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Free Android GPS Trackers
Whether you are concerned about the safety or whereabouts of a family member or you just want to be able to quickly recover your phone if it is lost, you will need a phone tracker. The most feature rich Android trackers can cost you a pretty penny in monthly fees but there are some good free trackers as well.
There are tons of creative reasons someone may want a cell phone tracker installed on a phone, not least among which is keeping an eye on a problematic teen; making it easy to find friends for a lunchtime rendezvous; or simply recovering a lost cell phone. Here are 3 free Android GPS trackers that will get the job done.
Life360 doesn’t just track cell phones, and the person carrying them, but also identifies what safety points and threats are nearby, which means that you can be alerted to registered sex offenders who live close by. This app uses award-winning Facebook and Google technology to track family members in real-time.
Life360 does more than just track cell phones though. In fact, family members can use its check-in feature to let you know that they have reached a planned destination safely. In theory, you can use the application to track anyone who is carrying the phone but it works well as child locator also, which means it will be pretty simple to keep tabs on your child to satisfy yourself that they are safe and see if they are in danger from known sex offenders who may be close by.
GPS Tracker from TWT Digital Ltda is a free tracking software for Androids that allows real-time tracking of anyone carrying the target cell phone. Once the app is installed you will be able to set geofences which can be set to alert you when your child leaves school, home or other safe areas. This is also a great way to ensure that your teenager is not crossing the city bounds with the family car, if they don’t have permission to do so. You can also monitor what messages are being sent from their phone or contacts they are communicating with.
In the event that the phone is lost, you can do a remote wipe to remove any critical information that may be store on it. GPS Tracker was not designed to give the laser-point accurate information that is required for GPS navigation, but it does a pretty good job at letting you know where family members, friends or your cell phone is located, if you have a reason to be concerned.
Google Latitude was developed to enable friends and family to share their whereabouts and thereby give greater security to a community of friends. It is a great way to find your friends for an impromptu lunch or keep and eye on a child. Because each user has to give you permission to track them there is no covert tracking, so using Google Latitude is just a great way to let others know where you are without the risk of having access to the tracking data falling in the wrong hands.
To allay fears of those who would be concerned about having others tracking their every move, Google Latitude allows a level of privacy, in that you don’t have to give away your exact location. For example, you can turn on the city level view that allows others to see that you are in town, but they won’t see that you had just pulled up to a shameful nightspot.
To start tracking someone you will have to send him or her a Google Latitude invitation. Once your friend accepts the invitation you can start tracking their cell phone. However, it is the user that determines how much information is given about their whereabouts. Google Latitude Homepage
As you can see there is no need to spend a dime to track an Android cell phone. In fact there are several free options you can use to see where your friends or family members are, setup geofences or even perform a remote wipe if the phone is lost or stolen.
However free trackers won’t offer the more advance tracking features you will find in some paid Android GPS trackers such as: call recording and the ability to remotely view photos that were captured and stored on the phone. If you need basic GPS tracking the above-mentioned free GPS trackers should serve you well though, otherwise a more capable GPS tracker such as Mobistealth may be suitable.
Source: Free GPS Apps, BestAndroidAppsFor.com