Interesting fact: American users buy the just one-year subscription to the service GPS-tracking relatives, Europeans prefer monthly payments. In America, most often take the service for a minimum period and pay per day. This is due to the fact that our fellow GPS technology Family is still perceived as exotic and is used in special cases. For example, if the child is went hiking or goes on vacation. There are two reasons:
The devices are too expensive. In the West, often buy gadgets out of curiosity, and regularly change one toy to another, then we have these costs are still a lot of favorites.
In Russia, there is a beautiful device. Most of them look so dull and uninteresting that mothers do not cause any desire to attach a similar contraption on their child.
We will not dissemble, GPS-monitoring of children – one of the directions of our work. Therefore, it is necessary to monitor closely what competitors are doing and compare yourself to them. For example, today we will try to objectively compare the three GPS-services – American, and European.
An old American company operates in the direction of civil GPS-monitoring and is affiliated with the telecom operator AT & T since 2007.
Device: GPS technology Family
Size & Weight: 77 × 38 × 20 mm, 67 g, several colors available. The rechargeable is 880 mAh, battery life up to 40 hours.
Service of the GPS technology Family
Tracking is done only in the interval mode, that is, the position is transmitted every few minutes. Therefore, when you view the history instead of “Track” on the map appears a chronological set of points.
Monitoring – through the Web portal or mobile app. There are the entire “classic” for the GPS-tracking function:
• control zones,
• over speed,
• GPS technology Family informing about the status of the device and so on.
Coverage is limited to coverage area AT & T – that is, the service works only in the US and Canada.
Additional features: alarm button to send a signal to parents (message includes information on the location) and two-way voice communication (the child can call a designated number).
The device in the United States can be bought for $ 125, but for this you need to add a compulsory activation payment of $ 19.99 and an agreement on a one-year contract – $ 15 / month or $ 18 / month.
Scandinavians are known for their propensity for brevity – just think Ikea. This love, at first sight, issues when Swedish origin. Trucks focused on GPS-monitoring of children and pets. Classical start device history – required to run the amount of EUR 50 k on Kickstarter gathered in just one month. It turned out great.
Device: GPS technology Family
Size & Weight: 38 × 55 × 10 mm, 25 g., several colors to choose from. No buttons, microphones, display – an only beacon to locate. Non-removable are the battery. Unrecoverable is U-MIM card Gemalto. Hours is 1 day, which is pretty good for the Li-pol battery of 515 mAh.
Seeing the most simple – a screen smartphone or tablet through branded mobile application.
Coverage – Western Europe and North America (33 countries in all).
Additional functions: when you move the camera you can see in which direction and how far away the child. The geophone is controlled speeding. Review the history is limited to 36 hours.
The price of the device is € 199 / $ 249, including a 2-year subscription. Payment service is $ 5 per month starting from the third year. The fee already includes the services of GSM-communication, which works in a single roaming-free space in 33 countries.