MOUNTAIN BIKE GPS KEEPS WATCH ON YOUR KIDS WHEN YOU CAN’T SEE THEM
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MOUNTAIN BIKE GPS KEEPS WATCH ON KIDS GOING OUT FOR A RIDE
Question from an MBA reader: My son is really getting into longer and longer rides on his mountain bike, and I’m starting to find out that he has been exploring new areas. Many areas near our house get no reception once you’re out in the canyons, and he cannot reach me if there’s a problem. Are there any trackers or GPS units you guys recommend? —Phillip Jackson La Canada, California
Our answer: A good cycling computer, such as a Wahoo Element or a Garmin, will have a tracking function but it only works when there is cell reception since they are paired with your phone. For times when your son ventures out beyond cell reception, we recommend (and use) devices like Garmin’s In-Reach Mini or Somewear Global Hotspot (hit the link for our review). These devices rely on satellite signals for communication and are perfect for times when cell coverage is weak or non-existent. These devices do require a subscription-based plan, so keep that in mind. We suggest testing the device out a couple of times to make sure your son has given access to you so you’re able to view the link. From there, you’ll be able to see your son’s location and hopefully ease your mind when he’s out on long adventures.
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