Consumer Report: Picking A GPS Data Logger
While most companies seeking a fleet tracking solution for business/vehicle management typically invest in real-time GPS trackers, those non-business people requiring a GPS tracking device, such as parents in need of a tracker to oversee driving activity of a senior or teenager, often opt instead for more cost-friendly GPS data loggers. Unlike the more commonly advertised real-time GPS trackers, data loggers provide users with the ability to manage driving activity and behaviors while not breaking the bank. Although the market is mostly saturated with real-time devices, there are still a number of different GPS data loggers for families and companies to choose from, making it difficult for prospective buyers to know which passive solution is best. After conducting thorough testing on a wide range of GPS data loggers to gauge performance and overall product efficiency, the vehicle management experts at GPS Tracker Shop are proud to announce that Driving Activity Reporter as the data logger that received the highest marks.
The Four Points Of Evaluation
Whenever a company does a test on a product they first need to determine which points of emphasis or most critical in a evaluation. After much discussion and debate, the analysts at GPS Tracker Shop decided on four major points of testing; battery-life, power options, antenna sensitivity and intangibles. Many GPS trackers that were tested scored high marks in one or maybe two of the pre-set categories, but the Driving Activity Reporter was the only device to rank highly in all four of the categories, giving the personal tracker title as the best no monthly fee GPS tracking device currently on the market.
1. Battery-Life The average GPS data logger records for approximately 30-15 hours of wheels in motion driving time on a standard set of batteries at the highest refresh rate set (every second). However, Driving Activity Reporter was able to record data every second for a little over 35 hours when equipped with a standard set of AA batteries. This battery-life expanded to approximately 100 hours when a higher grade battery was used, offering significantly more power than any other data logger on the market today!
2. Power Options Although GPS data loggers are more commonly used among consumers, businesses and police agencies as portable solutions, Driving Activity Reporter provides an outlet for users to connect the GPS tracker to a vehicle using a cigarette lighter adapter or hard-connect using wiring cables. Both the cigarette lighter adapter and wiring cables are accessories that do not come with the purchase of a Driving Activity Reporter, but it is still great to know that those looking for additional powering options have that ability.
3. Antenna Sensitivity Antenna sensitivity is actually very important when it comes to covert GPS tracking technology because majority of the time the GPS tracker will not have an optimum line of sight to the sky. This means that the GPS tracker will need to be able to record accurate data in less than ideal locations making antenna sensitivity very important.
4. Intangibles The passive GPS market is becoming increasingly saturated making it very difficult to compare different GPS tracking devices. That is why the fourth category of evaluation, intangibles, is so critical. After Driving Activity Reporter tested fantastic in terms of battery-life, offering users multiple powering options and providing great antenna sensitivity, our team noticed a couple of other great things about Driving Activity Reporter. First of all, the GPS tracker is backed by a one-year warranty by an American based company that has been working in the field of GPS tracking for over 15 years, something that very few if any companies can state, but most importantly that the Driving Activity Reporter is also backed with 24/7 technical support for free! Many people can get frustrated when it comes to using technological products and having access to free technical support is a great way to instill confidence in the buyer.
The best GPS data logger our experts have tested thus far has been Driving Activity Reporter and at a retail value of $169.00 anyone looking to monitor a car should consider this product.