Track your kids with Locate 1 GPS!

by Mike

Locate 1Worried that your kid may be skipping school to go on road trips, or want to keep track of your kid after school? All of this can be done with the Locate 1, and I agree, it’s a terrible name.

The Locate 1 works via GPS and through MicroTRAKgps to keep track of whatever it is that you’re tracking. All data is transmitted wirelessly back to a server, and then you can go on the internet to see exactly where your kid/car is.

Another neat feature is to be able to set speed limits or zones. If a speed limit is crossed, or a child exits one of the specified zones, you’ll be immediately alerted.

The data is updated every half-hour (up to every 5 minutes with more expensive plans) and you can see summaries of the day’s activities or the whole month’s!

Hiding the Locate 1 is easy. It’s about the size of a deck of card and weighs about as much as a standard cell phone. Stash it in the trunk, glove compartment, under the seat, in the back pocket, anywhere really.

The service does require a subscription in order to use, a bit of a bummer, but what can you expect. The monthly fees range from $15 to $50, there’s also an activation fee, another bummer.

If you’re a worrisome parent, the Locate 1 is a good choice, albeit a bit expensive. Sharper Image has them for $500 plus activation and monthly service fees.

5 reviews or comments

John Says: August 16, 2006 at 9:43 am

I bought one of these to track my new teenage driver, and it’s awesome! I can monitor how fast he travels, and even set boundaries to make sure he goes where he says he’s going. This product was definitely worth the price…you can’t put a price on “peace of mind.” GREAT PRODUCT! THANK YOU!!!

Denise Says: August 19, 2006 at 7:37 am

I bought a LOCATE 1 from Sharper Image and the website was cool. It allows you to customize the setup by unit which is pretty easy to do. I have put mine in my husbands Lawn trailer because it was stolen once before and now if it is stolen I can call the police and tell them exactly where it is. Thanks Microtrakgps for this unit that i needed about a year ago.

Track kids for the cheap with CarChip » Coolest Gadgets Says: October 1, 2006 at 3:06 pm

[…] The Locate 1 GPS tracker enabled you to track anything that moved, but it required a monthly fee and a pricey unit. If you want to make yourself even sneakier, while still being your cheap old self, check out the CarChip. […]

said Says: October 4, 2010 at 11:54 am

i have a locate 1 but i cant use it because no one supports it. can u tell me where i can go to get service.

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