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Cell phone as GPS tracker

I alone will be taking my 8 year old grandchild to Disney World in a couple months. In the event that we would get separated I would like to be able to quickly find her. I have an active Google Pixel cell. I also have an unactivated Google Pixel. I'd like to have her carry my old Pixel to use as a camera for her and more importantly to be able to find her within the park if needed. I like Google maps and I'm hoping that it can somehow be used because it shows my position and the position of the finish goal. This would allow me to see if I'm traveling in the right direction to find her. Is this possible and what would I need to do? Or is there something better than a phone to do this? Thanks in advance.

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I use such on travel.

But you are asking for more ease of use than what I use. That appears to be the stuff you see in movies.

Here's what I use: https://www.greenalp.com/RealTimeTracker/

You will have to have a data plan for this to work no matter which app. I'm using Ting.com since it's under 20 a month with light data use.

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Thanks

I will look into your suggestion. I thought it might be as easy as using the device manager on my phone to locate the position of the second phone. This being similar to trying to recover a lost or stolen phone using the location services of the second phone.

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You could try the FIND MY PHONE

That feature is on many phones but even with that the phone must have a data plan. Nod to Ting.com as that's what I use and found its coverage to be stellar along the entire USA West Coast.

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Location sharing on google maps

Hi> Google maps allow for location sharing with other people in your contacts. You can activate the same on both your phones and share with each other.
However, I would suggest that you opt for a standalone GPS tracking device, which is way more reliable than a GPS of a phone. Mainly becuase the GPS tracking requires a lot of power, and your phone ca run out of battery. Standalone GPS tracking devices are more accurate and come with great battery backup. They are also small in size and you can attach /keep it in your grandchild's pocket or bag.

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Post was last edited on May 20, 2019 12:21 AM PDT

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