Cool GPS Personal Tracking Devices For You And Your Kids.

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Keeping Track.

With the recent developments of the missing airplane in the news isn't it time that we realised that the best way to keep ourselves and our children safe is to start wearing a tracking device?


In other words, would one of these simple little devices or gadgets helped to find the plane by now? it's a thought isn't it?


There are some really cool little gadgets out there at the moment, and the signal range can be anywhere between a few hundred feet to world wide tracking.


Many parents are scared to let their children outside just in case they go missing, or someone tries to abduct them, so the kids tracking gadgets are really selling fast.

In fact even the most tech inadequate person is aware that something needs to be done to look after our children, and have bought these gadgets Online.


But what about us adults? Okay, you may not want anyone to know where you are 24 hours a day, but surely in these days of abductions, terrorist attacks and so on surely its a good idea to have a hidden gadget within your clothing or even as a piece of jewelry.


A Vacation Nightmare!

How many people even think to wear one when they are going abroad? They pack all their essentials, take the kids and get on a plane and go on vacation to a part of the world that maybe they have never even visited before. What happens if a child wanders off?

Most of the time they keep safe, and return home non the worse for wear. But what about those people who go missing every year? Whether its on vacation, or at home. From a friends house, or even just walking to the shops.


And of course if, God forbid, anything happens like the missing Malaysian airplane surely its a good idea to take your own tracking system with you.

I am not talking about a huge gadget that will take up half your luggage. I am purely suggesting a tiny watch, or maybe even a pen in your pocket.

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PocketFinder Personal GPS Locator.

A pocket locator or PocketFinder is a GPS personal tracking device that can tell you exactly where the person carrying the device is at any given time. By using a easy web interface or mobile App you can track the device by looking at a map.

To use the device all you need to do is charge it up and then give it to the person so that they can carry it in their pocket or anywhere on their person. The great thing about it is that you can see the speed, heading, altitude and address purely by GPS, GSM, and the battery too.

(GSM is a global system for mobile or cell communications)

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Amzdeal Tracker for Older people, cars or even Pets!

Live real time tracking with this great little gadget. It works by GPS satellite tracking and tracks remote signals by SMS and Internet.

This one is really good at tracking someone from even a remote signal which is great because if its used by an older person who may become confused about their surroundings, they can easily be picked up and rescued very quickly.

All these devices work in a similar way.

For more info please go to Amazon.com.


Tracking Device For Your Pets Too!

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Oxking Mini Child GPS Watch/Bracelet.

Because this device is designed mainly for little people, our kids, it has an SOS button that the child can press to call their mom or dad.

There is even two more buttons that are designed for calling for help too.

The SOS one is for emergencies and the other two are for normal calls.

It also has real time tracking so that parents can watch on screen with their computers to make sure they know exactly where their children are at any given time.

There are so many functions that I would take up a whole page to write them. For anybody who who worries about where their children are,

this is the tracking device that will give you peace of mind.




Short Range Trackers? What's the Point?

Now you may say, 'Well what's the point of that if the range is only a few hundred feet?' That's true. But many of the new tracking gadgets have the signal that can be picked up from different computers and locations so that even if it gets out of your range, it can then be picked up further afield.

The short range trackers are used by short range radio signals bounced off beacons, and yes they are useful, but surely its best to pay out that little bit more money and have the safety and peace of mind by knowing your family is safe.

The RF devices, or radio frequency devices, are not so expensive, and they use visual and audio to guide you to the homing device in your child's pocket.

But of course many of the more expensive tracking devices have a vast range. Crossing continents without any trouble. So I would go for the long range tracking.

The advantage of wearing a tracking device is that its not automatically noticed by an abductor. Why would they check out a child's watch? Or take notice of a camera? These few seconds or minutes can make all the difference between losing someone or finding them and bringing them home safely.

I for one believe its the way of the future. If everyone bought even a small tracking device, then the incident with the missing plane would be a thing of the past. Hopefully this will become the norm.

All that you need to do to keep track of your family is to either have a computer or cell phone. The signal gets picked up by GPS and transmitted to your pc or phone.

Trakdot Luggage Tracker, Black/Orange, One Size
Trakdot Luggage Tracker, Black/Orange, One Size

You need never lose your luggage ever again. Just attach this to your bags and rest easy.

 

The Luggage Tracking Device.

I personally think this one is a great idea. You may not want to wear a tracking device, but what about placing one in your luggage?

We all know somebody who has lost their bags on a long haul flight. They get off only to stand there for ages waiting for their luggage to come round on the carousel. And then, nothing, its gone. But where?


The great thing about the Trakdot Luggage Tracker is that when the plane is in the air, Trakdot turns itself off, or more to the point, it goes to sleep.

But the second the plane lands, it wakes up again and reports its new location!

Now can you imagine if someone had this on board the missing plane?! I don't need to explain to you just how important this little tracking device could have been if someone, anyone had thought to purchase it! I for one will be buying it.

Trakdot Luggage Tracker Explained.

The Missing Airplane.

Whatever the conclusion of the missing Malaysian plane I think the one thing that will stand out is how helpless we all feel not knowing what has happened. And of course thinking that with all the technology in the world, we still have no idea how this could happen.


I am not saying that any of the above devices could have been the key to this great mystery. Maybe somehow the people who have done this know how to turn off all tracking devices on the plane and the passengers.

But I for one do believe the luggage tracking device, above could very well have helped to find this plane pretty quickly.

Either way, whether its a major disaster or just the fact that you want to keep your family safe, I think the way we have to start thinking now is to start using our own personal safety tracking devices.


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

My dad had a great tracking device for me...he stood on the front porch and screamed my name. When I answered he knew where I was. LOL


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

LOL! thanks billy, me too! my mum used to yell so hard the neighbors would block their ears! thanks for being the first one here, I really appreciate it, have a great evening!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

I am all for it as long as the government does not get the idea to use it on all of us; which of course they already have! lol It would be fantastic for kids and our animals. On a collar maybe. Up and shared.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Jackie, lol! yes I am sure they are watching us as we speak! it is a good idea for older people kids and animals though. I remember one poor lady who stood for six hours down by the river one day trying to find her dog! I tried to help her but we just couldn't find him! I do hope he went home poor little thing it was! thanks as always, nell


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

This is a superb idea, for example with luggage and kids and pets. When my family went to France last year, my 13 year old became separated from the rest of the family after going to the top of the Notre Dame cathedral to see the gargoyles. The person in charge of only allowing a certain number of tourists on the roof at a time kept her on the roof while the rest of us had already descended. One moment there she was taking photos and the next moment she was lost in Paris. How frightening. This type of device would have really been useful. Terrific topic! And so relevant as we speak. Voted up +++ and sharing.


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

They can already track us via our cell phones and in new cars. I can see it in the instances of where it would be helpful, but no way would I ever allow them to put one in me ... too much big brother breathing down on me! I guess Jackie and I are on the same page, no government installations please, especially nothing implanted inside our bodies.

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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks Flourish, that must have been so frightening for her! I would definitely buy one for my son now if he was still small, mind you, I might still buy one for him now he is in his 30s! lol! thanks for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Faith, no its not for the government, this is purely to keep ourselves safe by buying them for our family, or luggage etc, no I would hate that if the government did it! lol!


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Oh, I know, and it is great for those instances, and the government already has the other anyway LOL.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Great ideas here Nell, especially for kids, pets and luggage, and for everyone if overseas. You are right, if people on the missing Malaysia Airlines plane had them it may have been found by now. Voted up.


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

We can't help thinking whether one of these devices would helped to locate the missing plane. Anyway, we can see how helpful they would be for family members, especially the children. Thank you for sharing your insights on these.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

lol! thanks Faith, yes I am sure they have!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks Jodah, yes you never know, I do like the idea of the tracking devices for the older people so many families worry that their elders may get confused, my dad did a walk about, he escaped so to speak! luckily they found him down the road, but phew, it was close! thanks for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi MsDora, thanks so much for reading, yes it does make you wonder, I do hope they find them soon, thanks for reading, nell


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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

I can see the point but I also don't trust Uncle Sam to keep his paws out of my every movement. I can see putting them in public transportation and maybe even on a human who is hiking in a remote location. I would never put one on my son, nor would I allow myself to be tracked. Life happens. Not all of it is good, but we've made it this far without being treated like prisoners. I believe in taking life as it comes. Taking measures to stay out of harm's way has worked for eons. Too much technology is dehumanizing society.


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tlpoague 2 years ago from USA

I can see where these would come in handy. I am like Bill...stand on the front porch and yell for the kids. I have never been one to rely on technology, so I hate when the GPS in cars send you on a wild goose chase. Hopefully these are a better model.

I hope they find the missing plane soon and the answers they are looking for. Great job!! I found this interesting.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

You have a good point there bravewarrior, yes just keeping out of trouble is the best way to go, I like the idea of it for pets though, if I had a dog I would definitely get one and maybe for an older relative, thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi tipi, thanks for reading, yes those car GPS's lol! I remember one in the paper it was a guy who ended stuck on a bridge over a swollen river purely because he didn't look where he was going! lol!


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rdsparrowriter 2 years ago

Useful and interesting :) Voted up and thank you for sharing :)


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

I think a personal GPS is a great idea, since I am directionally dysfunctional and could possibly get lost walking around the block!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks rdsparrow, glad you liked it, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

lol! thanks Linda, yes me too! I got lost in the isle of wight a year ago! took me ages figuring out where the hell I was! I need about 10 of these tracking devices! thanks as always, nell


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

The thought of needing a tracking device is scary but true. Times have changed so drastically. If i had a little child i would probably keep him/she housebound. Thank God for the remote control for my car, i would still be looking. lol Good article Rose. Thank you..


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks Ruby, I do think they are important these days, if only for the kids, especially after that plane going missing. surely if at least one of them had something like this on board it would have been found by now, thanks so much for reading, nell


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teaches12345 2 years ago

I'm sure having this option is comforting to many parents. Technology is so amazing these days.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks teaches, yes I would definitely have bought one for my son when he was small if they were around then, thanks for reading, nell


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Ruchira 2 years ago from United States

Such useful gadgets, and yes I too believe if someone in that plane would have had one of this...things could have turned around for better.

This mystery is making me sad :(

Well written Nell.

Sharing it across!


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jpcmc 2 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

Wow, this is definitely useful. As a parent, this will give me more peace of mind.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Ruchira, yes the mystery is going on far too long now isn't it? I personally believe that it is a simple explanation. a loss of cabin pressure, confusion with the pilots, and now its in the sea, but hopefully I am wrong, thanks so much for reading, nell


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tsmog 2 years ago from Escondido, CA

An interesting and very useful article. I am amazed! I like all the common sense and creative uses too. Thank you.

tim


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks jpcmc, glad you found it helpful, nell

Hi tim, thanks so much, I for one would definitely use these gadgets, glad you liked it, nell


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AliciaC 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

A GPS tracking device is an excellent idea in certain cases, such as for a young child, an elderly person with memory problems or a pet. Thanks for the information, Nell. This is important technology to think about!


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ChitrangadaSharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

Useful and important information shared by you!

Technology has simplified life without doubt.

Thanks and voted up!


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old albion 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Hi Nell. A first class hub. These devices are being used more and more these days. I know 2 people who have them in their cars with them when they go out, so the family can find them if there is an emergency.

Graham.


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suzettenaples 2 years ago from Taos, NM

Great hub, Nell! I love this one. I knew there were GPS tracking devices on cell phones, but I didn't know you could purchase pocket GPS's and these other devices you present here. I think your idea is a great one. When I have traveled anywhere, especially Europe, I have my GPS turned on in my iphone. But, one of the problems with the Malaysian fight is that they were out of cell tower signals. Would these work then? If on an isolated island or in mountainous regions would the GPS' be able to get a tower signal? I don't know. This hub is so informative and interesting, Nell. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.


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Glenn Stok 2 years ago from Long Island, NY

Nell, Very timely hub just now with the missing Malaysian airplane. You brought up something interesting to think about. With so many of these low-cost devices on the market, one has to wonder if any of the passengers on that plane had one. And if so, maybe they can be tracked.

The families of these passengers should be notified about that possibility. However, even if they have one, it may not work where they are located. Some of these devices only use triangulation of three cell sites rather than true GPS satellites. Cellular bands are different overseas. So even if one of the passengers has it, it may not help. But it's worth it to try.

I just sent an email to my local State Assemblyman asking if he can pass the info along to whomever necessary to get this idea to the families involved. They may not have thought of it, but once informed, they may know if such as device was used by their family members.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Glenn, these comment boxes are driving me mad! lol! I have to keep reloading the page! That's a great idea to send the idea along, I would think though that the batteries would have died by now sadly, maybe if they had tried it in the first couple of days, but thanks for doing that, anything that helps is great!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Good point suzette, yes they may well be out of range. its just mainly for other reasons that these are a good idea, like pets and older people, it would make them feel safer, thanks as always, nell


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Glenn Stok 2 years ago from Long Island, NY

Nell, Those devices ping a millisecond at a time, so the batteries can last many weeks.

As for reloading the page to answer multiple comments, try doing it from your comments tab (under your 'my account') instead of in the individual hubs. You can approve and reply to all comments, all from one page without reloading.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

thanks Glenn, never thought of that! lol! and yes if those devices ping a millisecond at a time then hopefully they will work for ages, fingers crossed. I have been on Tomnod everynight trying to help out by finding the plane. we tag anything that looks strange, so far I have tagged about 5 things, not necessarily the plane, but other stuff that looks different, thanks again, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks Graham, I did write a hub about the kids ones ages ago, then suddenly thought well why not do the adult ones? the baggage one was a surprise, if only the people on the plane had used those, you never know, do you. thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks Chitrangada, glad you liked it, and thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks Alicia, I wish I had had one when my dad went walkabout! lol! that was back a long time ago, but yes I would get one for a pet, thanks so much for reading, nell


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Glenn Stok 2 years ago from Long Island, NY

Good for you Nell. I checked out Tomnod but didn't find anything looking suspicious. Since no debris was found yet, it's possible the plane landed somewhere and the people are still alive, being held hostage. If this is the case, it will eventually be known.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks Glenn, yes I get the impression that something is going on, the news is being a bit vague today, and when they interviewed one of the main spokes people he sort of um'd and ah'd a bit, so I think something has been found, but its too early to say. they won't want to let the media know yet so whoever took it can now about it, fingers crossed!


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CMHypno 2 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

Mmmm Nell. I can see the convenience value of these devices, but for me there are too many potential pitfalls. Other people are not our possessions, even our children do not belong to us. For all the good reasons we can come up with to track them, do we really have the right to know where people are 24/7? Usually we do this to to try to quell our own insecurities but, as social media highlights, the more information we get on other people's day to day movements the more anxious and controlling we tend to become.

We are becoming a very risk averse society and are throwing away freedoms previous generations fought and gave their lives for in a desperate, futile attempt to protect ourselves from any pain or injury. What is the point of going out into the wilderness somewhere without there being a challenge and a risk? Yes take sensible precautions, but if there was no risk or sense of beating the odds there would be no point - you might as well go to Milton Keynes for the afternoon.

Also, if you can track someone or something with a GPS, so can somebody else. You never really know who else can hack in and know exactly where you or your possessions are. Personally, I don't want to be chipped like a pet so I can be tracked every second of the day for someone else's convenience.

Long live freedom I say!


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Incredible hub! It is amazing what modern technology has done to the many people's lives. An interesting insight to GPS Personal


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

lol! you got a good point there Hypno, I do understand your point. why not go out there and have an adventure not being tracked all the time! its great for pets thought I think, thanks for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks DDE yes technology is amazing isn't it?


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

Another great hub by you Nell ; interesting, well informed and so very useful.

Here's to so many more for us both to share on here.

Voted up and shared for sure.

Enjoy your day .

Eddy.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks Eddy, its always nice to see you, I hope you had a lovely day, nell


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Writer Fox 2 years ago from the wadi near the little river

I had no idea how common these devices are. Big brother really is watching! Like you point out, this technology can be useful in many instances. Enjoyed your research and your selection of tracking devices. Voted up!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks so much Writer, glad you liked it, nell


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Vellur 2 years ago from Dubai

A very useful and a valuable hub, it is always safe with a GPS device to track the exact location of an adult or kid. The gadgets that you have presented are great, specially the one with the SOS button for emergencies. Great hub, voted up.


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sujaya venkatesh 2 years ago

a very essential one nel


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CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

This is very interesting! Imagine having all these tracking devices in the market now a days and yet they cannot track the missing Malaysian airlines. Makes you wonder, eh?

Great informative hub. Voting up and useful.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi CrisSp they do seem to have found it now, but yes its amazing isn't it? thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi sujaya thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

HI Vellur, thanks so much for reading, yes its great for kids, pets and old people, all of these are really useful, nell


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

I'm at that age where I need one of these just to find myself :) But seriously, these are great for so many reasons that you have mentioned. And for lost kids - OMG it should be mandatory for children. Thanks so much Nell. Sharing and big votes too.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Audrey, thanks so much for reading, yes you would think people would use them more wouldn't you? glad you liked it, and have a wonderful day!


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Nell, you are so right. I'd best get one for my luggage when I go abroad. Some things you just can't ever replace.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks Deb, yes I was going to buy one for my luggage too, its not worth losing all your belongings when they can be easily tracked, thanks so much, nell


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Rolly A Chabot 2 years ago from Alberta Canada

Hi Nell... and we men still get lost... give a good old compass any day and I am good to go anywhere... you only have to get lost a few times before you learn to take note of reference points... now where is the firewood again...

Hugs


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Rolly, lol! yes we women get lost too! I do have an ancient compass here at my house, we used to use it years ago to go camping! lol! great to see you, and thanks!


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida

I never heard of the luggage GPS, but what a great idea! I wish these trackers had been around when my kids were younger. I have a friend would has a tracker on her teen's phone, so she knows where her kid is all the time.

Very informative Hub, Voted UP, and shared.


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Nell Rose 20 months ago from England Author

Hi mary, yes I do too, my son could have carried one, its something all parents should have for their children, thanks for reading, nell

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