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Put These Quarter Sized GPS Trackers On Everything

RATE THIS! +83
Posted in Hardware on 17th Oct, 2013 04:11 AM by AlexMuller

Misplaced your phone? Dropped your keys? Lost your dog? This crowdfunded project would let you locate basically anything with tiny GPS trackers that are accurate to within 5 feet.

 

Retrievor is GPS disk that's barely more than an inch in diameter and less than a half-inch thick. Retrievor trackers are powered by tiny solar panels and can be set to very low power usage; so, in theory, they can operate indefinitely. There's also a micro USB port for charging the batteries conventionally. Trackers can be viewed and controlled by web, Android, or iPhone apps. Owning a Retrievor will cost $1.79 per month for each tracking device, presumably to offset operating costs.
 
For extra fun with tracking, the Retrievor can be given parameters for alerts—a sort of virtual fence to work in. If the tracker (and, presumably, the person or thing it's attached to) leaves the virtual fence, Retrievor will send text messages alerts. Presumably these read "the prisoner is trying to escape" or "the teenager is skipping school." 


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Comments

Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-10-17
+4
I do understand your right to privacy there skybeast, but as you said there are certain circumstances where these would be a really good thing. Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-10-17
+5
This is yet another crowdfunded project that would let you locate basically anything with tiny GPS trackers that are accurate to within 5 feet. Personally I think they will be successful.
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-10-17
+3
These little GPS units should be lasting a log time because the Retrievor trackers are powered by tiny solar panels and can be set to very low power usage, that is another plus for them. Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-10-17
+4
Another plus for them is that the Retrievor can be given parameters for alerts, similar to the ankle bracelets that the court orders people to wear. Maybe these will somehow replace them. Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-10-17
+3
Now they need to come up with a good and safe way to attach these to animals and kids for their safety. Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-10-25
+0
QgJDLB Great, thanks for sharing this blog article.Thanks Again. Much obliged. Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-04-17
+0
Q4qd25 Thanks so much for the article.Thanks Again. Really Cool. Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-04-18
+0
4afX2A Hey, thanks for the post.Much thanks again. Really Great. Reply


 

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