6 Things Your Kid’s Gabb Device Can Do (That Give You Peace of Mind)
Parenting can feel like a constant scramble. Between picking up kids from school, carting them to soccer practice, making dinner and everything else, it can be difficult to keep track of all the kids, not to mention all the to-dos.
It’s never a great time to ask yourself: “Was it today or tomorrow that Teddy is riding the bus home with his friend?”
Gabb Wireless devices are built with engaged parents and active children in mind. Beyond the peace of mind that comes with zero access to the internet, social media or addictive games, Gabb devices help you keep track of the most important part of your scrambling: your kids.
But how do you get the most out of your Gabb device? Here are some tips to get you on the fast track to more connection and less stress.
Active GPS and Tracking
Gabb Watch and Gabb Phone Z2 come equipped with Active GPS tracking that allows parents to check in on their kid’s location at any time, and from anywhere through the MyGabb app. Once you’ve set up your kid’s device, you’ll be able to connect your child’s device with your MyGabb app with just a few quick steps.
Once connected to the MyGabb app you’ll be able to check your kid’s GPS location any time you open the app. Whether your kid loses their phone, or you’re trying to find your kid, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes with easy check-ins from wherever you are.
Custom Safe Zones
Within the MyGabb app, parents can also create “Safe Zones” for their kid’s Gabb device, so you can get notified if your kid wanders a little too far from school, or accidentally rides their bike out of the neighborhood.
Setting up a safe zone is easy. Start by opening up the MyGabb app and tapping the menu button at the top right, where you’ll see the option to create a “Safe Zone”. When creating a new safe zone, all you need to do is type in the address that is safe, then decide how far away from that point is “safe” for your kid to travel.
Once set, you’ll get a pop-up notification on your phone anytime they go beyond the geo-fenced area you’ve set–allowing peace of mind for you and some freedom for them.
Custom Contacts for Kids
The Gabb Watch allows kids to only call and text people on their contact list that is set and customizable by parents through the MyGabb app. This puts the control in your hands, as the parent, to add (or not add) their new friend they met at school.
To add contacts to your kid’s list, pop open the MyGabb app, tap the menu button and find “Contacts” to start. From there you can assign people to the contact list who are either additional guardians or regular contacts. After you’ve added a new person, they’ll appear in your child’s “Contacts” and will be available for them to call or text.
In addition to custom contact lists, Gabb has deployed Gabb Guard to filter out unknown callers and spam, making it the safest kids device in the world.
Find a Misplaced or Lost Gabb Device
Beyond the GPS tracker, parents can use the MyGabb app to play a sound on their kid’s Gabb device for when it’s buried under a pile of laundry, or somewhere in the backyard. This feature even works if the phone is set to silent.
To trigger the sound, simply open the MyGabb app, find the correct kid’s device and tap “Play Sound.” This will trigger a unique sound that will help locate the device.
SOS Button & Emergency Contact (Gabb Watch Only)
For kids with the Gabb Watch, parents can also set one emergency contact in the My Gabb App. This allows the child to quickly send an emergency alert to their emergency contact. An easy-access SOS button located on the side of the watch can be held for 10 seconds to trigger an emergency call at any time they need.
The emergency contact will immediately be notified through the My Gabb App that the SOS has been activated. This function allows your kid to feel safe when away from home, knowing that they can reach you immediately if they feel they’re in danger.
GabbGo Virtual Pet (Gabb Watch Only)
Gabb Watch kids will get GabbGo, an interactive productivity game, pre-installed on their new device. GabbGo mixes a chore app with tamagotchi type pets, so every time your kid completes a chore or challenge from a custom task list (set by parents within MyGabb app), they’ll receive coins to upgrade their pets and teach them new tricks.
Now that you’ve mastered your Gabb device, let us know your favorite thing about your kid using Gabb by tagging us @gabbwireless.
TL;DR (Too Long; Didn’t Read) Summary
Active GPS and Tracking:
Know where your kids are, anytime and from anywhere using MyGabb app.
Custom Safe Zones:
Create geo-fenced areas, where your kid can venture, and get notified anytime they wander too far using MyGabb app.
Know who is able to contact your kid, and who they can contact with the custom contact list.
Play Sound for lost Gabb device:
Track the Gabb device with Active GPS, find it by playing a unique sound.
SOS/Emergency Contact (Gabb Watch only):
An easy-access emergency alert button for kids to feel safe, built into every Gabb Watch.
GabbGo (Gabb Watch only):
A productivity game app that rewards kids by achieving custom chores and tasks from their parents, using the MyGabb app.