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Old 01 November 2015, 10:14   #1
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No more Garmin Trackers :(

So Garmin have finally stopped the tracker service and wont be continuing, which is a shame.

What's the best alternative ?
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Old 01 November 2015, 10:36   #2
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Best probably depends on what you define as "best".

My best = cheap (to buy and run)
My best = works (alerts when it needs to, doesn't when it doesn't)

Do you just want to track for theft? Or anything else?

I've been using one of these 22mm / 40mm expanding Rib drain bung) for 3 months on my caravan. No-one has nicked the van so it must work ;-)

Works well sends text as soon as van moves (if set to do so), can be asked at any time where it is by texting where to it, can send text if exceeds a certain speed. My van lives in a zero signal area so once you park it up you need to activate it with a text saying move. That doesn't work as no signal and if its moved 3 months later that doesn't work. May try reducing the speed detection down so it triggers earlier... its always active.
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Old 01 November 2015, 11:03   #3
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That's a very interesting use for an expanding drain bung - maybe it's cleverer than it's description would suggest?!
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And for three quid it looks like a right bargain too!
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Old 01 November 2015, 11:51   #5
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So Garmin have finally stopped the tracker service and wont be continuing, which is a shame.

What's the best alternative ?
GPS Tracker Waterproof Listening Device Anti Car Boat Theft Hardwired Kit no spy | eBay

Not tried, bit looks similar to the popular TK102.. I imagine its only waterproof when not hard wired to the USB plug...
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Old 01 November 2015, 12:01   #6
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Arggh...

I should have linked to this:
Waterproof GPS GSM SMS Auto Car Real Time Tracker Tracking Anti-Theft Alarm UR | eBay

Not quite 3. No doubt a determined thief can put a 'signal jammer' on and stop all mobile signals. To be honest = you are pi$$ing in the wind with determined professional thieves... ...its the local muppets that you can sort out.
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Old 01 November 2015, 22:22   #7
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Using a spot tracker and quite a good deal and working well.
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Old 02 November 2015, 04:26   #8
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I will hard wire it into the boat and want to set Geo-fences for the Marina and Storage areas. That way the thing will last for ages.

Other than that I will use it as a real-time tracker for when the boat is in use.

Id like to view on Google maps where the boat is and allow the missus to see where I am when I'm out on the boat.

Basically just what the Garmin used to do. I don't mind paying for it, doesn't have to be cheap but it does need to work.
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Best thing to do is to get an used iphone and use iphone tracker app! 100 times more reliable than cheap stuff and the battery in sleep mode lasts for a week easily
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Works anywhere there's gps signal...

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