Despite looking like the type of thing you buy an Action Man fanatic kid for Christmas, the Wrist Tracker is serious piece of kit. It integrates all the functions of a mobile phone, GPS tracker and datalogger, oh and a watch. The GPS tracker could be handy for locating your kids but it would give you a distinct advantage when you’re next playing hide and seek.
The design of the thing really does turn me off it. I just can’t get over the commando green plastic look but the features and potential uses are great. I think. Fortunately, though, there are other watches offering similar features and functions but in different designs (some even look like they’ve been designed rather than thrown up).
The tracker can transmit coordinates of your current location (or, at least, the location of the watch – if you forget to put it on in the morning at least you’ll be able to track your bedside table) to your mobile phone or it can be located/tracked in real time using GPRS. Coordinates are also displayed on the watch itself.
The logger will track thousands of positions and will even update routes and maps into Google Earth so you can keep everybody updated as to your location.
Essentially I suppose it’s a marginally better looking alternative to electronic tagging although I’d be equally as inclined to hide this under my clothing, or in my pocket. Kids will surely love it though. The problem is that while this one doesn’t look as good as the others it offers more functionality than the majority.