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Old 09 April 2016, 14:01   #1
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Affordable Tracking Device Found!!

Im thinking this may be the ticket for many of us that would like to track the location of our boats.

I am ordering one and placing it under the hood of my motor.

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That looks good. Would like some feedback frome someone who has one! Good find dude
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if i understand it correctly someone who also has one has to be within 100ft of your boat/outboard etc for you to get an update on where it is....i.e it is practically useless.

"If an item goes missing, TrackR's Crowd GPS network will help you find it. When another user of the TrackR app comes within 100ft range of your lost item, you will receive a GPS update of where your item is"

you would be far better with a GSM tracker for not much more money, granted you need a sim card etc though.
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its bluetooth range under 100 yards so if boat is more than 100 yards from you no chance

great for keys, wallet perhaps your dog...............................


Further than the BLuetooth (low power)4.0 range you are relying on others with app being nearby to mesh the signal to you....


Motor Bike Real Time GPS GSM Tracker Phone SMS Global Locator Anti-Theft 4DP0 | eBay

IS actually what you probably need
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Old 09 April 2016, 14:30   #5
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dubrus, you are correct.

I just went to the Tracker site and came across the info stating how it works. They failed to mention the limitations on the original link I provided....

So close and yet so far...

Sorry folks for getting your hopes up. Im feeling a bit silly now.
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its bluetooth range under 100 yards so if boat is more than 100 yards from you no chance

great for keys, wallet perhaps your dog...............................


Further than the BLuetooth (low power)4.0 range you are relying on others with app being nearby to mesh the signal to you....


Motor Bike Real Time GPS GSM Tracker Phone SMS Global Locator Anti-Theft 4DP0 | eBay

IS actually what you probably need
HDAV, seems this bit of kit you posted may actually be useful. Thank you.
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Motor Bike Real Time GPS GSM Tracker Phone SMS Global Locator Anti-Theft 4DP0 | eBay

no harm no foul........


Some can be set to only text when moved or battery low,battery will last 6 months if no alerts, you can also text them and they reply. NOt as cool and doesn't have an "app" but may be worth the investment...... i am considering one as for£12 and 2 wires seems sensible mostly it come down to how you configure them some you have text the config to some connect to a pc to configure
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if you want a cheap option then these are meant to be decent enough- VEHICLE GSM GPRS GPS TRACKER CAR TRACKING LOCATOR TK102B DEVICE SMASHING | eBay
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Thank you. These both seem like good options and for the money Im willing to try one just for piece of mind.
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keep in mind you need a mobile sim card and probably a pay monthly sim or find a way to make PAYG work.

PAYG would work in UK, i did find a deal about a year ago for £10 top up would last 90 days but most are 30.....maybe cheap insurance if you want it.
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