What to look for in a GPS tracker?
When choosing your new tracker, you should think about what you will be using it for. If there is a possibility of it getting wet, it’s a good idea to invest in something waterproof or at least water resistant. Make sure to check also the battery type, life and how it is charged. Some of them can work for several months, others will need to be charged every few days. And let’s face it, taking care of a needy GPS charger is not fun and is limiting its use.
Another characteristic that might be important for you is the accuracy of the tracking. If your goal to know where your car is, you probably need a lower accuracy than if you want to know where exactly your grandma is.
Next-level GPS spying
For some uses it is a good idea to invest in a locator with a very high accuracy and a smartphone app. Some of them can even alert you if the tracker gets in a space it shouldn’t – like your dog in your bedroom. The app will also be able to show you history, statistics and more.
You can also choose a maximum distance of the tracked person from you or something else for example your house. If they exceed it, could can receive a notification. It’s good if you want to keep your kids and property safe. It should be also possible to set and alert in the opposite way, for when someone or something is getting closer. Maybe it’s time to get your obnoxious ex a new fancy watch?
Protect your GPS tracker
It’s great to use the GPS tracker, it can be dangerous to have the settings changed without your knowledge. That’s why most of the apps allow you to secure it with a password.
There are many brands you can choose from in different price ranges. For outdoor you can use GSP spot from Global star or Garmin reach. The mobile providers are also in the game – you can protect your car with O2 Car Control or GPS Locator from T-Mobile.
Main advantages of GPS locators
- Easy to use
- Control over smartphone
- Almost unlimited reach
- Many different functions
- Keep your property and loved ones safe
- See it on the map
GPS trackers for cars
You can use GPS locators to precisely track the location of your vehicle, its journey and even the speed it was going. They are usually used by companies to control their employees, but their popularity with private car owners is growing as well. You can even pair your GPS tracker with the logbook and save yourself some time. If you want one of these, look for one with long battery life.
We used to have great tracking skills in the wild, now we have GPS tracking. If you have a dog that like to go on hikes by himself, your cat is a part-time escape artist or you want to keep an eye on a herd of cows wandering around a huge property, this might be for you. Most of these trackers look like a pendant for a collar and usually come with an app that will notify you when your animal will venture outside of the permitted zone – be it your house or your mountain valley.
GPS trackers for kids
If you are worried about the safety of your kids, you can get them a fancy smart watch with a SIM card that will allow you to track their location. The watch will alert you in case the kids takes it off or the battery is dying. Most of the available watches also have SOS call option. If you press this, they will automatically send the information about the last known location to pre-defined numbers and start to record sound. If you want to use it for your teenager above 15 years old, you’ll need their consent. Good luck with that!
Where is my wallet?
How many times did you wonder where your keys or wallet are? With the GPS trackers you won’t have to do that anymore. Just attach it to whatever you want to track! Some of these devices are super small, others can be used also as a power bank or a flashlight.
GPS for outdoor activities
Tracker for outdoor activities are very sturdy and usually waterproof. Their job is to quickly and precisely show your location. You can use it to track your run, hike or send the data to someone if you need to be rescued.