Best GPS Systems – A Quick Guide
Global positioning systems are a space-based navigational tool created by the United States Department of Defense. According to Wikipedia “The GPS project was developed in 1973 to overcome the limitations of previous navigation systems, integrating ideas from several predecessors, including a number of classified engineering design studies from the 1960’s.It became fully operational in 1994.” Today it is used in a multitude of ways from navigating in vehicles to air traffic control systems. It is a vital cog in our national defense.
There are hundreds if not thousands of GPS systems and GPS devices on the market today. Trying to find a GPS device for vehicle tracking or as a navigational tool can be a little bit confusing because they all have varying capabilities. When it comes to picking a tracking device, GPS tracking is definitely the way to go.
GPS systems are four or more satellites that send signals to a receiver on the ground. Some GPS devices can track a vehicle to within 10 feet-that is how accurate they are. They can be used for tracking anything that moves including children. They are most commonly used for vehicle tracking but can be used for tracking packages or monitor your kids’ activity while driving the family car.
One the most effective GPS tools is the Wolf Conan real-time GPS Tracking Device. It may be the best value in GPS systems in the market today because unlike other GPS systems that require a fee plan to pay for the service, there are no fees involved. You basically use a pay-as-you-go SIM card.
The Wolf Conan real-time tracker offers an SMS trigger, motion trigger, geo-fence alarm, speeding alarm and live tracking modes all with cell phone operation. The Conan also has an SOS button that automatically dials up to three preset phones with location information under the heading of “help.” It is a great way to keep an eye on loved ones.
It provides you with information in one of two ways. It can send you a text message with a link to a map showing you where the unit currently is or a full message with latitude and longitude, speed, direction and time.
The motion triggered mode is a great way to keep an eye on a teenager or for law enforcement officials on a suspect. It automatically activates on motion and sends you the location information via SMS. The geo-fence feature allows you to set up a virtual fence around someone and notifies you if that fence line is crossed.
The system is accurate within 10 meters, weighs only 2.2 ounces and is about the size of a cell phone. It uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery with the life of 7 to 10 days on standby.
Because it is a pay-as-you-go system and no contract is required it is the best value in GPS systems.
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