4 of the Best Bicycle GPS Tracking Devices: Anti-Theft Bike Trackers
For pretty obvious reasons, making sure your bike is locked up properly after cycling is always essential.
Whether you’re training, commuting or just cycling for pleasure, the last thing you want is your bike falling into the wrong hands because you forgot to make sure it was left safely and securely.
But if the worst case scenario should happen, having a GPS bike tracking device fitted discreetly on your bike can be a great help in your search to track it down if it has fallen into the wrong hands, or you simply forgot where you locked it.
Find a Small + Discreet Bike Tracker
Cheap GPS trackers are in no short supply, however the key to finding the best bike tracker is to find something that is small and discreet enough so that if a thief does take a fancy to your bike, they won’t spot the tracker and attempt to remove it.
By picking any bicycle tracker from these four, the hunt for your missing bike will be so much easier.
Made more for ‘backpackers’ or those with E-bikes, this tracker can be placed in a variety of positions, and is found inside a rear light, too.
By linking it with your mobile phone, the motion sensors will alert you via Bluetooth if and when your bike is being messed with, and enables you to track its location with Google Maps.
Also, while it can be recharged with a USB port, it can, alternatively, run on a dynamo or an E-bike battery, so your GPS will not run out as long as you keep moving.
For £130, you’ll get a year of online tracking, but for £212, you can treat yourself to keeping your bike tracked for life.
Not only while this track the whereabouts of your bike, but this model from Garmin also keeps you updated on your fitness while cycling, too.
It can be synced with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to track the bike live, and also offers a call and text alerts facility.
But maybe more impressively is its other functions; it tracks your speed, distance and time cycled, and the number of calories you’ve burned.
You also have the ability to compare your rides with previous ones, so the Garmin Edge won’t just keep you safe, it can help improve your fitness, too.
And if you like, you can buy it complete with a heart rate monitor for about £145. Admittedly, though, this little bike computer isn’t discreet and so may not serve best an anti-theft bike tracker.
This may look like your standard bicycle light, but the TKSTAR actually doubles up as a discreet GPS bike tracker.
With the accompanying app, you will be alerted if your bike isn’t where it should be, pick up audio from a discreet microphone embedded into the light, plus check the GPS history – with up to one year of history recorded.
For under £40, this is definitely one of the best cheap GPS bike trackers on the market.
While not built specifically for bikes, the tiny JUNEO GPS Tracker can be discreetly hidden anywhere on your bike, and work easily work when hidden under the seat or even as a hidden bike frame tracker.
This bike tracker requires a SIM card to use and is accurate to within 15 metres with the GPS technology.
Measuring just 47mm x 24mm x 18 mm, the JUNEO GPS Tracker has a built in magnet to make it easy to apply to a metal surface and has a long battery life with up to 200 hours of standby with its build in 600mA Li-ion battery.
Another great cheap bike tracker option
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