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Old 10-18-2012, 12:30 AM   #1
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GPS tracker, send an alert of exact location worldwide

hey guys

i am looking for a GPS tracker would be great if i could find a watch that could do the job

1- must be small and easy to carry
2- able to send an alert signal of the exact location worldwide
3- friends and family would be able to track my movement if i activated the emergency single


if anyone knows of such advice , please let me know
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:45 AM   #2
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there is an app for smart phones, but dammed if I can remember the name!
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:55 AM   #3
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The closest thing available now is the Spot 2 or Spot Connect.

Packing a GPS receiver, satellite phone and power supply into a watch-sized package isn't easy or cheap - the sat phone antenna alone is rather large. A simple cell-based unit doesn't fit the criteria. It won't work in quite large areas of North America, nevermind worldwide!
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:48 AM   #4
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:50 AM   #5
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Yeah, because the tech they get is both affordable and available to consumers

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Old 10-18-2012, 07:07 AM   #6
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Another option might be the Interphone GPS Safe.

In Spanish however (I believe): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv5pvOsZvNE
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:09 AM   #7
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there is an app on the iphone that allows for something like this. app is called motionx-GPS. unfortunately, you will need to have some sort of data signal for this to work properly.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:15 AM   #8
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What about a personal epirb? Not quite watch sized but will work anywhere and could in theory* get a better response than Spot.

*not getting into THAT debate
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:49 AM   #9
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What about a personal epirb? Not quite watch sized but will work anywhere and could in theory* get a better response than Spot.

*not getting into THAT debate
A PLB won't allow friends and family tracking though.
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:13 PM   #10
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A PLB won't allow friends and family tracking though.
True. However the only time he mentioned tracking was after he sent the SOS, rather than the Spot like follow me type feature. Redundancy is good, carry both
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:20 PM   #11
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The new PIEPS?

This may fit the bill:

http://www.pieps.com/en/pieps-globalfinder#&panel1-2
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:14 PM   #12
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:30 PM   #13
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US $850

http://www.libertymountain.com/shop/...p=11042&c=3188

Think I will stick to my SPOT and SAT phone
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:07 PM   #14
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A combination of an EPIRB or PLB (for emergencies) and smartphone (for telling family where you are) is ideal I think.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:17 PM   #15
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hey guys

i am looking for a GPS tracker would be great if i could find a watch that could do the job

1- must be small and easy to carry
2- able to send an alert signal of the exact location worldwide
3- friends and family would be able to track my movement if i activated the emergency single


if anyone knows of such advice , please let me know
Got a Spot device and used it on my last ride, does everything you mention and I'm very pleased with it.
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