pcmag.com has selected B’ZT as one of the top 6 tracking devices for kids in 2018. Here is the review of our smart apparel and tracking device solution where we are one of the best Bluetooth tracker options for young kids.
A Patchy Solution
B’zT’s basic product is a $25, sew-on fabric patch, about 1.3 inches in diameter, with a Bluetooth beacon in it, that comes in one of seven designs. (There’s an eighth design for $34.99.) It’s cute, durable, machine-washable (but air dry, please), and doesn’t look or feel like a tracker in any way.
It’s definitely a design for young children. The character design on the patch reminds me a lot of the “Charlie and Lola” TV show, which my daughter adored when she was five.
If you don’t sew patches, you can also get the patch pre-sewn onto a range of solid color or pattern T-shirts, for $39 to $59 total. The shirts are soft, 100 percent cotton, machine washable, and come in sizes for ages four to 12. One of the things I like most about the designs is that they aren’t aggressively gendered—it’s just a bunch of bold colors and generally space-related designs. Small children of all sorts will find these appealing.
The Bluetooth beacon embedded in the patch runs on Bluetooth 4.2 and has a tiny, 160mAh coin cell battery in it. The battery is not replaceable, but it lasts a year. This isn’t as annoying as it sounds, because at that point, your five-year-old has probably started to outgrow the shirt. And it’s great that you don’t have to remember to recharge it.
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