There are many reasons that a tracking device might make sense for you. Whether you want to keep track of a person, a pet, or a particular object, there is a tracking device that matches your needs.

There are also devices that specifically help you monitor a loved one for safety reasons. You can even find wearable technology devices that help you train your pet so that he’ll be safe around the family.

Most tracking devices require you to purchase the device as well as a subscription service for the use of satellites or cell service required for the device to operate.

It’s important to consider the cost of the subscription service along with the gadget. You may find an inexpensive device, but find that the monthly cost is a lot greater than that of a more expensive device.


One device is the PocketFinder Outdoor Personal GPS Locator. This small device can be attached to the clothing of your child, teenager, or even senior citizen.

At the touch of a button, you can see exactly where the locator is on a map. You can also set it to send alerts to your smartphone when the tracker is outside of specific areas or if the device is traveling higher than a specific speed.

This can give you peace of mind if you have a teenage driver or you have a loved one suffering from dementia or who has special needs.

The Trax Play NEW Upgraded Live Outdoor GPS Tracker for Children & Pets, Blue is a similar device that can track whatever you desire.

This device syncs with any smartphone so that you can create personalized settings. In many countries, you’ll get two years of free service with this device, which can be a great value.

The Spy Spot TT8850 Real Time Mini Portable GPS Tracker GPS Tracking Device Gl 200 Micro Tracker is another small tracking device. This can be used to track people, but it can also be added to a vehicle to keep track of it.

In particular, many people use this tracker to keep track of fleet vehicles that are used for work. With this device, you’ll always be able to tell where your vehicles are and ensure their safety. This device has a user-friendly interface that allows you to know in real time where an important person or belonging is at any given moment. This can connect to a smartphone or even a computer to get information.


If you’re always losing things, you’ll want to look at tracking tag devices. One of the most common systems is the LassoTag iBeacon. This is a small tag you can attach to just about any object you tend to lose – such as your keys, remote controls, backpacks, or purses.

The device connects to your smartphone through an app. And you can connect up to six tags with the app, so you can keep track of many items at one time. You’ll be able to find your item’s location and you can also set the app to alert you when you get too far away from your item.

This is perfect for the items that just seem to get away from you – especially if you have kids. With this device, you’ll never have to worry about lost clothing, schoolbags, and things like house keys again and you can be sure that you can keep track of your purse and other valuable items.


If there’s a senior in your life who wants to live independently, but you worry about whether or not he is healthy or taking his medication, there are wearable technology items that can come to the rescue.

For example, the Lively Activity Sensors Only,Original Version, White by Lively is a system that allows you to know if your senior is going through her typical routine.

You’ll be able to verify that she’s taken her medication, eaten regularly, and you’ll be alerted to unusual activity – such as a fall or lack of movement over an extended period of time.  You can also share photos and messages through the device. It uses cell service to transmit information, so you’ll have a monthly fee. But that fee is well worth the peace of mind.


Speaking of peace of mind, not many people worry more than a new parent. When you have a tiny infant, you worry that anything could go wrong and there are real risks for issues such as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

There are many baby monitors on the market, but modern technology allows even more monitoring with wearable sensors. For example, Levana Astra Digital Baby Video Monitor with Talk to Baby Intercom (32006) allows you always feel close to your baby no matter what you’re doing.  It has smooth and zooming camera control capabilities, and as the name suggests, makes it possible for you to have a two-way conversation with your baby.

The invisible infrared LEDs provide you with a clear image of your child up to 12 feet away in complete darkness, so there are no distracting lights to disturb your baby. It also has three lullabies that can be remotely activated and changed. And have more than one child? The Levana Astra can grow with your family; you can add up to three additional cameras to view up to four areas of your home on your monitor.


Our furry family members can get out of the yard and end up lost or in worse situations. There are several wearable devices that are specifically designed to help keep track of pets so that you don’t lose them.

For example, the Whistle GPS Pet Tracker  can be added to your dog’s or cat’s collar and allow you to keep tabs on them at all times.


You can create an invisible perimeter and set alerts to tell you that your pet has wandered too far away. If you come home and notice that your pet is missing from the house or backyard, you can easily look at your smart device to determine exactly where she is.


And if you have a dog that needs to be trained in order to be safe around the family, you can also use find wearable training devices. These are usually collars that use vibration, tone, or electric stimulation to help train your dog. The Garmin Delta XC Bundle – dog training device is one such device.

This comes with the collar and a handheld device that works within a half mile of the collar. You can program the controller for different dogs and use it to apply correction to your dog while training her.

As you can see, GPS-enabled wearable technology provides solutions for many different situations. Whether you want to keep track of someone or something you love for safety and security; stay connected to objects for convenience; you want to capture your adventures on video; or you want to improve your health or athletic performance – there’s a device for you.

Wearable technology combined witih the power of GPS tracking provides you with convenience, custom choices, portability, and in many cases peace of mind. Manufacturers are continually releasing wearable tech with more advanced features at a very affordable cost to consumers.