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Vodacom has launched a new GPS tracker device, the Curve.
  • Vodacom has launched a small new GPS tracker device, a disc called the Curve.
  • It uses GPS, Wi-Fi, cellular and Bluetooth to track movements. 
  • The Curve costs R749, plus a monthly fee of R39.
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Vodacom has launched a new GPS tracker device – a small disc that can be fitted to keys, a handbag or schoolbag, a laptop or even a pet collar.

The Curve device weighs around 30g and is 42mm wide – somewhat bigger than a R5 coin. It's also waterproof (up to 1 metre deep for 30 minutes).

Vodacom's Curve device uses four different tracking technologies: GPS, Wi-Fi, cellular and Bluetooth.

The Curve’s movements can be monitored via the Vodafone Smart App.

It uses four different tracking technologies  - GPS, Wi-Fi, cellular and Bluetooth - and notifies users when the device leaves or enters a zone that is specified by the user. (Multiple zones can also be set up.) 

The device has a built-in Vodafone Smart SIM, which enables smartphone alerts and updates to be sent even when the device is used from a distance or in more than 100 countries around the world (without any extra charges).

The Curve device itself costs R749, and there is a monthly subscription fee of R39 for the service.

The Curve device weighs around 30g and is 42mm wide.

“The versatile Curve GPS tracker builds on our existing (Internet of Things) platforms that provide meaningful solutions to bring a light to everyday living, whether it’s to find a misplaced school blazer, keep up with kids' whereabouts, or to track if furry friends have roamed a bit further than they should,” says Johnny Dos Santos, managing executive of products and services at Vodacom.

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