Comparison

What Makes Tramigo the World’s Best Selling Tracker?

Selecting the correct tracker is difficult as most seem similar on the outside. Almost everyone can locate your device using GPS location and lets you set alarms for speeds, geofencing or motion detection. The reality however is that if you can’t receive messages from your device – or understand the locations your device is sending you, your tracking device is useless in that moment.

This page will discuss the comparison with competitors on 4 key points that makes Tramigo the best choice to secure your vehicle, assets, or company fleet:

Features, Reliability, Tramigo Landmarks (TLD), and Full Aftermarket Support.

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Background

Features

Tramigo, a pioneer in the vehicle tracking market, is a feature-rich tracker backed by more than a decade of Research and Development. This makes Tramigo the most advanced tracker, gaining a large gap in terms of features, reliability, and user-friendliness against competitiors. Some of its key features are:
  • Geofencing to detect unauthorized vehicle use / detours.
  • Remote listen or handsfree audio with your control center at the push of a button.
  • Power reporting to detect disconnection or bad vehicle battery
  • Motion detection to secure parked vehicles & unguarded assets.
  • SOS button to send out vehicle location when in need of assistance.
  • Ignition detection and disabling (optional)
  • Speed reporting to eliminate bad driving habits.
  • GPS antijamming features to remove interference from up to 8 jammers.
  • Periodic reporting based on time or distance travelled.
  • Idle alarm to detect running engines.
  • Multiple 1-Wire sensors such as Driver ID and temperature.
  • Analog sensors for example for fuel and voltage measurements.
  • Accurate GPS positioning with GPRS & GSM communication.
  • Landmark data for easy location even when maps are unavailable.

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Reliability

Accessible Anytime, Anywhere – Even When Offline

Local brand trackers require you to login or set up an account on a website. It means you’ll only be able to track by connecting to the site. Unless your plan is to stare at a monitor day in and out, this isn’t a good way to track. Tramigo gives you full mobile software to get all updates – or only selected critical messages – direct to your mobile phone, even when you don’t have access to the Internet. Tramigo ensures that you won’t be disconnected.
  • Full offline functionality that lets you track even if there is an Internet problem
  • SMS backup communication when GPRS coverage isn’t good enough
  • Backup battery that allows your device to function even if vehicle power is cut

Local – Internet Only (Online)
Chinese – GSM Only (Offline)
Tramigo – Internet and GSM (Online and Offline) with Backup battery

No Monthly Fees or Reliance on 3rd Parties

There is a huge risk if the tracking is only through the supplied website: You’ll need to send your sensitive location data over the Internet to a third party and risk your device becoming inoperative if a server problem occurs or if the host company cease to exist. They might also say “Free service for the 1st year”. Cost will mount quickly after that due to subscription fees. Tramigo, has no monthly fees or license payments – your only cost is your mobile operator’s normal price for SMS or GPRS data sent. You will also get your data directly unless you want to use our servers.

Local – Software as a Service (SaaS) (monthly or yearly subscription fee), GPRS charges
Chinese – Unsecured Access, SMS charges
Tramigo – Free Software, Secured Direct Access, No Monthly Subscription fee, SMS or GPRS charges
(We also have fleet management solutions if you want to host your own server)

Research and Development

Trusting your vehicles to a low-grade tracker is like doing a paradrop without a backup chute – the effects of a tracker failing when it’s most needed can have severe consequences. The Tramigo line of products was born in Finland with more than 10 years of pioneering, research, and development. The products are well documented along with case studies. You’ll sleep better knowing that by using only high-grade components in our devices we’ve achieved the lowest defect rate in the industry and an estimated lifespan of 8+ years.

Local – Under 5 years of Software focused development, prone to hardware failure
Chinese – Mass production, Almost no R&D, Unreliable Software,Prone to hardware failure
Tramigo – Hardware & Software R&D (over 10 years), Highest grade components (ISO Certified), Lowest defect rate in the industry

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Tramigo Landmarks (TLD)

Local

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Chinese

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Tramigo

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Tramigo Speaks Human

Your Tramigo device references its location to the nearest landmark – a public building, intersection, restaurant or other place you are likely to be familiar with – instead of just sending hard to understand GPS coordinates which some Local and most Chinese trackers use.
Some local tracking devices use street mapping and claim that by getting the exact street address, for example “156 Salcedo, Makati” you’ll get a more accurate description of your device location. Not only does this require you to connect to a remote server to reference the data (once again, it won’t work without Internet) it ignores the fact that you probably don’t work at the post office and don’t communicate places by their street numbering in everyday life.
That’s why most people choose the Tramigo Landmark “RCBC Plaza Building” rather than “156 Salcedo, Makati”

Local – 14.560619, 121.016849 and/or 156 Salcedo, Makati
Chinese – 14.560619, 121.016849
Tramigo – 14.560619, 121.016849, 156 Salcedo, Makati, and RCBC Plaza Building

Tramigo Landmarks Work Where Maps Don’t

Because Tramigo Landmarks are preloaded and sent direct from your device, you’ll be able to understand the location of your device even when you don’t have Internet access to load maps.
With Tramigo, you’ll still be able to view locations on top of maps but won’t be dependent on them. We created Tramigo Landmarks so you don’t have to zoom in and out of maps on small mobile device screens or lose track of your valued assets just because you lost connection.

Local – If no map data: GPS coordinates only, GPRS dependent
Chinese –GPS coordinates only, GSM dependent
Tramigo – If no map data: GPS coordinates and Landmarks, GPRS and GSM

Landmarks Make Communicating Locations Easier

If you are using tracking to guide and coordinate your company fleet, TLD landmarks will give you an easy way to relay locations over the phone to personnel in the field. Telling a courier to go to city hall is easy, but can you imagine saying that the next waypoint is at -1.457378’,3.124990”? You can also create custom landmarks (such as Home, Office, Factory, etc.) and it will be stored in Tramigo. Local brands only store those online.

Local – Online points of interest only
Chinese – No Landmarks
Tramigo – Online and Offline Landmarks

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Full Aftermarket Support

Free Fleet Management and Mobile Softwares

There is a big difference between receiving messages to a mobile device or PC and being able to easily manage vehicles from it. With our Tramigo M1 Move mobile software or the M1 Fleet Enterprise Server, you’ll be able to track, manage settings, view history and compile and export statistics from all your vehicles easily instead of just receiving one off location updates.

Local – Website only, Subscription Fee
Chinese – SMS App, Free
Tramigo – Website, Software available for different Operating Systems (Windows, iOS, Android, Java, Blackberry, Symbian), Free

24 Month Warranty and Support with Free Installation

While other trackers risk of failing within 2 years, Tramigo can assure you that it will last longer than that. Should Tramigo fail in normal use within the first 24 months from the date of purchase, we will guarantee to repair the unit. Support is also included with the purchase along with the Free installation to the vehicle. Tramigo is also well-documented with datasheets and case studies.

Local – 6 months to 1 year warranty and Support, Paid Installation
Chinese – 1 – 3 months warranty and Support, Manual Installation
Tramigo – 24 months warranty and support, Free Installation

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Comparison Tables

Features
Local Chinese Tramigo
Zoning to detect unauthorized vehicle use / detours. Limited
(Geofence only)
X
Geofence and Route
Remote listen or handsfree audio with your control center at the push of a button. X X
Power reporting to detect disconnection or bad vehicle battery X X
Motion detection to secure parked vehicles & unguarded assets. Limited
(Online notification only)
X
SOS button to send out vehicle location when in need of assistance. X Limited
(SMS Only)

(Online and SMS)
Ignition detection and disabling (optional) X X
Speed reporting to eliminate bad driving habits. Limited (Online monitoring only) X
(Online and SMS)
Antijamming features Limited X
(Up to 8 Signal Jammers)
Periodic reporting based on time or distance travelled. X X
Idle alarm to detect running engines. X X
1-Wire sensors such as Driver ID and temperature. X X
Analog sensors for example for fuel and voltage measurements. Limited
(Fuel sensor only)
X
Accurate GPS positioning with GPRS & GSM communication. Depends on model
Landmark data for easy location even when maps are unavailable. Online POI only X
Reliability
Local Chinese Tramigo
Tracker Accessibility • Internet Only (Online) • GSM Only (Offline) • Internet and GSM (Online and Offline) with Backup Battery
Monthly Fees, Reliance • Software as a Service (SaaS) (monthly or yearly subscription fee)
• GPRS charges
• Unsecured Access
• SMS charges
• Free Software, Secured Direct Access
• No Monthly Subscription fee
• SMS or GPRS charges
Research and Development • Under 5 years of Software focused development
• Prone to hardware failure
• Almost no R&D
• Unreliable Software
• Prone to hardware failure
• Over 10 years of Hardware & Software R&D
• Highest grade components (ISO Certified)
• Lowest defect rate in the industry
Mapping and Location
Local Chinese Tramigo
Location Interpretation • 14.560619, 121.016849
and/or
• 156 Salcedo, Makati
• 14.560619, 121.016849 • 14.560619, 121.016849
• 156 Salcedo, Makati
• RCBC Plaza Building
Map Availability • If no map data: GPS coordinates only
• GPRS dependent
• GPS coordinates only
• GSM dependent
• If no map data: GPS coordinates and Landmarks
• GPRS and GSM
Landmark Accesibility • Online Points of Interest (POI) only • No Landmarks • Online and Offline Landmarks
Aftermarket Support
Local Chinese Tramigo
Software • Website only
• Subscription Fee
• SMS App
• Free
• Website
• Software available for different Operating Systems
(Windows, iOS, Android, Java, Blackberry, Symbian)
• Free
Warranty & Support • 6 months to 1 year warranty and Support
• Paid Installation
• 1 – 3 months warranty and Support
• Manual Installation
• 24 months warranty and support
• Free Installation*