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Ecco Keychain GPS Remembers Where you Parked

Updated on October 18, 2010

The Ecco Keychain GPS could save you time and stress. Wow, how many gadgets promise to do that? Well, maybe this time it is true. This is a simple gadget that does not require a large learning curve. It is a gadget that helps you remember where you parked your car. It helps you find your way back from an unfamiliar destination in a big city or small town.

 Losing your car sounds like a silly occurrence but it can and will happen to all of us at some time or another.

How do you lose your Car?

Many shopping malls are multi-level. There are outside entrance and exit doors from several stores. Once inside the maze your sense of direction gets impaired. Step outside and you may not recognize your surroundings. No, the car was not stolen. You have just forgotten where you parked.

Medical buildings and hospitals are notorious for confusing parking lots. You may drive around and around for what seems like an eternity to just find a space to park in. There are signs guiding you into the building but there are none that will lead you back to your car.

Sporting events are not always local. If you travel to another state you start out lost. Parking is often blocks and blocks away from the sporting venue.

I run races. Even in a nearby city I may have to park in areas that I am unfamiliar with. After running three miles the last thing I feel like doing is walking around searching for my car.

How does the Ecco Keychain GPS help you find your Car?

First of all it really does not matter how far away your vehicle is parked. The Ecco Keychain GPS can guide you to your car whether it is 10 feet away or many miles away. It can also be set to help you find other things and places along the way. You can set up to three locations at the same time.

Before you leave your car, campsite or hotel set that location in the Ecco Keychain GPS. Allow the device to lock onto the satellite before moving on. Once you want to return to that location an arrow will point the way. There is also a readout that tells you how many feet you need to travel.

How Accurate is the Ecco Keychain GPS?

It is very accurate overall. You are following an arrow so you will need to navigate in the general direction of the arrow. If your destination or car is not parked directly in front of you the arrow may be at a slight angle. As you navigate your way down streets and around buildings the arrow will continue to point you in the direction you need to go. You will know that you are getting closer by the declining distance on the readout.

The Ecco Keychain GPS may not take you right to the door of your car. It gets you within 10 feet however. By that time you should have your destination in sight.

Conclusion

I think of this device as a breadcrumb GPS. It is not designed to be the best GPS device out there – it is simply designed to guide to back from the place where you started.

If you prefer a more rugged looking personal GPS device take a look at the Bushnell Backtrack.

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    • The Rope profile image

      The Rope 

      8 years ago from SE US

      Sounds like the perfect gift for our older loved ones who always declare that they don't need anything! Frankly, for the first time in years, I lost my car in a hospital garage just yesterday! It took some time and a lot of "beeps" on my keyfob but at least I didn't have to call security. :) Darn, I guess I'm going to have to look into this little gem. Thanks for sharing.

    • hafeezrm profile image

      hafeezrm 

      8 years ago from Pakistan

      That would be very helpful. The other day, I spent one hour in shopping and three hour in tracing my car. Sometime, I take help of remote car beeper but that has a limit.

      Thanks for introducting such a wonderful gadget, the Ecco Keychain GPS

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