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Little Buddy Child GPS Tracker - (Green)

2.4 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Insignia
  • Model Number: NS-KDTR1

Product Description

Keep tabs on your child at all times with this small but sophisticated device that combines GPS and cellular technology to provide you with real-time location updates. The small and lightweight Little Buddy transmitter fits easily into a backpack, lunchbox or other receptacle, making it easy for your child to carry so you can check his or her location at any time using a smartphone or computer. Customizable safety checks allow you to establish specific times and locations where your child is supposed to be for example, in school causing the device to alert you with a text message if your child leaves the designated area during that time. Additional real-time alerts let you know when the device's battery is running low so you can take steps to ensure your monitoring isn't interrupted.

Product Information

Technical Details

Item Weight 5.6 ounces
Product Dimensions 7.4 x 5.1 x 1.5 inches
Item model number NS-KDTR1

Additional Information

ASIN B004H1K9H2
Customer Reviews
2.4 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

2.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #790 in Electronics > GPS & Navigation > Sports & Handheld GPS > Handheld GPS Units
#20,072 in Sports & Outdoors > Sports & Fitness > Hunting & Fishing > Hunting > Hunting Accessories
#81,058 in Sports & Outdoors > Sports & Fitness > Accessories
Shipping Weight 5.6 ounces
Date First Available December 22, 2010

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Little Buddy Child GPS Tracker - (Green)

We are using this on a disabled adult who likes to walk. For the most part, he is able to go miles each day without difficulty, but there are times he is unable to get back. We have tried for 9 months to get him to use a cell phone. That has not been successful.
WHEN this works it is great...but it has gaps. I have setup safe zones with times, it is supposed to let me know if he is in that area at the time set. Most of the time it sends a text message saying "don't know where he is".

If you reset/reboot this every day it seems to be able to keep pretty good track. We recharge the battery every nite and it has not been a problem. There have been times when he has been out and about and it did not work because it needed to be rebooted again. It is useless at that time.

There are times when it has told us he was miles away and I could see him across the room

But, most of the time it works and it tells us where he is within 20 or 30 yards.
if he is traveling by car, the faster the speed the less precise. At 50mph it will tell you within 1.5 miles

would I buy this again?
Yes for us it has been very good not perfect

and if you need tech support
call Insignia office
Its only open during business hours but the other tech support listed was no help at all
ALL the other tech support and phone numbers found had no clue or no power or whatever.
When we first got this I called everybody I could find. The office, the next day told me the system was under repair those hours
so call the sales office first!!
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Bought one of these units from Amazon. When I tried to activate it I was told by Insignia that Amazon IS NOT an authorized retailer so they would not activate it! Insignia told me only Best Buy is an authorized retailer. They don't have any and their price is outrageous! Shame on Amazon for selling items that are not supported by the manufacturer. Needless to say I am quite upset.
WARNING to all potential buyers: DO NOT BUY THIS UNIT THROUGH AMAZON!
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I had high hopes for this product and it still has usefulness, but on Win7 it does not load any drivers and the following results:

1) you still get text and email updates as unit passes through safety points you have put it
2) it does not update every 2 minutes as it suppose to, I assume because of the lack of software drivers/
3) if you want to see where it is at you need to hit the LOCATE button and wait for the 30 seconds to 2 minutes, but thankfully it is closer to 30 seconds.
4) because of the non-update location (suppose to be every 2 minutes for an hour at a time) you must manually click located, wait for it to refresh and if you are (as in my case seeing that my wife makes it to work safely) if I didn't hit LOCATE to refresh the location, I would ONLY have email notifications (I don't use texting) to go by - the map screen will NOT refresh during the 1 hour tracking time.

I should be able to sit back and enjoy watching as I see my wife move through traffic, see what supermarkets she is stopping at, or other stores - I do most the cooking because of our work hours and I like to know about when she will be home. Seeing she stops somewhere and seeing her take off again allows me to start dinner at a time where it will be done and not over-cooked when she gets home.

I got it as a tool to help see she gets safely from point A to B, but having to manually reset the location button all the time keeps me at the computer instead of doing the stuff I had hoped to do.

I like the simplicity of it, it seems to charge well and has good battery life. I agree with most reviews that the term GPS in the product name is BOGUS and it uses cellphone technology only to track the unit.
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Purchase this item November 2012 and found that this device is not in service by the company and with no service provider available, it is just useless to me. I tried to contact the seller but no reply. If there was no way to activate this device it should have been pulled from the Amazon site a long time ago and as another customer mentioned it another review, it's just a green piece of plastic with some useless electronics inside. I will be requesting my money back.
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By Ray-Lee on September 27, 2011
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I love this product once I got it to start working. There was some problem with activation, it took a frustrating week to resolve. Best Buy has stopped supporting the service so you have go around in circles. Then the company was purchased by another company with a totally different name. It was a royal mess!

Then it started to work. OMG! I would highly recommend this any parent who would like to know where their child is. I get a text message and email message notification when our son gets to school and when he leaves. We can also visually track him online real time (aerial view and all). Its awesome. We charged this every other night. The charge can last up to 3 days. Worth it for the price.

If the company can get their act together where activation is concerned then it's a five star
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