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Old 05 May 2012, 03:18   #11
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Just get the Garmin GTU10 and be done with it.
Might be a great bit of kit and much more costly, but I see on the web site the Garmin has a battery only so not wired in? The battery life is one day to one month depending on operation chosen. If that is the case then it is no use to me

We already have the TK units and proved very reliable at half the cost per boat. The app that has been posted might even make this even better
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Old 05 May 2012, 04:14   #12
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Old 05 May 2012, 05:07   #13
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There's an iPhone App "GPS Tracker TK" that works well for Xenun TK trackers.

You have to cut and paste SMS messages from the TK as Apple doesn't allow Apps to read SMS messages last time I read.
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Wot, eh! somebody mention my name Yup! I've got a Xexun, I bought the hardwire kit from another vendor on Ebay as Xexun didn't do them at the time. 10 quids worth of Orange payg has lasted 12 months. I only have it set to report on demand, not continuously. I didn't know about the xexun iphone app, I'll have a look at that.
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Hi, I am looking for a gps tracker myself for recovery in the event of theft.
I have seen this unit on ebay.
I like it because of the wide range of supply voltage, I want to use it on a 37 volt battery.
I am a bit foggy on how they function.
I understand that you can poll them with a text message and they send their location back. But I have seen some tracker websites that seem to offer continuous tracking via their website. I can't see how that works without running up a huge phone bill.
Also, can they be set to record positions then be downloadable, this one has a usb port.
So I would be curious to hear about anyone else's experience.

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I am interested in this but thought I would search apps files first and could not find it. Is there a name for it on apps files?(rather than downloading from unknown website)

Has anyone tried it yet?
Hi,

Its not a unknown website, its Google Play (formerly know as Android Market), the official site for Android apps.

More than 600 persons already downloaded it in 1 month, so you can trust.

You can read more about here:
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Hi, I am looking for a gps tracker myself for recovery in the event of theft.
I have seen this unit on ebay.
I like it because of the wide range of supply voltage, I want to use it on a 37 volt battery.
I am a bit foggy on how they function.
I understand that you can poll them with a text message and they send their location back. But I have seen some tracker websites that seem to offer continuous tracking via their website. I can't see how that works without running up a huge phone bill.
Also, can they be set to record positions then be downloadable, this one has a usb port.
So I would be curious to hear about anyone else's experience.

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The continuous tracking works over GPRS data. Depending on the SIM card that you put into the tracker, you can us GPRS/3G to track the unit. Each position update only uses a few bytes of data so a couple of meg/month should give you 5 minute interval tracking. I just have mine set to reply to a poll text & ringfenced, so if it moves out of a certain area it sends me a text. The iphone app looks promising even at 7
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The iphone app looks promising even at 7
7 I meant the 2.49 one from Starburst Software. Search on "GPS Tracker TK" in the App Store
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7 I meant the 2.49 one from Starburst Software. Search on "GPS Tracker TK" in the App Store
Cheers, I hadn't seen that one. I can't decide what if anything the 7 quid app does that the 2 quid one doesn't. Have you used either?
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You can hard wire the Garmin in. Garmin sell the lead on line.

Free 1yr subscription and then 45 per annum thereafter.
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