To install, just plug it into a vehicle's OBD-II port (the diagnostic port your mechanic uses that’s usually somewhere under your dashboard). Once the driver hits the road, the app updates the location updates on your phone or computer every three minutes.
You can set zone alerts that tell you when the vehicle ventures out of a certain area, and the built-in accelerometer can detect a crash and send an alert to a loved one. Location updates in the app update every three minutes, which may feel slow to most users.
Because this vehicle tracker uses your diagnostic port for power, it doesn’t require any batteries or charging. It can also send vehicle maintenance reminders about things like tire pressure and oil levels.
It costs around $75 a year for the Vyncs service, which works out to a little over $6 a month, and that includes the device itself. For a little more, you can add roadside assistance, and you can also pay more for more frequent vehicle tracking updates.
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