After being announced during CES 2008, shown later on CeBIT 2008 in Hannover, and covered in press this long-awaited bracelet-type cousin of the popular S-911 Personal Locator is finally coming to Canada. It's RTM time has been delayed a couple of times from Q3 2008 to Q1 2009 and GPS Connect is planning on starting to offer s911 Bracelet Locator to customers later in February.
Three main features of the Bracelet Locator that are compact size (watch style), superior GPS capabilities and quad-band GSM connectivity, makes it an ideal companion for kids, whose parents are concerned about their safety, people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, and a useful tool for professional security companies (i.e. VIP security or law enforcement).
Comparing to its handheld ancestor (s-911 Personal Locator) the new S-911 Bracelet Locator despite of its smaller size does not become less useful. It's once again a 3-in-1 gadget - a digital watch, a GPS location tracker and an emergency cell phone. Plus it is promised to have some new and very useful features. Its detailed specifications are not available yet but what we already know is the Bracelet Locator will be waterproof, support encryption, and prevent tampering by signalling unauthorized bracelet removal.
Its flexible band is designed to allow multiple application: wearing on wrist or ankle, or attached to a pet collar.
We'll be writing more about S-911 Bracelet Locator as soon as more information becomes available so stay tuned.