1. Vyncs GPS Tracker: Best for long-term tracking
The Vyncs GPS monitors your location, as well as your driving habits, engine diagnostics, battery life, maintenance requirements, recall notices, and fuel levels. It’s also the cheapest GPS on our list, and it can help you save money on your auto insurance.
- Engine warnings
- Low annual fee
- System for grading drivers
- App to track your mileage
- Assist on the road
- Long-term dedication
- Location updates will be delayed.
- Fee for activation
Vyncs assesses your driving and provides you with a Tip Performance Index (TPI) score, which can help you save money on vehicle insurance. VyncsMiles, a free companion app that can track mileage and categorize it by personal and corporate use, is compatible with Amazon Alexa.
Instead of month-to-month contracts, Vyncs uses one-year contracts. If you’re planning on tracking your vehicle’s location for a long time, this type of pricing can save you money.
You can also look into Vync’s Basic, Premium, and Pro plans, which include features like roadside assistance. Commercial customers that want to keep an eye on their personnel during deliveries or routes can use Vyncs’ Fleet service.
The OBD plug-in GPS device costs roughly $90 and includes a one-year membership to the basic plan (plus a $40 one-time activation fee). The annual renewal fee is roughly $79, which comes out to about $6.58 each month. That’s a fantastic deal!
We don’t like that the default refresh time is three minutes and that the fastest refresh time (15 seconds) costs extra. It’s also a little difficult to navigate the user interface.
2. MOTOsafety GPS Tracker: Best for new drivers
The easy-to-install and inexpensive MOTOsafety GPS Tracker earned our top ranking for new adolescent drivers with a driving instruction course for teens, Google Maps route replay, geofencing, and customized location alerts.
Having a GPS tracker like this can make it easy to enforce their curfew, whether they’re out with friends or participating in extracurricular activities.
- Replay route on Google Maps
- Course for teen drivers
- Acceleration sensitivity
- Speed limits that aren’t accurate
This tracking device costs roughly $20 with a $19.99 monthly subscription. You will not be required to sign a contract or pay a cancellation fee, but you must contact the company to cancel.
The bundled driver training software, which includes instructional information and practice quizzes to assist your youngster to prepare for their driving test, is one of our favorites.
The daily driving report card on the mobile app is also useful, but the stats can be confusing. Because Google Maps’ speed restrictions aren’t always precise, MOTOsafety may report you as speeding when you aren’t.
Katie McEntire, a safety specialist, plugged the MOTOsafety vehicle GPS tracker onto a car’s OBD connection.
Normal quick acceleration, such as when merging onto a busy highway, can also be detrimental. Before taking your teen’s car keys away due to a poor MOTOsafety driving report, we recommend taking them for a test drive and verifying the sensitivity.
3. Bouncie: Best for vehicle maintenance
Bouncie is a newcomer to the GPS monitoring game, but it offers all of the finest features of other popular trackers, such as smart assistant compatibility. As a result, we anticipate it moving to the top.
- Alerts about vehicle maintenance
- Tracking your mileage
- The monthly subscription charge is low.
- Alerts for vehicles operating in real time
- Bullet Flashing Light (Con)
- Alexa command problems (Con Bullet)
Bouncie connects to your vehicle’s OBD connection and provides basic geofencing as well as real-time speed, hard braking, and acceleration alarms. It also keeps track of petrol levels, vehicle maintenance, and other car-related activities such as annual emissions inspections.
We enjoy that you can check the petrol in your car or inquire when your registration is due with your Amazon Echo.
The device also records and tracks your mileage, which is useful if you need to track mileage for business purposes.
Kasey Tross, a safety expert, had a Bouncie GPS vehicle tracker fitted in her car.
Bouncie’s tracking services are only $8 per month. When it comes to pricing, it’s a close second to Vyncs, but without the long-term commitment. If you want to track three vehicles, you’ll save $20 per month if you sign up for all three.
The green flashing light that never appears to turn off (black electrical tape to the rescue) and some odd Alexa command errors were the device’s only drawbacks.
4. SpyTec STI GL300 GPS Tracker: Best portable tracker
The two-inch SpyTec STI GL300 GPS Tracker can be stuffed into a pocket or affixed to your vehicle’s underside.
- It’s small enough to fit in pockets and bags.
- There is a 30-day cancellation policy available.
- Capable of tracking more than just vehicles
- It is battery-operated and must be recharged.
- The OBD port on your car isn’t compatible.
- More funds for more efficient tracking
Because this tracking device is battery-powered, you’ll have to charge it on a regular basis. The manufacturer claims a battery life of two weeks, but it’s more like eight to ten days.
You’ll spend roughly $25 per month for monitoring, and you’ll only get location updates every 60 seconds unless you pay more for speedier tracking. There are no contracts or cancellation fees, and we appreciate the 30-day no-hassle cancellation policy offered by SpyTec.
5. Optimus 2.0 GPS Tracker
The SpyTec and the Optimus 2.0 GPS Tracker are cousins. The Optimus is significantly larger than the Optimus, but both are compact, battery-operated vehicle tracking systems. The Optimus has a longer battery life and charges $20 per month.
- Every 5 seconds, the location can be updated (with an upgrade)
- Can be hidden in a vehicle’s bags or pockets.
- Has less experience with fluid tracking
We found the location tracking to be more of a connect-the-dots experience than the seamless turn-by-turn experience offered by other apps, but this is dependent on the monthly plan you purchase. It could be smoothed out by upgrading to updates every five seconds.