Using the GPS Tracker on a bike
The GPS tracker and a bike only work well together if you follow certain rules. We are going to reveal them to you.
1) Metal is not your friend
The tracker (like any other electronic system) is sensitive to metal and magnets, which can prevent it from communicating properly. It is therefore important to avoid placing it in an all-metal compartment at the risk of creating a Faraday cage. For this reason it is strongly recommended not to place the tracker in the bike frame, handlebars or seat tube unless your bike is made entirely of carbon fibre.
2) Water is your worst enemy
Unlike the other trackers at Invoxia, the GPS Tracker is not waterproof. If water enters through the connector or if the tracker is exposed to a high level of humidity, this can lead to malfunctions. It is therefore necessary to ensure that the tracker is not in contact with any liquid and that it is in a watertight compartment.
3) But where?
The most reliable option is under the saddle if you can, so place it in a plastic bag or plug the connector to prevent any infiltration. You can also slip it into a piece of bicycle equipment such as a saddlebag.
4) Prefer the Bike Tracker
To respond to these problems, we have a tracker that respects all these constraints. This is of course the Bike Tracker. Easy to install, waterproof and compact, it blends in with the decor thanks to its reflector-shaped support.
For more information you can consult our dedicated page (only available in Europe).