing parents to see their children’s whereabouts. The child wears the watch, and the parents connect with the child by downloading the free hereO family app on their smartphones (iphone or android), or by logging on to your hereO account using any computer. With the hereO family app, parents can set and receive various alerts and notifications such as panic alert, check-in alert, low-battery alert and more.

What are the features of the hereO GPS watch?

The watch is comfortable for any kid to wear everyday and is water resistant. It can be pre-ordered with an optional childproof locking mechanism for an additional fee for parents who are concerned with their child fiddling with the watch.

The tamper alert works with the hereO watch, both with and without the locking mechanism. When someone unauthorized tries to remove the watch, parents will get an alert on their smartphone. 

Parents can set Safe Zones, which are predefined boundaries such as home, school, or playground. When the child enters or leaves a dedicated safe zone, a notification is sent to the parent’s smartphone.

It also features a panic alert that can be easily triggered in any scary situation. On the technical side, the hereO GPS watch comes with a built-in SIM-Card. The SIM-Card connects directly to a wireless network automatically and works in over 120 countries. There are no contracts to sign. No tie-up to service providers. No changing of SIM cards.

Will the hereO watch fit my child?

The watch has a flexible and fully adjustable wristband, which will fit most children from three years and up.

How is the battery life of the hereO GPS watch?

The hereO GPS watch is designed to last up to 72 hours between each charge, depending on usage.

How do I charge the hereO GPS watch?

Charging your hereO watch is easy! All you have to do is connect the device to the charging dock, which is included in the box when purchased. 

Does the watch feature a battery-alert?

Yes, when the watch is low on battery, a notification, along with the current location is sent to the parent’s smartphone.

Does the watch work in my country?

The hereO watch works in over 120 countries. Please see below the list of countries supported. We continue to update our service. If you don’t see your country listed, please stay in touch for the latest updates.

Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Afghanistan, Albania, Anguilla Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azores (Portugal), Belgium, Benin, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Canary Islands (Spain), Chile, China, Colombia, Corsica (France), Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Desirade (French Antilles), Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, India (Andra Pradesh), India (Bombay/Mumbai), India (Calcutta/Kolkata), India (Goa), India (Gujarat), India (Kerala), India (Tamil Nadu), Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Kosovo, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom), Norway, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela


How do I order a hereO GPS watch?

Currently the watch is available exclusively for pre-order on our Indiegogo campaign. We offer an early bird special that features USD $99 for the hereO watch, with 6 months of subscription fee included, thereafter USD $4.95 per month of subscription fee applies. This package represents 40% discount off our MSRP. Visit our pre-order campaign here: igg.me/at/hereO

Why can’t I choose color when I pre-order?

We are currently working on offer more color combinations for our customers to choose from. When you pre-order the watch, you don’t need to select the color right now. We will contact each of our customers in a few weeks time to confirm color preference.

How much does the hereO GPS watch cost after the pre-order campaign?

The hereO GPS watch retails for USD $149. Included in the cost is a charging doc and three months of free service. After the three-month period, monthly service fees for GPS tracking start at USD$4.95 per month.

How much does the hereO watch cost in my currency?

Because the watch is sold to over 120 countries, we provide prices in one currency (USD) to ensure consistency.

Please use any popular currency converter to convert to your local currency. Google currency converter is very user friendly.

When will I get my watch?

If you pre-order the hereO watch during our Indiegogo campaign, the expected shipping date is July 15.

What are the benefits to using the hereO Family Location App?

The hereO Family Location app allows family members to view their entire family's whereabouts and communicate through an all-in-one free app on their smartphone, perfect for knowing where their teenage daughters & sons without having to call them all the time. 

Working in sync with the hereO GPS watch, the app allows users to view their family’s whereabouts, broadcast messages and make calls, receive directions to family member’s current location and view each family member’s historical locations. It also allows for parents to create virtual fences around specific areas such as home, school or work, and the app will send a notification when a specific family member arrives or leaves that place.

What smartphones is the hereO family app compatible with?

The family location app is available first on iPhone and Android, following with Windows.

Will I have to sign up for a subscription to the hereO family app, or will there be any additional costs?

The family location app is FREE to download and to use.




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