The Vodafone Curve GPS tracker is your essential Black Friday buy – here's why

A smarter way to keep track of the things that matter most, from wandering teens, to adventurous pets, to lost keys

Vodafone Curve tracker
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You might have your eye on some snazzy new tech in this year's Black Friday sales, but one of the best deals we've spotted is on an unassuming little device that'll do wonders for your peace of mind. The Vodafone Curve is a small-but-smart GPS tracker that can help you keep an eye on everything that's valuable to you, from your keys to your pets, or even your kids. 

The Black Friday offer knocks 50% off both the upfront cost (down from £30 to £15) and the cost of a 24-month subscription (down to just £1.50 a month). Which is really very little to pay for the added reassurance this gadget can deliver. 

The Vodafone Curve might not look like much. In fact, it's designed to be as compact, lightweight and unobtrusive as possible. A simple keyring fitting keeps it securely attached to a bag strap or pet collar, and a long-lasting battery and water-resistant finish mean it's ready for whatever kind of adventure it ends up going on. 

So what can Vodafone Curve help with? Let's start small. Even the most organised people can misplace things at crucial moments. The Curve's Beep to Find feature lets you locate what you're looking for in double-quick time – ideal for when you need to leave for work but have put your keys somewhere funny. Or when you've visited somewhere new and can't quite seem to remember where you parked the car. Use this function in conjunction with the Vodafone smart app to see how close you are from said misplaced item in 0-5, 5-10 and 10-15 metre increments.

Vodafone Curve tracker

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The Curve isn't just for recovering inanimate objects. Perhaps one of the most useful possibilities of the Vodafone Curve is to keep an eye on adventurous pets. Create a safe Zone and your Curve will alert you when your pet ventures out of bounds. Unlike typical pet trackers, which rely on Bluetooth to work, the Vodafone Curve comes with a variety of ways to track. It uses not just Bluetooth, but GPS and WiFi too, with a built-in SIM card that means it can reliably locate items anywhere in the world, not just within a certain radius from your phone. Not that it's likely that Rover will make it abroad, but it's good to be sure, isn't it?

Vodafone Curve tracker

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Finally, it's an ultra-useful tool for those who have kids who want their independence, but aren't quite mature enough to be roaming completely free yet. If your teen presses and holds the button on the Curve tracker for 3 seconds, it'll send their location to your connected smartphone. It's a super quick way for you to get a trustworthy and accurate update on their whereabouts, and you can select up to 9 guests to receive the same alerts, too.

Got more than one teen / pet / set of keys? You're not limited to one Curve tracker. Each Vodafone Smart App supports up to 20 trackers, and provides one convenient place to manage all your valuable items. 

The Vodafone Curve is available to buy now with a major discount for Black Friday. Head to Amazon to buy one now, with 50% off the upfront cost (now £15 – RRP £30) as well as 50% off a 24 month subscription, taking it down to just £1.50 per month (or £6pm with no minimum subscription term).

Ruth Hamilton
Ruth Hamilton

Ruth runs T3's Outdoors editor (think camping, hiking, mountain biking and adventure sports) as well as running the site's Wellness channel (covering sleep, relaxation, yoga and general wellbeing). She has tested more mattresses than her small flat can handle, and will talk at length about them to anyone who'll listen.