iDRIVE Livetrack GPS Tracker
LiveTrack GPS Tracker
The new LiveTrack GPS Tracker from iDRIVE Australia is a small yet advanced GPS vehicle tracker that can be used to locate and track your car at anytime using your smartphone and the free iCar phone App. And not just cars … the LiveTrack can be used for tracking your boat, motorbike, houseboat, jet-ski, heavy machinery, tool trailer – in fact, anything with a battery! The LiveTrack uses GPS satellites to determine the exact location of the tracker and then uses the mobile phone network to transfer that location data directly to your smartphone.
And there are all sorts of reasons why you might need LiveTrack. It is not just a simple matter of preventing or detecting theft, although it is a very effective tool in that regard. You might want to keep track of your staff or loved ones while they are out on the road. You might want to know exactly where your friends or family are located while out in the boat, in case they get into difficulties and need assistance. Whatever your reason may be, you can rest assured that the LiveTrack will put your mind at ease.
How Does it Work?
The LiveTrack uses GPS satellites to determine the exact location of the tracker and then uses the mobile phone network to transfer that location data directly to your smartphone. Using the free iCar App, your Android phone or iPhone will allow you to see where the tracker is located. You can also view where the tracker has been on previous days using the Location History feature. You can set up a Geofence or virtual boundary so that you will be alerted if the tracker goes out of that boundary. When you park your car or boat you can also activate the Parking Monitor and, you will receive an alert on your phone as soon as your tracker starts moving! You can add an unlimited number of trackers to your phone app, so you rest assured knowing all of your vehicles/toys are accounted for.
You can even share your trackers location with others so multiple people will know where the tracker is located at anytime. This can only be done by sharing your tracker’s unique number and password, safeguarding you from anyone else being able to track it. People who you have given permission to share the tracking of your car or boat or?? can only view where the tracker is at the present time – they cannot set a Geofence or view History or turn on your Parking Monitor or change any other settings … only you as the primary owner can do that!
How Much Does it Cost to Run?
After purchasing your LiveTrack there are no ongoing subscription or management fees! So the only ongoing cost is the data usage on your SIM card and, in the case of the pre-fitted ALDI SIM card, that will be only about $15 per year!
What warranty does it come with?
We work hard to ensure the quality of our products are second to none and iDRIVE Australia will guarantee your LiveTrack for 12 months to be free from material and workmanship defects. Please hold on to your proof of purchase and contact us if any problems should arise. This warranty is available to the original owner of the product and is not transferable. iDRIVE Australia reserves the right to replace, repair or refund at our discretion and all costs associated with returning the product shall be borne by the customer seeking warranty.
How Easy is it to Install?
The LiveTrack has no external GPS or GSM/mobile phone network antennas so it can be installed pretty much anywhere. Installation is as simple as it gets, firstly you need to register your Aldi sim card at www.aldimobile.com.au/choose-activate/ (full instructions in the box), The SIM card has $5 prepaid credit on it that will generally last at least 3 months but the SIM card needs to be activated for the tracker to work. Although you can use SIM cards from other telcos we use the ALDI Telstra SIM card as it offers 12 month expiry on data usage and has very good coverage on the Telstra network. You can add credit to your SIM card at any time by simply logging on to your new ALDI account. Even with the most frequent location updates $15 credit should last a full year!
If you prefer to use an alternative SIM card such as Telstra mobile, Vodafone or Optus you can replace the pre-fitted SIM card with the SIM card of your choice. In these cases you may have to set up a new APN specific to the SIM card brand you are using and be aware that these telcos may charge you monthly fees as part of their data plans and this may be more expensive than the ALDI rate.
The physical installation of the LiveTrack unit is a breeze, with just a simple positive (+) and negative (–) two wire connection. Connect the RED (+) wire to a constant power supply and BLACK wire to Ground. We recommend not to mount the tracker under heavy metallic objects as it can interfere with the precision of the signal – under the dash near the windscreen is an ideal location that is effective and hard to find. Now just download the free iCAR smart phone app, setup your LiveTrack and away you go!
How to use the iDRIVE
With four driving modes and twenty adjustable settings the iDRIVE is sure to have the perfect throttle response for any driving style or situation.
Economy mode reduces the throttle response passed factory levels, the higher you set the iDRIVE the more dampened your throttle response becomes. Economy mode is perfectly suited to offroad and low traction driving situations; by dampening your throttle response and having a more controlled application of power to your wheels you can significantly improve your vehicles traction capabilities. Economy mode is also great for low speed towing situations where you don't want to be constantly jerking on the throttle and overcorrecting your steering.
Ultimate performance mode increases your throttle response, the higher you set the iDRIVE the more aggressive your throttle response becomes. Ultimate Mode has 9 settings and can be grouped into three stages. Ultimate mode 1-3: Everyday driving with smooth acceleration. Ultimate mode 4-6: Sportier, more responsive acceleration, great for use around town where short bursts of acceleration are needed. Ultimate mode 7-9: Strap yourself in and activate launch control, instant throttle response, beast mode, don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Automatic control mode is a set and forget mode which automatically selects the best throttle response based on your current driving habits. If you are in traffic and accelerating gently the iDRIVE will automatically choose a reduced level of throttle response. If you accelerate hard for overtaking or just even just for fun the iDRIVE will choose a mode with an increased level of throttle response. Automatic Control mode is what makes iDRIVE the most intelligent throttle controller on the market.