The Importance of GPS Tracking for Autumnal Road Trips

As autumn brings cooler weather, many people will head out on road trips to enjoy colorful fall foliage. Before you leave for your autumnal road trip, consider getting a GPS tracker. LandAirSea (LAS) has several options that can help make your trip safer and more enjoyable.

Why should you take a GPS tracker on your road trip?

Plan the Perfect Fall Road Trip

Some roads have become popular destinations for tourists seeking fall colors. A GPS tracker helps you plan the perfect road trip by letting you:

  • Choose efficient routes.
  • Avoid high-traffic areas.
  • Designate places you want to stop during your road trip.

Afterward, you can use your GPS tracker to view every mile of your journey. That way, you can mark areas you want to revisit and places you don’t want to visit again.

Popular Routes for Beautiful Fall Colors

Some drives renowned for their fall colors include parts of:

Always Remember Where You Parked

You don’t have to spend your whole road trip inside a car. Many popular places for autumn road trips have trails and other attractions you can explore.

A GPS tracker ensures you always know where you parked your car.

Let’s say you enter a trail, spend a few hours enjoying nature, and emerge from the woods at a different trailhead. It’s an easy mistake to make. As long as you have a GPS tracker in your car, you can use your mobile device to walk back to the location without getting turned around.

Read our blog post, Leveraging GPS Trackers for Spring Hikes, to get more tips about using GPS on hiking trips.

Prevent Vehicle Theft

What happens if you come back from a trail, restaurant, or other tourist destination to find that someone has stolen your car?

GPS trackers can make it much easier for you to recover your vehicle. The SilverCloud app has a feature that lets you share location information with police and other trusted people. Send the local police your vehicle’s location so they can safely approach the area and reclaim your property.

If someone manages to steal your vehicle without getting caught, you can give the GPS data to your insurance company to get a replacement as soon as possible.

Stay Connected to Your Travel Companions

You probably want to enjoy your autumn road trip with friends or family members. GPS trackers help ensure that you stay connected so no one gets lost and you can follow your itinerary.

Simply give each person in your group a GPS tracker before they go their separate ways. You can use the SilverCloud app on your mobile device to see where they are. If someone gets lost, you can send someone to rescue them. If someone just gets behind schedule, you can anticipate when they’ll arrive and adjust your plans accordingly.

GPS Trackers for Your Autumnal Road Trip

LAS has three GPS trackers that can make your autumnal road trip even more enjoyable.

LAS 54

The LAS 54 is a compact, lightweight GPS tracker you can carry in your pocket or connect to your vehicle. It has a waterproof exterior, so you can take it on wet trails without worry.

The LAS 54 comes with an internal battery that should last about 25 hours between charges. The precise amount of time you get from the battery depends on factors like how frequently the tracker communicates its location.

This is the perfect GPS device for people who want to use their tracker inside and outside of their cars.

LAS Overdrive

The Overdrive has a slightly larger size than the LAS 54. It still has a lightweight, dustproof, and waterproof design that makes it easy to carry anywhere, though.

By choosing the Overdrive, you get an even longer battery life for increased peace of mind.

If you don’t want to think about your GPS tracker’s battery on your fall adventure, the Overdrive is a good option for you.

LAS SYNC

The LAS SYNC plugs directly into your vehicle’s OBD-II port, so you never need to worry about charging it. As long as your vehicle has power, the SYNC will work.

Since the SYNC stays connected to your vehicle, it’s not the best option for someone who wants to do a lot of walking during their trip. You could, however, keep the SYNC in your car and carry the 54 or Overdrive in your pocket, purse, or backpack.

Choose the Right GPS Tracker for Your Fall Road Trip

Not sure which GPS tracker fits your needs best? We’re here to help! Reach out to ian.conley@landairsea.com to learn more about GPS trackers from LandAirSea. We’re dedicated to helping you choose the best option for your adventure.