Invoxia has launched a new GPS tracker that will be powered by its sister company and their first peer-to-peer wireless network, Helium. The LongFi GPS Tracker utilizes the technology of Invoxia and Helium to provide a secure, affordable, low-power device without the need to be tethered to a phone, tablet, or cellular connection.
Helium, which is currently building the world’s largest decentralized wireless network called, The People’s Network, works by rewarding users with cryptocurrency for establishing and sharing their hotspots. This allows network coverage of up to hundreds of square miles without relying on any 4G or 5G cellular infrastructure.
The company says that it takes about 150-200 Hotspots to cover a city the size of Austin. With this large network working for the LongFi GPS Tracker, it guarantees reliability and security and allows it to operate without using cellular data.
The LongFi GPS Tracker is able to pinpoint the location of vehicles or items at any time and can report back every 2, 5, or 10 minutes if the item of interest is on the move. It also records location history, is equipped with an SOS button, and offers Geofencing alerts.
Additionally, it can also provide real-time anti-theft alerts when the tagged item is being moved or when suspicious activity is detected. It’s also compatible with IFTTT for automation.
The Longfi GPS Tracker retails for $129.