The number of GPS tracking devices that have arrived on the market lately has increased quite a lot, probably as an answer to customers' desire to be able to keep an eye out on their property (or relatives) in a very fast and easy manner. And that's exactly what the people over at Rocky Mountain Tracking are offering with their new GPS TracKing, namely a fairly affordable solution for tracking one's position and whereabouts at all times.
According to the manufacturer, the TracKing is about the size of two AA batteries, measuring 3.01 inches x 1.95 inches x 1.40 inches, which makes it small enough to avoid detection. Furthermore, it can be attached to pretty much any part of a vehicle, since it's water resistant and also comes equipped with a magnet.
The TracKing is built around a high-performance GPS receiver, which tunes to up 16 satellites at the same time. The device will monitor the length of each trip, addresses and duration of stops along the way, direction and speed at which the vehicle traveled, and arrival address. The TracKing has quite a good level of positioning accuracy (around 2.5 meters) and, once recorded, all of the aforementioned data can be downloaded to one's computer via its USB port and software. TracKing data may be viewed as a data log, street map or satellite imagery.
The device is powered by two AA batteries, which provide an estimated functioning life of around 80 hours. However, its internal memory allows it to record even more data, namely somewhere in the vicinity of 100 hours of driving time information. Plus, in order to conserve battery life, the TracKing sports a battery saving feature, which automatically shuts down the device after not detecting any movement for around 2 minutes.
As expected from such a device (especially one that requires no subscription whatsoever), the price point is a fairly steep one, as the TracKing sells for around 270 US dollars. However, on the long term, it could actually prove to be a much safer investment than any of the other similar devices that are accompanied by a subscription (with the end price being generally a lot steeper than customers would be willing to pay).We are just a few, but there are many of you, Softpedia users, out there. That's why we thought it would be a good idea to create an email address for you to help us a little in finding gadgets we missed. Interesting links are bound to be posted with recognition going mainly to those who submit. The address is .