Indestructible GPS devices can play an instrumental role in fleet tracking. These devices may be placed in the trunk of a vehicle and will continue to track the vehicle even in the event of an accident. Business owners concerned about their fleet tracking options have several choices in terms of indestructible GPS devices. The first option is a stand-alone GPS device that always remains attached to the vehicle. The second option is to purchase a protective case that will render a device, such as an iPhone, relatively indestructible. Both options, along with other solutions, will be reviewed.
Stand Alone GPS Devices
Though the Spark Nano 2.0 is one of the smallest and best selling GPS tracking devices, the product is only termed durable, but not indestructible. The device measures 1.5 inches by 1.5 inches. For an almost indestructible GPS device, the iTrail would probably be one of the best choices. The exterior is tough enough to withstand the extreme weather, but small enough to remain undetected. iTrail is water resistant and provides 120 hours of continual tracking.
The silicone casing enables the devices a water resistant nature. The device is discreet and fits into the palm of a person’s hand. The reports of the tracking devices may be obtained online. When the device is not in use, the device will enter sleep mode. If you are hiking or biking, your route may be recorded.
Spark Nano 2.0.
This device is worth mentioning because of its size and it ability to withstand extreme temperatures. The Spark Nano 2.0 will operate in temperatures ranging from -40 degrees Fahrenheit to 185 degrees Fahrenheit. The device is also water resistant.
Live Wire is capable of withstanding temperatures from -22 degrees Fahrenheit to 158 degrees Fahrenheit. The enclosure is water resistant and is reportedly durable in rugged outdoor situations.
Other Indestructible GPS Devices
Numerous cellular phones are equipped with their own GPS systems or GPS applications. These tracking devices may be useful, but the phone itself is relatively fragile. Magellan created an indestructible and waterproof iPhone and iPod tough case for people that spend a significant amount of time outdoors. It also may be useful for the clumsy ones among us who are prone to dropping our phones. You know who you are.
The waterproof protective covering makes the phone approximately three times as thick as the iPhone 3GS and four times as thick as the iPhone 4, but the protective covering is useful nonetheless. The device is not so heavy or cumbersome that it detracts from the overall design of the iPhone.
With the device, consumers may immerse their iPhone for 30 minutes up to one metre in depth. iPhone users that are also outdoor enthusiasts, construction workers, bicyclists, hikers and sailing enthusiasts will consider this protective measure worth the investment. The user will not only have the GPS at their disposal, but also the phone if there is a signal in their area. The protective covering costs $200, but most people consider this well worth the investment.
The device, however, may not be the best for covert surveillance, since the device will remain on the physical person instead of the vehicle. The Magellan is the only device that is termed indestructible. There may be other devices that could withstand the punishment, but we’re not about to find out!
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