OBD GPS Tracker – No wiring necessary

Featuring the GPYes Tracket OBD Tracking Device

A simple plug and play tracker for car, bus & truck.
OBD GPS Tracker Features:

● OBDII and CANBUS protocol, DC 12V and 24V;
● 2G GSM/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900MHz;
● 3G UMTS/HSPA 2100/1900/850/900MHz;
● Plug and play, Small size, no installation cost;
● Support A-GPS (make GPS locating much faster);
● Internal GSM and GPS antennas;
● TCP and UDP protocol;
● Auto sleep mode to save automotive power;
● Wide working temperature range: -30 to +80℃.


GPS Specifications
GPS Module
JRC or U-blox
50 pararrel channels
Position Accuracy
≤ 2.5m
Speed Accuracy
Tracking: -162dBm
Acquisition Time TTFF
Cold Start: 29s
Warm Start: 29s
Hot Start: 1s


Telit 3G module UL865; Quectel UG96
3G: UMTS/HSPA 2100/1900/850/900MHz


NXP ARM Cortex M3


Mini USB Port
GPS Antenna
GSM Antenna
OBDII Connector
SAE J1962

Vehicle Protocol
ISO 15765-4 (CAN)
ISO 14230-4 (Keyword Protocol 2000)
ISO 9141-2 (Asian, European, Chrysler vehicles)
SAE J1850 VPW (GM vehicles)
SAE J1850 PWM (Ford vehicles)
ISO 15765
ISO 11898 (raw CAN)
SAE J1939 OBD protocol
Non-legislated OBD protocols (can be added according to customer’s needs):
Single Wire CAN (SW-CAN) – GM proprietary network
Medium Speed CAN (MS-CAN) – Ford proprietary network

General Specifications

Accelerator sensor and shock sensor
Case Material
Operation Voltage
DC 12 or 24V
Active current
Operation Temperature
-30 to +80℃
Operating Humidity
5% to 95%, non-condensing

Best Vehicle GPS Tracker for Car

How a GPS vehicle tracker works

an OBD gps tracker for car‘Vehicle GPS Tracker for Car’, something you’ve probably googled but are struggling to find information on. Do you want a hidden option, plug n play without wiring, a portable option, or a combination of all? Each type of GPS tracker will excel with a different functionality

GPS Trackers can find their location using one or multiple of the three methods;

  • GPSgps satellites in orbit with tracker
  • Cell tower triangulation
  • Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS)

How the GPS information is sent

GPS information is sent over the cellular network.
Within Australia, the most common methods are on the 3G & 4G networks

The 2G network shutdown Australia has already happened, so avoid buying any tracker that runs over 2G (GSM). Ideally, you want to be looking for a 4G GPS Tracker to future proof.

The Three type of GPS Vehicle Tracker

You have three options for GPS Trackers in your car, you can plug them in, wire them in or use a portable option with a battery & magnet.
All of them will require a SIM card with an active phone plan.

Plug in GPS Tracker

Since the late 1990s, all cars as a requirement must haveobd tracking device an ‘OBD’ port, which is a diagnostic port used for reading information electronically from the cars ECU/Computer

There are OBD GPS trackers that will plug into these ports, drawing power directly from the vehicle.

These types of trackers are much easier than a hard wired options. These are great options for both business and personal use.

They are generally out of sight, with inbuilt mobile network and GPS antennas as standard, but it depends on where the OBD port is located on your car as to how stealth it is.

Here is some more information about the OBD GPS tracker that we sell.

Hardwired GPS Tracker for car

Hardwired GPS Tracking deviceHardwired GPS solutions are better suited for commercial/fleet use, as they are easily hidden, but do require wiring into your cars power to work.

External antennas for GPS and Network allow you to place the tracker hidden under the dashboard, whilst still having good signal due to well placed antennas.

Hardwired options often come with options for controlling immobilizers, fuel pump activation, driver key fobs and microphones. See our wired hidden gps trackers, also handy as a motorbike tracker.

Battery Powered Tracking Units

Battery operated GPS Trackers do not require any wiring orbattery gps tracking unit plugging in of any kind to work. They work on a rechargeable battery which is charged via USB.

Certain battery GPS trackers such as use the Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS), which allows for greater accuracy when inside buildings if satellites are not visible, which they are often not when indoors.

This is what makes them great for GPS asset tracking.
As they use a battery, you do need to be mindful of their charge.

You can reduce the location reporting frequency down to as little as once per day to preserve battery life as much as possible, as well as of course leaving the tracker constantly plugged in with USB.

There’s no reason why you couldn’t leave this GPS tracker permanently plugged into your vehicle also, as an alternative to a hard wired, or OBD GPS option. Click the link for information on our battery powered vehicle tracker.

GPS Tracker Cost

The cost of a GPS tracker for car can vary based upon the outright costs, and subscription costs. The costs you will pay are as follows

  • Hardware (Outright, or bundled)
  • SIM card (Separate subscription, or bundled)
  • Tracking portal Subscription (Subscription)


This is the cost of the GPS tracker itself

This is a once off fee, or bundled in with a higher subscription cost. Generally, one way or another you will be paying it off, much like how a mobile phone subscription works.’

SIM Card

Sending location data to and from the gps tracker for car

A GPS Tracker requires a SIM card for sending/receiving sending the tracking locations to your phone app, or the server.

There are many cheap SIM card options, but you may opt for a managed SIM card solution which is bundled in with your tracking portal subscription, as it is one less thing to worry about.

An example of a low cost SIM card can be found on our amaysim activiation page.

Tracking portal subscription

How you view your tracking information

This is the main cost you will pay, charged per month. Choose a provider such as GPYes Tracking Solutions that will not lock you into any contracts.
Portal subscriptions are separate to SIM card subscriptions, but there is an option to bundle them together to save costs. This is generally only available on bulk purchases (10+ gps trackers)

GPS tracker portal for car - the Portal Subscription Login

Conclusion of the best GPS Tracker for Car

To determine which is the best option for you, you’ll need to work out your requirements and what features are a must have.

If you are trying to track an asset, or animal, then refer to our GPYes GPS Tracker types page to see more options.

GPS Tracker Sim Card – Easily activate with Amaysim

This guide will show you how to activate your Amaysim GPS Tracker Sim Card to work with the GPYes Vehicle GPS Tracker

Prepare your GPS Tracker Sim Card

1.) To begin with, get your Amaysim card package ready which has the SIM Card Number (also known as ICC number). You will need this in the next step to activate.
The below SIM card number is an example, you will need to refer to your own package for the correct SIM card number.
GPS Tracker Sim Card

Activate your SIM

2.) Visit the Amaysim SIM card activation page https://www.amaysim.com.au/activate
You will see the 13 digit box for entering your SIM Card Number
Enter your SIM card number in the activation box

Choose the correct plan

3.) Scroll down to ‘AS YOU GO’ & select ‘Choose’.


  • 4.) Click ‘None’ > ‘Get a new number’ > Take note of your mobile number > Click ‘Your Details’
    amaysim GPS Tracker Sim Card


    Enter your details

    5.) Enter your details (First Name, Last Name, DOB, Primary contact number, Email address) > Set a password & take note of it > Enter your address > Click ‘Payment Details’

  • 6.)Review your details and ensure they are correct

    amaysim-sim-card6Choose a Payment Method

    7.) Select a Payment method. Credit/Debit card or PayPal > Agree to the ‘Terms & Conditions’ > Continue to PayPal or Credit/Debit information) depending on what you have chosen.

  • 8.) Enter your Payment information
    Option A.) If you are using PayPal
    Enter your PayPal Username/Password Combination > Click ‘Log In’. You will not be billed at this point
    amaysim payg GPS Tracker Sim Card
  • Click ‘Agree & Pay’
  • Option B.) If you are using a Credit Card/Debit Card. You will not be billed at this point.
    sim card for gps tracker
  • 9.) Click ‘My Amaysim’ to continue to your accountamaysim-sim-card11

Provide Identification to Amaysim

10.)Provide identification to Amaysim (Australian law states you must provide identification at the time of registering SIM card) > click ‘Check my ID’
Example below shows drivers licence as the form of ID.

Your ID should now be verified.

Confirm your Email Address

10.) Update your email address. Go to your email account that you signed up with & locate the email from Amaysim ‘One click to verify your email address.
11.) Open the email and confirm your email by clicking ‘I’m real and this is my email’.

After that, and if successful, you will see the below stating:

Load $10 Credit onto your GPS Tracker Sim Card

12)Within your Amaysim dashboard, click ‘Plan’ > add $10 via the drop down > click ‘Add Credit’
GPS Tracker Sim Card web gui add credit
If successful, you should see the below message:

That’s it! You now have your GPS Tracker Sim Card activated.

In conclusion, you now have $10 credit on your Amaysim GPS Tracker Sim Card with 365 days expiry.

Purchase a GPS Tracker

If you haven’t purchased one of our GPS Trackers, you can research which is the best GPS tracker type for you.

GPS Tracker For Cars

Introducing the wireless, completely plug n play GPS tracker for cars; the Tracket.

GPS Tracker For Cars
A GPS Tracker for cars – the GPYes Tracket


This device plus directly into your vehicles OBD port, which makes it the most user friendly GPS Tracking Device on the market. No knowledge of electronics or wiring experience necessary.

OBD Port Location

Your vehicles OBD port is generally found at the drivers/passengers knees, just under the dash. This OBD post is a standard feature on most cars post 1998. If you need help finding the location of your vehicles OBD port please drop us an email on the contact page

How It Works

Once the GPYes Tracket is plugged into the OBD port, it then works by obtaining its position from the many GPS satellites above, storing it, then sending it over 3G (internet) to our GPYes tracking server.

Viewing the Data

You can then log into the GPYes tracking server via the web, iOS or Android application in order to check your vehicles position. The application works on any device that has connection to the internet.
You have the ability to track your vehicles current location, playback past trips, set up geofence perimeters which alert you to when a vehicle leaves it, as well as many other features.

Pricing of the GPS Tracker For Cars Tracket

For information on pricing, check the page GPYes Tracket Pricing

2g Network Shutdown – Australia shuts down 2G GPSM/GPRS towers

The 2G Network Shutdown has finally happened.

What is 2G

2G (or 2-G) is short for the GSM technology.

2G cell systems were created on the Finnish GSM standard by Radiolinja (presently part of Elisa Oyj) in 1991.

The advantages of 2G

Three essential advantages of the 2G network over 1G was that encryption was now a standard.

2G frameworks were altogether progressively proficient on the range empowering far more noteworthy remote entrance levels.

2G presented information administrations for versatile, beginning with SMS instant messages.

2G innovations empowered the different systems to give the administrations, for example, instant messages, picture messages, and MMS (mixed media messages).

All instant messages sent over 2G are carefully encoded, permitting the move of information so that just the proposed collector can get and peruse it.

Who does the 2g network shutdown affect?

It has all come to an end now, the 2G Network Shutdown will effect us all.

The GPS/GSM combination and low use of data meant that GPS trackers were able to operate quite cheaply.


Now what?

After 2G was propelled, the past portable remote system frameworks were retroactively named 1G.

While radio flags on 1G systems are simple, radio flags on 2G systems are computerized.

The two frameworks utilize advanced motioning to associate the radio towers (which tune in to the gadgets) to whatever remains of the versatile framework.

General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)

With General Packet Radio Service (GPRS), 2G offers a hypothetical most extreme exchange speed of 50 kbit/s (40 kbit/s in practice)[not in reference given]

With EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution), there is a hypothetical greatest exchange speed of 1 Mbit/s (500 kbit/s in practice).


The most widely recognized 2G innovation was the time division numerous entrance (TDMA)- based GSM, initially from Europe however utilized in the majority of the world outside North America.

More than 60 GSM administrators were additionally utilizing CDMA2000 in the 450 MHz recurrence band (CDMA450) by 2010.[3]


2g network shutdown

The 2G Network Shutdown has affected GPS Trackers; you can no longer use your 2G/GSM based trackers within Australia.

3g network shutdown

The 3G Network shutdown in Australia will be announced soon.