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A tracking service/ product recommended by an expert has a couple of negative ratings on amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/Spark-Nano-Real-time-Tracking-Device/product-reviews/B00202H8BA/ref=sr_1_1_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

Hence I am searching for something suitable. Please advise
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Parenting
Expert:  earthsister replied 2 years ago.

Customer:

Good evening. What exactly are you looking to use this tracking device for?

Customer:

If you are using the device to track your child, my research has shown that the Worldtracker GPRS is one of the best, XXXXX XXXXX rated tracking systems. Here is a link to the tracker's website, containing more detail, and purchase information: http://www.trackingtheworld.com/wtgprs.htmhttp://www.livestrong.com/article/254278-gps-tracking-devices-for-kids/

Customer:

Pardon me, this is the link to the actual tracker: http://www.trackingtheworld.com/wtgprs.htm

Customer:

This link is to an article that reviews the Worldtracker GPRS system, and other trackers that are good to use for children. I hope this helps. Feel free to contact me if you need more help.

Customer:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/254278-gps-tracking-devices-for-kids/

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Category: Parenting
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Experience: Home Child Care Provider, and mother of 4; two pre-teen boys and twin baby girls.
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Expert:  earthsister replied 2 years ago.
Hi


I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help?


Let me know, Customer
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The worldvtracket GPRS looks good but had low battery life without an external case. However the world track enduro pro seems to be a cheaper upgrade with much better battery life.
Expert:  earthsister replied 2 years ago.
Good evening. That's great, I see you did your research. Did you make the World Track Enduro Pro your final purchase, or are you still looking into other models?
Expert:  earthsister replied 2 years ago.
I'm looking into that Enduro now, it's said to be the most widely sold GPS tracker that captures real time. You may have found the one there. Just in case you're still shopping around, some other popular GPS trackers for kids are the Garmin GTU 10 (https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=387&pID=67686), the Spot Satellite GPS messenger, http://www.findmespot.com/en/, (which unlike many trackers can locate position even outside of cell phone range), or Pocketfinder GPS trackers (http://www.pocketfinder.com/), which on iPhone, Android and Blackberry, there is an app that allows you to utilize all of the tracking features from your phone. Regardless of your choice, I know that the concern is with keeping your child safe.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
thanks
Expert:  earthsister replied 2 years ago.
No problem. Let us know how everything goes.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I went through the additional ones you sent and I think Garmin, because it uses ATT, is not suitable as ATT signal can disappear entirely (even the data part) in malls where we are. The spot satellite appears to be more for outdoor type activities. Hence for me right now, its down to the worldtracker enduro pro or the pocketfinder. Given the pocketfinder is being marketed by Apple gives it a slight edge in my mind but I need to know which wireless company they work with for the gsm signal because if it is ATT then i won't get a signal in many places and it will be useless. The enduro pro seems more reliable as a product though as its quad band gsm but they could do a better job marketing it and the sales channel are not as smooth as going through an Apple..any views on which one to go with?
Expert:  earthsister replied 2 years ago.
I really think that what you're looking to gain from the product will give you the best idea of which is best for you. Unfortunately, it appears as though Pocketfinder utilizes AT &T as well: http://www.pocketfinder.com/learn/gps-questions/general/#6
I haven't found who the Enduro Pro is with yet, but it doesn't appear to be AT & T. The company has a number listed on their webite to call for information: 650-692-8100, if you don't already know which wireless company Enduro works with, give them a call. If you need anything else, just contact me.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes I found out also that they have ATT and also spoke with Pocketfinder. They said it may not work in malls. They have a 14 day money return guarantee and the price is much less than the enduro pro.
Expert:  earthsister replied 2 years ago.
If you found that Enduro pro uses AT&T as well, and that the Pocketfinder is less expensive (with 14 days money back), Pocketfinder is the one that I would choose. I will continue to check around though, to see if there are other suitable trackers that do not use AT&T. Stay in touch.

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