Jiobit’s Location Tracker for Kids Provides Peace of Mind to Parents

Founded in 2015, Jiobit brings together a team of seasoned designers, marketers, engineers, and parents with a history of building innovative consumer products. Headquartered in Chicago, with a development center in Silicon Valley, the company’s mission is safety, starting with that of one of the world’s most precious assets ⎯ children.

Business Challenge

Perhaps nothing explains the purpose of the Jiobit wearable GPS tracker better than the quote from the company’s CEO and Co-founder, John Renaldi: “In 2015, I experienced the worst panic of my life when I almost lost my 6-year-old son in a crowded park... My search for wearable tracking solutions for kids came up way short - finding subpar products that were bulky, had terrible battery life, and were poorly designed.”

Jiobit evaluated multiple vendor offerings when developing their location tracker, with critical requirements for long battery life, a small footprint, and ultra-reliable GPS and broadband connectivity service. Based on their findings, they decided to start with Sierra.

Sierra Wireless IoT Solution

Jiobit selected the Sierra Wireless AirPrime® HL Series Wireless embedded modules to provide highly reliable 3G connectivity with 2G fallback in a compact form factor. 

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