Keep tabs on your child on the slopes

21st January 2014, by Abi Butcher

Skiset and Ma P’tite Balise GPS have teamed up to help parents keep track of their kids

Skiset and Ma P’tite Balise GPS have teamed up to help parents keep track of their kids

A ski hire company is offering parents the ability to keep tabs on the whereabouts of their children on the slopes, with the addition of a child-friendly GPS and app.

Skiset, which has hire shops all over Europe and North America, has teamed up with Ma P’tite Balise GPS to produce the Skiset app, which will allow parents to locate their child on the slopes.

The Ma P’tite Balise GPSs and Skiset app will be available from 15 February, in time for half-term. The app itself is free to download and available for both Apple and Android, and the Ma P’tite Balise will costs about €3 (£2.50) per day to hire.

Skiset managing director Philippe Koiransky said: “We have responded to customer demand and this product will benefit so many of the families visiting ski resorts over February half term and beyond. Parents can now feel secure about the whereabouts of their child at all times.”

Ma P’tite Balise allows parents to check on the exact whereabouts of their children in real time and find their children with the help of the ‘compass’ feature and ‘heightened reality’ functions on app. The GPS also contains an SOS button, so children can inform their parents if there is a problem, and the built-in speak and microphone allows two-way conversation.

Skiset has 800 outlets around the world, and the majority of large resorts will have at least one Skiset shop where Ma P’tite Balise can be rented. The GPS tags will be available in such resorts as La Plagne, les Arcs, Chamonix, les Menuires and Tignes (among others) and parents will be able to order these in advance on the Skiset website from 2015.

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