So, part of the reason to do this? Find someone you think is lost, say an elderly relative or a child. Only catch is, the only way to activate the “find them” feature is by the wearer pushing a button on the shoe. That’s just not going to work very well is it?
There’s a lot of attention toward GPS these days. I love the technology, and I love my GPS unit, but I totally believe it’s a dying device category. A lot of next-generation mobile phones have GPS chips embedded, and that’s really the most logical place for it to exist, especially when you consider the incredibly poor in-dash receivers built-into the higher end cars. Funny how you can pay an extra $3000 for a badly built ‘option’ or save a lot of your money and buy a standalone unit.
If you really want some GPS in your life (and I don’t blame you), for about $450, you can buy my favorite GPS unit, the Nuvi 350 (amazon link), and give it to your kids. Probably more useful this way anyway.
I love my Nuvi.
I don’t want a Nuvi Shoe, but I definitely want a Nuvi phone (long before I want my Zune phone).