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Thread: Low Cost GPS Tracking Devices

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    Quote Originally Posted by p38arover View Post
    Dunno.

    It arrived in Aus on 19th Dec according to the tracking number. Since then it has disappeared into Auspost, probably never to be seen again.
    Never mind, it will be a lost for the low life that got it!
    I can bet that it was faulty

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    It's arrived!

    Unfortunately......

    Yes, it has problems. Battery life is supposed to be 96 hours, it struggles to reach 6 hours.

    6 hour battery life seems to be the right figure when in GPRS mode but I'm using it in GSM mode where it should be 96 hours.

    When one interrogates it with the check command, it always reports the battery at 66% capacity.

    When it's working it, seems to work well.
    Ron B.
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    Since this thread was started I upgraded to a better tracker that supposedly has a 180day battery life but in reality is about 10 days - I was not looking at hard wiring.

    Now this tracker has always been able to send a position via sms when requested and supposed to upload information to a website where you can see what has been going on. The system has never really worked well because the instructions come from 3 different documents from three different sources and are in conflict with each other - the Chinese seem to think this is a good arrangement.

    As a consequence I have never been able to set it up properly to upload to the miitown website - some information gets sent and not other - is a setup issue which is done in an ad hoc manner as the confusing instructions are in conflict. Also, on the few occasions that I forgot about it and let the battery run down all the settings would change.

    I persisted with it because if the vehicle was knocked off I could always get a position.

    Also my current unit is only 2G compatible this network will expire in a few months so I need to buy a new tracker.

    So does anyone have a recommendation for a tracker that uses the 4G network, has reasonable battery life and has logical setup instructions that are easy to follow. I am not looking for a unit that is attached to a monitoring company but one that I can interrogate from my mobile phone and uploads information to a third party website like www.miitown.com

    Thanks

    Garry
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