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Top GPS for Personal Tracking

written by: Jogabs•edited by: Heather Marie Kosur•updated: 8/9/2010

The GPS industry is not only filled with car, airplane,e and marine devices; it's also crowded with personal tracking devices. This kind of GPS device sells security and safety to its users. But, in this niche, which of the crawling brand offers the best? Here are the top personal tracking devices.

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    Examining the Top Personal Tracking GPS

    Are you in the market for a personal tracking GPS? Then look no further than these three models.

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    SPOT Personal Tracker

    spot personal tracker 

    The SPOT personal tracker is a satellite messenger that you can carry while on weekend mountaineering or hiking activities with your friends and families, yet it's stil a compact and powerful device that can put your mind at ease. With SPOT personal tracker you can check and locate other members of your family and friends or be personally traced and located when you're lost in the middle of nowhere. Aside from its tracking ability, you can also share activity progress with the rest of the group in a real time manner.

    Another life saving feature of this handy gadget is its capability to send GPS coordinates in case of emergency situations in different Emergency Response Centers or contact 911.

    SPOT personal tracker is also a waterproof GPS gadget and weighs a very light 7 ounces while enabling continuous tracking mode.

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    Zoombak ZMBK100

    Zoombak ZMBK100 

    With its combination of GPS and mobile phone technology, Zoombak is a deserving personal tracking device. The unit is portable with a compact design that allows you to carry it anywhere or use it in different vehicles such as motor, boats or bicycles.

    This tracking device can also pinpoint your car’s exact location in real-time in any of its serviced covered area. You can also receive text and email messages or warnings whenever unauthorized car movement happens. With a dimension 9x7x5 inches and 1 ounce weight, the ZMBK100 is a tracking device that can give you personal tracking convenience.

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    Garmin Forerunner

    garmin forerunner As a GPS industry leader, Garmin provides some of the best tracking services that can offer peace of mind and security to all of their users. With the Garmin Forerunner people can finally have a GPS solution for their outdoor activities and needs.

    The Garmin Forerunner series includes various models with various functionality. These units include models that give off speed tests, heart rate monitors and more.

    An example of these functional devices is the Garmin Forerunner 101 speed and distance watch. Powered by AAA batteries, this wrist watch and GPS device lets you store lap histories for two years, thus helping you monitor your achieved distances, while motivating yourself to achieve your goals faster.

    This personal tracking device is also useful for business people as it lets them mark their hotel, plot their exact and current location and drop ultimately them off from where they came from. The Garmin Forerunner devices are also built with highly sensitive GPS sensors and can provide accurate latitude, longitude and altitude information allowing easy tracing and locating functions.

    Because it's in wristwatch form, anybody can carry this unit anywhere they go and stay out of areas they don't want to get lost in. Owning a Garmin Forerunner device is like attaching a permanent GPS system to your body.

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    Although a number of GPS tracking devices and brands are out in the market, these three options are some of the "best of the best." They rank high based on their looks, functions and tracing capabilities.