I've been using an eTrex 10 with a paper map for about a year. When they announced the topoActive map with this I decided to give it a try. The additional features are great. The attached picture is a topoActive map.
Putting the pointer over a street gives the street name. The distance and direction to the location are shown. Hitting select gives you data on that selected spot. This morning I made way points and a route from the map and walked it using the compass.Very accurate.
The only deficiency that I can see in the topo active maps is that they have no elevation contour lines so if you plan to do some serious mountaineering where elevation is part of your pathfinding you might want to buy the 24 full topo map for where you are going.
Correction, it does have elevation lines, see photo. At this point in my life I don't need that. I bought the North America automotive map and it works quite well with this. I used it this morning to navigate somewhere where I had a back way.
Verified my (now ex) girlfriend was cheating. Sucks but it's better than never knowing the truth. The tracker was incredibly easy to set up. Charge lasted longer than what other reviews stated (mine is still 55% after just over a week).
The best feature by far is the Geofence; I would get text alerts whenever my ex arrived or left the dude's apartment complex. I placed the tracker under her vehicle using the Spy Tec M2 Waterproof Weatherproof Magnetic Case for STI GL300 / GX350 Real-Time GPS Trackers which I also recommend.
Since the job is done, I submitted a form on their website to cancel the service. If they continue to charge my card (as other reviews warned of) I'll be sure to change this review to a one-star. UPDATE: They confirmed my cancellation request within 24 hours.
I love this thing!Maybe it's because I'm a girl, but I always struggled leveling our motorhome (25' LTV Unity). I ran across this device on an RV blog and immediately began investigating. It didn't take long to realize I had to have it.
The box arrived quickly.Yay! I checked out the instructions and You Tube installation video and downloaded the app. Set up was easy and straightforward. I gathered the tools necessary... Level, tape measure and small phillips head screwdriver and attached the device to the wall inside a closet.
I then took (and wrote down) the required measurements between the tires and set out to find a level spot so I could initialize the unit. It needs to set a basis for "level", so it's necessary to level your rig or find a level spot.
That was the hardest part as most all parking lots have some slope for water drainage. I finally found a level area and was good to go. We just returned from a 3 week trip, and at each campground, leveling our Motorhome was a breeze.
I love this thing.My daughter just started driving, and I wanted to help her make good choices and be safe. This device is perfect. Set up was a breeze. Download the app on your phone, create an account, then plug the device into the OBD port on your vehicle.That't it.
Once you're set up, you have to drive for a bit for everything to sync up and start working. Don't get alarmed if you don't see trip data. It will show up once installation and syncing are complete. Trip data is comprehensive and accurate.
Won't take the time to list all the data that is available, since it is outlined in the product description. Suffice it to say it does everything that is says it does. No issues with the app. It always seems to run smoothly, and information seems to be up to date.
Why a 4 instead of a 5? I turned on the alerts for extreme braking and extreme acceleration. I purposely did a hard brake and hard acceleration, but I did not get an alert. I was able to reach someone from Bouncie on chat, and they told me that the car is still syncing, and eventually alerts will show up.
I bought this tracker to be able to track down my son, in case he should suddenly run away from us, when we are out. As the owner of a software company that develops software for transportation and data collection on the road, I know that small sized trackers are very difficult to make.
On one side you need as a minimum a built in data cellphone module to be able to send frequent updated positions over the internet, and a built in gps receiver to be able to get the childs position from satellites.
On the other side you want the tracker to be extremely small in size and light weight. We have used this tracker now for a month in 3 different countries with very good results and we have had a very long battery life between charges, at least a week.
I am extremely impressed by the Jiobit, the free app and the battery life of the Jiobit. However, it is important to fully understand how this unnatural long battery life is achieved: When the child is within proximity of your phone, the Jiobit switches to a power saving bluetooth technology.
Definitely worth the money! Looked into hiring a private investigator but tried this at a fraction of the cost after reading the reviews. After charging and playing with it for a day before planting device to get in tune with it's operation and all functions with the aid of customer service via chat and then installed.
I had an answer within hours of it's use. Also be prepared for what you'll see and or learn! I used the 5-second updates for smoother map markings. Although tracking device does give an address on the map I found it easier to use the satellite image function on the map to look for property layouts and then google maps to match the layouts with the actual house numbers to get things exact.
I would say car being tracked was within 10-ft of it location indicated on map at any given time. Also worth knowing tall buildings with narrow streets make it tough for the satellites to pinpoint exactly but should have you within 100-ft tops.
Updated: October 2018Many reviewers say do not buy this if you don't want to know the truth about a cheater. I second that statement. This device will lead you straight there, so be sure you are ready to stop denying and are prepared to see the cold hard facts.
I started with the 30 second plan to save money but it was too slow for me. I moved to the 10 second plan and it worked well for me. Everyone I spoke to at the company is amazing. The tech support is incredible.Based in the US.
Very responsive and helpful. I only used it for 2 months, called and cancelled the subscription.Simple. Although you can use it on the exterior (under the vehicle) I preferred putting inside the truck and found it to be just as accurate as exterior placement.
Previous Review:It's All TRUE. Let me begin with this: I am NOT a techie type person. I avoid tech whenever possible. Having said that certain situations in my life require me to step up to the plate. I read at least a hundred reviews of this GPS unit as well as multiple others in the same price range.
Bought this after my robot lawnmower was taken. Was able to install it inside the mower and power it with a USB service port with some silicon to waterproof the connection. At first my mower (worx landroid) didn't like the tracker plugged in but after slicing the data wires in the charger, it works perfectly!
GPS is always at 100% and reports every 15 minutes.
This device worked great!!! The battery life is amazing, no less than 6 weeks. The accuracy is on point, within 20 feet or less. I also liked how you can see the time at each location where the device stopped and started, and the route.
The charging time is long once it dies but, as I stated, the battery lasted 6 weeks for me each charge. The case has a very strong magnet, very durable and water-resistant, no problems. The device sometimes is a little slow to activate but, it usually starts to activate a block or two after movement.So, that's good.
All and all, I would definitely recommend and but again. Be sure to know the laws in your state. If you are using it on something that is not in your name, it may be illegal to use the device.
Great for peace of mind. Anywhere in the world, any time, you'll be found if you can see the sky. So please don't activate it indoors, it must see the skies to see the satellites. As for the guy who strapped it to his jet ski, this made is for terrestrial endeavors.
And while it will float, it's only made for water pressures found at the water surface. They have beacons for marine use. You might as well complain about your jet ski conking out when riding on land. Pick right tool for the right job.
The Spark Nano 7 is an excellent device for many reasons! I've never owned a GPS device like this before (aside from the find my iPhone app) and I was honestly a bit intimidated at the start. However, once I opened up the package, there were clear and concise instructions with images that explained all of the steps needed to use the device and to get started.
After charging for the recommended time, I was able to get started on the app and website. I experienced slight issues getting my credentials to work in the app and website, however the IT department were extremely helpful with a chat feature so the issue could be properly resolved and in quick timing!
Now to the device itself. It's small, sleek, and very minimal with a panic button in the middle (really awesome feature). There are three different LED lights on the bottom right of the device that show you it is on, battery level, and tracking.
After having a nightmare experience with an atlas maker's GPS system on a route to an unfamiliar Rockaway, NJ from Stuart's Draft, Virginia, I decided to return the other GPS and purchased this unit from Garmin. On a second run from the same point of origin to to the same destination, but this time with the Garmin Dezl OTR 700, what a huge difference!
This unit's route was longer in distance, but it didn't take me through little streets in little towns, and I arrived at my destination with a lot less stress in a lot less time. I really appreciated this after the atlas maker's GPS thought I was on another road and kept telling me to take the ramp to the road I was already on at a most crucial time when I was about 25 miles away from Rockaway, NJ.
The atlas maker's GPS then put me onto small town roads a good 20 miles from my destination and said to take a U-turn if possible. U-turns are a big "no no" when driving a truck at most carriers, and doing a u-turn at my carrier would get me fired.
TL;DR By far the best value I could find for a GPS tracker, very happy with the device and app to secure my motorcycle. After a few days of researching, I decided to take a chance and purchased the Invoxia GPS device.
I was looking for something that would give me peace of mind with regards to my motorcycle security, and I wanted some thing that utilized the 4G/5G network. At first I was wary, because I had never heard of the product nor company before, and it can be hard to tell with a foreign company (I live in the States).
I was also unsure about the network used, because I at first thought that Invoxia uses the SigFox network, which is a new, somewhat obscure network with limited coverage in the US. But I later found out that in the US, Invoxia uses the LTE 4G/5G networks, which have the highest speeds and most coverage.
I bought this as a gift for my friend that really needed it. I did careful research for awhile before deciding on which one to buy. I had a few different ones that I was looking at, and was really weighing all the options.
Since this was for my friend I had the added pressure not to let them down. I settled on this product for many reasons. I would definitely say that overall, this is the best unit you could purchase for the basic user like us.
Super easy to set up... Super easy interface and app... Super easy to decipher the data. This is important for me because the person I bought it for is not a native english speaker. My primary concern was the battery life.
We did the least frequent updates option (the standard on the site) and that was completely efficient at giving you the information you need. With that option, the battery lasted between 4-6 days... The entire process is pretty easy to figure it out, If you cant figure it out, the customer service is fantastic.
The first device I received was defective. I sent out an email not expecting much as it was Easter Sunday. To my suprise I received a response almost immediately along with a phone call from the company. They took care of the problem and had me up and running in less than 3 days.
This is by far the best customer service experience I have ever had on Amazon. The new tracker works perfectly as advertised. I use these trackers for work and this one is great. Precise location and long lasting battery. The few tech questions I had were answered immediately and competently.
I cant say enough good things about the excellent customer service I have recieved from this seller. If you're looking for a GPS tracker, stop looking and buy this one. You won't be disapointed.
I opted for the slightly more expensive version..PLB 425 .. It has a nice screen that gives you instant acknowledgement the unit is on and working. (I have only tested it - not actually activated it) Comes with a carrying case ..
You can attach to your belt or Velcro loop to something. I ordered mine from Orbital Satcom corp.. An outfit from the United Kingdom. My first unit had an issue with the labels - the date of manufacture was missing (thus I was unable to register it with ACR for the warranty.
After contacting both Orbital Satcom and ACR.. I was sent a new unit...Problem solved. Check your label on the box and the unit itself.. Make sure date of manufacture is on there.
Overall, this device works well if you chose the 10 second update subscription. You don't need to download the app, I used only the web browser. Here are the things I wish they can improve:1) Have the ability to disable the LED indicator lights.
This could be an easy implementation through the web interface. Of course, you can always use electrical tape, or paint over the LEDs, but it won't be as clean or pretty. 2) The vehicle doesn't always follow the curves of the road during historical playback.
Your car may look like it had cut corners instead of rounding them, making it seem like it was driven by someone under the influence. 3) Your device often will report minor (and erroneous) drifting while the car is actually parked.
For example, if your car arrives at the destination at 8:00am (start of work time), and the driver works until 5:00pm. During this 9 hour period, it will often report the car made small movements after its arrival (i.E.8:28am).
I must say that I am quite impressed with the device. Unfortunately I'm dealing with someone who lies more than a politician so this device is most useful. The maps is powered by Google and you get to choose which map setting works for you.
The accuracy is almost perfect - it's not an exact location but if you zoom in and pay attention to the landmarks you will find what you are looking for. You can also see movement on the map. Another thing I thought was helpful is the tutorials on the company website.
They help a lot with understanding how to use the device and with setting up your settings. So far it been worth the money. The monthly subscription is a little pricey. In my opinion, busting a liar and a cheater is priceless.
It works after customer service told me to reset the locator by shorting the two charging terminals together with tweezers until it beeps. The instructions to do this are in a nonworking link on their website. An important tip like this hardware reset should be in the APP, so I am leaving the original comment here hoping they will improve the instructions.
I am extremely nearsighted 20/400, and every few hours I must take my glasses off and let my eyes rest. At least twice a week, I cannot find them, and I spend one to six hours crawling around on my hands and knees, feeling under the furniture, down the chair and sofa cushions, on every table top, even in the trashcans and out in the yard.
No instructions at all in the hard to open package. "Download the Orbit app from Google play store" But there are over 30 apps called "Orbit" some deliberately misleading about the solution for missing items - they serve up ads to sell you NEW eyeglasses, wallets, etc.
FAQs on GPS Trackers
How does GPS tracking work? GPS tracking is the observation of location through the utilization of the Global Positioning System ( GPS ) to track the location of a substance or item remotely. The innovation can pinpoint longitude, scope, ground speed, and course bearing of the objective.
The GPS is a "heavenly body" of 24 very much separated satellites that circle the Earth and make it workable for individuals with ground receivers to pinpoint their geographic location. The location exactness is somewhere in the range of 100 to 10 meters for most equipment.
Exactness can be pinpointed to inside one meter with unique military-endorsed equipment. GPS equipment is generally utilized in science and has now become adequately minimal effort so that nearly anybody can claim a GPS and many do in a cell phone, tablet, or GPS navigation gadget.read more
There are several different reasons that a person might think about installing a real time GPS tracking device in their car. With a Real Time GPS Tracking System, you can obtain detailed and current information about the vehicle that is being tracked through wireless networks.
It is called 'Real Time' because you are getting information as it happens. Real Time car trackers require a monthly subscription for a SIM card which is installed in the tracking service. The card sends the information received from the satellite to a secure website where the data can be accessed by authorised individuals to follow the movements of a vehicle in real time.
Step1: Open gear console and take out fuel metre wire through which you can monitor consumption Step2: Voltage reading for full, half and empty tank has to be noted. Keep the engine running Step3: Metre wire is singled out from the gear console so that it can be attached to GPS device Step4: Before attaching the metre wire to the GPS car tracking gadget an earthing wire is also attached to the device Step5: Time to take out the GPS console and check all the three sockets.read more
YES!If you have no previous knowledge of the tracker, or have not been possibly informed of the tracker, which could be the case if you are leasing or financing the car, the contract would state its presence. Therefore, Police, FBI, etc.
Cannot place a tracker on your vehicle without a warrant for it. Having having no warrant, then classifies the tracker as an unreasonable search. But, the car is yours, it is attached to the car, then unless otherwise stated it is your property so you can remove it.
At the least, whoever placed it without permission or a warrant is trespassing on your property, and possibly destruction of private property. I believe that if someone placed a GPS tracker on your vehicle without your knowledge or a warrant to do so not only is it trespassing tampering / destruction property I believe it is stalking, even aggravated stalking, someone or group has illegally trespass and tampered with my property to watch me without my permission or knowledge and therefore is invading my privacy as well as possibly jeopardizing my comfort and safety.read more
There are 3 types of tracking devices 1 uses Bluetooth, another uses Cell Towers, And the true GPS use the GPS satellites. There are some of the GPS trackers that amount to a mini basic phone that can be used to call one or two selected numbers along with a SOS button that will alert a selected phone and send out your location that can be tracked on goggle maps.
The Bluetooth is very limited in range but most of them will show the direction of travel when the device went out of range. The manufacturers say the range is up to 75 feet unobstructed But they will run from around $2 for a bluetooth to maybe $60 for a GPS unit plus cell service that run around $5 a month all GPS units use GSM service so you have to buy a Simm card that is $5 to $10 depending on the service provider also some of the providers are limited to like the US or UK only others provided coverage to multi countries .read more
There are a few GPS tracking devices reccomended for children. Some of them are as follows: 1. Gps watch for kids or gps tracking bracelet for kids for children above 7 years old A GPS watch for kids also called a gps tracking bracelet for kids is your best choice if you always want to know where your child or early teenager is.
Children love the idea that they can always reach you when needed by pressing the SOS button of the gps tracking bracelet . The main feature of a kid gps watch is that you can locate your kid on a map thanks to the gps in the watch.
Not all gps watches for kids have an SOS button, but many do. This type of GPS locator is perfect for children from age 7 and up. Gps tracking bracelets for kids are popular with kids since they look cool. Moreover this type of child tracker provides your child early on with a degree of responsibility and independence.2.read more
Broadly speaking you have two options. 1) Dedicated GPS receiver units such as Garmin, Magellan, Tom Tom etc. 2) A smart phone with an inexpensive data connection (3G/4G/LTE) and an app that does what you want in a GPS tracker In my opinion, dedicated GPS receivers used to be very valuable but after Apple incorported the GPS receiver chip in i, Phone and allowed thirdparty developers to develop apps, standalone GPS receivers' 'value' is diminishing very fast as smart phones do pretty much the same thing and then some, at a far lesser cost.
I am not sure what exactly your question is in asking for "Best GPS Tracker for Bicycle" but if you want to "track yourself" on a bike, both, Apple Maps or Google Maps will do just fine. They are built into their respective phones.
Google Maps is also available on i, Phone as an i, OS app. If you want to "track a bike" that someone else is riding, (to the best of my knowledge) there are not that many dedicated GPS receiver units that do that.read more
I know a Kid's GPS tracker named Trakbond Trail which is small like a keychain. The device measures 40mm x 45mm x 25mm in size and weighs only 40gm. The GPS tracker is light enough to be carried by small children anywhere with ease.
This tiny locator is suitable for kids for all age groups due to its discreet size and precise location tracking.Trakbond | Trailread more
Those are not GPS trackers, they are RFID tags. With the huge number of students on the campus, it is totally justified... They'll probably introduce RFID based attendance recorders too ... It is economical , both in terms of capital and time ....
They are not used to track you, these are passive RFID tags i.E. They do not have a power source, they gain power from incident radio waves and transmit the data back over a short range ( in this case it's about a few inches) , therefore, they can only be read at close proximity, so you need not worry about being tracked .Thanks for the A2Aread more
Yes, Vyncs GPS tracker provides API integration and makes the supporting app more user-friendly if the project is approved. Moreover, you can customize the page as per your requirements too. This is one of the best features that not many GPS trackers provide.
To know more about what benefits you can get using the Vyncs GPS tracker, visit their official website.read more