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How to Fix Common
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Users expect GPS tracking devices to show them the correct route and path map along with the accurate real-time location of the object they are tracking. As you know, GPS tracking devices work on satellite technology. Therefore, due to weak signals or various other inherent technical issues, the GPS tracking device may sometimes malfunction leading to an array of confusion and mess.

There are a few things users need to know in this regard. First of them are, what are the prerequisites to ensure that the GPS system world flawlessly. They are:

✔ Suitably configured APN and SIM settings

✔ Proper server and signal. To ensure this, choose a reputed brand like Speedotrack when buying a GPS tracking system

✔ Use of IP and PORT to enhance the clarity of signal and uninterrupted functioning of the GPS tracker

✔ The SIM must have sufficient credit for GPRS and SMS

✔ One of the most important cautions is to set the time zone of the GPS to UTC. This will ensure that you always have access to the right tracking history.

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Inappropriate Location Tracking Problem

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Usually, in the first few minutes of turning on the GPS tracking system, the signals are not strong enough. This phenomenon is termed a “cold start”. But, there are instances, when the GPS tracking device provides flawed data and incorrect location details. The location may appear lost sometimes and the route details are also vague or wrong.

The primary reason for this is weak signals. Due to an inappropriate signal, the satellite connection is interrupted. This happens mostly if there is an obstruction around the device such as tall trees or large buildings, or if the tracking device is underground. Radio interference or signal jamming can also be a problem, in case there are too many GPS trackers in one location. Please get in touch and our expert support team will answer all your question.

Solution: Wait for some time, the signal may get better on its own. Move to a place where the tracking device will have clear access to the sky.



GPS Bounce Problem

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This issue is called GPS bounce in technical terms. In simple words, during a GPS bounce, the GPS signal shows activity and movement, even though the tracker (the object being tracked) is in a static location. It is mostly caused when the antennae have poor coverage or are unable to access the signals. This problem is mostly observed in cheap GPS trackers that have poor signal reception capacity. Please get in touch and our expert support team will answer all your question.

Solution: Invest in a good-quality GPS tracker that has a functional antenna. Also, keep the GPS tracking device free of dirt, dust, or any liquid and maintain its hardware in good health.

Wrong Route Problem

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If you have ever faced the nuisance of a GPS tracking device depicting multiple red zig ag lines on the screen, you surely know the problem. A single object or human being tracked can follow only one route at a time. However, due to signal issues and malfunctioning of the GPS tracker, many times, the path depicted on the screen is an array of red intersecting lines.

This could happen because of inappropriate settings of the time zones. This problem is addressed as “multipath signals”. Poor hardware conditions and limited batteries can also be potential causes of the problem. Please get in touch and our expert support team will answer all your question.

Solution: Go to the accuracy settings of the GPS tracking device and set 0 UTC as the time zone. Also, you can visit the general settings option of the GPS tracker and set the appropriate time updates. Ensure that your GPS tracking device is fully charged.To keep your GPS tracking device fully functional, keep it away from contaminants. Buy GPS trackers from functional brands like Speedotrack and keep them safe.


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