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Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by dpicx68, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. dpicx68

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    What do you think about this for $30 from Banggood??

    Smart Mini GPS Tracker Anti Lost Anti Theft Vibration Alarm Phone Alert for Bike Electric Power Bike Motntain and Road Bike

    https://banggood.app.link/VS7kP9sX8w

    Seems like a good price?? Obviously not as good as Marco Polo or flytrex??

    Thoughts??


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  2. Alex Baxter

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    Hi Dicpx68
    It seems that it's magnetically fixed, that'll mess up your compass, I'm sure you could disassemble it to remove the magnet. I also see it's a preorder, so it may be a start-up, with all the perils that entails (e.g. Lily drone, people are still waiting for an obsolete UAV....)
    If you get one, let me know how you get on..
    Cheers,
    Alex
     
  3. Boris_Krones

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    Hi together,

    if you buy a tracker on *bay / Amazon or banggood be aware of what you buy.
    Try to review the product images and look for a sticker with SN / IMEI. If the tracker SN / IMEI contains 8707 forget that tracker, it is cheap (<30 USD) but trash.
    If the IMEI contains 2704 you are on the right way.
    With IMEIs starting with 3597100***, 4597100*** and 8686***** you wont have problems.
    The RF-V16 is actually (in my opinion) the best tracker, lightweight (27gr) at a very low price (no, i dont sell that but i work with trackers every day) ;-)

    Best regards from germany
    Boris
     
  4. RodPad

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  5. WilliamM

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    Most GPS trackers use cellular service to broadcast their location, including this one. Keep in mind that many of these low cost trackers use 2G cell service (like this one), that is being shut down in many locations. And during that shutdown service will be getting thin in areas.