is there limited coverage when GPS works anywhere in the world?
it's true that GPS works everywhere in the world, the GPS Locator utilizes a
combination of GPS and digital wireless (PCS) technologies to determine and
communicate the location of the person wearing the device. Signals and service
from both are needed for complete, end-to-end location reporting to occur.
SInce the GPS Locator communicates its GPS coordinates on a nationwide digital
wireless network, the Locator needs to be within the coverage "footprint" for
the communication to occur.
a GPS signal is received, but the Locator is outside the digital wireless
coverage area or does not receive a digital wireless signal, no location
report will be provided. If the Locator receives a digital wireless signal,
but no GPS signal is available, a CDMA "tower-based" location report will be
available for emergencies.
accurate is the GPS Locator?
on conditions, the mapped location provided by the GPS Locator is typically
accurate within 1-30 meters.
many 'locates' can the GPS Locator do?
subscriber can typically do about 40 locates with a fully charged GPS Personal
long does the charged battery last?
fully charged battery typically has close to 60 hours of standby time.
long does it take to charge the battery?
the battery is fully depleted, it typically takes 6 hours to fully recharge
it. For initial charging (before activation), the Locator should be charged
does the emergency response work?
emergency response can be activated in several ways the subscriber can request
an emergency response by contacting Wherifyís Location Service Center online
or over the phone, or the wearer can request an emergency response by pressing
two buttons on the Locator.
both cases, the wearerís location and direction of movement is determined, and
the information passed to our Emergency Operators, who are trained to handle
these situations. Once they have validated the emergency, the Emergency
Operators can dispatch local authorities to the wearerís location.
other applications are you thinking of applying this technology to?
our mission is to enable people to locate loved-ones as well as any items of
value, we are developing applications for vehicle tracking, asset tracking,
personal electronics and pet care. If you or your company is interested in
partnering with us in any of these areas, please click here
wireless technology does the GPS Locator use to transmit the GPS data?
GPS Locator transmits its location information over a nationwide CDMA 1900
megahertz PCS network.
the GPS Locator work indoors or under dense foliage?
GPS Locator utilizes enhanced GPS to determine its location, so it may work in
environments where traditional GPS products do not, such as inside some
buildings, urban canyons and dense foliage. The locator will work in some wood
frame buildings or next to non-shielded (not coated) windows typically found
the GPS Locator device water resistant? Can my child swim or bathe with it?
The GPS Locator is water resistant.
can be worn while washing hands, but care must be taken not to get the Locator
wet. It should be removed for bathing, showering, swimming or other
water-related activities. If the Locator becomes wet, please dry it off
concerned about my child losing the device. Is the GPS Locator lockable?
While the GPS Locator works simply by placing it on the wearerís wrist, the
subscriber can also lock the Locator on the wearerís wrist to ensure that it
wonít get lost. Simply press the middle button on the Locator. The subscriber
can also request that the device be unlocked remotely, either on the Internet
or over any phone. If unlocked, the unit will automatically lock during an
emergency (either wearer or subscriber initiated).
if someone tries to tamper with the GPS Locator? Is it tamper and cut
device is made of a sturdy yet soft rubberized material, which is cut
resistant. Should anyone try to cut or tamper with the band when the device is
locked, an alarm will be activated at our Location Service Center and the
subscriber will be notified.
the GPS Locator make a sound when a page is received?
GPS Locator features an audible Page Alert. When activated (by pressing the
left button), a tone sounds for five seconds whenever a page is received.
Pressing the left button again will turn off the sound feature. The Page icon
on the Locator flashes when a page is received, regardless of whether or not
the audible Page Alert is activated.
child is young and I am concerned about him/her accidentally activating an
emergency response. Can this feature be deactivated?
You can deactivate this feature on your Preferences page at www.wherify.com
Will there be different colors to choose from? Yes. The GPS Locator will be
available in two kid-friendly colors: Galactic Blue and Cosmic Purple. Click
here to see pictures of each color. What else does the GPS Locator do? The GPS
Locator is also a one-way numeric pager. Itís also a very accurate watch
thatís synchronized to an atomic clock. So it sets itself automatically, no
matter what time zone youíre in.