A Look at Life360


Another location app but just for family. That is what I thought about when I heard about Life360 months ago. I love the fact it is a free app that lets you track your kids, set up alerts, and even do geofencing. But my kids are little (read no phones and homeschooled) and my husband doesn’t even carry a smartphone. So I assumed that Life360 had no possibility of a place in my stable of apps. Well, I once again may have been a little too hasty. I had an opportunity to do a sponsored post through Splash Creative Media and rather than just look at it for families, I found uses for us adults too!

Life360 is a location app that is very private, that is very true. But it isn’t just usable for people who want to know if there kid is actually where they are supposed to be! It is also usable for friends, groups and to keep track of mom(and by that I mean me;).

What do I mean? Let me tell you a situation in which having Life360 would have made my life easier and would have prevented my poor husband from almost calling the cops;).

Normally when I am at a conference I spend a lot of time social media like Twitter and Facebook and it serves as a great way for my husband to know I am safe, etc. And at a normal blogging conference it is relatively easy to find people you know so you aren’t out there in the crowds all alone. Well, we found out the CES was an entirely different animal.

So my problem, since there is something like 150,000 people there, I was wondering alone! Data sucked due to the crowds so there just didn’t seem a good way to find people. So it was near impossible to see if others I knew were near by. But with Life360 I can create circles! Then I can see where my friends are or send a message to the whole group (and yes, a group and just be your family). So that is one way but not the most important way it could have helped on the trip…

The most important way Life360 works could have helped was to help ease my husband’s mind. My 2nd day at CES I wasn’t on social media after 10am. Then I was scheduled to walk the floor, attend a cocktail party, a dinner and change hotels. My roommate was leaving so in theory if I were to be missing no one would notice until I missed my plan the next day. Well, I was having cell reception issues and had to get my suitcase from one hotel and go to the other after my dinner. It boils down to the fact it was 11:45 at night and my husband called my new hotel, I hadn’t checked in yet and he had no idea where I was. I checked in and called about 15 minutes later. He didn’t mention how freaked out he was but when I got home, LVPD’s website was pulled up on my computer. If he had seen that I had gone to all my events he says that he would have felt much better!!!!! We could have even set alerts for when I arrived at each one!

Needless to say, this app is now installed on my phone!!! The husband is planning on tracking when I get to my hotel when I go to Type A next week;). Did I mention, you can even track non smartphones too? It isn’t as exact but there is the option!

I already thought Life360 was a great app for families with kids on the go but come to find out it is really functional for those of us whose kids are still trapped without cells;).

Disclosure: I am being compensated by Splash Creative Media on behalf of Life360 to write this post. The opinions contained within are mine and mine alone.

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