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Old 04-14-2008, 04:49 PM   #1
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Any one seen these? It can be wired to the battery and for $15/month you can get real time GPS on a bike/car. Can set it up to text you when your bike leaves certain areas or if it is powered off or has a low battery. Looks like a possible alternative to lojack. Albeit it may be cheaper, but over a few years service costs could add up. Gets service anywhere in T-Mobile coverage. Only thing I like about this over lojack is you can login and see on a map realtime where its at.

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Old 04-14-2008, 04:53 PM   #2
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Meh I'll stick to lowjack like you said 15bucks a month is still 180 a year and lowjack is only 500, but the main diffrence being that lowjack is used by the police the second you report it stolen and this you may have to look up ect + lowjack works even if they cut power to the battery. not sure if this one wont but tried and true lowjack's 99% recovery rate is good enough for me.
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Old 04-14-2008, 05:21 PM   #3
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True. This is a battery powered device. So even if bike power is removed (aka battery removed) this will still run for some time. With this you can have it txt you when your bike leaves home or work. Really cool. Also this could be used by say a family member, if you are out riding and say go down. They find you like this. But then with other people having access it could become a privacy issue. Ya I will be getting some solution with my rebate check but not sure yet. Trying to find out if patrick offers a deal on a alarm/lojack combo.
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yeah, its monthly price is a bit too much.... i wish.

I'd love to have lojack on my bike, but i can't afford that. its a bit pricey.
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Pretty neat, there was someone a month or so ago that was interested in finding something like this. He was going to be doing a long trip and wanted his family to be able to track him. $15/mo. isn't terrible, I think it's a worthwhile investment. Lojack is great as well, you just have to weigh the advantages of each and find which one is right for you.
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Keep in mind that LoJack works even if the vehicle is in a garage, van, storage unit, etc.............GPS doesn't. It has to be out in the open.

That's the biggest drawback in my opinion.
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Ya. I may do both. Who knows.
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Keep in mind that LoJack works even if the vehicle is in a garage, van, storage unit, etc.............GPS doesn't. It has to be out in the open.

That's the biggest drawback in my opinion.
GPS has come a long ways since it was invented. There are only a few limited places you get a weak signal. Otherwise it works fine indoors.
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dvlracer is correct. also this device uses Assisted GPS. Which uses not only GPS satellite but cell phone locater service as well. So even if its in a garage. If it has cell reception. We can get a general location of it.
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dvlracer is correct. also this device uses Assisted GPS. Which uses not only GPS satellite but cell phone locater service as well. So even if its in a garage. If it has cell reception. We can get a general location of it.

Interesting. Btw, this is off their website.

Zoombak A-GPS locators use satellite signals and wireless network coverage to determine and communicate location information. Coverage isn't available everywhere and often not available indoors.
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Ya the GPRS location service it uses (via tmobile) the same concept as my iphone w/ google maps locater. It is the systems that E911 uses. (Yes my iphone is tmob) and the locater is pretty accurate indoors even at my work. But like I said. Even a combination of this and lojack would be pretty sweet.
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