By Greg Bartlett
With the development of GPS technology over the past decade, many people are seeing the great benefits of a GPS tracking device in everyday life. However, some people want to have the benefits in the easiest way possible.
People know that cutting corners does not work, but often they still try it anyway. This is true in the area of GPS tracking. Real time tracking systems may seem a bit pricy to people who are just getting into the world of GPS tracking. They might think that they could save a bit of cash and just use their cell phone instead. However, people cannot expect the GPS capabilities of their cell phone to be as effective as a real time GPS tracking device.
Diana Haley discovered this first hand. She was recently stranded for an entire night after she got lost hiking in a nature preserve in Wisconsin. Although she called 911, her cell phone battery was dying and her signal was poor. The police department tried in vain to locate her using the GPS tracking device on her cell phone.The woman was rescued the next morning, but it took a helicopter, an airplane, tracking dogs, and many people to locate her.
Although your cell phone might seem to be a more convenient and cheaper option than a real time GPS tracking device, it is certainly not the most accurate and reliable option.
Real time GPS trackers have the reputation of accuracy and reliability that a cell phone with GPS capabilities cannot touch. Cell phone GPS is dependent on the signal of the cell phone as well as the battery life, both of which are not very reliable. Also, cell phones cannot pinpoint the exact location of the signal, whereas a GPS tracking device can put you within a few feet of the signal.
Even the argument that a cell phone is more convenient is not as strong as it has been in the past. Every year, GPS trackers are getting smaller and lighter, but the battery life and strong, reliable signal are remaining consistent.
The moral of the story is that if you plan on relying on GPS tracking to rescue you from any sort of peril, you need to be putting your trust in a real time GPS tracking system instead of your cell phone. It may cost you a little bit more each month, but it will be worth it in the long run.