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Old 14 March 2014, 06:08   #21
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Anyone got a recommendation of a similarly user friendly, plug in and use, with an app on the phone, hard wired and battery powered, geofenced tracker?

Is no other company buying the rights?
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The TK102 looks like it ticks all the boxes.


Downloaded the App last night and it looks a piece of cake. The only drawback being pasting the Lat Long from SMS but in the grand scheme of things it's not that big an issue.

Geofencing is a doddle to set up too.
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Old 14 March 2014, 07:22   #23
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The TK102 looks like it ticks all the boxes.


Downloaded the App last night and it looks a piece of cake. The only drawback being pasting the Lat Long from SMS but in the grand scheme of things it's not that big an issue.

Geofencing is a doddle to set up too.
If you send the command smslinkpassword, once you click on the text alert on your phone, it opens google maps and shows the position. Most are set to do this as default.
I used to have a genuine xexun but (after 5 years) for some unknown reason it kept switching itself off. I then bought a 23.99 'clone' off e bay
Mini Vehicle Car GPS Tracker Real-Time UK Plug TK102B Support Memory MA40K
and it works fine. You dont get as much info back when messaging is ( no battery voltage, just 100% 50% etc. and no satellite strength ) but otherwise indistinguishable


I always found geofencing gave too many false alerts so now use the 'speed' alert.

On speed+pw+space+010(km/h) speed ok
Off nospeed+pw nospeed ok

Much better imho

I used one of these for the 'hardwire - a touch of soldering and a bit of insulation instead of a cigar lighter socket make it a neat install
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-1A-DUAL-...item2ecdb9a35d
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One of the problems I have is my boat is in a 40ftx60ft shed that is clad in box profile sheeting, unfortunately my chart plotter doesn't receive a gps signal in it and the cell coverage is a little sketchy, does anyone know if this would cause a problem? How long does the tk102 take to gain a gps fix when 'in signal' so to speak?

I live in the arse end of nowhere and don't want the boat to be 20miles away before it tells me its moving.
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One of the problems I have is my boat is in a 40ftx60ft shed that is clad in box profile sheeting, unfortunately my chart plotter doesn't receive a gps signal in it and the cell coverage is a little sketchy, does anyone know if this would cause a problem? How long does the tk102 take to gain a gps fix when 'in signal' so to speak?

I live in the arse end of nowhere and don't want the boat to be 20miles away before it tells me its moving.
I have dug out an old original Xexun TK101 that I am sure still works but will check
As its nearly Xmas and I am bringing you a pressy of a fuel can to Oban at Easter, i will bring it up as well. Freebie

You can these see if phone & gps signal work in your hideaway and decide whether to upgrade to the newer ones >>> or just live with this one
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I have dug out an old original Xexun TK101 that I am sure still works but will check
As its nearly Xmas and I am bringing you a pressy of a fuel can to Oban at Easter, i will bring it up as well. Freebie

You can these see if phone & gps signal work in your hideaway and decide whether to upgrade to the newer ones >>> or just live with it
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Just think how much your wife will spend in the big city of Oban though
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The TK102 looks like it ticks all the boxes.


Downloaded the App last night and it looks a piece of cake. The only drawback being pasting the Lat Long from SMS but in the grand scheme of things it's not that big an issue.

Geofencing is a doddle to set up too.
A bit annoying having to "top up" a sim card. Plus if unused they can expire if not used in a 6 month period, plus it is nowhere near as userfriendly as the GTU10, app based on iphone. Is there an iphone app for the TK102 with simple geofence stuff.

quite annoyed and downheartened but mainly very surprised that in this age there is no similar unit to the GTU10!!!

these look good, hard wire too if needed, but no geofence i dont think
http://www.globaltelesat.co.uk/satph...Messenger.html
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Products Boat Security & GPS Tracking - S100 Portable GPS Tracker this looks pretty good.

Not cheap though. Garmin was 140
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how about this one?

SmartOne Tracker

Bit more than the Garmin, but it looks like it can be hardwired, and has geofencing, but also looks like no subscriptions as well, (not that I could see???)

Could be a contender

I was about to buy a Garmin too!

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