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Do you need help choosing a tracker?

We are not tied to supply just one tracker type

We can offer impartial advice based on your event location

All trackers use satellites to determine their location

How they transmit their location is where they differ:

  • Some transmit via mobile networks

  • Others transmit via satellite​

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"If your event is in the UK, in an area such as the Dartmoor, Exmoor, the Lakes or Peaks then the LTE/GSM trackers will almost always give you the most reliable performance. There may be a few small areas of low or no coverage but overall they will perform very well.

If your event is in the most remote parts of Scotland, Brecon Beacons or Snowdonia, SPOT or inReach trackers may better suited. inReach are the most reliable device in remote areas due to the high number of satellites they communicate with

For overseas events in very remote locations, or where you need two-way SMS as well as 100% global coverage, then we would alwasy recommend inReach trackers"I

LTE / GSM Trackers

Best for UK or most European Events

Transmit via all mobile networks 4G / 2G

Will still work in places where your mobile phone will not perform

 

Lightweight, around 90 grams

Location update every 10s - 5 mins

6-day battery life - USB-C rechargable

£21.70 to hire one for a 3-day expedition

 

Purchase option

Tracker cost  - £125.00 + VAT

Subscription - £8.00 per month + VAT

SPOT Trackers

Best for remote parts of Scotland and Wales

Transmit via line of sight satellite

  (limited transmission under trees, valleys)

150 grams

Location update every 5 minutes

4 x AAA batteries (1-2 weeks life)

£27.70 to hire for a 3-day event

 

Purchase option

Tracker cost  - £129.00 + VAT

Subscription - £20.50 per month

inReach Trackers

Best for global Expeditions

Transmit via satellite (Iridium network)

100% global coverage

 

100 grams (mini) / 220 grams (Explorer+, 66i))

Location update every 10 minutes

2-way SMS (40 credits included)

Maps & navigation

Weather/Marine updates (cost per message)

2 to 14 day battery (varies on model /use)

£53.50 to hire for a one week

 

Purchase option

Tracker cost  - £339.00 (mini) £550.00 (66i)

Subscription - £40 per month

We took an LTE, a SPOT and a inReach models out on a test route to review them alongside each other. View the video to see the result.