Family 1st GPS Tracker Review

While it's not perfect, we found this GPS tracker has a lot going for it.
Best for versatility
Family 1st GPS Tracker
Family 1st GPS Tracker
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
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    24/7 tracking
  • pro
    No installation required
  • con
    Higher subscription plan
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Alina Bradford
Nov 15, 2023
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No matter if you want to keep track of an aging relative, a rambunctious toddler or a mischievous teen, Family 1st GPS Trackers are a good pick. This affordable GPS tracker has a lot of features that can be adjusted depending on who you're tracking. 

pro
Pros
pro 2 week battery life
pro Geofencing
pro Realtime tracking
con
Cons
con Expensive subscription plan

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Family 1st GPS Tracker: Track just about anything

With most GPS trackers, they're limited to tracking one type of thing. There are senior trackers, kid trackers, car trackers . . . This tracker, on the other hand, tries to do it all. 

It features:

  • Geofencing, so you can get alerts when the person you're tracking gets too far away.
  • Realtime tracking since a delay can mean a lot when it comes to a wayward toddler.
  • Tracking history (that lasts up to a year) to see if your teen has been places they shouldn't have been.
  • Email and text alerts so you're always in the know.
  • Update customization so you get notified as often as you need.

What it doesn't have is features that make it work for a specific need. For example, it doesn't have fall detection for seniors. And it doesn't have a way to strap it to a wiggly toddler that loves to empty their pockets in the sandbox.

Family 1st GPS Tracker installation

This tracker is a small rectangle that is about a quarter of the size of your phone.

Image: Family 1st

Installation of the Family 1st GPS Tracker couldn't be easier. First, you set up an account and download the app. Then, you activate your subscription and you're ready to go.

The tracker doesn't have a way to strap it to an object, but you can slide it into a car door pocket, inside a backpack or in a pocket. You can also get a magnetic case (sold separately) to stick the tracker on the underside of a bumper or wheel panel. 

Family 1st GPS Tracker App

The Family 1st GPS Tracker app (Google Play and Apple Store) has some handy features worth pointing out.

Maybe our favorite is that it alerts you when the battery on the tracker is getting low. This comes in clutch for those of us who have a hard time remembering to charge our smart tech.

Another key feature is that you can find the location of the tracker, no matter if it's across the country or across the park. The maps on the app have super detailed information. You can view the location through a map view, satellite view (you can see surrounding buildings and landmarks) and a hybrid view.

The tracking details are impressive, too. You can see:

  • Where to find the cheapest gas options nearby.
  • How many miles the tracker went.
  • How fast the tracker was going (ideal if you have a teen with a lead foot).

Family 1st GPS Tracker vs. other GPS trackers

Tracker
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Upfront cost
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Best for versatility $21.95/mo.2 weeksGeofencing and GPS tracking
Best for kids$14.99/mo.48 hoursGeofencing and GPS tracking
Best for seniors$39.95/mo. (professional monitoring)5 daysAutomatic fall detection**
Best for pets$9.00/mo.Up to 7 daysRobust activity tracking
Best for vehicles$6.58/mo.N/AMaintenance reminders
Best for items$0.00/mo.1 yearPrecision finding

Amazon.com price as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. Read full disclaimer.
**Costs an additional $10/mo.

Final word

The Family 1st GPS Tracker is a good pick if you're looking for an easy-to-use tracker with real-time tracking. While its subscription plan is a little pricier than some of its competitors, the 2-week battery life and low battery alerts may make up for it.

Family 1st GPS Tracker FAQ

Up to 2 weeks, of course this varies depending on how much you use it.

You can cancel by going to the company's cancelation page.

After extensive research, we like the AngelSense the best. You can see all of our top picks in our guide: The Best Kids GPS Trackers and Wearables

How we reviewed the Family 1st GPS Tracker

This tracker is a small rectangle that is about a quarter of the size of your phone.

Image: SafeWise. 

For our Family 1st GPS Tracker review, we not only looked at the features of this tracker, but we compared it with dozens of others. Our GPS tracker research culminated in dozens of hours of online and hands-on testing.

To learn more about how we review products, please see our SafeWise methodology page.

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Alina Bradford
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Alina Bradford
Alina is a safety and security expert that has contributed her insights to CNET, CBS, Digital Trends, MTV, Top Ten Reviews, and many others. Her goal is to make safety and security gadgets less mystifying one article at a time. In the early 2000s, Alina worked as a volunteer firefighter, earning her first responder certification and paving the way to her current career. Her activities aren’t nearly as dangerous today. Her hobbies include fixing up her 100-year-old house, doing artsy stuff, and going to the lake with her family.

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