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Old 29 February 2012, 01:41   #11
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Interesting claims in the eBay description for this device...lots of pictures to show that this TK-102 is "the original, non-clone" device but somehow it's not convincing - too much of the 'I think he doth protest too much' syndrome and no mention anywhere of the word Xenun, the OEM - and not helped by the claim that this TK-102 is "waterproof". My TK-102 is definitely not a clone - bought direct from Xenun - and is equally definitely not waterproof, unless, you count as waterproof the Codprawn style ziplock bag it came with - that'll be the bag that makes it useless for any period over a couple of days as it prevents a charging cable being used.

I'm not saying this TK-102 won't do a job, but it's not conclusive as an original and it's certainly stretching a point to call it waterproof.
I had my doubts too, but I decided to give it a whirl for the sake of 50 quid. I put the imei number into the checker on Xexuns website & it came back genuine. The waterproof claim is down to the fact that it comes with a small "aquapac" type bag. I bought the hardwire kit & mounted the tracker in the console in a small IP65 joint box (this blends in nicely with the rest of the rats nest under the console) The boat is stored under cover, the Raymarine GPS on the boat doesn't work when the boat is in its shed, but the tracker works fine, both GPS & phone signal are good.
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Old 29 February 2012, 02:01   #12
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I had my doubts too, but I decided to give it a whirl for the sake of 50 quid. I put the imei number into the checker on Xexuns website & it came back genuine. The waterproof claim is down to the fact that it comes with a small "aquapac" type bag. I bought the hardwire kit & mounted the tracker in the console in a small IP65 joint box (this blends in nicely with the rest of the rats nest under the console) The boat is stored under cover, the Raymarine GPS on the boat doesn't work when the boat is in its shed, but the tracker works fine, both GPS & phone signal are good.
Good price, then. Several of us on here bought direct from Xenun at around £60 plus postage from China. I've mounted mine in the console too but no waterproof bag or box. Three years on and all's fine and yes, the GPRS and GPS signal reception is very good. Mine works fine when the boat's in the garage They're a good buy...
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Old 16 March 2012, 15:16   #13
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I got one of these Had it for 12months now & it's worked a treat. £10 quids worth of credit on a free Orange SIM has lasted a year. You can either set it up to give automatic updates or only when you query it with a text message. It will either reply with a text to upto 5 phones giving its lat & lon, or will send data to a server so you can see it on a map either on a PC or smartphone.
Thanks, Pike, for sharing this comment. I've been looking for feedback on this GPS tracker device from real life users.
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I have ordered one - so will let you know how it works!
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Sorry I haven’t sent a reply sooner, but I have been mad busy, with work and then the purchase of the bigger rib.

Well here is my story of my time with the Garmin, so far it looks to work well – with the settings I have - (update every 5 mins) the battery will last for 3 days without charging but you can have this last up to 4 weeks if you change the settings.
The unit will send me a text and email if the unit is moved outside a defined area, and will also alert when returned to this area if required, and I can look on a Google style map and see the current location any time.
I am paying £4 a month for the premier tracking, and with this i get my sms count upped to 50, and also have 50 hours a month of continuous tracking – that I can either schedule to enable or enable on demand – so if the worst happened I would log into the application and enable continuous tracking and flow it.
I have mounted the tracker in the RIB, and connected it direct to one of the batteries – and estimate that the 12v battery it’s connected to will last about 6 months without recharge – but have the 2nd battery on the boat to start the engine if the 1st has gone flat.

My overall impression is that I am happy with the device, you can also get a nice app for the apple devices, and you can check in on it anytime - My old man likes it as well, as he has an iPad and can check were we are when out on the water.
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