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How to select the best GPS tracker

Person operating a GPS Tracking application on his mobile

GPS Tracker is considered as the cost effective and reliable security element in car safety. Apart from that GPS tracker can also be used for other purposes. One good example is the application in Fleet management. Getting all the information about the cargo movement on your device screen is magnificent.

Purchasing a GPS tracker would be slightly complicated if you have no idea about the device features and preferred application area. Let’s break this into two sections where we discuss about device architecture and Device functionality to help you choose the right GPS tracking device.

Device Architecture

In this we are focusing on understanding the design and exteriors of the device. Based on different applications, the design of the device plays an important role. For example, if you are looking for a GPS tracker to track your luggage then you might want to look for something that has it owns battery and is a small compact size device. There are a lot of products on the market with this specification without compromising the efficiency of the device. One such device is PAJ Easy Finder 4G.

Like this, when it is comes to the business sector, companies often prefer GPS trackers that have connected to the vehicle battery or OBD port. One major reason for this is that you don’t need to worry about low battery on GPS devices.

Here are the different Connection Type of GPS Tracker that you can take into consideration while purchasing

Connection Type

  1. Directly connected to the vehicle battery
  2. Inbuilt battery with the GPS Tracker
  3. Connection to the OBD Port

The device design also changes based on the connection type. For example, the devices with inbuilt batteries may have additional SOS button that helps you to alert predefined (Also set by you !!) contacts upon emergencies.

Device functionality

Device functionality closely related to your tracking goals. If you are looking for a Tracker device to manage the fleet operations, then you might need dash boards informing you about fleet movement attributes. Few such as Average Speed, Overall Stopping time in between the travel, Total distance covered during a timespan and so on.

Also, the alerts from the tracker device also play an important role in selecting the right GPS tracker for your needs other than the dashboards. you would need alerts such as Speed alerts, driver recognition and ignition alarm for protecting a family car from over speeding and unauthorized access.

Here are some of the popular GPS tracker alerts to familiarize with. There alerts are sent to your mobile device or PC where you logged in the Tracker app which is provided along with the GPS tracker device. Also here is an example demo account of a GPS tracking application where you can check the alerts functions and overall APP features.

  1. Speed Alert: In this the GPS tracking application will let you know if the car exceeds a certain predefined speed limit set by you.
  2. Ignition Alert: Alerts when the car is started without your knowledge.
  3. Geo fence: You will receive an alert when the vehicle leaves the predefined geographical area set by you.
  4. Live tracking: getting the live location of the asset on the map.

All these alerts can be managed via the application provided with it.

Combining the device architecture and functionality as per your requirement would help you to choose the right GPS Tracker. Besides all this information, a computer/mobile application with a simple user-friendly interface is also crucial. So please do check the demo of the tracker application both in Mobile devices and PC before purchase. The hardware and network features are also something you wouldn’t wanted to miss while choosing the right GPS tracker.

A tracker device with very good network connection and best built quality is the key for long lasting tracking experience.  Along with this User data protection and highly responsive mobile application makes the product suitable for any application areas.

Here is the final checklist for selecting the best GPS tracker device.

  1. Device architecture
  2. Device functionalities
  3. Simple and user-friendly online application.
  4. Strong device hardware and network coverage.
  5. Commitment towards User data protection.
  6. Highly responsive web and mobile application.

So that’s it. Enjoy reading our articles and we will be releasing in-depth knowledge about GPS trackers for you to choose better and help you to achieve your tracking goals. See ya!!


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