updated 09:00 am EST, Mon November 6, 2006
TrackStick Pro GPS
TeleSpial has just released an upgraded version of its TrackStick GPS mapping device. The TrackStick Pro is intended for long-distance drivers and includes four times the memory of the original, providing several weeks or more of tracking at regular intervals that can range between 5 seconds and 60 minutes, TeleSpial says. The Pro model ships with both a 12-volt car charger and a car mount to keep the tracker powered and in a safe position for extended travel. Unlike the more basic version, the Pro can remain plugged into a computer through USB for live updating, improving its usefulness for frequent laptop users. The company has also tamper-proofed the Pro version by including a silent alarm that records whenever the power is cut, preventing thieves or unscrupulous company drivers from abusing the device without the owner's knowledge. The TrackStick Pro currently sells from TrackStick.ca for $300 CDN ($266 US) but should be available in its home United States as well.