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Tech Review: GPS Snitch

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Posted May 1, 2008 - By Eugene Morton

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GPS Snitch

What You Need to Know

  • It uses GPS technology along with GSM cell networks to gather all the data like location and speed, so this means you have to be in GSM cell phone coverage
  • You can also "arm" the Snitch so it has motion detection or a perimeter alert, and it will send emails or text messages when it moves
  • Send commands via your cell phone like turning it on or arming it
  • Everything is easily laid out and all the most used features are really simple
  • You can set up schedules to track, continuously get locations and set up alerts for your cell phone
  • It saves all your previous locations and alerts
  • It's a fun gadget, but it's also a great car theft solution


Price

  • $400 plus $30 activation fee, plus a monthly fee which can be up to $25 a month
  • At the end of the day, you're gonna pay about $450 to start, and about $700 after the first year
  • At it's cheapest, LoJack is about $900 a year
  • The Snitch is cheaper, but it doesn't necessarily always have coverage, and it might not repel thieves.
  • It's expensive for a toy, but it's an excellent tool.
  • If you're looking for an anti-theft device that's portable and easy to use, buy this. You won't be disappointed

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