Garmin GTU 10
Item #: 150GTU10
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Original Price: $199.99
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Item #: 150GTU10
This item is no longer available.
Original Price: $199.99
Looking for additional peace of mind against theft or abduction? Garmin's GTU 10 locator makes it easy to keep track of your family members, pets, vehicles and more, so you can be sure everything's okay. This handy device can go with you on vacation or stay near home to let you monitor what's important to you for maximum assurance.
Small, sturdy, and ready to go
The compact, lightweight, and waterproof GTU 10 measures a little over 3" long and less than 1" tall. And it comes with a handy carrying case with a carabiner clip that makes it easy to attach to Fido's collar or your computer bag. It offers coverage throughout much of the United States and features a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 4 weeks between chargings, depending on use.
Monitor your valuables anywhere
You can monitor the locator's position and movements using your computer, your Garmin nüLink! 1695 portable navigator, or your compatible smartphone (via text message or using the free Garmin Tracker app), foiling the best-laid plans of wandering dogs or potential car thieves. You can also set up to ten "geofences" user-defined areas, like your backyard, your business premises, or your child's school grounds and the GTU 10 will alert you whenever it enters or leaves them. You can also program the GTU 10 to let you know when the battery is running low or has been powered off completely.
Garmin includes a one-year service plan with your GTU 10 purchase; after that, a yearly $49.99 subscription fee will apply to continue access to the GTU 10 services. There are no contracts to sign or activation fees, but some non-standard services may require additional monthly fees. Coverage may vary, depending on cell-phone service and GPS reception.
Compared too 50 reviews I read on simular products. That didn't work at all bought this and it works fine
Pros: It works easy to set up out of box
Cons: Battery could last longer
Have used multiple units for vehicle tracking. Hard wired under the dash, they are fantastic. Through the computer you can get all the location data and alerts you want. Can be used with multiple geofences, flags excess speed as user selected values, et cetera. On line interphase is good. Unless you dont mind paying a high monthly fee, this is the best unit on the market.
Pros: 1/3 the annual cost of competetive devices (<$50 per year subscription) Very companct size Internal battery plus external power cord available Accurate location identification any time you want overlayed on a google air photo Garmin reliability and warranty
Cons: Battery life limited if in higher use modes, and not used in a hard wire application.
I bought GTU10 to track a babysitter driving our young kids in the car, but it's not nearly up to the task.
1. Battery. I set GTU10 to report location every 5 minutes and sleep when inside a geofence; Garmin says the battery charge should last 3-10 days. Mine: 1 day!
2. Tracking service. The "deluxe" service lets you check online where the unit has been during a period of time. The site marks a local map with dots at the points where GTU10 reported its location. But the dots aren't connected in any way and can't be searched. When the car leaves my town/geofence, I have no way to know which direction it went. Since it reports only every 5 minutes, I must scour the map in a 5-mile mile radius on all sides of town (assuming car was going 60 mph) just to find the next dot. Then another radius to find the dot after that, etc. If you opt for longer reporting intervals to save the battery, the dots get even further apart! If the system allowed us to jump from dot to dot, connected the dots, etc., they'd be easier to find. But as it is, it's nearly impossible to trace a faster-moving vehicle.
3. Unit feedback. GTU10 has a small LED that's usually off but can blink either red or green. Push the button, and it flashes a pattern of red/green lights to show its status. But the patterns are hard to remember, and sometimes pushing gets no response. You're left wondering whether it's on, receiving signal, etc.
Overview: The Garmin Tracking Unit (GTU 10) combines a web-based tracking service and GPS technology so that you can keep watch on your loved ones, pets, vehicle, luggage, or other valuables. The GTU 10 allows you to receive location alerts via email or text message so you'll know where your belongings are at all times. With the GTU 10, you'll even be able to pinpoint locations on a map when used with a computer or compatible smart phone. The GTU 10 is durable, lightweight, easy to set up, has a rechargeable battery, and includes a one-year service plan with purchase (charges apply thereafter).
Rugged Design: The Garmin GTU 10 is compact (1.325"W x 0.795"H x 3.095"D), lightweight (1.71 oz), and waterproof (IPX7).
Coverage Area: The Garmin GTU 10 is equipped with a high-sensitivity GPS receiver and provides coverage area for the entire United States, via GSM (Global Systems for Mobile) wireless connection.
Note: There is no ability to add maps.
Track Almost Anything: The features of the GTU 10 are flexible, allowing you to use it to fit your lifestyle.
Tracking Plans: The Garmin GTU 10 offers two tracking plans to meet your needs.
Note: When you purchase the GTU 10, it comes with 1 year of Standard Tracking Plan, so you'll be ready to go once you register and activate it in your Garmin account. Before you can use the GTU 10, you must register and active it on your computer at http://my.garmin.com.
Tracking The Device: You can set tracking settings at http://my.garmin.com. From here you can locate the device on a map, create geofences, and manage notifications.
Text Message & Email Alerts: If your phone can receive text messages, you can set up text message alerts. You can also set up email notifications.
Mobile App: There is a Garmin GTU 10 mobile application available for Android (OS 2.1 or higher) and iPhone (iOS3 or higher) smart phones. With the mobile application, you can manage the GTU 10 device in the same way you do on your computer.
Family/Friend Notifications: You can even allow family members and friends to receive notifications from their computer or compatible smart phone.
Auto Route: For the ability to automatically route to the GTU 10 tracking device, you can use a Garmin nuLink device (sold separately). Using a compatible Garmin nuLink device, you can navigate to the last know GTU 10 location.
Mounting Options: The included carrying pouch, carabiner clip, and velcro strips let you easily attach the device to backpacks, vehicles, and pet collars.
Note: For optimal performance, keep the GTU 10 device facing up when mounted.
Mini-USB port: The Garmin GTU 10 is equipped with a mini-USB (type-B) port and includes a 39" mini-USB (type-B) to USB (type-A) cable to connect the GPS tracking device to your computer for activation, management, and charging.
Computer Requirements: Your computer will need to meet the following requirements to use the Garmin GTU 10 tracking software.
Rechargeable Battery: The Garmin Tracking unit (GTU 10) features a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with up to a 4 week battery life. In order to charge the device, it must be connected to your computer via the included mini-USB to USB cable. A full charge can take up to 2 hours. The LED is red while the device is charging and turns green when fully charged.
|Device Use||Battery Life|
|Locate||up to 7 days|
|Geofence with 15-minute notifications||up to 4 weeks inside of the geofence
up to 5 days outside of the geofence
|Geofence with 5-minute notifications||up to 10 days inside of the geofence
up to 3 days outside of the geofence
|Geofence with 30-second notifications||up to 1 day inside or outside of the geofence|
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