How To Choose The Perfect GPS Tracker For Your Summer Sports Activities

Plan to play volleyball, basketball, tennis, golf, soccer, or another sport this summer? A tiny device that measures only a couple of inches in height and width could maximize your game, protect your belongings, and let loved ones know where you are during a match. GPS trackers, like those made and sold by LandAirSea (LAS), are lightweight and compact devices that you can pop into your sports bag or pocket on sports day. These affordable and discreet accessories generate location insights about your speed and location, making them must-haves this summer season.

Learn more about how to choose the ultimate tracker for summer sports activities below.

Connectivity With Your Smart Device

GPS trackers work by receiving signals from GPS satellites circling the Earth. Trackers then determine the exact location of anything attached to it, such as a sports bag, and send this data to your smartphone or tablet. That lets you check the location of your items on your device no matter how far you are from them.

The best GPS trackers connect with your smart device through a mobile app, like LAS units do via the Silvercloud app. When choosing a tracker, make sure the product is suitable for your device’s operating system, such as iOS and Android, and check that it syncs data in real time. The best products on the market let you track your items on live maps without any delay.

Determine Your GPS Tracker Use Case

Ask yourself why you need a GPS tracker for summer sports activities, and then choose a product that fulfills your objectives. GPS units support sports activities in various ways, such as measuring your speed during group games and tracking how far you’ve traveled on hikes and runs. Some GPS trackers are waterproof, making them a good choice for sports such as surfing, rafting, and kayaking.

Perhaps you want to keep your belongings safe when playing basketball, soccer, or another sport. In this instance, choose a tracker that lets you create a geofence, which is a virtual parameter around a real-world location, such as a park or sports arena. If an item attached to a GPS tracker leaves the area within its geofence, indicating a person has stolen that object, you’ll receive notifications on your phone or tablet.

Alternatively, you might want a tracker that tells loved ones where you are on sports day. In this instance, pick a product that lets you share real-time location information with family and friends so they know your whereabouts. If you don’t return home after a game, your loved ones can track your location and alert law enforcement if necessary.

In all of the above scenarios, LAS devices can help. Its Sharespot feature lets you share location data with law enforcement if someone has stolen your belongings and with loved ones who might be concerned about your whereabouts. Sharing location information with whomever you like only takes a few swipes of a finger. LAS products also generate speed alerts so you can measure and improve game performance and track your distance and routes during hikes and runs.

Think About Battery Life

GPS products on the market have different battery lives, ranging from a few days to several months. Choosing a tracker with a long-lasting battery will prevent you from having to continuously charge your device during the summer sports season. Products with short-lasting batteries will soon become a nuisance, especially if you lose juice before an important game.

You might want to consider a GPS product that connects directly to your vehicle’s OBD-II port, such as the LandAirSea Sync, removing the need for batteries and charging completely. These trackers won’t generate insights about sports performance. However, they can protect your car when it’s parked outside a venue and the belongings you keep inside the vehicle, such as your wallet, keys, and electronics. Depending on where you attach your tracker, products that utilize geofencing can send you notifications if someone tries to steal your vehicle or personal items.

Choose a Provider That Offers Excellent Customer Service and Affordable Pricing

While GPS trackers are affordable, you want to get your money’s worth. Choose a manufacturer that offers excellent customer service when setting up and activating your device. The company should have resources on its website that tell you how to use and troubleshoot your tracker, including videos and FAQs.

It should also be easy to contact the manufacturer of your GPS tracker if it malfunctions or stops working. The best companies let you talk to customer representatives via phone, email, or live chat and respond to your queries quickly.

Also, consider price when choosing a GPS tracking device. Many GPS device manufacturers will charge you for the tracking unit itself and then a monthly subscription fee to use it. Choose a company that lists its prices on its website and doesn’t require you to sign up for a long-term contract if you don’t want to. Plus, watch out for any hidden fees that aren’t advertised.

Historical Playback

GPS trackers that collect historical data about distance, speed, and location can improve your game. The best GPS devices have a historical playback feature, which lets you look back at your performance if a tracker was in your pocket. For example, you can find out how far you’ve traveled or what speed you ran during a specific match. By knowing this information, you can become better at your sport and hit new personal bests.

With LAS devices, you can access historical playback data from the Silvercloud app and print reports. LAS secures this historical data safely on its servers indefinitely, allowing you to access it at any time.

Why LAS Devices Are Perfect for Summer Activities

With more than 25 years of experience in the GPS surveillance sector, LAS has a range of devices that can boost your performance, protect your belongings from theft, and let loved ones know your whereabouts. Here are some products that might interest you:

LandAirSea 54

The LandAirSea 54 is small and discreet enough to fit inside your pocket or sports bag and attaches to various objects with its provided magnets. In addition to being dustproof and waterproof, the 54 supports all your favorite sports this summer and lets you share location information via its Sharespot feature. Other benefits of this product include speed alerts and arrival and departure notifications, which can let your teammates know when you are arriving and leaving a sports venue.

LandAirSea Sync

As previously mentioned, the LandAirSea Sync attaches to the OBD-II port in your vehicle, meaning it won’t support sports performance. However, it can protect your car and the items inside when it’s parked outside a venue for training or a game. The Sync’s OBD-II port connectivity means you don’t have to charge any batteries. Other features include historical playback, geofence alerts, and speed alerts.

LandAirSea Overdrive

The LandAirSea Overdrive has a battery that provides up to four times as much juice as the 54, so you might not have to charge it all summer. It’s also dustproof and waterproof and generates fence and speed alerts, helping you track your performance during sports games. Another feature of the Overdrive is dark mode, which lets you attach the device to an object when there’s limited visibility. You can also use the Overdrive to share information with loved ones and protect your vehicle and belongings on sports day.

Which LAS product should you choose for this season of sport? LAS can help! Contact us to find the best GPS trackers based on your circumstances.

Have Your Best Summer of Sport Yet With LAS

It can be difficult to choose the perfect GPS tracker for summer sports activities. However, you should consider a product that supports your specific sport, connects easily with your smart device, offers historical playback, has a long-lasting battery, and is manufactured by a company that provides excellent customer service and competitive pricing.

LAS devices are a fantastic choice for summer sports because they are waterproof and dustproof, are easy to set up and activate, have powerful batteries, and let you view historical data. LAS also offers world-class customer service and affordable pricing and provides online tutorials, videos, and FAQs for setting up, activating, and troubleshooting your device.

Order a GPS tracker today and get ready for a new season of sport! Or email ian.conley@landairsea.com to learn more about the best GPS units for your use case.