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Good GPS tracker for your car?

Discussion in 'General Technical / How To' started by jason_, Aug 5, 2013.

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    [Aug 5, 2013]
    Hi guys

    I want to fit my car with a gps tracker for peace of mind and was wondering if anyone has experience with that kind of stuff, and possibly recommend one which is fit for purpose but at the same time doesn't cost hundreds?

    I looked up a few online and they range from like £30 - £300.

    Was just hoping someone would share their experiences.

    Many thanks
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    I had Tracker retrieve on my old motor.

    It depends what you want out of it (ie. alerting you immediately if the car is moved, or you calling Tracker if the car is missing)

    You'll obviously pay more for the that calls instantly, but it will save the same amount in insurance.

    There are pros and cons to both really...
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    [Aug 22, 2013]
    Just an idea....

    buy an iPhone 3GS , Download the App FIND MY IPHONE

    hide the phone in car , make sure the phone is always being charged and left turned on


    go to any PC , ipad etc , log into FIND MY IPHONE , And it will show you where you phone is ,which is hidden in your car
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    [Aug 22, 2013]
    I considered doing this with a cheap android handset, just thinking about where to wire it in to charge and hide near the top of the dash for gps signal...
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    [Aug 22, 2013]
    That would work for a limited time - but this is why Trackers were tweaked as you can park the vehicle in a 'dead space' that doesn't get signal and this wouldn't work long term...
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    [Aug 22, 2013]
    How were they tweaked? I've had pretty good results using Lookout on android with just gps turned on and very low signal :)
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    [Aug 23, 2013]
    They use different signal waves. Don't really want to go into too much detail on an open forum :icon_thumright:
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