Chinese seem to be really fond of making devices that double up to do something above their original use. Take Leader International’s GPS tracking device for instance. A normal GPS tracker at usual times, the device is equally adept to function as a bulky cell phone, if and when desired.
Of course a GSS antenna makes this easy for the device. The device, although not an eye candy by any stretch of imagination, has quite a useful dual band mobile hidden somewhere. Not quite, cause the kinda gives it away. Anyway the device boasts of a normal as well as an emergency keypad. The latter can be programmed to store five numbers. A handy SOS button is provided for real pressure-cooker scenarios and activating this will automatically send coordinates of the device to a ‘guardian’ number. So no worries if you end up hanging off a cliff somewhere!
The manufacturers give following specs:
• GSM 900/1800Mhz or 850/1900Mhz
• 20 channels uNAV GPS module
• Embedded GSM antenna
• Embedded GPS patch antenna
• High sensitivity micro phone
• Standard cell phone keypads
• Independent redefined alarm keys and SOS key
• 128×32 PSTN display
Somebody ought to tell the Chinese manufacturers that they must work real hard on the looks of their gizmos. Do that, and no need to look for fancy brands’ products anymore. Check out the manufacturer’s site for pricing and availability.