It is not an overstatement to say that the year 2014 is the wearable technology’s booming year. After the merging of countless fitness trackers, wristbands, glasses, now the industry also has something to offer to parents who are worried about losing track of their kids – kids friendly wearables.

Budiu is GPS based smart shoes that track the location of the kids and also alerts parents if their kids are out of the pre-determined “safe range”. Budiu shoes come with a chip that integrates GPS, SIM card and LBS functions, which allows parents to access their kids’ location via mobile app, and also pre-set the range to which they allow their kids to go. The accuracy of the location that Budiu, according to the company, can detect has a 3-15 meters discrepancy outdoors and a 50-500 meters discrepancy indoors.

Necessity, not accessory

Angela & Lucas (Aiyiqi in Chinese), the Chinese wearable technology company that produces Budiu as its first wearable technology offering, wants to make Budiu a kids’ must have, rather than an extra piece of weight on kids. “Every kid needs to wear shoes, but not necessarily wristbands or necklaces” said Gan Zhiquan, the founder of Budiu.

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