Maplin Personal Tracker reduced from £199 to £109.99 - HotUKDeals
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A personal remote positioning device with built-in GPS and GSM modules, that's both compact and portable. It can transmit the longitude and latitude coordinate to your mobile phone via text message. With three speed-dial keys and one emergency key, you can use these features for protecting and searching children and old persons. You can also use it as a security device on items which need remote positioning, such as valuables and cars.

* Emergency SMS messaging to 3 personal numbers - great for keeping track of children or for the elderly
* Make and receive phone calls to your 3 pre-set numbers
* Send your exact GPS location to a mobile phone or see on the web where the device is located
* Call the device and get its GPS location
* Compact and portable
* Works throughout the world*
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#1
Maplin direct link : http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=99114

I suspect it's cheaper as a new model has been released :

Old version ...which i think is the one Maplin are selling :

http://www.globalsat.co.uk/product_pages/product_tr101.htm

New one :

http://www.globalsat.co.uk/product_pages/product_tr102.htm

Not got time to see what the differences are ....sorry ! :?
#2
Looks like a very cheap alternative to Tracker or Track Back so heat added.

Direct link:

http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?moduleno=99114
#3
StonedSte
Looks like a very cheap alternative to Tracker or Track Back so heat added.

Direct link:

http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?moduleno=99114


Thx guy, my first post hope it is good for someone :thumbsup:
#4
Very tempted but do I really need one ?:roll: Heat added
#5
Looks very good, will keep an eye on this. Thanks for posting.
#6
these things could do with being much cheaper - I know it's fear driven but I wouldn't mind one especially if it was smaller to hide on the little un.
#7
I run a Duke of Edinburgh group and was wondering if anyone knows if these work in wilderness areas when groups are on an expedition?
#8
Just a thought....it would need to be recharged alot...which means it would be hard to hide this in the car if its plugged into the cig lighter...also..with GPS based systems.....most would need to be in clear sight of the sky...same as GPS mapping systems
#9
Depends on the chipset - any of my Sirfstar III based models (which this one uses) can pick up a lock even when they're inside the house or within the glovebox, under a seat etc. in the car. I'd quite like to play with one of these however this one seems to work via sms rather than gprs which isn't as useful.

John
#10
Mecoconuts
Maplin direct link : http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=99114

I suspect it's cheaper as a new model has been released :

Old version ...which i think is the one Maplin are selling :

http://www.globalsat.co.uk/product_pages/product_tr101.htm

New one :

http://www.globalsat.co.uk/product_pages/product_tr102.htm

Not got time to see what the differences are ....sorry ! :?


The tr102 is neither new nor is it a replacement for the tr101
More likely I think is that Globalsat intend to launch the TR-203 which was exhibited at the Computex Taiwan in 2007 http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/modules.php?name=Blogs&op=showBlogPix&idImage=469

As for the was £199, I don't think so.
#11
jezzar
I run a Duke of Edinburgh group and was wondering if anyone knows if these work in wilderness areas when groups are on an expedition?


If the device is unable to get a gps location, it will transmit the last known location and indicate this in the SMS message.
But in wilderness locations is it likely that the mobile phone signal is strong enough to send & receive SMS ?
#12
currently 139.99
#13
damo-mca
currently 139.99


Well this offer was from 3 months ago so not suprising really?

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