GPS Chip

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  1. oo7ml macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    Does anyone know if it is possible to buy a small GPS chip that you can put in your car or bike, and then track it via an app on your phone?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    You would need a device that can communicate via cellular to work, A chip is just an inert piece collection of silicon and other material. There's no way for a phone or computer to track a chip. You would need to provide power to it, and way for the device to communicate with the phone.

    That's why Find my Phone doesn't work when a thief powers it down.
     
  3. oo7ml thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, that's what i meant... is there any device that does this?
     
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    maflynn

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  6. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Sadly, depending on yor car, there likely is something serving this purpose, we just can't access it.:rolleyes:
     

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