In a post on Medium, former Garmin executive Mark Wahlberg shared the latest data from the company’s own tracking devices.
The company recently revealed that the company is spending a total of $3.5 million on the development of a new type of tracking device that can pinpoint GPS coordinates in real-time and allow users to change the location of the device at will.
According to Wahlberger, the new GPS tracking device is capable of pinpointing the location at which a user is currently running and tracking their movement with near-perfect accuracy.
It’s the same type of device that was tested in the 2014 Oculus Rift DK2 prototype, and the company has confirmed that the tracking technology used in the new tracking device will be built into the next version of the Oculus Rift, as well.
While Wahlenberg didn’t specify exactly which GPS tracker he was talking about, it’s not hard to imagine the new device would be able to locate your current location and the precise coordinates where you are currently running with a 90-degree angle.
This new tracking technology would also allow users who have installed the device to change their location, which would allow them to track a user from afar or track their location as they move.
Wahlheimer’s new tracking devices would have a total cost of $1.3 million and could be available for purchase in 2018, but we won’t know for sure until the company releases more details on the product and its functionality.