Small Mini GPS Tracking Device: Easy to Conceal and Hide

By | April 26, 2015


Mini GPS mobile tracking devices can come in small units that are easy to conceal or hide out of site.
 
There are many different models which the top selling ones listed at the bottom of the page.
 
How does a GPS tracker work?
A GPS tracker can receive a GPS signal and pinpoint its location but needs a way to transmit the information back to a user.
 
There are two methods for transmitting location information back to a user.
 
1…Subscription based service
This is the method most used since it doesn’t require much technical knowledge.
 
After the GPS device is placed on a object to track a subscription service can be paid to take over and send you the information.
 
They offer a Google map interface to visually see the object moving with addresses and time at stops.
 
Things such as smartphone apps and setup alerts are often part of the package.
 
This is a good option for someone with little to no technical ability.
 
2…Cell Phone Based Systems
This type of tracker uses the cell phone network to transmit a signal back to a user.
 
A cell phone SIM card will need to be bought and setup with the unit like a cell phone.
 
Software on a computer or a smartphone app is used to receive the GPS information and display it to a user.
 
If you have some degree of technical know-how than this would be a good option since there would be no monthly subscription cost.
 
Since this is more technical this is the least used option but would be a good fit for a computer savvy individual.
 
 
Mini GPS Tracking Devices
 
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Spy Tec STI_GL300 Mini Portable Real Time GPS Tracker

This GPS car tracker is small and easily concealable. The battery life is rated for ten days. There is little technical ability necessary.
 
They have a no-contract service that does everything for you. The service will log the cars locations on a Google map and has extra features such as alerts sent to a cell phone if the vehicle has traveled outside a set area. This is a good option for the non-technical person.
 
 
 
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Real Time Portable Mini GMS/GPS/GPRS Tracker

Possibly the cheapest option this unit requires some degree of technical knowledge. It uses a cell phone SIM card to work with either ATT or T-Mobile. The battery life is 3-4 days before needing to be recharged. If you are a technical person than this would be good option.
 
 

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