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How to Track Santa on Your Computer, Phone, or Smart Speaker – Review Geek



Santa flies over the roof of a house
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Santa is now halfway around the world, delivering presents to every child in every house. If your child is anxiously waiting for Santa to arrive, you may need to tune in to a Santa tracker through your computer, phone, TV, or smart speaker.

On the computer: NORAD or Google Santa Tracker

A screenshot from the NORAD website
NORAD

The good people at NORAD really know what they are doing. Through decades of hard work, they have refined the NORAD Santa Tracker to the point of absurdity. I mean, this Santa Tracker collects data on Santa’s location, the number of gifts he delivered, and educational information about each place he visited. It even shows you a 3D model of Santa flying over the Earth – it is to cool.

As you may notice, most of the Santa tracking tools in this article are done through NORAD’s Santa Tracker. That’s because NORAD’s tracker is accurate and scientifically supported. But it is not all. You can also dip into Google’s Santa Tracker, and it is accurate as NORAD, you know what I mean?

A screenshot from the Google Santa Tracker website.
Google

If you’re looking for an alternative to NORAD, Google’s Santa Tracker is a great option. It’s like a stripped-down version of the NORAD tracker, with simple 2D animations showing Santa’s current location and activities. The upside to this is that Google’s Santa Tracker includes a number of fun games and animations for your child to mess around while they track Santa.

Again, Google’s Santa Tracker is just as accurate as NORAD. You can switch between the two without getting conflicting information about Santa’s location – within a negligible margin of error. After all, the big man moves pretty fast.

On your phone or tablet: NORAD’s Santa Tracker apps

Screenshots of the NORAD app
NORAD

If your child enjoys playing on a phone or tablet, you might as well give them the NORAD app. It is a robust app available for iPhone and Android devices and is almost identical to the NORAD website. Of course there are some additional features such as built-in Christmas games arcade and Christmas music player.

It’s also worth noting that you use the NORAD or Google Santa Tracker through the browser on your phone or tablet. The Google Santa Tracker is also available as an app, but only on Android devices.

On your smart speaker: just ask!

A photo of the Google Nest Smart Speaker.
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Google’s and Amazon’s smart speakers are for the whole family, and they’re happy to tell you where Santa is right now. Just ask ‘where is Santa’, and you will get information about the current location of Santa. You can even get the ‘North Pole Newscast,’ an interactive radio show that talks about Santa Claus, by asking ‘what’s new at the North Pole?’

And don’t worry, Google Assistant and Alexa won’t let anything slip away. Alexa even asks for parental consent to talk about St. Nick.


That’s all there is to it. Don’t be afraid to switch between NORAD and Google’s Santa trackers – they’re both pretty accurate. There’s also nothing wrong with using a few different devices to track Santa. Just make sure to stick with NORAD and Google, and you’ll be fine.




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