Location is Everything: New Device Lets You Do the Tracking
LAS VEGAS — Sure, GPS services that let you pinpoint your location are standard features on smartphones these days, but what if you want to track the location of something else? A new device from Garmin will now allow you to do just that.
Called the GTU-10, the device is about the size of a large pack of gum and can be used to track just about anything.
"It's one of those products where people are going to define it for themselves," Garmin spokesman Jake Jacobson told TechNewsDaily.
"Some people think it would be a great pet tracker; others think it would be a good way to make sure their kids get home safe from school. And some people hardwire it into their high-end cars or put it in the saddle bag of their expensive bikes, so that if it gets stolen, they can track it down."
The GTU-10 has a rechargeable battery that lasts for up to two weeks and comes with a small pouch with a zipper that can be easily attached to other objects.
Users can either ping the GTU-10 to get its location, or program it to send location alerts as an e-mail or text message at set intervals.
The GTU-10's location can also be viewed on Android and iOS devices through the Garmin Tracker app, or online on the company’s website.
The GTU-10 will be available later this year for $200 and a free one-year subscription. After the year, tracking will cost $49 a year.