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Trace™ Theft-Alert Tracking Device

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Model # 15149297 | Mfg # SPOT TRACE

The SPOT Trace offers advanced theft-alert tracking for anything. Instantly receive a text or email when your most valuable assets move, or follow them on Google Maps™ anytime on your phone or computer. Custom tracking options allow you to select the rate at which updates are sent—every 2 1/2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 minutes. Affordable and easy to use, SPOT Trace is a no-brainer for your cars, boats, motorcycles, toys and other valuables. No worries.

Trackable assets: Vehicles, Watercraft, Aircraft, Motorcycles, UTVs/ATVs, Toy Haulers, Equipment, Valuables

SPOT Trace Services

  • Basic Service: SPOT Trace automatically sends a SMS text/email with your asset’s GPS coordinates once movement has been detected. View the asset’s GPS coordinates anytime online via the SPOT Trace app. Basic service allows you to customize your Trace to track every 5, 10, 30 or 60 minutes. Also, customize your device’s dock mode, movement alert, status, low battery and power off settings. Subscription is $99.99 per year or $9.99 per month.
  • Extreme Tracking Upgrade: Enjoy even greater assurance with Extreme Tracking. Enjoy all the features of Basic Service, with the added benefit of being able to track your asset’s GPS coordinates every 2 1/2 minutes. $99.99 per year or $9.99 per month plus Basic Service.
  • Product Replacement Program: Quickly replace a damaged, lost or stolen SPOT Trace. Never lose the sense of security and peace-of-mind you get with SPOT Trace. $17.99 per year or 1$.99 per month plus $30 deductible.

Specifications

  • Activation Method: Automatic
  • Coverage: Virtually all continental US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Australia, parts of South America, Northern Africa, and North-Eastern Asia, offshore of these areas
  • GPS: Internal high-sensitivity GPS receiver
  • Battery Type: Energizer Ultimate Lithium 8x L92 batteries (included), line power with a 5V USB connection (included, NOT waterproof), (4) AAA Energizer® NiMH rechargeable NH12 batteries (sold separately)
  • Battery Life: Powered Off: 24 Months; Tracking: ~ 3.5 to 156 days
  • Subscription: Basic Service ($99.99/yr.); Extreme Tracking Service ($99.99/yr.); Product Replacement ($17.99/yr.)
  • Message Type: Tracking, Movement Alerts, Dock Mode, Power Off Message, Low Battery Message, Status Message
  • Dimensions: 2 3/16"W x 2 11/16"H x 15/16"D
  • Weight: 3.1oz.
  • Mounts Included: Reversible mounting bracket, industrial strength double-sided tape, adhesive grip pad, adhesive hook and loop tape
  • Included Accessories: Eight lithium batteries, 5V USB power cable, mounting accessories
  • Waterproof Rating: IPX7
  • Warranty: One year for defects in workmanship

 

Owners Manual

Trace™ Theft-Alert Tracking Device

Dimensions 2 3/16" Width x 2 11/16" Height x 15/16" Depth
Features Waterproof
Minimum Requirements Subscription Required
Warranty Details One Year Against Defects in Workmanship

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SPOT Trace Theft-Alert Tracking Device
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (4)
  • Reliable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large boats (3)
  • Small boats (3)
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    • Advanced (4)

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5.0

I would buy this product again

By Rick

from Sarasota Florida

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Easy To Adjust
  • Lightweight
  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Tracking my boat

    Comments about SPOT Trace Theft-Alert Tracking Device:

    For tracking my boat if stolen

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It works!

    By Ed

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Accessories for external power
    • Batteries last long time
    • Easy To Install
    • Internet tracking
    • Reliable
    • Waterproof

    Cons

    • Does not recharge batteries

    Best Uses

    • Large Boats
    • Motorcycles
    • Outdoor
    • Small Boats
    • Tracking in remote areas

    Comments about SPOT Trace Theft-Alert Tracking Device:

    This product works as advertised. It will track your boat, car, motorcycle, bicycle, anything, anywhere, anytime. It's setup to send you email immediately when your unit (boat) moves from it's position. You can go onto the interest and see where your unit is and where it's been. I use a velcro attachment that allows me to move it from one unit to another. The spot must have a clear view of the sky, that is unobstructed by metal. Inside a car, you'd need to mount this on a window. It will track thru fiberglass. I have mine mounted inside a storage locker on deck. Works fine.
    It is powered by 8 batteries. They seem to last forever. Mine are almost 2 months old and they are still working. The unit powers down, it seems, until it senses movement. There is an external (12 volt) power cord, but it does not charge the batteries. It powers the unit. With such low power drain you can attach this to your main power system (12 volt) and not worry about draining the battery.
    Yes, it's waterproof, but I'd put it inside a locker just to protect it from the elements.
    Requires subscription to a service. I purchased the annual option for about $95. There are short term (monthly) options if you only plan to use the device a few months of the year.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Too thick for under $4500 TRIBIKE seat!

    By D Harrison

    from Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Great Tracking Sw
    • Many Mounting Options Inc
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Size Too Wide
    • Too Thick 80s Pager Size

    Best Uses

    • Large Boats
    • Outdoor
    • Small Boats

    Comments about SPOT Trace Theft-Alert Tracking Device:

    I'm so sad I had to return to West Marine. Awesome product on boats.
    I purchased this one to use on my bike since Marine grade: I live in
    Florida on the water. This particular application I needed it for
    Didn't work. I tried every which way to mount where it could be
    Hidden with no luck. Since I boat myself, I quickly purchased
    The newest model for my TRI Bike post theft of other at
    waterfront. I expected the newest model to be smaller than
    the previous model I have. It's smaller, but still too big to be
    Usefully hidden for this application. Thanks.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    no waterproof line power (yet)

    By PaulBoat

    from FL

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Reliable
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Boats
      • Small Boats

      Comments about SPOT Trace Theft-Alert Tracking Device:

      Got the Spot Trace in December and it installed / activated easily.

      The documentation said there would be a waterproof line power option with custom USB connector available at the end of 2013. Well I'm still waiting for it.

      If you place it on an asset that you use often (boat, motorcycle etc...), expect to be changing batteries...

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      New Spot Trace

      By Dorsey

      from Tucson, AZ

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Reliable
      • Small And Easy To Hide

      Cons

      • Does Not Charge When Exte

      Best Uses

      • Motorcycle

      Comments about SPOT Trace Theft-Alert Tracking Device:

      This Spot replaced my Spot II and Spot I as I liked the small footprint and external power option. Only drawback is that even though you can use rechargeable batteries, they do not charge in the unit.

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