Track Your Pet, The Easy Way

The Tractive GPS pet tracker is a great little device that works in more than 80 countries, the fact that you can create your own virtual fence around your home or wherever you are is a great bonus.

When your pet goes beyond the 'Virtual Fence', you will instantly get an alert on your smartphone.
Another great feature is that you can manage your pet's medical information and vet appointments...How cool is that!

You can also turn on a light or an audible beep on the collar.

Another great feature is being able to view a history of what places your pet has visited which makes them easier to find, should they stray.

Oh..and it's waterproof if your pet enjoys the occasional dip!

Smart Watches Are Here to Stay

Smartwatches are, for some the ultimate accessory, combining cutting-edge tech with power and style to produce a wrist companion that you can take anywhere.
Smartwatches are no longer the realm of techy nerds with bulky faces and plain black straps.
Just in case you hadn't heard, smartwatches aren't just for the grown-ups anymore, with the fairly new arrival of the lmoo range of smartwatches aimed at kids.
The imoo Z6 Watch Phone comes with a very sturdy flip camera, as well as GPS tracking, and phone.
Smartwatches are not only receiving information but also tracking health, leisure, and entertainment, Some even keep their characteristics of a normal watch.
love them or hate them, smartwatches are here to stay.

How to Use a Handheld GPS Safely

Handheld GPS units are useful navigational tools as long as you know how to use it and understand its limitations.

What the GPS unit does is it gives you your position using satellites, most GPS units these days also have mapping on them so as well as giving you the grid reference which you could plot on another map they actually show your position on a map on the screen. All GPS units come with mapping, mostly it's fairly basic, it's a mistake people often make when they know their GPS has a map and they think that'll do, then they discover that it just does not show enough detail for serious navigation.

Standalone GPS come with road maps and again these are no use in the hills and assume it'll get you where you want to be the other factor with these of course is their battery life, batteries can run out especially in cold weather, so you need to carry spare batteries.

I would suggest always having two methods of navigation so that if one fails you've still got the other and I think an ideal combination is a GPS and a traditional map and compass, but you need to know how to use both of them properly.

Which GPS Tracker is Right for Me

When it comes to GPS trackers knowing as much as you can allow you to make an informed decision before you buy.

First and foremost there are two different types of trackers, you have active GPS trackers and passive GPS trackers, what's the difference? you ask... The most popular active GPS tracker will transmit its location live and allow you to log in to an online account to not only view where the tracker is currently, but where it also has been in the past.
Active GPS trackers can even send you alerts based upon speed such as if the vehicle goes above 80 miles per hour, now this is great for child drivers or commercial drivers, since its transmitting live it is also capable of alerting you if the vehicle enters or exits specified areas, this is called geofencing, it's useful to know when your kids get to or leave school.

Passive GPS trackers do very similar things to an active GPS tracker, they track location and overlay the information onto a map, the major difference here is that passive GPS trackers do not transmit any information live, meaning you are not able to view where the vehicle is currently, and you are also not able to get real-time alerts either.
Data is stored internally to the tracker itself so to view where the vehicle is or has been you have to remove it from the vehicle, and plug it into your computer, passive trackers still give you an address as well as speed so it can be very useful.
There is no monthly fee associated with this type of tracker.

The easiest way to determine which tracker is best for you is to determine whether or not you need to see where the vehicle is live.

Five Mistakes, When Buying a Cycle GPS Tracker

GPS trackers can be very useful to protect your bike from theft or to monitor the position of your bike, but there are some pitfalls when it comes to buying and choosing the right tracker therefore here are the top five mistakes when buying a GPS tracker.

Mistake number one: Battery life  is an important feature of GPS trackers because it is essential that the battery reliably supplies the tracker with power to transmit the current position of the vehicle many inexpensive GPS trackers have a battery life of only a few days if the battery is not constantly charged every few days the GPS tracker is useless and any theft protection is lost.

Mistake number two: in precise GPS reception the GPS signal makes it possible to locate a vehicle with a positional accuracy of up to 50 centimeters but the tracker in question must also have the appropriate reception technology this reliable and accurate GPS reception technology is often not used in many GPS trackers, as a result, the displayed GPS position of the bicycle is very inaccurate, stolen bikes are usually stored in garages sellers or Hut's in these cases you only have a weak GPS signal if the tracker does not have the appropriate reception technology installed which also allows a localization with weak signals the bicycle cannot be found anymore.

Mistake number three: The use of GPS trackers has become common knowledge among bicycle thieves many bicycle GPS trackers are disguised as attachments such as tail lights or bottle holders, this is also known by the thieves and they routinely check the bikes for these GPS trackers and remove them on the spot this means that any theft protection of the bicycle is lost.

Mistake number four: in order for a GPS tracker to transmit its position it needs access to the Internet this is done using a SIM card with a data tariff, here many GPS tracker sellers do not indicate the additional data tariff required.

Mistake number five: The first big challenge is usually the setup of the GPS trackers, before they can be used all settings must be transmitted to the tracker via SMS commands, if a single letter is not correct the tracker will not recognize the settings in addition the SIM card must be prepared for the tracker and the so-called APN settings must be made, this preparation is very time-consuming and frustrating for many users, however there is now a bicycle GPS tracker on the market that eliminates all these mistakes and problems the Swiss track bicycle GPS tracker is installed in the bicycle frame together with its Excel battery that has a battery life of six months in this way the battery of the tracker only needs to be charged once per season and the tracker cannot be detected and removed by thieves because it is located inside the bike, the Swiss track bicycle GPS tracker contains a high performance GPS and GSM antenna model, this module enables a reliable GPS and GSM reception at any location even with a weak GPS signal.
The Swiss track bicycle GPS tracker set includes a SIM card with an international data tariff so that the tracking can be started directly without further configuration steps and without monthly additional costs.

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