Mobile tracker

To understand how a mobile tracker works, it’s important to have some general understanding of how a GPS tracker works.

1: A GPS tracker gets its location from satellites by triangulating the location of 3 satellites.

Since the satellites knows their location in space, and know the distance between them and the distance between them and your GPS tracker, the satellites will give you the tracker’s location with great location tracker

2: Satellites only work outside. If you are inside, the satellites does not work.

The Satellites need to be visible to the tracker. To get location from satellites only, you need 3 satellites to triangulate your location. This is why many devices, including our Tail it tracking device, uses WI-FI routers for indoor and dense area location tracking. The WI-FI routers works like a satellite, since they know their own location (their MAC address). It’s not as accurate as with satellites, but it gives you a location with fairly good accuracy. It’s important to understand that your GPS tracker do not login to satellites or WI-FI routers, but calculate location from their known location. mobile location tracker

3: LBS (telecom antennas) is used as Area navigation.

If there are no signals, from either satellites or WI-FI routers, like in basements or in the middle of concrete buildings where this signals do not reach, you will still get LBS signal. They will give you an approximate location even when you get signal from only 1 or 2 antennas. It will not be very accurate, but it will give you an indication. If there are more LBS antennas in your area, the location is more accurate. When you get closer to the surface or outside, WI-FI routers or satellites will help triangulate the location again.
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4: There are two types of GPS Trackers.

The first GPS tracker is just a GPS tracker that updates its location on your device. It does not send the location in realtime to a mobile tracker APP or to a server. It just stores the GPS location until you get home, and can upload it into your computer by cable or bluetooth. This is typically used in cars, in sportswear and wristbands.

The second type of GPS trackers, like the Tail it GPS trackers, also send the location over the air through the GSM network in realtime. But to send the data over the GSM network, you’ll need an active SIM-card in your device.

Mobile tracker systems:

There are mainly 3 GPS system used today. The American GPS (global position system), The Russian Glonass and the European Galileo. To get the best cover and increase your changes of getting GPS location, your devices should be connected to all of them. Our Tail it GPS Trackers are using all of these systems.

Our 100% free Tail it mobile tracker APP makes it easy to track other mobile phones. The Tail it APP lets you share your location to any Android or iOS devices. It’s very easy to set up. You can share location between friends and family, all in one application.

location trackerYou can hide your position at any time. And you’ll always see who have access to see your location. You can hide from one specific person or hide from all people or groups.

People don’t want to share location at all times. Sometimes you want to share it with friends and other times you just want to share location with your family or a special friend. Our Tail it mobile tracker lets you do just that!

Mobile tracker is perfect for families with kids!

If your kids do not have a smartphone, you can buy a personal tracker or a GPS watch for kids here on our page. We’re shipping products every day, so if you want, you can have a look at all of our GPS tracking units. If your kid already has a mobile, you can just download the APP and start tracking their phone.

As you can see, the Tail it mobile tracker APP is not just another mobile tracker, but it also connects to a lot of devices. In this way you can expand your location awareness to not just include your friends and family, but also your kids, parents, your pets, keys or even your car. We in tail it Technologies have made a GPS tracker for every need. The bigger the GPS tracker is, the longer the battery. Never worry about the things you care the most about, when you can Tail it!

Our goal is to provide location awareness of everyone and everything you need, all in one mobile tracker app.

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Encrypted mobile location tracker

All communication protocols between server of our mobile location tracker app, and our GPS trackers are encrypted. This means that your data within the application is safe. And since we’re an European company, we’re regulated by the new European privacy law GDPR. This means that we do not store your location data or share any of your personal information. The app is built with privacy by design and privacy by default. Meaning that we will delete all your personal data if you stop using the APP. Also, since we’re selling GPS watches for kids and devices to track kids, we take privacy seriously.

Please download our 100% free mobile tracker APP. You can find it available on iOS and Android.

What to look for in a mobile tracker app

There are many things to look for in a mobile tracker app. These types of applications are usually popular among families. Families might want to have access to their family’s location, the ability to send messages and get notified when they check in at school or at home etc. For groups of friends however, location might not be that important. The ability to send messages would come in handy, and you might use the check in function on popular hangout spots. You might be going to a party with your friends, but you have no idea where it is. You friend simply shares the location with you, and you can see where the party is at by just checking your app.

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Some mobile location tracker applications also comes with the possibility of monitoring driving. So if you have older children that has recently gotten their driving license or something similar, this feature might be useful to you. This feature helps you monitor how fast they were going, how many times they break too hard, and of course if there has been an accident. It can also show you what route that the car took.


Deciding what mobile tracker application to use can be confusing. As mentioned above, the application you’re looking for might be something completely different. Luckily today, most of these applications are free to use, including the Tail it app. We urge you to download and try it, and make your own decision about what you want to use. A lot of these functions need to be properly tested by yourself before you can decide if this is useful to you or not.

Regardless of functions, you should also consider what your purpose is for the mobile tracker app. Why did you download it, and what did you hope to achieve? Does the app satisfy your needs, then you’ve found the right mobile location tracker application.