What does GSM mean on a tracker?

The Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) is a digital cellular network widely used by cell phone users in Europe and other parts of the world. The universal availability of mobile networks makes GSM tracking devices a powerful alternative to GPS, for use cases such as theft prevention.

How does a GSM GPS tracker work?

A GPS tracker with a SIM card usually contains a GPS chip, a GSM chip, a SIM card and a small CPU1. The GPS chips receives signals from at least four GPS satellites to calculate its position. It then forwards that position to the CPU, which cleans up that data.

What SIM card do you need for a tracker?

go SIM card
For this, it usually uses the mobile network, which requires a go SIM card. In summary, not every GPS tracker device needs a SIM card, but every GPS tracker that sends data to a smartphone via the cellular network does.

Is GSM same as GPS?

Between the two technologies, GPS systems are capable of much more precise location measurements, within a meter, whereas with GSM tracking technology, positioning can only be determined within 10 meters.

What is the difference between GSM and GPS?

In GSM phones are in general international mobile equipment identity number etc. And are used to track the location of a cell phone. While in GPS system is digital map etc are used to track the location in real time.

Do you need a SIM card for a GPS tracker?

A GPS tracker requires a way to connect to a cellular network, and although it usually includes a SIM card, a network is not required if there is other technology that allows the GPS tracker to send data through a cellular phone. Examples might be radio technology or a satellite modem.

Can GPS work without Internet?

You can always use GPS on your mobile device regardless of an internet or cellular connection. As long as you have a charged smartphone with you, you can find your way around remote areas and foreign landscapes. GPS tracking on your phone works just as well without internet connectivity or cellular service.

Can GSM phones be tracked?

Yes, both iOS and Android phones can be tracked without a data connection.

Can I use GPS without SIM?

GPS apps from the app store that display location as latitude/longitude/altitude will work without the SIM (although it will take longer to do the localization, and it will only work out in the open, since without the SIm the GPS must function without the assistance of the cell towers.

Can GPS work without internet?

How accurate is GSM tracking?

Based on an independent third party study, the reality is that on average, location data obtained via mobile smartphones is accurate up to 30 meters.