Tech-Savvy Senior Citizens: GPS Systems for Peace of Mind in Golden Years

Senior citizens have become incredibly tech-savvy, but you already know that! Research shows the number of seniors who use smartphones jumped from 57.6% in 2019 to 65.6% in 2021, while 32.8% of older adults use a smart TV. If you know how to operate these technologies, there’s no reason why you can’t work a GPS tracker. Doing so could keep you safe in various scenarios inside and outside your home and provide peace of mind in your golden years. Learn more about how GPS trackers, like those made by LandAirSea (LAS), improve the lives of senior citizens below.

Seniors Can Find the Safest Route to a Destination

GPS trackers receive signals from satellites in space and calculate your precise location wherever you are in the world. LAS devices, for example, can determine your whereabouts within 6 inches, making these products more accurate than GPS-enabled smartphones. Trackers then send location data to a supported mobile app, letting you find any destination on your smartphone or tablet.

You can use a GPS tracker to discover the quickest and safest route to your chosen destination whether you travel on foot, by car, or via public transportation. For example, you can avoid poorly lit roads when walking to a store or a friend’s house or avoid rural areas or high-crime neighborhoods when driving. LAS’ SilverCloud app, available on iOS and Android devices, makes navigation easy by generating live maps that show your location relative to your destination. You can also favorite your preferred routes and flag potentially dangerous ones.

Keeping Connected With Loved Ones

One of the other benefits of GPS trackers for seniors is their ability to send location data to loved ones, providing peace of mind for you and your friends and family. For instance, you can share your whereabouts in real time with a child, grandchild, spouse, or friend and let a loved one know exactly where you are. With LAS devices, this process is as simple as logging in to the SilverCloud app and sharing your live location via its ShareSpot feature.

Location-sharing capabilities can be valuable if you are vulnerable and likely to wander off from your home or another spot. Your friends and relatives can quickly see where you have traveled to if lost and then alert law enforcement if they think you might be in danger. Because GPS trackers receive location data from satellites, people can identify your whereabouts even if you don’t have a cell phone or your phone’s battery runs out.

LAS helps you share location information with geofencing technology. Your loved one can create a geofence around a specific real-world location and receive notifications when your GPS tracker leaves that vicinity. For example, a relative can create a geofence around your home. As long as you keep your GPS tracker on you at all times, perhaps in your pocket, that person will receive a notification on their phone when you leave your home and be able to track your movements and ensure your safety.

Improve Driving Performance

Research shows drivers aged 70 or older are more likely to have fatal car crashes than middle-aged motorists. That’s because this age group is more vulnerable to injury after being involved in an auto accident.

GPS trackers can provide peace of mind when you are on the road by generating real-time speed alerts. LAS devices, for example, calculate how fast you travel when you attach one of these items to your vehicle and send you phone notifications to remind you to slow down. That can improve driving safety by helping you avoid accidents.

Improve Asset Protection

Seniors are often vulnerable to crimes like burglary and robbery. While GPS trackers can’t prevent these crimes from happening, you can increase your chances of retrieving a stolen item if it’s attached to one of these devices.

Say you have a safe that contains jewelry, documents, and other valuables. If you keep a GPS tracker inside the safe, you can receive a notification on your phone when it leaves your home, thanks to geofencing technology. You can then view the route the person who stole the safe takes on a live map and alert law enforcement of the item’s new destination. You can also send this map to your insurance company and prove that a theft happened. Doing so can speed up your insurance claim and encourage the company to release funds more quickly.

GPS trackers are also helpful in locating items in your home if you can’t remember where you placed them. Attaching a GPS tracker to a box of valuable documents, for example, will let you retrieve this item quickly.

What LAS Devices Are Best for Senior Citizens?

LAS GPS devices are easy to set up and use, making them perfect for senior citizens, no matter their technology skills. Each product comes with detailed instructions, and users can access tutorials, FAQs, and other resources on the LAS website. These trackers all provide adults with peace of mind in their golden years:

  • With its powerful battery and ShareSpot feature, the LandAirSea 54 lets you share location data with friends and family without worrying about constantly charging it. Geofencing capabilities help with asset protection in your home, while speed alerts keep you safe on the road. Other features include arrival and departure notifications. You can connect the LandAirSea 54 to valuables with the provided magnets or keep it inside a bag or your pocket.
  • With the LandAirSea SYNC, you never have to bother with batteries or charging because this device connects to the OBD II port in your vehicle. Use the geofence feature to keep your belongings safe and share location information with anyone you like via ShareSpot. Other features include speed alerts and battery alerts.
  • The battery in the LandAirSea Overdrive lasts three to four times longer than the LandAirSea 54, making it great for asset protection, driver safety, and other purposes. You can share your location anytime via ShareSpot and create a geofence around your home to recover stolen valuables. This device also has a dark mode, which makes it easy to operate in nighttime conditions. Connect the LandAirSea Overdrive to valuables with the provided magnets or keep this device on you all the time.

Not sure which device to choose? Contact LAS!

How LAS Devices Help Tech-Savvy Seniors

LAS GPS devices can recover valuables, improve driver safety and performance, and connect with loved ones without a steep learning curve. These easy-to-use products include speed alerts, geofencing, and real-time location tracking, providing peace of mind inside and outside your home.

LAS has manufactured GPS products since 1994 and worked with various industries. The company makes products that are reliable and affordable, with a pay-as-you-go subscription model based on your budget. LAS products are up to 80% less expensive than similar items on the market. You can also access online tutorials and other resources on the LAS website and speak to a customer representative if you need to troubleshoot your device.

Learn more about LAS’ GPS tracking products for senior citizens or email ian.conley@landairsea.com with any questions.