5 Drone Trackers Worth Investing In

How to track your drone

Drone and quadcopters have taken over the world, but as rich or passionate as you may be, even the most expensive drones will lose signal at one point or another. What do you do?

Well, you either go adventuring into the woods and hope that all the animals are out to lunch, or you go about a smarter way of recovering your device.

Sure, advanced recreational drones are programmed to return to home, but that’s somewhat of an interpretable feature. With that in mind, you should definitely consider investing your money in a compact drone trackers – you know, those devices that parents put in cars or backpacks to track their wild teenagers. 

Hey, if you can put it on your dog or your kid, than a drone might be able to handle it.

Which is best? No worries, we’re here to help. Please note that pricing cost, weight, size and battery life are critical factors when making this kind of decision. 

Drones GPS trackers are ready to go out of the box, which means easy living and fun times.

#1. Trackimo 3G GSM GPS Tracker

Trackimo Drone tracking
This tracker comes with a drone attachment kit and will only cost $80 (or $160 for latest model).  Better yet, it also features its own SIM card loaded with 1 year of international cell service; that, coupled with only 42 grams od extra weight, means that the drone won’t even feel you keeping a close eye on it. The manufacturer offers Trackimo in both 2G GSM and 3G GSM form – who would go for the first option, I wonder?

#2. iTraq3 Global GSM GPS Tracker $129

iTraq3 Drone tracker
Capable of clipping to just about anything, this $129 device works similar to a Bluetooth proximity sensor. This is to say that the iTraq will send out pre-scheduled updates on its location in real time. As such, battery life depends on the frequency of said reports, although the manufacturer claims that 4 months on a single charge (once per day reporting) is something you should expect. Easy to use and weighing in at 50 grams, iTraq sounds promising.

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#3. Trax

trax drone tracker
The people at Trax want you to spend $99 on their product, showing off a simple, easy-to-use design. The good news with this option is that it will automatically start tracking if your device leaves the pre-set area. Bragging about IP65 Water Resistance and about the fact it is shockproof, this thing might just be what you need.

#4. SPOT Trace

spot trace - drone tracking
Costing as much as the previous tracker, the SPOT Trace benefits from a dedicated app that allows users to set the frequency of notifications and customize any additional alerts. Both economical and simple to use, although some additional costs – depending on the plan. It is worth mentioning that, at 3.1 ounces, this is heavier than all the other trackers we focused on today. It cost about $100.

#5. Ping

Ping tracker for Drones
Ping mixes all the interesting features into a small bundle – I mean, it weighs an 1 ounce and is about the size of a 50 cent piece. Ping is waterproof and sounds incredible, but you should know that it is still being crowdfunded at Indiegogo.com – come July, it may all become reality.

Do you have other suggestions in mind?

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