Tracking assets and managing equipment for items without power is something GPS devices have trouble doing for more than a few weeks. In fact, most GPS devices have a battery life that depletes within a week.
When purchasing a GPS, however, there are many things beyond its battery life that you need to consider before committing to one product. Price, value, design and ease of use are all compelling factors. Instead of spending hours and hours researching across many websites (often lacking in credibility), you can use our list, which outlines the top 5 GPS devices that will make managing equipment more straightforward. Are you not convinced? Read on to find out more.
This one takes the cake. It’s excellent value for what it is. This device has Cat M1 LTE with NB and 2G fallback, which is perfect for international movement. Its battery lasts for up to 5 years, and it is waterproof at IP67. There’s an accelerometer, tamper sensor and temperature sensor built-in and would you believe that it has built-in Bluetooth? The device has two optional mounts: one screw down and the other is magnetic. Based on what is available, it’s approved on Sprint (T-mobile), AT&T and Verizon. Queclink Wireless Solutions is a hardware manufacturer and off-the-shelf solutions provider for telematics. As one of the best in the business, their online catalogue should be the first place you check out when in the market for a new GPS tracker!
2. TTU-730 by CalAmp
The TTU-730 from CalAmp is a no-frills tracking device that is built like a tank. It has an incredible battery life of about 5+ years. It works on Cat 1 with 3G fallback. Just screw it down and TTU-730 mountable virtually anywhere in the trailer for easy installations. CalAmp is a leading navigation equipment and solutions developer in the areas of M2M and MRM. The company has an extensive history, with over 30 years of successful operation. In that time, the company has developed 8 branches worldwide, excluding its headquarters in California.
The GL300 is the little cousin to the GL500. While its battery life falls short of the GL500 or the TTU-730, you can still get up to a month on one battery charge. In practical terms, it’s about half the size of the GL500, which makes it perfect for customers looking for something is functional yet logistically easy to carry around. It tracks, it has a panic button, and it is rechargeable. If you’re looking for something a little more affordable and don’t need all the premium functions, then the GL300 is your best bet!
4. JM-LL01 by Concox
The JM-LL01 allows you to track and locate any asset. It comes equipped with an impressive internal 10 000mAh battery, which can last up to 3 years. Furthermore, it also has tamper detection, which means that should the device be removed from the asset, you will receive an instant notification confirming this has happened.
Indeed, this gives you great peace of mind, knowing that your assets are protected. With its convenient magnetic design, you can easily install the JM-LL01 on all your devices.
5. Portable Mini GPS Tracker 1000MAH
Coming in at number five on our list is the Portable Mini GPS Tracker from Smart Things. One of the best parts of this device is its size – it’s super small, making it great for motorcycles. It’s also waterproof under light pressure, making it useable on rainy days or in wet environments. While its battery only lasts 30 days, its tracking capabilities are first-class, and it’s able to locate any device using real-time tracking with great ease.
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