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How to Choose a GPS Tracker

Navigation system in the car using GPS tracking

The popularity of GPS tracking devices has increased, but due to the large offering it can be hard to differentiate between a good quality & low-quality GPS device.  A GPS tracker is a global position system that uses satellites to pinpoint and track the physical location of a receiver on the ground. The most common uses of GPS nowadays is to help with navigation in your car or on your smartphone. Garmin, TomTom and Magellan are some of the market leaders for GPS trackers, but how do you know which tracker to go for? These tips will help you make the right decision:

Choose the Right Type of GPS Tracker

GPS trackers can be used for different purposes, so the first step is to decide which type you need. The four major types of GPS trackers are:

  • car navigation
  • marine
  • portable
  • hybrid smartphone/GPS hybrid

Which Real-time tracking and recording features Do You Want?

The technology behind GPS trackers is impressive, but for the customer it’s mainly about the output form. Some features cane include recording tracked locations, online visual maps, and even navigation instructions. So decide what’s most important for you.

Be Aware of Extra Charges

Most GPS trackers are free to use for life once purchased. However, some GPS tracking services may charge a monthly fee to offer useful services such as speed limit monitoring, voice navigation or real-time tracking of your kids.