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GPS tracker

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by ‘19toycoma, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:02 PM
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    ‘19toycoma

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    Hey TW, any recommendations on a gps tracker? I’m looking for one I can place anywhere on the car with a long battery life. I hear there’s some out there that have no fees ever, but not a deal breaker. I don’t care about all the features, just location. Ideas? Thanks
     
  2. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:13 PM
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    I’m guessing it’s hooked up to the truck? Is there a monthly fee? Does it work with OEM?
     
  3. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:35 PM
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    Does it notify you if the alarm goes off?
     
  4. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:38 PM
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    Some do. GPS/alarm/auto start/pages you/long battery life(2 months+)no fees(questionable). All the ones I’ve seen with these features have a monthly/annual fee
     
  7. Jun 18, 2019 at 4:43 AM
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    8 months after they broke the app, I once again can see the status of my vehicle(outbound communication) with the MyCar Controls app (available in branded versions, including 12v Solutions). The inbound communications worked so if I told it to lock the doors, it would, I just wouldn't get the verification back.
     
  9. Jun 18, 2019 at 2:17 PM
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    That is also another branded version.

    My app worked great at the beginning of last November. 2 weeks later it didn't. I notified their tech support. I also noticed their app had been updated between the time I knew it was working and the time I knew it wasn't working properly.

    Spent time and effort trying to get it to work following their direction.
    I have a nice collection of e-communications with them. They stopped communicating with me about 4 months ago.
    A week or so ago I noticed it working. I noticed the app had been updated the day before.
    They didn't bother to tell me that. Great customer service MyCarControls.

    I realize getting an app to work across many devices is difficult. But they totally ignored the info about it worked before their update and didn't after their update.

    And 8 months without a correctly working service that I had paid for with the product purchase.
    Good customer service would offer to extend that for the 8 months I wasn't fully able to use their product.

    EDIT Let me add that as a courtesy, I notified them that is was once again working properly.
     
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  10. Jun 18, 2019 at 4:23 PM
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    Blockhead

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    Why do you want to track your truck, in the event that it’s stolen?
     
  11. Jun 18, 2019 at 6:21 PM
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    To notify the Police where your truck is so they can get it. Or if you’re a heavy pipe hitting honest citizen you may want to get it yourself.

     
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  12. Jun 18, 2019 at 6:34 PM
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    I like OPs idea of hiding it anywhere on the vehicle. If I were a car thief, first thing I'd check is if anything is plugged into the diagnostic port and pull it out.
     
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  13. Jun 19, 2019 at 3:50 AM
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    You could get a dash cam like the thinkware f800 pro which has tracking ability and accident notification. You can set a geofence to notify you when the vehicle is out of a certain area.
     
  14. Jun 19, 2019 at 2:11 PM
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    I guess I lead a boring life. Getting my truck stolen is not on my radar at all, that’s why I have insurance.
     
  15. Jun 21, 2019 at 4:31 PM
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