In your search for the best GPS tracker you will have undoubtedly read a lot of information on-line. The main aim of this article is to simplify things for you by discussing the most important aspects that make a very good GPS device.
You can use the following points to work out the type of GPS tracking device you need.
What do you need the device for? Is it for tracking your child, vehicle, AVL/Fleet, employee, asset or even construction security? Of course not all tracking devices are created the same and serve the same purpose. But there are a few devices that are used for multiple needs.
Real Time or Passive?
Any tracker is either real time or passive. Real time trackers relay live data to you via the phone, email or internet. Passive trackers also known as data loggers store information, that can later be extracted on a PC. What is more beneficial for you?
Small Yet Powerful
The best GPS tracker will be small and light, yet powerful. A tracker should be discreet and easy to place. A high quality device will provide accurate data even in rugged terrains. You will also want a long battery life before re-charge, preferably 4-5 days.
A tracking device should allow you to set the boundaries it can go to. If the device leaves a pre-defined area, an instant alert would be sent to the owner.
SOS Panic Button
If you are a parent looking to buy a GPS tracker, an SOS button facility on your tracking device allows your child to contact you if they are ever distressed via a panic button. You are instantly notified via email, text or over the internet whilst you track your GPS device.