4 Reasons You Need GPS Tracking for Your Everyday Items
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4 Reasons You Need GPS Tracking for Your Everyday Items

Do you always lose things like your keys, wallet, or cell phone? Here’s why you should start looking at GPS tracking to solve those problems.


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More than 50% of all smartphone owners use GPS to help them with directions.

While GPS tracking is effective for finding a new restaurant, its usefulness doesn’t end there.

For starters, your smartphone’s built-in GPS chip can help you locate your device if you ever lose it. Believe it or not, you can also use GPS to find non-electronic items, from your wallet to car keys.

Read on to find out four of the biggest reasons why you should use GPS tracking on your favorite belongings!

  1. It’s Extremely Common to Lose Everyday Items

key-2279963__340As much as we hate to admit it, we don’t always do a good job of keeping track of our possessions. In fact, 20% of people misplace at least one personal item every week. This includes anything from a piece of jewelry to a credit card.

GPS won’t prevent you from misplacing an item, but it can help you avoid any headaches that come as a result. To be safe, think about the belongings you tend to misplace the most and equip those items with GPS first.


  1. You Can Save Money in the Long Run

The average person loses $5,591 worth of items in his or her lifetime.

Of course, the more valuable something is, the better it is to put a GPS tracker on it. While replacing big-ticket items like a school laptop can be costly, nothing costs more than losing your wallet. The person who finds it can not only collect your cash but can also get ahold of your credit card.

Thankfully, there’s an alternative to waiting for a Good Samaritan to return your lost wallet. A smart wallet that is GPS trackable allows you to pinpoint its location with a simple tap on your phone.

  1. GPS Tracking Saves Time

Have you ever had to spend 20 minutes digging around your house just to find your car keys?

An experience like this quickly reminds you how time-consuming it is to look for lost items. To make matters worse, all this wasted time piles up. Over a lifetime, you end up spending more than 150 days looking for lost belongings.

A GPS tracker can help you locate items lost outside of your home, which typically take longer to find. As a result, you no longer have to squander time by tracing your steps.

  1. Modern GPS is Accurate

location-2711497__340When looking for lost items, you want to make sure you’re searching in the right place. Thankfully, today’s GPS trackers are extremely accurate. In fact, the GPS system in the average smartphone is accurate within 16 feet.

However, recent advancements look even more promising. Researchers have now developed new GPS technology that can narrow down the location of a device to the nearest centimeter.

Final Thoughts on Using GPS for Everyday Items

All in all, GPS technology is beneficial in today’s fast-paced world. When used on everyday items, GPS tracking helps save both time and money. It also saves you from panicking when you misplace one of your belongings.

You can find personal GPS devices in many different shapes and sizes. However, some trackable wallets, keychains, and smartphones come with GPS systems built-in.

If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to contact us!

Bob Benedetti

Former RCAF Fighter Pilot Bob worked for CTV Montreal as a Reporter, Producer and Executive producer for 35 years retiring in 2004. Bob started reporting on personal technology in 1995 at CTV and continues today at Home Technology Montreal

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