GTX Corp. announces the Xplorer line of Smart GPS shoes.
The GTX GPS shoes have a small GPS tracking device inside the shoe actually communicates the location to a central location tracking service. So you could get your kids these GPS sneakers and define an area where it is safe for the kid to wander around. When leaving the defined area an SMS would be sent to your mobile phone notifying you of the situation.
GTX calls this feature GeoFencing.
The batteries powering the GPS unit inside the shoes last several days. GTX Corporation will show the GPS shoes on February 1st, at the World Shoe Association (WSA) in Las Vegas. More details on the GTX site.
GTXC (Global Trek Xploration Corporation) was founded in 2002 to develop and commercialize miniaturized GPS technology and cellular location-transmitting technology into a wide variety of consumer products.
The Company's goal is to provide technical solutions that complement personal security, responsible caretaking, and remote oversight needs, while melding seamlessly into busy lifestyles. Based in Los Angeles, California, the privately held company has satellite offices in La Mirada, California, and Pusan, Korea.