GPS tracker for people in comparison

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GPS tracker people comparison

Before you buy a GPS tracker, there are a few things to consider. The first step is to choose a suitable area of application. These are countless in the area of tracking devices and GPS devices. We have compiled the most important areas of application for you. Do your parents, grandparents or friends suffer from dementia? You want to know where the person you are looking for is at all times. She should also be able to contact us quickly and easily in an emergency (fall, loss of orientation, accident). You can find out which tracker can do all this and which is the right one for your purposes here.

The right priorities

Different areas of application require different priorities. A tracker for any type of vehicle should have a long battery life and be easy to install. Devices for daily use in the pet’s pocket or on the collar should be light and handy. The price-performance ratio also plays a major role.

GPS tracker for people – Our comparison table (to the table)

In the case of tracking older relatives or your own child, for example, we have created an overview of the best GPS trackers for people here as a pdf file, which provides all the important information at a glance. Which tracker has the popular SOS button? Which is the best battery? In our overview you will find every detail and can therefore decide directly which device is best suited to your senior.

But what do you need to pay particular attention to?

The specifications for GPS trackers for seniors are quite clear. We believe that high precision and low weight are of crucial importance.

Important categories:

Precision: Anyone using the GPS tracker for people wants to be able to rush to help immediately, especially in an emergency. If the tracker has a poor rating in this category, it does not appear to be doing its job. Ensure exact localization!
Weight and size: A good personal tracker is also characterized by its light weight and small size. After all, you don’t want to give the person a bulky item in their rucksack or bag.

(Rather) unimportant categories:

Battery: Of course, a powerful battery is always a sign of high quality, but the GPS tracker is normally in daily use with dementia. The purchase decision should therefore not depend on one day more or less battery power.

GPS tracker people – reasons to buy

Tracking systems for locating people are becoming increasingly popular. The reasons for this are obvious: worried relatives who are concerned about the safety of those affected in times of technological progress are resorting to these newly available technical means. But do GPS transmitters really make sense in such cases? We say yes and explain why:

  • Location check: You haven’t heard from your grandmother or child for a while and want to check where they are? A quick query and everyone’s mind is at ease. It is important that the person is informed about the functions of the tracker. A GPS tracker is for protection, not for secret surveillance!
  • SOS button: Unfortunately, senior citizens increasingly find themselves in situations in old age that they cannot cope with on their own. The SOS button is also a simple solution for people who are less tech-savvy. Its function: self-explanatory. A button that is pressed in an emergency and notifies all authorized cell phone numbers or email addresses. Children can also be briefly and easily informed about the functions of such a button.
  • Geo fence/radius alarm: To protect elderly people, these two functions can be used to define an area or radius. As soon as the tracker leaves the boundaries, all contacts are notified again. This enables direct intervention and action.

Alternatives to the GPS tracker

The developers of technical products are becoming more creative by the day. The absolute classic alternative is the GPS watch. An appealing everyday object with that certain something extra. You can find out why we still advise against this type of GPS tracking in our article: GPS watches – useful or not? Another option is the ubiquitous smartphone. Both Apple and Android devices have a variety of location apps. For senior citizens, however, the question arises as to whether this really makes sense. After all, technology is not everyone’s cup of tea in old age. We therefore consider an easy-to-use GPS tracker to be more suitable at this point.