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Real world test of the RF-V16 GPS Tracker

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Eloute, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. Eloute

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    Hi everyone,
    I conducted a real world test of the super cheap RF-V16 GPS tracker today.

    For the price, I don't think it can be beat :)




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  2. Tony Walker

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    Thanks for taking the time to test this and post.


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  3. jpd

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    Great video! Thank you for the review lol for awhile there you looked like me when the family are out playing the geo cashe game


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  4. QuadcopterFL

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    Could you have used the Live Tracking option in the app?
     
  5. Eloute

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    Hi,
    I could have used the app if I had data activated on the SIM card. Without data, the only way to communicate to the tracker is through texts.


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  6. discv

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    Just a couple of steps to make the RFv16 easier to use when not using data.

    Text > goff# <
    This causes the tracker to immediately send GPS coordinates (and turns off default data upload setting)

    Then text > tim,1# <
    This prevents the tracker from going to sleep, requiring multiple texts to wake up.
    The trade off is battery life is reduced to 4 hours.
     
  7. Eloute

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    Thanks for the tips!

    I'm going to try that out today. 4 hours is plenty, I charge the tracker when I top up my batteries anyway.