- Aug 8, 2001
I've been trying out a tracker recently following my previous purchase which turned out to be a waste of money, and here is one I have found which ticks all the boxes and is accurate...
- Size wise - easy enough to hide within your box or luggage, plus magnetic so sticks firmly to anywhere metal.
- Can also be placed loose in holdalls, etc
- Cheap to run - purchase cost plus Sim card top up (£10 for a long time, see below)
- No monthly or annual contract
- Accurate to within 3-4metres
- Waterproof, so will withstand rain and outdoor use
- Good battery life - expected 90-180 days between charges depending on how you set it up
- Inbuilt shock sensor - you get a text when your tackle is moved, it's that sensitive
- Free App which gives you real-time information, route history, access to settings,
- The ability to geo-fence the device (set notifications if it leaves a set area)
- Easy to set up
Do a search on ebay for 'TKStar 915' (there is a slightly cheaper version 905 but which has less standby time) Cost approx £32-£36
Call into any Carphone Warehouse and get an 'O2 Classic sim card' with £10 top-up - the top up lasts for up to three years as long as the sim is used once every180 days. (Texts cost 2p)
Total cost - £42 to £46 with no ongoing charges
(I haven't specified an ebay seller, there are a few, however look closely and you will find UK sellers amongst them or if you are not in a rush and want to save a couple of quid, you can buy from China or Hong Kong)
In a nutshell, it won't prevent your tackle from being stolen but if it is taken you will be alerted and also have the means to track it in order to recover it. Obviously you would want to report it's theft to the police, and would want to advise them where to go to recover it.
Do not just turn up with a couple of heavies and demand it is handed over or extract it from the scrote(s) with excessive use of force.