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Tracking car through GPS navigation devices?

Like if your car is stolen you can use internet to connect to your Tomtom(example) to find out where the car is(after informing police).
I know the best action is to inform the police immediately, which always comes first. But still would be nice to know you can track your car.

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if you're trying to see if your girlfriend is cheating, the easiest way is just to pretend you're your own twin brother. 

 

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I don't think you can do this. Usually GPS location data isn't publicly accessible. 

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Well unless it advertises that feature or its the tom tom has its own internet...no. Get a proper gps car tracker if you want that. plus they mostly likely shut off/removed/stole the tomtom

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if you're trying to see if your girlfriend is cheating, the easiest way is just to pretend you're your own twin brother. 

 

Ahem..

 

I don't think you can do this. Usually GPS location data isn't publicly accessible. 

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A gps isn't really trackable unless it emits a signal. I believe Most of them can and do run passively. I'm not sure about the gps in your phone. I always thought they traced it by switching on the reporting feature that allows websites, and apps to use your location data.

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The GPS device need to have separed chip for location. Most of current gen smart phones have that for tracking lost phone or lost person.

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You can get security devices that use a GSM chip and send you a text with the co-ordinates of the car every so often, it can be turned on and off by txt. 

My brother has one on his De Soto.

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You can track an android phone through android device manager.

You don't even need gps on as long as the phone has data enabled and location services turned on in settings.

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If you want a ghetto car tracking device, buy a cheap second hand Android phone (will cost you $40 max) and enable android device manager.  Pop in the cheapest data-only plan you can find, plug the phone into your car somehow so it always has a charge, keep GPS on and you're set.  If your car does get stolen, just Google "find my phone" and it will automatically pick the signal up for any phone registered to your Google account.

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