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Old 23 September 2013, 15:59   #11
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Originally Posted by Trimix View Post
I wonder how I can find out ?
Most of the mobile operators will provide an interactive coverage Map on their website which is usually reasonably accurate. Only Three, O2, EE (Orange and T-Mobile combined) and Vodafone operate towers - everyone else just 'borrows space' so its only 4 sites to check.
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Old 25 September 2013, 09:59   #12
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I think some of these boat warden guys are on ribnet , i am sure i have seen them on here , it will be great to ask him some questions

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Old 25 September 2013, 10:38   #13
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We have recently added 4 of the Garmin trackers to our hire boats and they are actually very good. We paid about 124 each and there is no first year charge. The options allow us to track their movement about every 5 mins and it plots onto Google and to iOS and Android Apps – which are easier than using Google Maps as it logs in automatically on the Apps.

I am not entirely sure how it works but we are very happy with them. I looked initially at the upgrade option it offers for you but the only benefit I seem to remember is a seven day track of locations rather than the standard one day which is fine for us.

Regarding battery life we get about 4 days but it sends alerts when running low. We have bought charging leads for mini USB for motorcycles and will hard wire them this winter with the only issue being the USB connection is not waterproof. We will find a way to seal it though

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Old 25 September 2013, 11:30   #14
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if the tracker is in the engine cowling, the hard wire connection will be fine on the garmin. ours has worked for 3 years.
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