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colonelpurple
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Post by colonelpurple » Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:24 am

Will "we connect" ever show where the car is on a map ?

I am thinking of buying a 4G tracker device

Not sure whether to get one which connects to the 12 volt battery (is this safe on an electric car ?), e.g.:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/TruTrak-FMT100 ... B08628N35Q

Or whether to get something like this vodafone one that needs to be recharged every week (perhaps I can plug in to charger socket in boot!!!)
https://eshop.v.vodafone.com/uk/curve-gps-tracker#slate

Anyone any experience of these devices ?

many thanks
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MotMot
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Post by MotMot » Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:29 am

You know the first one is £5ish a month for the software...

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Post by colonelpurple » Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:13 am

MotMot wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:29 am
You know the first one is £5ish a month for the software...
Yes

The vodafone is only £3 a month and I think I just read someone keeps it plugged in to a USB socket and it works fine all the time (this will recharge when the car is running and use the battery when off)
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Post by MotMot » Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:47 am

saw a couple of articles where the new apple tag has recovered cars... uses the ubiquity of apple devices so it can find one to report where it is... small and cheap...

scott28tt
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Post by scott28tt » Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:48 am

I have an Apple Tag in mine, less than £25 and works great.
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MotMot
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Post by MotMot » Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:01 am

scott28tt wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:48 am
I have an Apple Tag in mine, less than £25 and works great.
Where do you hide it in the car Scott?

Scratch
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Post by Scratch » Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:26 am

Doesn't the map app on IOS tell you where the car is?

scott28tt
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Post by scott28tt » Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:29 am

MotMot wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:01 am
scott28tt wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:48 am
I have an Apple Tag in mine, less than £25 and works great.
Where do you hide it in the car Scott?

I can't tell you :lol:






(It's tucked away at the very back of one of the door bins with a double sided adhesive pad)
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Post by scott28tt » Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:33 am

Scratch wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:26 am
Doesn't the map app on IOS tell you where the car is?

Was that directed at me about Apple Tags?
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Post by Scratch » Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:37 am

scott28tt wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:33 am
Scratch wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:26 am
Doesn't the map app on IOS tell you where the car is?

Was that directed at me about Apple Tags?
No. Just a question. When I have parked my car somewhere I am not familiar with, I have always been able to locate it's whereabouts with the Map app on my iPhone.

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