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GPS Tracking your games

By toasterman04

2 years ago


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    #1 2 years ago

    Hey guys has anyone heard of these?

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    #2 2 years ago

    I know about the “tile” devices and that they work on bluetooth so they wouldnt work but what about these... the technology has to be out there without needing a monthly subscription.

    #3 2 years ago

    Yes you too can become a stalker for only 55 cad....

    #4 2 years ago

    The XY4+ has a range up to 300ft

    Also Bluetooth... doesn't seem that useful. Although if I put one of these on each of my most commonly-used tools, my last restore time would have probably been cut in half... ha...

    #5 2 years ago

    Ya bluetooth at 300 “ is useless for games on route

    #6 2 years ago

    $250 USD for lifetime data gps tracker. The cheaper units are Bluetooth tracking which is less than 1km range. Not exactly useful for stolen pinball machine.

    #7 2 years ago
    Quoted from f3honda4me:

    $250 USD for lifetime data gps tracker. The cheaper units are Bluetooth tracking which is less than 1km range. Not exactly useful for stolen pinball machine.

    Ya exactly... it would just offer such peice of mind knowing if your machines move.... i coukdnt justify $250 per machine thou.... if you had 10 or 20 machines gat would add up quickly

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    #8 2 years ago

    i bought some of these in Feb when they came out, and currently they dont work properlly, they released a firmware update two weeks ago, but the system is not live

    #9 2 years ago

    the bluetooth has a range of about 30 metres, the standard batteries suck and they need to be near a Bridge thats connected to the internet to allow for tracking correctly using the XY find it app.

    #10 2 years ago

    also they are around twenty pounds each on ebay

    #11 2 years ago

    https://www.sparkfun.com/products/14211
    It's a kit but has GPS and cellular connections.

    #12 2 years ago

    It probably works in P2P, every user of the system getting a signal of all the devices and passing it to the back end so the user with access to the device get the localization data.

    In other words if no one uses it you won't know where you car/pinball/wife/dog is.

    #13 2 years ago

    Anyone try something like this:

    amazon.com link »

    $50 for the device

    Then $25/month for tracking

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    #14 2 years ago

    I pulled the trigger and got one. Amazon had a $10 off instant savings. I’ll report back after I set it up and use it.

    2 months later
    #15 2 years ago

    So the device works great.

    Pros:
    Real time tracking - Updates location every 6 seconds
    App will show you direction and speed if device on the move
    App shows historical routes
    You can create a geofence. When the device leaves the geofence, you get a push alert to your phone.
    You also get a push alert if the battery is running low.
    Long battery life - like 21 days (not really an issue as it was plugged into service outlet)

    Cons
    cost $25/month if paid monthly
    $17/month if you prepay a year

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