Vodacom now sells small device that can track keys, bags and dogs. Here's what you will pay
- 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).
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 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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