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GPS trackers ... Exactly What Are They AND How Do I Get One?

Updated on November 18, 2012

So What Actually Is A GPS Tracking Device?

"A GPS tracking device is a device that uses the Global Positioning System to determine the exact position of a vehicle, individual, or other asset to which it is attached and to record the position of the asset at regular intervals. The recorded location data can be stored within the tracking unit, or it may be transmitted to a central location data base, or internet-connected computer, using a cellular (GPRS or SMS), radio, or satellite modem embedded in the unit."

GPS Tracking Devices .... Good or Evil?

What are the most popular uses of GPS Trackers?

These days we hear a lot about GPS tracking. It’s in the news, online, and on everyone’s minds. However, the practical applications of GPS technology are more far-reaching than most people realize. These are just a few of the possibilities when it comes to the uses for these incredible gadgets

I know that there are many uses of these trackers that I wont go into now but there are some really great uses of GPS Tracking Devices too!

Here are just a few:

1.Prevention of Car Theft: By installing a tracking device on a vehicle, the location of it can always be known. The vehicle can be easily recovered, but the device will also act as a deterrent for thieves.

2.Senior Citizens: The elderly can benefit from GPS tracking services that include the ability to place emergency calls. They can call emergency services in case they fall and can’t get up or any emergency situation.

3. Know where your kids are at all times

4. Hikers often venture into uncharted areas. With a GPS device, hikers who get lost can be recovered quickly should they ever come up missing.

5. SIngle ladies ... a tracking device carried in your bag incase you get into a situation that you need help in a hurry.

My Personal Recommendation - Looking for a personal GPS Tracker?

Great GPS Gear on Amazon

The most important feature to watch out for when buying a GPS tracker is the number of signals that can be accessed through it, as basically a GPS tracker is simply a device that has a special GPS sim card contained inside it.

How GPS Tracking Works

How a GPS tracking device works. GPS satellites transmit data that indicates its location and current time The signals are received and processed by a GPS tracker allowing you to know it's precise location. That GPS data is wirelessly sent to a server connected to the internet allowing you to see the exact location of your GPS tracker at any given time.

Would Love To Hear Your Comments Or Questions

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    • Sara Dowling profile imageAUTHOR

      Sara Dowling 

      5 years ago

      @WriterJanis2: I know, I would be totally lost without one these days!

    • WriterJanis2 profile image


      5 years ago

      These are so cool to have.

    • zentao profile image


      5 years ago

      useful info on gps trackers, thaks for sharing


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