|Item Weight||1.4 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||4.5 x 0.8 x 1.2 inches|
|Item model number||TrackStick II|
Telespial TrackStick - GPS tracking logger - 1 MB
- Records the complete travel activities of your vehicle.
- GPS Receiver is the size of a memory stick.
- Easy to install and to use.
- Weight: 1.5 oz. Dimensions: 4.50" X 1.25" X 0.75".
- All-inclusive package, no need to purchase additional software or hardware.
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The Track Stick II is designed to be concealed inside of the vehicle, allowing you to record the complete travel activities of your vehicle anywhere..anytime. Automatically keep track of your vehicle including it's location, stops, length of stop, miles driven, speed, and more. This vehicle tracker is the most COST EFFECTIVE GPS tracking system on the market! This TrackStick II is a powerful tracking device that utilizes the Global Positioning System (GPS) technology developed by the Department of Defense. With amazing accuracy, this GPS vehicle tracker produces comprehensive reports on all travel activity. Track Stick II can track a vehicle, tells how long the vehicle remained at any given destination, and notes the speed of the vehicle and provide details of suspicious vehicle activities. Use the Free GOOGLE Earth Mapping Software and get satellite imagery of the locations the Track Stick was at and with the FastTrack feature get Route Tracing with the ability to zoom in to street level mapping. With Trackstick II a computer screen can guide your family and friends on a virtual tour of your vacation. This tracking device is conveniently powered by just two (2) AAA batteries. Proprietary low power GPS technology will keep the Trackstick II running for up to a full week and the 1Mb flash memory ensures that the Trackstick II will log weeks or even months of travel histories. Using the latest in GPS mapping technologies from Google Earth, your exact location can be shown on satellite-based maps and 3D geographical terrain. With the detachable belt clip, it can be carried on a belt, in a bag or purse, or covertly installed and placed on anything that moves. User selectable features allow the record time to be changed from an interval of every 5 seconds, or from 1 minute to every 15 minutes. The informations can easily be downloaded to your computer via the USB port and quickly viewed on Google Earth's 3D model of the planet. Weight: 1.5 oz.
Top customer reviews
I purchased the TrackStick to help record some remote trips I took where I wanted to be able to look back, see where I had been and tie my travels back to other items like photos, events, activities.
The TrackStick seemed to do a good job of this, although there were several areas for suggested improvement:
- Good GPS & Time record of where you were
- Excellent auto-interface to Google Earth for visual recreation of your route
- Fairly simple On/Off operation
- Accompanying software is fairly straightforward and functional
- Documentation fair, could use some better examples
- Quality of body construction poor, injection molded plastic seems crude
- On/Off switch stiff and doesn't give a positive feeling of
- Limited memory - comes with 1 MegaByte which is tiny and cheap by today's standards
- Limited battery life
- Inability to configure unit (e.g., extend interval between data collection points)
- Support and documentation OK, but could be better
My intended use was for trips where I'd be out for 4 - 7 days at a time. Changing batteries on such trips is problematic (weight and annoyance of having to change batteries daily) as was having to download and erase the unit's data before it filled up (have to carry a laptop to unload and erase data). I would have liked to have simply turned the unit on and forgotten about it, then downloaded and analyzed the data after my trip. Because of the relatively short battery life (2 - 3 days max under best conditions) and small memory size (ran out of recording memory after a day and a half), it was not as good a fit as I'd like. In my pre-trip experiments, I discovered the shortcomings and decided the best way I could deal with these were to turn the unit on for short periods of time and then turn it off. Not ideal, but OK. Documentation hints at ways to deal with limits, but apparently misleading. I contacted their support which was poor to fair, ultimately didn't "fix" my issues and seemed to confirm my findings.
All said, unit does what it is advertised to do, but beware of limitations if they would affect your usage model.
I have to agree with with the review mentioning rechargeable batteries, definitely a good idea to have, especially when traveling, but from what you get out of a Trackstick, they are more than worth it and always come in handy for other things.
The GPS tracking seems to be easily blocked by almost anything. In a car, it might work if it is taped to the outside roof of the car. It seldom work consistently when it was placed on the dash of a vehicle. If it was concealed it seldom worked. The batteries do not seem to last as long as advertised on the companies web site.
When I upgraded my computer to Windows 7 and tried to download a new version of the TrackStick it never downloaded until at least 6 months after I upgraded to Windows 7. When I tried to contact the company for support they never replied to my requests for assistance.
I wish I had never wasted my money on it. I would have had more pleasure flushing my money down a toilet.