Watch with GPS-tracker: description, types, characteristics
The world of electronics is penetrating ever deeper into our life. People can easily access a wide variety of functions and services. This became possible due to the latest technical achievements. After all, hitherto bulky devices began to have minimal dimensions. This made it possible to combine them in tens or even hundreds in a small area. An example is a watch with GPS-navigation.
The clock looks like ordinary electronic watches. They are attached to the hand with a soft strap that does not constrain movements. The dial looks like a normal mobile phone screen. A certain number of function buttons allows you to control the device.
Watch with the navigator can be divided into two groups:
- For adults. Usually these are athletes or researchers of certain processes.
- For children, or rather parents. The clock is put on the child's hand, but they transmit the information about it to the parents.
Although the set of functions for the watches of both groups overlaps. So, both those and other indicate the location of the owner, save tracks with routes, calculate the number of kilometers traveled and steps.
The main difference is that the watches of the first group display the necessary information on the screen of this device, and the second on the Internet-connected mobile device.
Let us consider examples of clocks of both groups.
Suunto Ambit Watches
Suunto Ambit watches with built-in GPS-navigator help athletes and researchers to determine various parameters of movement. They combined all known know-how of the best instruments, which allow controlling the parameters when playing sports in any weather conditions, including outdoors. In addition to the GPS-navigator function, you can download hundreds of applications useful for people involved in sports. The clock is constantly improved, adding new functions and programs that can be activated and used in training and hiking.
- Used for cycling, in tourism, swimming, running.
- The route is navigated and waypoints are defined.
- The rugged case of the model protects it from mechanical damage. The battery can operate in GPS mode for 24 hours.
- The clock can be customized to meet specific user requirements.
Runners can also use the numerous functions of a watch with a GPS navigator. It allows you to plan mileage, analyze the distance traveled and share the results of your route on the web.
There are special applications for runners, skiers, snowboarders.
There is an application that allows you to estimate the amount of fat that is burned during exercise.
Each user can create their own application for Suunto Ambit.
The reviews state that GPS watches allow you to control the training process, record all information about the tourist route. They prompt the time of the break, the pulse meter shows the value of the pulse.
The cardiac transducer shows the work of the heart.
GPS watches Garmin Fenix 2
In March 2014, a new model of the famous GPS-clock Garmin Fenix 2 was on sale. The model, which was produced earlier, was used in campaigns, indicating the paved path. Now the clock indicates the VO2 max. There is an indicator of the rhythm of the heart. The watch is capable of recording the readings when practicing various extreme sports.
As part of its functions, the watch has a compass, a height gauge, an atmospheric pressure barometer, an ambient temperature thermometer, an accelerometer. Remains in it the built in GPS-navigator, module ANT +. With the built-in Bluetooth, the device communicates with the mobile device. Those who use iPhones from 4S, can display information on calls on the screens. The GPS clock works on a battery with a capacity of 500 mAh. The creators claim that this charge will be enough to work for 5 weeks without recharging. If the GPS-navigator is on, the device will be able to work 50 hours.
The GPS watch is placed in a black case made of metal and plastic. The display closes the mineral glass from mechanical damage. Does not allow moisture at a depth of 50 m at a pressure of 5 atm. The diameter of the body is up to 49 mm. Its thickness is 17 mm. Rubber strap.
Parents can be calm for their child if they have a GPS clock on their hands. They allow you to track the movements and location of the child on the map of Yandex or another at any time of the day.
GPS-watches for children also give an opportunity to talk in the child by phone. You can also set boundaries for which it should not go. As soon as this happens, you will receive an SMS message on your mobile device. Watches with a GPS-tracker for children connect in themselves the clock, phone and GPS-tracker (search light).
In order to be able to use a GPS tracker, a clock, a phone with a SIM card, a special program is installed on the mobile device of the parents. And the child's watch is tied to the phone numbers of the parents. Specify several subscribers who can contact the child through the device (relatives, teacher, coach). The remaining calls it does not accept, thus limiting unwanted contacts.
Some models have the function of sending SMS and MMS messages, in others they are disabled.
- The child will not lose the clock like a normal phone, because they are fastened to the hand.
- When trying to remove his parents receive information and can quickly communicate using voice communication
- In the event of danger, the child must press the SOS button and automatically connect with you.
- Parents can not only track the movement of the child on the cards, but also hear what is happening around him in the silent call mode at this time.
- The location of the child is determined with an accuracy of 5 m, in the room - 300 m. The developers claim that it is possible to determine it even in the subway.
- You can configure the function of notification of the completion of the planned route (the child came to school).
- You can watch the tracks about moving the child for a month. After all, no parent can monitor the movement on the map for days. Everyone has their own duties at work.
- Additional functions. You can send reminders to your child about important things, set an alarm clock through your phone. For the promotion put a certain number of hearts. The child is reminded that they love and enjoy his success.
The main task of children's watches is to ensure the safety of the child. But they can perform other functions. For example, a GPS-clock for children can determine the time of a walk, count the number of steps, calories spent while traveling or playing sports. Determine even the quality of sleep.
Problems that may arise
The child's location can be seen only where there is cellular communication. And although coverage in any city is usually not bad, there are places where the signal disappears. It could be a section of the subway line, cellars. But in such cases, parents at least can determine the place where the child was last connected. This is important in case of any problems.
The question arises of the moral plane. Will not the child feel like a "guinea pig", being under vigilant control 24 hours a day? Psychologists advise not to disclose to the child all the subtleties of the process and the possibilities that a watch-phone with a GPS-tracker possesses, but only to report that he can quickly contact his parents if necessary. This will help him feel protected.
Parents need to really evaluate the child's behavior, do not scold him for changes in the route, not threatening his safety. After all, sometimes control of children turns into an obsessive mania. The child is deprived of the right to privacy, to mistakes, which, in the end, shape the character and responsibility for one's destiny.
The name of the Fixitime watch is related to the characters of the Fixikov cartoon. These are such small electronic men who repair technical devices.
Watch with a GPS tracker for children Fixitime are very easy to use. They are easy to manage. The inputs for the SIM card and USB are located on one side. Sim card is connected to the Internet to be able to receive information about the child.
On the second side there are three buttons. Two of them are "Call", in the middle - to turn on and off.
On the third side there is an alarm button SOS.
Since children understand this kind of technique much faster, it will not be difficult for them to study the watch-phone with GPS.
What do you need to have in order to gain control over the movement of the child? GPS tracker clock and sim card. Parents visit the WhereCom iOS application to activate the clock. Then they fix the numbers of their phones behind the mines. The child is on the phone.