GPS Tracker with microsd & battery, uses GSM/GPRS Sold by ibestshop and Fulfilled by Amazon £21.98 non prime £17.99 prime
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GPS Tracker with microsd & battery, uses GSM/GPRS Sold by ibestshop and Fulfilled by Amazon £21.98 non prime £17.99 prime

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Found 27th Dec 2015
Cheap little tracker. Lots of uses for it but I was looking for something small and light that I could mount on my syma x8c to record altitude and distance flown, and if I lost it several hundred metres away when using FPV I'd be able to find it a bit easier. Records to a microSD card too.
2g only, so won't work with a three sim card, definitely works with vodafone and O2.
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'Syma' - your wife has an unusual name...
don't know much about gps trackers, can i put this in my car and leave it on? ty
j8ulia

don't know much about gps trackers, can i put this in my car and leave it … don't know much about gps trackers, can i put this in my car and leave it on? ty


Yeah, but you'll need to wire it up if you want it to stay charged. This is a USB 5v input, car is 12v so you'll either need a fag lighter adapter, which will probably defeat the point, or wire it up somewhere with a voltage converter. Will only draw a small current so will be fine to leave 'live'
nice gadget if you have a expensive drone hot
j8ulia

don't know much about gps trackers, can i put this in my car and leave it … don't know much about gps trackers, can i put this in my car and leave it on? ty



I think this one runs off it's internal battery power only. Plus at this price, I'm guessing the GPS will struggle to lock on if placed out of sight in a car. You can buy hard wired ones for not much more though.
Edited by: "topss" 27th Dec 2015
man, these have got cheap, no panel?
philmein

nice gadget if you have a expensive drone hot


Or a cheap drone like me
Same thing £15.35 delivered on Ebay:
ebay.co.uk/itm…AIT
simont_space

Same thing £15.35 delivered on … Same thing £15.35 delivered on Ebay:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181430346120?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT



Yeah saw them cheaper on the bay, prefer amazon though as next day delivery and no quibble return and at no cost if it turns out to be crap. EBay you'll need to send back recorded and wait a while for a refund, not worth the faff for £2
sharkmark

'Syma' - your wife has an unusual name...



She can fly though....
simont_space

Same thing £15.35 delivered on … Same thing £15.35 delivered on Ebay:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181430346120?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT



Or £10 here:- ebay.com/itm…017?hash=item567a8ac059:g:gKgAAOSwHnFV3wrc

Or about £12 here (looks like it *might include the 12volt power/charging cable) ebay.co.uk/itm…AIT
Edited by: "melted" 27th Dec 2015
This isn't a good deal, but they are good for fitting to cars and wiring in hidden in case they go missing.
topss

I think this one runs off it's internal battery power only. Plus at this … I think this one runs off it's internal battery power only. Plus at this price, I'm guessing the GPS will struggle to lock on if placed out of sight in a car. You can buy hard wired ones for not much more though.


Thanks I'll have s look I thought wired ones were much more so that's good.
Why on earth cars don't come with GPS tracking as standard in some encased part of the vehicle. Would catch a lot of amateur thieves out, and you could always fit a second one yourself too in a different area in case they got smart (which they would do) and learned how to disable the factory GPS.

Just laziness by the manufacturers really.
Vanderlust

Why on earth cars don't come with GPS tracking as standard in some … Why on earth cars don't come with GPS tracking as standard in some encased part of the vehicle. Would catch a lot of amateur thieves out, and you could always fit a second one yourself too in a different area in case they got smart (which they would do) and learned how to disable the factory GPS.Just laziness by the manufacturers really.


Because people would find out where they fit them as standard and disable them.
do you know the weight of it? I can't find it anywhere but combined with a camera it could be too heavy
Maxow

Because people would find out where they fit them as standard and disable … Because people would find out where they fit them as standard and disable them.



I actually covered that in my post if you bothered to read all two sentences of it.
Vanderlust

Why on earth cars don't come with GPS tracking as standard in some … Why on earth cars don't come with GPS tracking as standard in some encased part of the vehicle. Would catch a lot of amateur thieves out, and you could always fit a second one yourself too in a different area in case they got smart (which they would do) and learned how to disable the factory GPS.Just laziness by the manufacturers really.



It's probably available as a £2000 'extra' on some already X)
topss

It's probably available as a £2000 'extra' on some already X)



Haha I bet! oO
przeusz

do you know the weight of it? I can't find it anywhere but combined with … do you know the weight of it? I can't find it anywhere but combined with a camera it could be too heavy


I read somewhere (might have been an ebay listing) that it was 46g.

The syma can comfortably lift 100g, I have the syma x5 FPV kit which weighs 22.7 g (I adapted it to use the old syma x8c camera mount which is probably 2g more). This is 46g but can probably be stripped down saving 5-10g.
I also fitted a wide angle view lens which is nearly as heavy as the camera itself at 15g but makes FPV a lot easier.

The above should still fit under 100g and well under the max recommended payload of 150g
can be bought from eBay for around a 10 if you don't mind to wait for delivery from China. but it works really well, hard wired into the car, stuck payg sim and now have a car tracker for under £15
For anyone wanting a car GPS tracker , there available for about £20 now , mine were £26 . They come with 2 aerials and a microphone . Fit to the car , add the aerials ,fit a SIM card . You switch it on/off/standby by text messages . You can use the tracker to disable the car , you can listen to anyone in the car with the mike and it comes with a panic button , hold down for 3 seconds and it calls out to a predetermined number . Once activated it sends out text messages giving the exact co-ordinates and links straight to Google Earth .
This isn't particularly cheap - lots of the same model on eBay cheaper. Beware - most of these will not accept a 3G enabled SIM card - and try finding a 2g card in uk nowadays. Some SIM cards work sometimes, but it's difficult to work out what s going on as you have to programme them by text message.....
Be careful with cheap alternatives as some of them don't have GPS chips and just go off the cell location so have an accuracy of a few hundred metres rather than a few meters.
The price and reviews of this one suggest it is proper GPS.
Vanderlust

Why on earth cars don't come with GPS tracking as standard in some … Why on earth cars don't come with GPS tracking as standard in some encased part of the vehicle. Would catch a lot of amateur thieves out, and you could always fit a second one yourself too in a different area in case they got smart (which they would do) and learned how to disable the factory GPS.Just laziness by the manufacturers really.


Some do, we have a Jaguar which you can track using GPS from an app on your phone, I would assume the same is possible on at least some other new cars, too.
plymouthboy

Haven't read all the comments, but these are a bit crap especially at … Haven't read all the comments, but these are a bit crap especially at this price. These are basically Chinese knockoffs of a popular discontinued model. These usually don't even have working power buttons etc Best bet is RF-V16 tracker from eBay or aliexpress. Little bit more money but much much more reliable, well built etc - used to use them on my DJI Phantoms.Still got my two left if anyone wants one. Hardly used. £15 each



Looks interesting. Whats the app like?

That £15 inc delivery?
ricko

For anyone wanting a car GPS tracker , there available for about £20 now … For anyone wanting a car GPS tracker , there available for about £20 now , mine were £26 . They come with 2 aerials and a microphone . Fit to the car , add the aerials ,fit a SIM card . You switch it on/off/standby by text messages . You can use the tracker to disable the car , you can listen to anyone in the car with the mike and it comes with a panic button , hold down for 3 seconds and it calls out to a predetermined number . Once activated it sends out text messages giving the exact co-ordinates and links straight to Google Earth .

Link pls?
Could be useful if your bike gets pinched. Just not sure how you'd hide it.
Have HUKD'ers figured out what the best quadcopter/brushless gimble cheap combination is? I looked at some of the DJI stuff but that is far too overpriced.
Edited by: "alferone" 28th Dec 2015
If you are looking to put this in your car- don't bother! The battery lasts for like 1day maximum on these, asked the chinese sellers about this as wanted to do it as well.. You are much better off by leaving your old phone in car somewhere with gps enabled and you can get it's location anytime and the battery will last for a long time as well.
At least that's what i have done
Edited by: "229mel" 28th Dec 2015
matt101101

Some do, we have a Jaguar which you can track using GPS from an app on … Some do, we have a Jaguar which you can track using GPS from an app on your phone, I would assume the same is possible on at least some other new cars, too.



There is, or was a EU proposal to have gps trackers in all new cars although it was to alert emergency services in the event of a crash rather than to recover stolen cars dailymail.co.uk/new…tml

I think the manufacturers should build trackers into the engine management unit of all new cars and include functionality to remotely disable the starter, engine and limit top speed so that the police could safely stop a stolen car without the high speed chase. Although I guess that would spoil the fun for the traffic police.
Edited by: "melted" 28th Dec 2015
plymouthboy

Haven't read all the comments, but these are a bit crap especially at … Haven't read all the comments, but these are a bit crap especially at this price. These are basically Chinese knockoffs of a popular discontinued model. These usually don't even have working power buttons etc Best bet is RF-V16 tracker from eBay or aliexpress. Little bit more money but much much more reliable, well built etc - used to use them on my DJI Phantoms.Still got my two left if anyone wants one. Hardly used. £15 each


Would the RF-V16 work well inside a car?
Because that will get a lot of people in trouble with their partners.
MORE4

Would the RF-V16 work well inside a car?



I tried it out in my glovebox, worked ok. Mainly depends on the GSM being able to get a signal, the gps is pretty decent
Vanderlust

I actually covered that in my post if you bothered to read all two … I actually covered that in my post if you bothered to read all two sentences of it.


Pretty obvious why they wouldn't fit them as standard

Privacy issues!
alferone

Have HUKD'ers figured out what the best quadcopter/brushless gimble cheap … Have HUKD'ers figured out what the best quadcopter/brushless gimble cheap combination is? I looked at some of the DJI stuff but that is far too overpriced.



The cheerson cx20 open source (not the zero or whatever its called) for around £200 looks interesting. Has mission planner, a good mile or so range and can carry a much bigger payload than a x8c. The standard version full of quirks and annoyances that the open source one resolves or at least explains.
I'm not too familiar with gimbals as mine is fixed but look on rcgroups as there is a massive thread on it where someone more knowledgeable than me can help you.
chocci

Pretty obvious why they wouldn't fit them as standard Privacy issues!



Won't be long before they are mandatory. For our safety obviously.
chocci

Pretty obvious why they wouldn't fit them as standard Privacy issues!



Privacy issues?

You know you're tracked by triangulation every minute of every day right?

If you've just time-travelled in from 1980 then accept my apologies for the condescending remark.
Edited by: "Vanderlust" 28th Dec 2015
Vanderlust

Privacy issues?You know you're tracked by triangulation every minute of … Privacy issues?You know you're tracked by triangulation every minute of every day right?If you've just time-travelled in from 1980 then accept my apologies for the condescending remark.


not everyone feels their life isnt complete without a mobile glued to them at all times

Features2. High sensitivity, new technology and latest GPS SiRF-Star III … Features2. High sensitivity, new technology and latest GPS SiRF-Star III chipset



SiRF-Star III is good, but it is at least 10 years old, so don't believe what you read. SiRF-Star IV has been widely available for several years too. It has a much lower battery drain amongst other features.
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