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This is the Whereabouts Clock that shows where different members of a family are at any given time.

The clock is divided into work, school and home zones and when a person moves out of a location into another their mobile phone will update their location via an automated SMS message sent to the device.

Users can also text information about what they are doing which appears next to their picture on the screen.

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