Having a GPS car homing device on your key chain is handy in many ways. From time to time you may forget where you parked your car while at the mall or in an unfamiliar location. Having a pocket GPS locator may be the tool for you if you sometimes find yourself wandering the parking lot looking for your wheels more often than not! These devices are inexpensive and can be used to help you find just about anything! Just have your pocket GPS locator on your person and set your position. Once set, the device will direct you back to your original location. Because the pocket size locator utilizes GPS technology, it is able to be used globally.
GPS locator devices cost anywhere from $40 to $400 depending on the type of unit you are looking for. A simple version such as the Audiovox ECCO Personal Pocket GPS Locator will run you around $40. This device attaches to your key-chain and is battery operated. The built-in battery is charged via USB and lasts 10 hours a charge on full use.
The more expensive GPS locators have the intelligent software to communicate back and forth with the car. These devices have two separate GPS receivers. One is located on the car and the other is pocket sized and can be linked to your key-chain. Popular brands for this include LoJack, Zoombak, Trackstick, Viper, etc. The technology is getting smaller and now many of of the key-chain models can work with the two-way systems attached to your car, truck, motorcycle, or boat. For example the Viper SmartSmart Module with GPS Tracking VSM250 can track your vehicle via satellite on your iPhone or Android device. This particular unit will cost you around $250.