There’s a range of GPS locators on the market, but they’re not quite what people want yet. Ping, The World’s Smallest Global Locator, aims to improve what a GPS locator can do dramatically. As small as a coin and able to point you to its location anywhere in the world, Ping is a big leap from its competition.
The size is tiny, measuring 34mm x 34 mm x 12mm and weighs 1 ounce. The body is made from PMMA Silicone & Elastomer materials. The device is powered by a rechargeable 300 mAh custom lithium-ion battery that lasts up to 3 months between charges.
The technology that comes together to create the gadget is an HSPA/GSM module that provides global coverage; embedded cellular 3G module; low energy Bluetooth chipset; GPS + GLONASS module; 3-axis accelerometer; Inset tactile button for check-in and SOS; LED activity indicator rings; Hard rubber top for protection and durability; Hard plastic bottom housing.
Ping can be traced to somewhere next door or miles away. You can attach Ping to a drone, pet, inside your luggage, on your bike, in your bag or anything that moves. Loved ones will be able to carry the gadget on them, and with a simple push of a button let you know where they are or that they arrived safely.
The device connects to an app for Android or iOS. Users tap what they want to find, and then it goes to work. Wait a few seconds, and the location will pop up on a map. Easy to use, easy to maintain and hard to lose.
The device comes with a free 1-year data plan for users in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. After the first year, the charge is $36 a year, or $3 a month. Coverage for the additional 150 countries is an additional $10.
Ping retails at $130 but is on IndieGoGo for those who are keen. One Ping device is $99; A twin pack is $182; A family pack of 3 is $273; A 5 pack is $423; a ten pack is $780, and a distributor pack of 50 is $3575. Each pack contains a Ping device, user manual, charging cable, Ping application, one-year free service and a clip attachment.