1. MrBen

    MrBen New member

    Jul 23, 2019
    1
    Hi all,

    Im looking for a GPS watch for my dad with the following criteria.

    GPS tracking
    Two way call features
    Zone boundary alerts
    Panic button
    Nice design watch thats not large (otherwise he wont use it)
    Be able to use our own SIM card, rather than signing up to a monthly subscription

    Does anyone have any experience with anything like this or similar?

    Thanks in advanced

    Ben
     
  2. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    10,041
    Merseyside
    Welcome to DTP @MrBen
    I’m not very good with technology but just wanted to say hello.
     
  3. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    9,871
    Female
    South coast
    Hello @MrBen

    Im not sure that what you want actually exists, Im afraid. I hope that some members who have found a solution to this common problem of them walking out of the house and getting lost will reply, but in the meantime, if you put "GPS tracker" into the search forums you get a list of posts which show things previously posted that might be helpful
    https://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/search/29998841/?q=GPS+tracker&o=date

    I must say, though that often there is no technological answer to this problem
     
  4. Philbo

    Philbo Registered User

    Feb 28, 2017
    645
    Male
    Kent
    Hi Ben

    My wife has a "GPS watch" (actually uses GPS and Mobile Phone GPRS) which meets some, but not all of your criteria, i.e. its quite chunky and is operated via a central alarm centre (you can't monitor whereabouts yourself), but it does everything else you list

    We were fortunate to get it provided (FOC - not means tested) by our local authority, though this was via a Care Navigator organisation, who work with the LA. (I believe it is quite expensive if you have to rent of buy yourself?)

    I got ticked off the last time I mentioned the name of the product and who supplied it (I didn't realise at the time that it went against the forum rules), so you'll have to PM me if you did want more information.

    Hope this helps
    Phil
     

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