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Will my GPS work in areas without phone reception?

Will my GPS work in areas without phone reception?

So, imagine you're out in the wilderness, far from the nearest cell tower.

Traditional wisdom might suggest that without a cell signal, you're off the grid, right? Well, not exactly.

This is where the genius of GPS technology comes into play, and devices like the AirBolt GPS tracker shine.

The Magic of GPS Technology

First off, it's essential to understand that GPS (Global Positioning System) doesn't rely on cellular networks to pinpoint your location. Instead, it communicates directly with a constellation of satellites orbiting Earth.

These satellites send signals that the GPS receiver, like the one in your AirBolt tracker, uses to calculate its precise location on the globe. This system works anywhere on Earth, as long as the device has a clear view of the sky.

So, even in the most remote desert or the densest forest, if you've got your AirBolt tracker with you, it knows where it is.

Let's dive into the important part now...

Connecting the Dots: From Location to Communication

Now, knowing your location is one thing, but sharing that location is where cellular networks usually come into play.

For the AirBolt GPS tracker to send its location to your smartphone app, it needs some form of network connectivity. In areas with mobile reception, this is a no-brainer. The device uses the cellular network to ping its location back to a server, which then updates the app on your phone. You get a real-time map showing exactly where the tracker (and presumably, whatever it's attached to) is located.

But what about those areas without a cell signal? This is where things get interesting. While the AirBolt GPS tracker primarily uses cellular networks for communication, the real question is whether it has a backup plan. Some trackers are equipped with alternative communication methods, such as satellite messaging. These can send short messages or location data via satellite networks that cover almost the entire globe, far beyond the reach of cellular networks.

And...good news! We do have a back up plan...listen up!

LTE-M: A Game-Changer for the AirBolt GPS

In simple essence, LTE-M is the next generation low powered wide area networks as a subset of the 4G and 5G specifications. It typically provides a lower data rate but a much larger coverage range than their counterparts, which is perfect for the AirBolt GPS.

This technology strikes an ideal balance for GPS trackers, optimizing for both extensive coverage and battery life while ensuring the data necessary for tracking is communicated effectively. It also means the AirBolt GPS is future-proof, ready to operate on the evolving cellular infrastructure while maintaining its core functionality. YAY!

AirBolt GPS: A Modern Solution for the Connected World

In the context of modern tracking solutions, AirBolt GPS stands out by addressing a critical need: staying connected to your valuables, no matter where they (or you) are.

For adventurous souls venturing into areas where cell service is a distant dream, or for those who simply want the peace of mind knowing their luggage is on the same continent, this is where AirBolt GPS's capabilities truly shine.

Imagine you're hiking in Patagonia (we just did last month!), far from the nearest cell tower, and you've got your AirBolt GPS tracker in your backpack. Even in such remote locations, the tracker still secures your peace of mind. It's quietly doing its job, ensuring that you can always find your way back to your tent, or recover your backpack if it goes missing.

So, what's the conclusion?

In essence, the AirBolt GPS tracker embodies the modern solution to a timeless problem: keeping track of what matters most to us. While its effectiveness in areas without mobile phone reception hinges on its communication methods, its use of GPS technology ensures it always knows where it is.

And....that's the first step in making sure you know where your valuables are, too!

For those interested in using AirBolt GPS or any GPS tracker in off-the-grid locations, it's worth checking the specifics:

- Does the device have a satellite communication option?

- What's the battery life like in different tracking modes?

These are the kinds of details that make all the difference in real-world use.

In the end, devices like the AirBolt GPS tracker aren't just about technology.

They're about:

💚 peace of mind
💚 connection
💚  freedom to explore with confidence, knowing you're never really disconnected.

Happy exploring!

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