Article by Chelsea Smith of CyclingHacker.com
Whether you are cycling for pleasure, commuting, or working out, the last thing you would ever want is for your priceless possession to fall into the wrong hands. Therefore, ensuring that your bicycle is locked correctly is essential. And for your own peace of mind, make sure it has a GPS tracking device so that you can track it when the worst-case scenario happens. After all, a reliable bike GPS tracker can be the difference between you never seeing your bike again or being united with it after it has been stolen.
But finding the right gear for your bike can be quite challenging, especially with the numerous options in the market. Luckily, Cycling Hacker offers plenty of info on bikes ranging from cycling gears to different types of bikes. So we have prepared the following review of the best bike GPS trackers to help you narrow your search for the best option available.
Best Bike GPS Trackers: Our Picks
1. Tracki 2021 GPS Tracker:
Tracki 2021 has coverage in about 190 nations, so you will always know where your bikes are and track them when lost. Thanks to its international SIM, you will always have peace of mind knowing that you can get your bike back when it gets stolen or find it after you have forgotten where you parked it. And the only thing you have to do is pay a monthly charge of $19.95.
Tracki 2021 is one of the lightest (1.26 oz.) and smallest (0.55 by 1.5 by 1.75 inches) tracking devices in the market. This device includes a lanyard, keychain, belt clip, and a strong magnet. And it has a reliable battery that can last for between 30 to 75 days when used 1-3 times per day. With real-time tracking every 5 minutes, its rechargeable battery can last for 2 to 3 days.
Tracki 2021 uses GPS satellites to track your assets when outside, and when indoors, it matches Wi-Fi routers MAC-ID to Wi-Fi databases to locate your asset. Plus, you will receive real-time alerts when your asset crosses the designated geo-fence zone. You will also receive start, moving, speeding, low battery, and SOS alerts.
- It comes with a lifetime warranty
- It has a revolutionary technology that works both indoors and outdoors
- Its batteries have a short life
2. Invoxia Cellular GPS Tracker:
Thanks to its 24/7 tracking capability, you will always have peace of mind knowing the exact location of your bike. The Invoxia tracker is ideal for tracking a wide range of vehicles, bikes, bags, and children. And its real-time anti-theft alerts give you more than enough time to react in case of any suspicious activities. Plus, you can set a Geo-fence zone and get notifications when your asset enters or leave the region.
Another thing that makes this tracker stand out is its battery life. Invoxia GPS tracker can last several months between charges. Plus, you can recharge it within an hour. And instead of monthly fees, Invoxia Tracker comes with a 2-year subscription of $39.90 per year. This tracker uses Wi-Fi tracking, LTE-M, and 4G to keep your asset safe. This device even works in places with AT&T coverage like Hawaii and Continental USA.
- No monthly fees
- It has an exceptionally long battery life
- It can even work in places with AT&T coverage
- It sends real-time anti-theft alerts
3. PrimeTracking Personal GPS Tracker:
Just like a cellular phone, the PrimeTracking device uses an in-built SIM to provide unlimited data coverage. This device also offers SOS, speeding, geo-fencing alerts, and an unlimited tracking range. And despite having a monthly subscription fee, you can cancel it anytime. In fact, this device has no activation or contract fees.
With PrimeTracking, you can confirm where the person riding your bike is going and even get alerts if they go too far. And thanks to its small size, this device can be easily concealed on your bike or vehicle. Plus, you can easily track your asset from anywhere in North America using your phone, tablet, and computer.
PrimeTracking can work on multiple networks and devices, so you will never have to worry about losing your asset. This tracker uses state-of-the-art 4G LTE technology to instantly give you numerous information, including direction, movement, and location. PrimeTracking tracker has a 10 seconds update rate.
- It sends instant alerts
- Lightweight and small
- It comes with a reliable geo-fencing setup
- It only covers Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.
4. Spytec GPS GL300 GPS Tracker:
Spytec GPS offers the fastest and easiest tracking services thanks to its reliable 4G satellite technology. Therefore you will receive location updates from this tracker to your Android/iOS apps instantly. Thanks to its intuitive features and software, you can watch your asset move on the map, monitor the speed, distance and even pull historical data.
Spytec GPS is a small and versatile device that is about 1" thick and has a battery life of about 2.5 weeks. So all you have to do is install and activate it on your bike, and you are good to go. After all, Spytec has reliable service with 0.256 millisecond processing time and over 99.99% uptime; therefore, you will know exactly where your asset is at any given time of day.
- Small and versatile
- It sends location alerts to your phone
- It has a short battery life
5. XOSS G+ GPS Bike Computer Tracker:
XOSS tracker is an in-built GPS chip that allows the bike's positioning system to connect with four satellite connectivity: Galileo, GLONASS, Beidou, and GPS. Not only does this tracker give you the exact position of the rider, but it also records the used track. And thanks to its odometer and speedometer, you can ride your bike effectively and scientifically. After all, it will record your current cycling time, speed, distance covered, maximum speed, and total mileage, among others.
XOSS cycling computer app allows you to upload your info via Bluetooth and even synchronize it with strava, thus making it easy to share your experience. Its 1.8" screen makes it quite easy to read the information even while cycling. And thanks to its rechargeable battery with 25 hours runtime, you can have fun cycling and even monitor your bike the whole day. And the fact that it has IPX7 waterproof protection means that it can still be used when it's raining.
- Allows you to share your experience with other cyclists
- It helps you monitor your speed distance covered and mileage
- The LCD display is not scratch resistant
Cycling is a fun activity with numerous health and mental benefits; therefore, most cyclists spend a huge amount of cash on their bikes and gear. In fact, some cyclists customize their bikes, making sure that they match their size and style. And the fact that they are lightweight means that they can be easily stolen. So other than locking them properly, cyclists should invest in a reliable bike GPS tracker. Luckily, some trackers can do more than help you find your bike when misplaced or stolen. These trackers can also inform you when someone rides your bike beyond the set geo-fence.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://bikeindex.org/news/cycling-hackers-5-bike-gps-tracker-picks