We have had many customers use the TrackR inside their vehicles. The primary use would be to help locate the car when it's in a large parking lot, or an area you are not familiar with.
The TrackR app will show the last known location where the TrackR device and phone were connected. You will be able to click on the last known location, and get directions to the TrackR on Google Maps or Apple Maps.
If you are planning on using it to track your vehicle you would use our user-based feature called Crowd Locate. This is where another TrackR user's phone will anonymously ping other TrackR's. For example. if your car has a TrackR device inside, and is 100 miles away from you, the app will just show the last known location if another user with the app running walks within Bluetooth range of the device. It will show a time stamp as well as the location in the app. Because it relies on the presence of other TrackR app users, to get updated location, it is not a fail-proof way to track your car in the event it is stolen. For that purpose, we recommend installing a live GPS tracking device.
To view the Crowd Locate coverage in your area, please click here and enter your address.
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