TrackerPad is a GPS tracking system which has launched on KickStarter. It’s equal to the size of a 10pence coin. It’s an excellent (if somewhat creepy) idea: You can stick the thing anywhere, and it’ll ping its location to an app on your mobile phone via in-built sim. Weighing only 1.6g with a size of 10x10x3.8mm, this little piece of tech could stick to any frame, any helmet, any brake set, any child, any.. well, anything really.
It’s got a battery life of up to seven days, and you charge it wirelessly using a pretty clever charging bay.
But for such a potentially groundbreaking piecer of tech, the TrackerPad is attracting its fair share of detractors on Kickstarter. It’s got over 900 backers, who have pledged almost £40,000 towards the £100,000 goal, but a few vociferous posters have been crying foul. ‘It’s not feasible at the cost’ is one claim, along with simply ‘it’s not feasible’.
The KickStarter creator, Billy Dorey, has yet to reply to the accusations, but we’ll keep you posted.
You can see the project in more detail here. Anyone an expert in this sort of GPS tech? Let us have your reckons!