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Has anybody used any of the GPS tracking devices, how was cost, was it user friendly, is there good and bad companies to deal with, etc.? I sure am curious abot them.
 

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We have a Garman GPS. I think it was $200 something. The first one we bought wouldn't hold a charge after 2 weeks. We replaced it with a new one under warrantee. That was a couple years ago and never had a problem since. The icons are large and clear. It's not difficult to operate and gives me plenty of warning before a turn comes up, as opposed to my wife’s method "I think you need to turn there", as she points to a street we're already passing by. :hmpf:
 

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I have a cheap Uniden trax350 unit
very user friendly
Would not be without one now ....bear in mind I used to get lost in my own driveway :eek:
Yes it's true I have a serious sense of direction problem
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see what I naem :)
 

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I have used a TomTom 300 for several years with no problems and it's very easy to use. I also have the TomTom GPS software on my Iphone and it works very well. I use their optional Iphone/GPS cradle in my car which adds a booster antenna to the Iphone GPS and you are able to call and receive calls and play all your stored itunes while using the GPS. :cool:
 

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Larry are you talking about a device to track the car if stolen or one to give driving directions?
 

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Larry are you talking about a device to track the car if stolen or one to give driving directions?
YEP, I'm wanting to know about the devices that track the vehicle if it is stolen. I think there is some type program for your computer so you can see where the vehicle is located.
 

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I have used one called a "zoombak" they are deadly accurate. charged up will last about 3 days if you check it alot. you could always wire it in under the dash and hide it.
 

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I've got a teen driver I like to keep tabs on. We bought the tracking device from InTouch. Before you yell at me for violating her privacy, she knows we've got it, and it's proven helpful when she's gotten lost or needed a jump start--but couldn't tell me clearly where the car was. http://www.intouchmvc.com/gps-teen-tracking.html

I think it was $249 plus $10 per month, or 6 months for $100. It plugs into the OBD for newer cars...and they have a hard-wired version available at the same price for older cars.

Once you activate the device you're given a personal web page. At any time, you can see a realtime view of where the vehicle is and if it's in motion, it's speed. You can set it up for notifications, where you'll receive text messages or emails for events you designate (car in motion, car stopped, entering or leaving a geographic boundary, exceeding a pre-set speed, etc.). It works extremely well, and would be just the ticket for locating a stolen car.

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I have used a TomTom 300 for several years with no problems and it's very easy to use. I also have the TomTom GPS software on my Iphone and it works very well. I use their optional Iphone/GPS cradle in my car which adds a booster antenna to the Iphone GPS and you are able to call and receive calls and play all your stored itunes while using the GPS. :cool:
Is that in your Chev? Where do you hide it?
Without a centre console of some description - where do you stick such things apart from the glove box?

I just like to keep the "classic" looks inside and that'd hard with R2D2 ponked on the dash. Would be really interested in how others have dealt with. Oh I suppose I should be in the interiors section.....
 

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I would want one that is active all the time.
these would be active all the time but it is a portable unit. it charges up with a charger in the lighter or a wall plug. all you need to do is tie in a hidden type lighter receptacle (say behind the glove box) and keep it plugged in. but you could also move it to another vehichle. I know someone that puts one in his racecar for when he goes to an event and leaves his car at the track overnight.
 

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lojack is another company. We use it for my son's computer at college.
 

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GPS TR ACKING DEVICE

thanks so much for the information. I wanted some information from some folks that had used one and were happy with it instead of having to listen to somebody's sales pitch (Satisfied user).:)
 
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