Someone who was just released from jail. He is still serving parole and must wear a GPS monitor around his ankle.

1) Is the GPS monitor able to be worn on Shabbos? And if yes; 2) Is it allowed to be worn outside of an Eruv?

  • It's a good question, but seems like a Request for Pesak. I tried editing it, but not sure if I did a sufficient job. Jan 28, 2018 at 7:15
  • This article seems to imply that there isn't an issue (it brought up charging problem, but not wearing a GPS device). Jan 28, 2018 at 7:20
  • I would assume the same halacha would apply by wearing hearing aides. Jan 28, 2018 at 7:25
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    @ShmuelBrin The article does say that he would be unable to go to a minyan, but is unclear if that is because it would cause the battery to discharge or because he could not wear it outside. Perhaps, since it cannot be removed, it may be considered like "clothing". Jan 28, 2018 at 13:56
  • Why would this be different than any other article of clothing regarding question 2?
    – DonielF
    Jan 30, 2018 at 18:27


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