I always love it when listeners and readers reach out to say, “Hey! That app you talked about? I use it and I love it.” I’ve told you before about Life360. They’re a sponsor of my radio show, and it truly is an incredible app for making sure everyone you love is safe and sound.
It’s simple: Your loved ones are added to your Circle. At a glance, you can see where they are. There are lots of other great features, too, like driving reports, 24/7 emergency help, roadside assistance and ID theft protection. (More on that later!)
I’ve told you all about how great this is if you have a teen driver at home, and there are so many other reasons to use it, too. Recently, longtime Komando listener and friend of the show Gary mentioned over in the Komando Community how he uses Life360.
First, you need to know that Gary is a big hiker. He goes on most of his hikes solo, and his wife worries. That’s where Life360 comes in.
“It works really great. It’s always comforting to know my wife has my back in case I get into trouble, or get lost, God forbid,” Gary says.
He even uses Life360 to connect with other hiker friends. In 2017, Gary went up to Idaho to see the Great American Eclipse. Then he drove on up to Lewiston, Idaho for a couple of days to hike with friends. When they can’t hike together, they stay in touch digitally.
“We keep track of each other in our travels. A couple of years ago, they went on a tour of the southwest, and I was able to follow them on Life360.” Cool, right?
One night, Gary spent the night on the the Pacific Crest Trail. “It wasn’t bad during the day, but it was very cold that night as I spent the night in my hammock with my butt about 4 inches above the snow,” he said. He was able to rest easy knowing his wife knew exactly where he was, thanks to Life360.
The family safety app that does it all
The Life360 Gold plan, my recommendation, costs about $9 a month when billed annually. To me, that’s small price to pay for all that you get. Seriously, just roadside assistance and ID theft protection alone would cost you a lot more. It includes:
- 30 days of location history
- Unlimited place alerts
- Family driving summary and individual driver reports
- Crash detection with emergency dispatch
- 24/7 roadside assistance
- $250 in stolen phone coverage
- Crime reports
- SOS help alert with 24/7 dispatchers
- Identity theft protection and restoration with $25K in coverage per person
If you have a teenage driver in the family, little ones at home or an elderly relative you want to stay connected with, Life360 is really a no-brainer. Or use it like Gary and his wife do, to keep an eye on each other and stay safe.
Are you convinced? Give it a try at Life360.com/Kim. Get a 7-day free trial and you’ll see why over 25 million families worldwide trust Life360.