For roughly $200, a small technology tool called the Garmin Tracker Unit 10 (GTU 10), can help you know the exact location of anything you can attach it to, such as your tractor, truck or even your teenager.
"It’s a GPS device with a data phone built into it that transmits data to a cell provider," explains Phil Rasmussen, Utah State University professor. "You can keep track of things 24/7 as long as you have cell phone service."
Using your computer or mobile device, you can:
- Create up to 10 geofences (virtual boundaries) for your device. When your GTU 10 enters or exits a geofence, you receive an email or text message notification.
- View track history of where your GTU 10 has been.
- Customize device settings for optimal performance, including low battery/powered off notifications to let you know when it’s time to recharge or when the device has been turned off.
For more information, visit www.garmin.com and enter GTU 10 in the search box.