New GPS tracking app technologies and features are becoming available to consumers. Take for instance Snapchat’s new Snap Map feature. This feature enables users to choose who can see their location through the app.
Many consumers have mixed opinions on whether using a tracking app to locate someone is right or not. So, we have broken down the pros and cons, and will let you decide!
Pros and Cons of Using a GPS Tracking App
For Parents to Keep Tabs on their Children
When you are a parent, there’s always that constant worry of where your child is and if they are okay. Many parents rely on GPS tracking apps to make sure their child is where they should be. For example, a working parent could check that their child got home from school. Also, parents can use the location tool to find their missing child or teen. With a parent being able to keep tabs on their child, it could help prevent their child from getting into danger.
To Ensure Elderly People Don’t Get Lost
Elderly people who have Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia often get lost or forget where they live. By using a location app, those who take care of the elderly or have elderly parents can monitor their every location. They will feel reassured knowing where the elderly person is in an emergency situation.
Monitor Employees Out In The Field
Many jobs involve being out in the field especially for salespeople. A dilemma employers often encounter is finding a way to track their employees’ whereabouts. Being an employer, you want to make sure your employees are doing their job and are being efficient in their travels. By using a GPS tracker app, employers can make sure their employees are where they should be and are following their route.
Invasion of Privacy
Many consumers feel that using location apps to keep tabs on someone is an invasion of privacy. No person should be able to track someone’s whereabouts 24/7 because it’s creepy and borders on stalking. A person’s location should only be monitored with their permission.
Broken Relationships and Loss of Trust
By using a GPS tracking app on someone’s phone, you risk losing your relationship and trust with that person, because they will feel betrayed by you. For example, tracking your boyfriend’s GPS location to make sure they are actually working late.
May Not Get The Result You Want
As with all technology, there are always catches. With most GPS software programs, the location option must be on and the phone must be turned on in order to track someone’s location. Without this, being able to locate someone would be impossible.
After seeing these pros and cons of using a GPS tracking app, what do you think? Do you think it’s worth using it? Let us know!
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