Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Minature GPS Tracker

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Minature GPS Tracker

    Hi guys

    Well as most of you know about my bike being stolen, ive been doing a little more research on GPS trackers & came across this gem..

    Pebbell Mini GPS Tracking Device



    In built rechargeable battery with adapter
    GPS/A-GPS Tracking Device
    SOS Alarm Button
    Movement Sensor
    Geo-fence Location Alerts
    Compact Size – 61 x 44 x 16mm
    Lightweight – 35g
    10 Day Battery
    EU wide roaming SIM provided including roaming SIM guide

    Basically, its a person finder!, you install an app on your mobile for it (Android or IOS) then from within the app, you just enter a simple command & it will respond with its exact location on a map in real-time.

    I reckon its smaller enough to fit discreetly under the saddle, or maybe even fit inside seat stem if do a little modding to it. Theres 2 versions, the original one is around 100 & the newer version (version 2!) is about 180 but for use on our bikes, the version 2 just adds a waterproof feature, but if we attach it to our bikes then it will prob be covered anyway.

    The same company also does this one:

    Yepzon TAG-WAY Locator

    Device and system requirements – Windows Phone 8.1 + NFC – iOS 7.0 or newer + Bluetooth Smart (BT 4.0) – Android 4.3 or newer + Bluetooth Smart (BT 4.0) + NFC
    Device size - length 85 mm, width 46 mm, thickness 17 mm
    Device weight - 46 g
    Package weight - 119 g
    Battery capacity- 850 mAh
    Battery composition- Li-ion
    Battery life - 1 week in normal use, maximum 2 months
    Country of origin - Finland
    Connectivity: Bluetooth, GSM and GPS
    Roaming SIM provided with 6 months free data

    This one is 99 and it works in a similar way, except with this one you just open the app and it will show you on map where it is (updates location every 10secs). Its also waterproof & shockproof

    This, which is prob the best but also most expensive (about 180 & then a further yearly subscription charge of around 60 for the GPS) but its design specifically for cycles/motorcycles (seat tubes)..
    Oxford Cycle Tracker



    And finally this (which is very good, but its still in development..)
    Sherlock Cycle GPS


    ...i will add more as i find them as im still looking about

    Cheers guys/gals ^^
    Last edited by tizdaz; 13-08-2016, 02:01.

  • #2
    Very interesting, good work.

    Sent from my XT1580 using Tapatalk

    Comment


    • #3
      Take a look at the TrackR
      I have one on my drone, just in case it flies off on its own
      All the best

      Comment


      • #4
        i was thinking about this years ago but decided battery life would be a major issue ... whos going to fish out a gps tracker and charge it every few days? ... i came up with a simple solution that none of the manufacturers seem to have thought of ..... piezoelectric power source under the seat, the more you pedal the more the saddle flexes which in turn charges the battery so no need to fish it out and charge it every few days .... i shall be expecting royalties if any of the manufacturers read this post and develop my idea

        Comment


        • #5
          tho kiwis TrackR looks effin briliant for the money ... will probably order some of them

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by Kiwi View Post
            Take a look at the TrackR
            I have one on my drone, just in case it flies off on its own
            I saw a 'have you seen this drone' poster on a lamp post near my parents house a couple of weeks back.

            Comment


            • #7
              Anyone want a tracker - buy 4 get 4 free:

              https://buy.thetrackr.co/br/07/checkout

              $116 for 8. May be some postage as well.

              See how they work here:

              http://techiefans.com/how-to-track-y...d=gd3q17r3112a
              When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments. Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of man. And (unlike subsequent inventions for man's convenience) the more he used it, the fitter his body became. Here, for once, was a product of man's brain that was entirely beneficial to those who used it, and of no harm or irritation to others. Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle. ~ Elizabeth West

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by Pringle Paul View Post
                Anyone want a tracker - buy 4 get 4 free:

                https://buy.thetrackr.co/br/07/checkout

                $116 for 8. May be some postage as well.

                See how they work here:

                http://techiefans.com/how-to-track-y...d=gd3q17r3112a
                If your ordering I'll take 2 mate no probs if you ain't


                Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
                Our greatest glory is not never falling off, but in getting up every time we do

                Comment


                • #9
                  Trackr looks good, although it does depend on other trackr users passing by and getting a hit - which would hopefully not be too big a deal with a mobile object like a bike. wonder if they can be hidden within the frame, as it wont take long for thieves to start checking under the seat for the stick on thingy.
                  Woollybacks Club Routes - http://www.gpsies.com/mapUser.do?use...thewoollybacks
                  Members NCR - http://www.gpsies.com/mapUser.do?use...WoollybacksNCR

                  if you have a route you would like uploading, please email it to: woollybacksncr@gmail.com

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by GeeBee View Post
                    it does depend on other trackr users passing by and getting a hit
                    http://www.recode.net/2015/4/1/11560...found-face-off -- "Crowd GPS is based on the idea that if you can’t find something ... maybe someone else can — as long as they also happen to be using the TrackR or Tile app (iOS and Android), with Bluetooth turned on and crowd GPS enabled. Your lost [item*] will give off a unique identifier that can be detected by other people’s apps, sending you GPS data about where they are."

                    * For recovering a stolen bike? That sounds like rather a long shot to me.
                    Last edited by Andrew_MTB; 09-09-2016, 13:22.
                    What if there were no hypothetical questions?

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Andrew_MTB View Post
                      http://www.recode.net/2015/4/1/11560...found-face-off -- "Crowd GPS is based on the idea that if you can’t find something ... maybe someone else can — as long as they also happen to be using the TrackR or Tile app (iOS and Android), with Bluetooth turned on and crowd GPS enabled. Your lost [item*] will give off a unique identifier that can be detected by other people’s apps, sending you GPS data about where they are."

                      * For recovering a stolen bike? That sounds like rather a long shot to me.
                      Agree, maybe of use in a city centre perhaps but would need a very large take up of people to buy and have the app active to be of any real use. Even supposing that the criminal fraternity don't get wise and find the tracker long before any one else.
                      The secret to mountain biking is pretty simple. The slower you go the more likely it is you'll crash.
                      The best rides are the ones where you bite off much more than you can chew and live through it!


                      Comment

                      Working...
                      X