Amcrest AM-GL300 Portable real time gps vehicle tracking Device Review



Real time GPS vehicle tracking has become one of the best ways for employers to maintain awareness of where there out of office employees are, and how they are using the company vehicles they are driving.

This device is very small and lightweight and it can be used as a real time GPS tracking unit, or it can be used to keep your pet safe, or even to safeguard your child from getting lost. I love that this machine is capable of being used in several different ways. In my opinion that makes the device more valuable than if it could only be used for one specific purpose.

Features I love About this Real Time Vehicle Tracking Device

The following features were ones that I found to be useful and unique to this device. When you buy one of these items you want to make sure that you get a device that serves the purpose you intend to use it for. The different features on the units change what purposes they can be used for.


This is not just the best GPS tracker for car. It can be used on people, children, and pets. Most of the GPS tracking devices are specifically made to work on vehicles, pets, or children. This device is suitable for any type of global positioning tracking that you need. So you only have to buy one device.

Amcrest AM GL300 Portable Mini Real Time GPS Tracker


Small and lightweight

This item is about as big as a matchbox. It is so small that many people ever even realize that it is in a car they are driving. It is small enough that you can place it on small pets or small children without hindering their movements at all. It weighs less than three ounces so it is easy to carry, and will not interfere with a driver when it is positioned beneath the dash of the car.

These units are so small you could carry one in your jacket pocket and it would not be noticeable to the casual observer.

No contract for monitoring service

When you buy this device you will not have to pay an extra price to activate the item. You will be able to use the device without any activation costs. You will pay a small monthly monitoring fee to the monitoring company, but if you decide to cancel the service you will not be penalized. There are no fees associated with canceling the service because you do not have to sign a contract with the monitoring service.

This gives you the freedom to use the machine when you want to. If you buy it for your child and they get old enough that you think they no longer need the monitor on a daily basis you can simply stop the service. If you sell the car the unit was installed in or if the car is damaged in an accident you will not be punished for cancelling the monitoring service. This feature will save you a lot of money over the course of time.

If you find something else you want to use the unit for you can simply contact the monitoring service and go back to using the device. It is the most hassle free service available today.

Amcrest Portable Mini Real Time GPS Tracker


Text or email alerts

You can choose whether you would prefer to be notified by text message or by email when the vehicle, object, or person, you are tracking moves. These alerts can notify you when the vehicle the device is installed on reaches speeds over the limit you set as safe.

The alerts can notify you that the receiver device has left the area that you established as being a safe area. You will know if your child has went where they told you they were going. You will know if an employee is going where they are supposed to be going and you will know when they leave an area so you can see if they are making the best use of their time.

You will be alerted the minute the vehicle leaves the designated area or whenever it exceeds the speed limitations you have set. You will be able to help your out of the office team to do better work, and to keep the cost of using the company vehicles to a minimum.


Smart Power Technology

The device can go into a sleep mode that uses less power until it senses a motion. This makes the battery last up to three times longer than it would if the device stayed fully powered all of the time.


Band compatibility: GSM/GPRS, 850/900/1800/1900

Device weight: 2.4 ounces or 70 grams

Shipping weight: 7.8 ounces

Device Dimensions: 2.6 inches x 1.5 inches x 0.9 inches


  • Subscription to service does not require a contract
  • No activation fees
  • Cancel service subscription anytime you want to
  • Email alerts when vehicle is speeding
  • Alerts when device has a low battery
  • Alerts when vehicle leaves a designated area
  • Text message alerts optional
  • Remote access using a tablet or smart phone
  • Full quad band
  • Water resistant case
  • Small
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile
  • Works right out of the box
  • Comes with the mounting hardware needed to install it
  • Comes with a quick start instruction card
  • Comes with a mini USB 5V AC power adapter
  • Has smart power technology


  • a twenty dollar a month monitoring service is required


Real time GPS vehicle tracking is the perfect way to safeguard the items that you treasure. This tracking can eliminate concern of your vehicle being taken by an unauthorized user, and it can help you manage the location of your pets, and your children.

The device is affordable, and I highly recommend it to my family and friends. This is one device that can save you money, and might save you from the anguish of having something taken from you by a thief.

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    Spike July 18, 2016 at 5:35 pm

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