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Old 08 October 2013, 14:36   #1
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What do you guys think about these..?

Tile

I've ordered a few, as I'm always losing my phone/keys/wallet. It got me thinking if it was worth hiding one in the rib.?

Not a lot of good if the rib got nicked and stayed out at sea, but if it passed anyone within 150ft that also had the app installed on their phone at least it would let me know..!

The two negative's I see is that they only last a year, but at $18 a tile (less if you buy more) it's a small price to pay, and they will only work well if loads of people subscribe.(it does look like it's getting a lot of interest so far.)

Any....I'm gonna trail them, and if anyone wants to know what they are like, let me know.

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I love my Garmin GTU 10, little more expensive but love knowing where the RIB is, got mine set to text and email twice a day with the location, and after I've been out I can analyse my trips...
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Does that mean you pay a monthly subscription, or per text?

I also presume the garmin is quite a bulky item, pretty visible and thief with knowledge would remove this before running off with your goods?

Not trying to put it down, it sounds a great product, and there are prob many other products like this. I like the size of the Tile and would only need to hope that if some bugger did run off with my rib, whilst showing it to a potential buyer(who may have the app installed on his phone)would unwittingly let me know it's position.!
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Hmm the Garmin was about 150 to buy, then from year 2 you have to renew it each year and that's about 50 from memory. The unit works everywhere as well from memory, so my trip to the IOM was tracked. I guess the unit lost some signal in the middle, but when I arrived and checked my track it was all online - so it uploaded the bits it had missed.

I then pay 4 a month for checkin texts, continuous tracking and a few other bits - but the unit is still useful without this extra, and I don't always pay this tho as I sometimes forget. The unit is hidden in the console and is about the size of a match box - it's well hidden and hard wired to the battery, but will run for 4 weeks with the internal battery. So plan is, I get a text telling me it's moved, I open up the iPhone app and select follow, jump in my car and give the police a call... Luckily never had to put this plan in action!
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To be fair the Garmin sounds a far superior product, and if I was protecting and asset of 20k+ I would prob look into something like that.

The Tile just looks a cheap alternative(for us boys with the 'cheap' toys)$18 a year so approx 1 a month to run?

...but it's only going to work if loads of people sign up to it.?


Hummmm, I'll see how well they work on my phone/keys/wallet.
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jump in my car and give the police a call...
& after being on hold for half an hour, they give you a crime number for the insurance.
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& after being on hold for half an hour, they give you a crime number for the insurance.
Not when I tell them what I'm gonna do to the people who have taken it!

I bet I'd get armed response....
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Not when I tell them what I'm gonna do to the people who have taken it!

I bet I'd get armed response....
Wrong thread Steve... vigilante thread here...
http://www.rib.net/forum/f51/up-your...nte-58496.html
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I use my GTU 10, and have done for 3 years so far trouble free, I let my deluxe tracking lapse over winter. Logged into the site today to re-sign up, and I got this!

The GTU 10 Asset Tracker and Pet Tracker is no longer being manufactured or sold by Garmin. GTU 10 services will continue to be provided until the dates below.
31/12/2014 - Last opportunity to renew the Basic subscription for 12 months.
30/11/2014 - Last opportunity to renew the Deluxe subscription for a month.
31/12/2014 - Deluxe subscription service ends.
01/01/2016 - Basic subscription service ends. The web interface and mobile phone app will also be discontinued on this date.

What a load of rubbish!
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I'm assuming that there's a SIM card in the tracker. It might be possible to swap the SIM card for a PAYG & use another tracking service, similar to the TK102
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