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PocketFinder GPS Vehicle Locator

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PocketFinder Vehicle GPS Locator

Whether you're concerned about your company car or your newly-licensed teen driver, the PocketFinder Vehicle GPS Locator will give you peace of mind. Hard-wire this compact device to your vehicle, and you'll instantly be able to monitor its location, speed, and 30-day history.

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Real-time vehicle tracking

This tracking device utilizes the latest technology to provide the location, direction, speed, and history of your vehicle. The interface makes it easy to set geo-fence zones and speed limits, so you'll always know where your vehicle is going and how fast it's getting there. The locator will send email or text alerts to your smartphone, tablet or computer so you'll instantly be aware of boundary exits or speed limit violations.

PocketFinder Vehicle GPS Locator

Get instant updates — anywhere

You can track your devices and manage your account through the PocketFinder website or the free mobile app. The web and app interfaces make it easy to monitor multiple vehicles on one account. A monthly subscription fee of $12.95 is needed to access PocketFinder features in the U.S. and Canada, with your first two months free with purchase and activation. You'll need to set up an account online, but no contracts are required.

Highlights:

  • vehicle GPS tracking device
  • 30" power cord, ring terminals, and mounting gear
  • hard-wires to your car battery or fuse box
  • get updates through smartphone or tablet apps, text messages, email, or through the website
  • establish geo-fence zones and speed limit alerts
  • track vehicle location for up to 60 days
  • monthly plan includes unlimited lookups, email alerts, text alerts, iOS push notifications, and emergency information
  • $12.95 monthly subscription fee (first 2 months free) — no contract required
  • dimensions: 3-3/16"W x 15/16"H x 2-11/16"D
  • weight: 5.9 oz.
  • warranty: 6 months
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Note: Use of GPS tracking devices may be regulated by local, state, or federal law.

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  • GPS Vehicle Location device with attached 30" power cord
  • 2 Ring terminals
  • Self-adhesive Velcro pad (2.5" x 2")
  • 8" Plastic zip tie
  • Quick Start Guide

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Features

Overview: The Pocketfinder GPS Vehicle Locator, from Location Based Technology (LBT), is a GPS tracking device that provides the location, direction, speed, and history of your vehicle. It lets you know where your vehicle is at all times, and helps you to quickly recover it if it is stolen. This versatile device can be used with cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, personal watercraft, and quads.

Installation: The device installs in minutes by mounting the unit to the car and connecting one power and one ground wire. Typical locations include under the dash close to the windshield, in the engine compartment, and in the back of the car near the rear window. A Velcro pad, zip tie, and ring terminals are included to help you with installation.

How It Works: The GPS Vehicle Locator utilizes the latest in Assisted GPS (A-GPS) technology. Motion sensors are used to provide location updates every 1, 3, or 5 minutes (you select the interval), and is accurate to within 10 feet. The device is powered by the vehicle's battery, and reduces the power draw to only 4 milliamps to protect the battery when not moving. The device has a backup battery to provide power when the car is not running, with a typical battery life of 2-3 days. The location, heading, and speed data can be pinpointed on Google Premier mapping, available on the Pocketfinder website, or on a free mobile app on iOS, Blackberry, and Android devices.

Advanced Features: The Pocketfinder Vehicle Tracker has the following features:

  • Geo-Fence: You can set up an unlimited number of geo-fence zones. You will receive alerts when the vehicle enters the zone, exits the zone, or both.
  • Speed Limits: You can set a speed limit for the vehicle. If the vehicle exceeds the set speed limit, you will receive an alert.
  • Alerts: Alerts can be received via email, SMS (text message), or push notifications.
  • History: You can view up to 60 days of detailed location history

Your Account: A contract-free subscription is required (currently $12.95 per month) for each device. The plan includes unlimited location lookups and emergency contacts, as well as email alerts, SMS (text message) alerts, iOS push notifications, access to the vehicle's 60-day history, unlimited zones and speed alerts, and storage for medical and emergency information and photos. Limited accounts can be set up which allow the user to check the location of the device, but without access to your account information. The subscription covers the United States and Canada. International coverage is also available. Multiple devices can be managed in one account using the website or mobile apps.

Note: A free two month subscription is included with purchase of device.

 
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5 out of 5

Saved me more $$ than they cost month 1!

Written By The Boss, Jacksonville, FL on Tuesday, December 11, 2012
 
I have 7 vehicles that my guys drive. We sell and service pest control. I purchased this tracker because I need to know where my guys are at all times and the $12.95 monthly was the best I found. When I first installed the trackers they would update every 5 minutes. I called customer service, they were very nice and changed my trackers to 1 minute locates at no charge. I highly recommend this as 5 minutes was too slow. The first month I had the trackers my gas savings was almost $150 per vehicle! Mostly due to my guys not using them for personal use and also I know where everyone is so I can send the right person on a call instead of texting everyone and using the first person who texts me back. I haven't set up any zones or done any of the other things they offer yet but everything I have done is very easy. I am very happy with the trackers and highly recommend them to anyone with a small business.
Pros:
Saving me a lot of money in fuel costs Very easy to use Know where all my guys are right from my phone
Cons:
Call customer service to have the trackers update every 1 minute instead of 5. This is free so not too much of a con.
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5 out of 5

ATV tracker

Written By Matt in Laguna Niguel, Laguna Niguel, CA on Tuesday, December 11, 2012
 
Great way to keep track of the kids on their ATVs. I use my iPad and can see exactly where they are at any time. Love this device.
Pros:
So simple to use. Eleminates worry.
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5 out of 5

pocket finder locator works great

Written By Working 24/7, San Fran on Friday, December 07, 2012
 
I have 3 trucks that I rent out and get paid by time out in the field. There was issues regarding when they were being brought back so I look on the internet for a good gps vehicle solution and found the the pocket finder. I had them installed in all 3 trucks and I get an email when they are back in the catering house. Now my customers are happy and I have a better account for my equipment in the field. Technology helped my business.
Pros:
simple to install and easy to monitor from my phone
Cons:
none yet but i will post again in 30 days with update
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5 out of 5

Total Peace of Mind

Written By Jay Black, Newport, CA on Friday, December 07, 2012
 
The PocketFinder is just incredible. I love that I can coordinate the entire day without having to pick up the phone once to say, "where ya at?" with my entire family. . It's total piece of mind!
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