Beginning tomorrow (May 15), you can purchase the Garmin GTU 10 from AT&T (http://www.att.com) for your special needs kid. Below is some information from a recent e-mail from Gretchen Schultz, who handles public relations for AT&T in central Florida.
When you think about the most important things in your life (i.e., your child), what if you could keep track of their whereabouts when you’re not there? Being alerted when your toddler gets out of the house when your back is turned or your son gets lost while on his hiking trip….
Ideal for tracking children, the GTU 10 GPS locator and web-based Garmin Tracker™ service works with computers, smartphones and compatible Garmin nülink devices. The GTU 10 is a small, lightweight waterproof device that easily attaches to a backpack so customers can track the things that matter most.
Here are some highlights:
- The Garmin GTU 10 will be available for $199.99, which includes one year of Standard Tracking. With this plan, users can see the last ten known locations of their device each day. The service can be renewed at an annual rate of $49.99 after the first year of complimentary service.
- For those who want a more detailed history, in addition to Standard Tracking, the Deluxe Tracking service plan ($4.99 per month) can access seven days of track history. Each service plan includes the option to automatically renew upon expiration, and there are no early termination fees, no activation fees and no contracts.
- GTU 10 owners can create up to ten geofences (virtual boundaries that might include the home and schools among other venues) for the device so that when it enters or exits a geofenced area, Garmin can send an email or text message notification to the user or authorized friends and family members. It’s also easy to view the track history of where the GTU 10 device has been.
As part of AT&T’s Emerging Devices organization, AT&T has certified more than 1,000 wireless specialty consumer and machine-to-machine devices for use on its wireless network.
In closing, the Garmin GTU 10 may give parents of special needs kids peace of mind in knowing where their children are when they’re not with them. An image can be found here: https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=67686&ra=true. It may be worthwhile for you to invest in the Garmin GTU 10. After all, knowing your child’s location at all times is priceless.