My husband has advanced alzheimer's. It is difficult to keep up with him while shopping. Would this device work in malls, large stores, etc.?

  • Asked by Barbara G from Mckinney
  • May 14, 2012
PocketFinder Personal GPS Locator (Powered by LBT)

PocketFinder Personal GPS Locator (Powered by LBT)

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    The device can provide indoor locations, but the accuracy may be limited. The PocketFinder works best in an outdoor environment because it uses GPS to get device location. When the PocketFinder is indoors (like in a home or a shopping mall), it cannot use GPS, and must rely on Assisted GPS (or, “A-GPS”) to get a locate. A-GPS is not as accurate as GPS, and therefore the customer experience can be impacted. If you are using a PocketFinder indoors, you have to set your expectations accordingly.

    That said, PocketFinder is the best personal GPS device on the market, so if any GPS product can help your husband it will likely be the PocketFinder. What I might suggest is that you give the PocketFinder a try. You can always return it if the technology isn’t fit for you. If you do buy a device, I would also recommend calling customer service and asking them to adjust the PocketFinder settings to give you maximum locatability in your area.

    Good luck!

    • Answered by Gregory H from Irvine
    • May 16, 2012