I see a lot of messages of lost drones online and unfortunately only few are found. According to Trackimo, a GPS tracking company, 30% of owners lose their drones completely. This is a lot knowing that the price of a drone is quite high. Besides, the drone market will grow from 14.1 billion in 2018 to 43 billion USD in 2024. The drone sales is going to triple in just 6 years.
There are multiple reasons why drones get lost : loss of connections, bad GPS data, radio interference,… How to find a Drone lost ?
To avoid losing your drone and never find it again, I strongly recommend you to invest in a GPS tracker for drone. If you lose your drone you will have the exact position of it. I said invest not buy because losing a drone the first time we use it is really frustrating especially seen the price of the device. Nowadays, the tracking technology is very accurate, useful and affordable. You should definitely track you drone.
The Trackimo GPS Drone tracker is a very great product with a lot of good reviews. This is actually the best one on the market currently. The Tracker is small and very lightweight specially designed for drones with a Drone attachment kit. It only takes about three minutes to install. You just need to attach the tracker to your drone with the kit to see its location information online or via an app.
Trackimo works like any other GPS tracker that is to say the tracker uses GPS and GSM to provide real-time tracking of your drone via a Web platform and an IOS or Android App.
The tracker comes with several useful features :
Trackimo is currently offering Trackimo to drone operators for just $199.98. The price includes the device, the attachment kit and 1 year worldwide cellular service. After the one year service period the monthly fee will be only $5.
*The monthly service pays for the worldwide SIM card using the GSM network to report the real time positioning of the device (just like AT&T etc. has monthly fee).
The Marco Polo advanced drone is a popular tracker for drones. In fact, It’s not only a tracker but a tracking system with a transceiver to track the exact location of your drone! Marco Polo system doesn’t required cellular service, GPS satellite or internet..
The features :
You can choose between two systems options the Ultralight System costs $219.95 for 1 drone and the Advanced System costs $234.95 for 1 drone.
I agree to say it’s not the simplest tracking system but it’s very accurate. Besides, carry with you the transceiver with you can be annoying.
The TK102 GPS Tracker is one of the simplest tracking device for drone available on the market. The device uses a GSM sim card and simply transmits tracking data via cellular networks.
You have to call the Tracker from your phone and you will get back a SMS with the GPS coordinates. Then, you could see the precise position with Google Maps on your phone.
The tracker is heavy and this is the principal cons so I suggest you buying separately a GPS Tracker Holder Bracket Mount
The TK102 GPS tracker is the cheapest option for drone currently since the GPS costs $31,99.
I haven’t mentioned the Flytrex Live 3G GPS Drone Tracker in this post because the company no longer offer their products for consumers. Those have been phased out a few years ago.
Losing a drone is very frustrating. Having a tracker is essential and you will avoid losing your drone. Investing in a GPS tracker device is the best solution to do before using your drone !