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Picking The Right GPS Tracking Watch

Jul 31, 2008
There are many different uses for GPS tracking watches and many different styles of watch depending on the use. Matching the right watch to your specific need is probably the most important thing you can think about when deciding what watch to purchase. Most watches can be used in a variety of ways, but only some types of watches will have the functionality that you are looking for so the most important thing to ask is, "What am I getting this GPS device for?"

Those looking for fitness watches should definitely consider the different options available to them. There are a few main brands that offer GPS enabled watches. These include Garmin, Suunto, and Timex among others. The most important thing to look for in your fitness watch is if the watches functionality meets your needs. Most brands and styles have the option to have a heart rate monitor in addition to all the GPS tracking and this adds a nice layer of information to improve your fitness.

In addition to the heart rate monitor, look for a watch that receives the GPS signal without the use of a GPS pod. These pods can be very cumbersome if you are on a run, swim, or bike and you don't want to be thinking about your pod while exercising. These pods can also be heavy and could create an embarrassing moment when the weight of it pulls down your pants!

Another application of GPS watches is to monitor and secure your children. Nobody wants their child to be abducted or to find out that they are lost, but if you do you want to know that you will be able to find them soon. Unfortunately, many of the kids watches are still in development or do not have the functionality that you might wish that they did. This should be changing in a couple of years as technology improves and companies learn what concerned parents really want.

A key ingredient to making a wise purchase here is talking to the company that you are thinking of buying from. Make sure that they have a service plan that truly meets your needs and fits within your budget. Most child devices not only cost money up front for the device but also have a monthly service fee that can be comparable to a phone plan. As good questions and get informed before you pull the trigger on this one.

Lastly, there is GPS tracking for those suffering from dementia or other disorders or disabilities. These can be great ways to keep tabs on our loved ones, especially those prone to wandering. Without the proper faculties to find their way home, individuals in these conditions can get very scared very quickly. With the use of GPS technology you can quickly find these individuals and get them back home where they can be both comfortable and safe.

As we continue to expand our ability to utilize GPS in the consumer market the capabilities of GPS tracking watches will continue to grow. This will enable consumers to take full advantage of this technology and to get the location information that matters most to them.
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