Mini solar tracking devices

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Mini solar tracking devices
Mini solar tracking devices are useful for navigating while outdoors. (David Epperson/Photodisc/Getty Images)

GPS stands for Global Positioning System, which is the system of satellites orbiting the Earth that transmit temporal and geographical information. GPS tracking devices use the data transmitted from satellites to display their current geographical position and map out directions to other areas. Tracking devices also come in pocket-sized versions, and some are solar-powered. These solar-powered mini trackers can come in handy for people who love to hike and use the outdoors.

BT25mr Mini Solar GPS

The BT25mr Mini Solar GPS is a powerful tracking device that can be used both indoors and outdoors. Featuring a built-in low-noise antenna, which improves the satellite signal quality, and Bluetooth Class 2 compatibility of up to 10 meters (32.8 feet), the BT25mr is highly portable and efficient. The real selling point of the BT25mr is that it has 20 hours of battery life on lithium ion batteries, or 30 hours on solar power. It takes approximately four hours of full sun to charge, which makes it a good match for avid backdoor hikers.

Mini solar tracking devices
Example of a mobile GPS. (handheld gps image by Christopher Dodge from

G55 Mini Solar Tracking Device

The G55 Mini Solar Tracking Device is one of the smallest tracking devices on the market. The G55 may be particularly useful for avid mountain bikers or hikers, as it can operate at altitudes of up to 18,000 meters (11.18 miles) above sea level. It also features fourth-generation wireless connectivity and a simple push-to-operate control system. The G55 functions even in harsh climates, with a working temperature scale of -10 degrees Celsius to 70 degrees Celsius (14 to 158 degrees Fahrenheit). Its range of features makes it suitable for the common hiker, as well as more experienced thrill seekers.

Mini solar tracking devices
The G55 Mini Solar Tracking Device works in temperatures as low as -10 degrees Celsius. (field in winter image by david hughes from

Mini Solar Realtime Spy GPS

The Mini Solar Realtime Spy GPS is a mini tracking device that sends its current location position to a target cell phone or data server. With a GPS position accuracy of 5-10 meters (16.4 to 32.8 feet), this mini tracking device could be an invaluable tool in the event of a lost traveller or natural disaster. The Realtime Spy is very small, with a net weight of only 59g (about 56.7gr.), and can easily fit in pockets or satchels. The Mini Solar Realtime Spy GPS is a hands-free option for the prepared adventurer.

Mini solar tracking devices
Tracking devices can be lifesavers for thrill-seeking outdoor hikers. (implantable rfid tag image by Albert Lozano from

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