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Garmin Tracker™ – Track What’s Important
Brought to you by the worldwide leader in GPS, Garmin Tracker — combined with a GPS-enabled Garmin tracking device (purchase required) — lets you track what’s important while on the go.
Garmin Tracker is a free, unique app that’ll help keep tabs on whatever’s important to you. Got a little one walking to school? No sweat — clip a Garmin tracking device to their backpack. Got a frisky mutt with a specialty for sneaking out of the yard? (Bad Rex!) Attach a Garmin tracking device to Rex’s collar. You’ll be able to see the location of all of your devices using the handy dandy Garmin Tracker app.
Not only does the app let you view your device’s location directly from your smartphone, it also lets you draw geofences, view track history, and adjust your tracking device settings.
(Let’s review: A geofence is a virtual boundary around an area of your choosing. When you set up a geofence for your tracking device, you can set a preference to notify you by email and/or text message when it enters or exits.)
So, back to your little one — say you want to know when they arrive safely at school. You can use the app to draw a geofence around the school and set your preferences to receive an email and/or text message once they enter that geofence. It’s that simple.
And then there’s Rex, your sneaky mutt. Using the app, draw a geofence around your house and yard. Once you get the notification that Rex has left the yard for a stroll through the neighborhood, grab your smartphone and go. Finding him is a breeze because Garmin Tracker will show you his location on a map. Catching him and bringing him home — that may be a different story.
Here’s how you get started:
1. Get yourself a Garmin tracking device.
2. Register and activate your device in your Garmin account at https://my.garmin.com.
3. Download the free app to your smartphone.
What you can do with the app:
1. View the location of your Garmin tracking device on your smartphone on an easy-to-read map.
2. Draw, edit or delete geofences.
3. View track history of your device.
4. Set up email and/or text message notifications.
5. Adjust your device settings.
With Garmin Tracker, everything needed to locate and control your tracking device is in the palm of your hand.
What's New in Version 2.2
New Supported Languages
Love the app; found a workaround for "Loading..." bug
I love this app, but like many reviewers I find occasions when it won't open. It just says "Loading...." Thanks to a post by Zarwin (July 2012), I was able to get past the Loading screen:
Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services (at the very bottom) > Compass Calibration. Turn it off. Go back to the app and open it. Mine opened immediately. Now, go back to the Compass Calibration and turn it back on.
I would give this app 5 stars if it weren't for the flaw. If users have to find the fix (July 2012), and the fix isn't implemented in a timely fashion, then the app developers don't deserve the added stars. My extra star goes to ZARWIN who pointed me to the culprit for the app hang. Thanks Zarwin. :)
The device will not be supported soon
I was having some issue with my tracker service and garmin said that Att is changing over the service and the unit will be absolete in a year or so. The unit runs on the 2g network which Att is getting rid of. So I really don't think there will be to many upgrades and concerns about this product in the future. It was fun and the service was cheap while it lasted.
Bought the tracker for my dog, but have had zero luck with this. Despite having 4G LTE AT&T in my area, the satellites can NEVER "communicate" with the tracker when it is on the dog. The only time I can get it to work is when it has a CLEAR view of the sky and nothing within a 2 foot diameter of the device. Also have never received a geofence notification when after leaving the geofence. Battery life is drastically less than advertised but workable.
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- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: Oct 18, 2012
- Version: 2.2
- Size: 5.7 MB
- Languages: English, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
- Seller: Garmin International
- © 2012 Garmin International, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.