GPS Tracker that Works! Invoxia Review

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Who will love the Invoxia Cellular GPS tracker?

The Invoxia Cellular GPS tracker won’t prevent theft, but it will give you the best chance to possibly recover your beloved Onewheel, electric scooter, or electric bike in the unfortunate event that your personal electric vehicle (PEV) gets stolen.

Pros:
  • Discrete
  • Battery can last a few weeks to months between charge depending on settings and use
  • Geofencing
  • Easy to use and intuitive app
  • Reasonable pricing
  • Ability to track past movement over time

Cons:

  • Large and difficult to hide
  • May lose signal if placed inside the frame of a bike or scooter
  • Not waterproof

Click here for the current pricing of the Invoxia GPS Tracker.
Save 10% on the Invoxia website with coupon code: JimmyChang

Don’t care to save money and want it fast? Click here to see the price at Amazon.

What I think about the Invoxia Tracker:

Recently, a member of our local Onewheel group had two Onewheels stolen from their storage space in their parking garage. The thieves snuck their way pass the secured garage and then broke their way into the storage unit.

The most maddening thing about this robbery is that the entire process was caught on security camera, but even with the video evidence, the likelihood of recovering the stolen goods and punishing the criminals for their crime is next to impossible.

A strong, good quality lock may deter thieves and you can do everything by the textbook to prevent your Onewheel, ebike, or escooter from being stolen, but what what about after your PEV gets stolen?

The Invoxia is designed to track and recover stolen goods; the Apple Airtag is not!

The Invoxia Tracker offers a good solution to help you track and recover your PEV if it is ever stolen. The Invoxia is a cellular GPS tracker which uses a cellular signal as opposed to Apple’s Airtag which relies on crowdsourced Bluetooth signals emitted from surrounding Apple Iphones.

Many have tried to use the Airtag as a theft recovery solution, including me. But Apple specifically states that the Airtag is not designed for recovering stolen goods and Apple has made efforts to ensure that their Airtag is not used for that purpose, mainly because they don’t want their product to become known as a tool for stalkers.

For this reason, if an Airtag senses it is following any other iPhone other than the iPhone to which it is registered to, it will start beeping to alert anyone within hearing distance that there is a hidden Airtag.

This makes it easy for any iPhone using thief to realize that there is an Airtag so they can find it and dispose of it.

Since the Invoxia is designed for theft recovery using a combination of cellular, GPS, and Bluetooth technology, it is much more functional for this purpose than the Airtag.

The Invoxia uses a brand new LTE Cat-M cellular network in the United States which is more energy efficient than the cellular networks used by our cell phones.

Because the Invoxia uses cellular tech, it does require a small yearly fee of $39.99. Your initial purchase includes one or two years of coverage depending on the package you buy.

There are no other hidden activation fees or costs.

But how good is the Invoxia for high priced personal electric vehicles that can easily be stolen like the Onewheel, electric scooter, and electric bike?

Invoxia Cellular GPS Tracker for the Onewheel

The biggest issue with the Invoxia is finding a place to conceal it within a Onewheel. The Onewheel is a compact device that is dense with tech and electronics. There is very little free space to safely store the Invoxia.

On the Onewheel XR, if you take off the front footplate, you will find a small compartment behind the controller that can potentially fit a small tracker however the Invoxia is barely too big to fit in there.

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I poked and prodded my Onewheel XR for a good hiding spot for the Invoxia and found that on the left rail behind the wheel there is a small opening inside the rail where the Invoxia can fit if you clip off the strap.

With the strap on, the Invoxia will not fit in this small space, so I cut my strap off.

I recommend placing the Invoxia in a small ziplock bag before tucking the tracker into this compartment as the Invoxia is not waterproof. While the entire setup feels pretty secure, I use two zip ties to make sure the tracker will not fall out during a ride.

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If someone were to steal your Onewheel XR equipped with Invoxia, you’ll be able to use the app to track where the Onewheel XR has been and use that information to track down the location of the device.

You can use the cellular and GPS information to get the general location of where the Invoxia tracker is, accurate to around 60 feet. Then use the phone app “proximity radar” which is bluetooth tracking for more precise positioning.

You can even enable an audible alert to help you find the tracker if it happens to be hidden from view.

Remember, depending on your tracking settings, your battery may last a few days to a few months.

By setting the tracker to ping less frequently, turning on geofencing for your home location, and by turning off motion/tilt alerts, your Invoxia battery should last a long time. I had my Invoxia on stock settings and the battery drained to 70% after ove a week of testing the device in my luggage and backpack during a trip to Hawaii and California.

I adjusted the settings once I returned home and set up the tracker in my Onewheel XR and the battery drain has decreased significantly. With my current setup, I don’t anticipate having to charge any more than once every month or more.

When the battery starts to run low, I get a notification through the app to recharge and I’ll have to cut the zip ties to access the Invoxia for charging.

Recharging the Invoxia tucked securely inside the rail of a Onewheel may be an inconvenience, but the peace of mind will be worth it for some.

Click here for the current pricing of the Invoxia GPS Tracker.
Save 10% with coupon code: JimmyChang

Don’t care to save money and want it fast? Click here to see the price at Amazon.

Will the Invoxia Tracker work for the Onewheel Pint or Onewheel Pint X?

The Onewheel Pint and the newer Onewheel Pint X have limited options to place the Invoxia tracker because the Pint body is smaller and more compact than the Onewheel XR.

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The rear right rail on the Onewheel Pint X has a small space free from cables where you can tuck the Invoxia, similar to the Onewheel XR. The Invoxia does not fit perfectly, and the fender delete or fender will press down on the Invoxia.

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Another option is to velcro the Invoxia to the fender at the front or on top of the fender delete on the side opposite the maghandle.

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Consider getting a micro usb port cover to prevent dust and water from getting into the charge port. It won’t make the device waterproof, but it may help with the water resistance.

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If anyone has any other ideas for where to place the Invoxia in the Onewheel Pint, I would love to hear it.

Invoxia Cellular GPS Tracker Coupon and Discount Code

Click here for the current pricing of the Invoxia GPS Tracker.
Save 10% on the Invoxia website with coupon code: JimmyChang

Don’t care to save money and want it fast? Click here to see the price at Amazon.

Invoxia Cellular GPS Tracker for the Electric Scooters and Ebikes

We have some electric scooters and electric bikes that cost more than many used cars. But unlike a used car, these PEVs can be carried off, ridden off or put into a van or back of a truck and whisked away to be sold on the black market by unscrupulous folks.

The Invoxia is not a theft deterrent or theft prevention tool. Instead, this GPS tracker offers the best chance for the recovery of belongings after a theft occurs.

The Invoxia has been used successfully in the motorcycle world, but will that success translate to ebikes and escooters?

Motorcycles are much larger and offer more spaces to discreetly stow away the Invoxia. Ebikes and escooters are much smaller and have much less storage space when compared to motorcycles.

We played around with different ways to hide the Invoxia on our escooters and ebikes. Tucking it into the handlebars or into the frame little success.

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If we could fit the Invoxia into the frame of an ebike or escooter, the next problem was the cellular signal which would become blocked by the metal encasing the tracker.

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We tried tucking the tracker under the bike seat or hiding it in the deck of different escooters, with varied levels of success.

In the end, we decided that hiding the device in plain sight could be a good and easiest option. Since most criminals will not recognize the Invoxia and will likely mistake it for a portable battery, a big USB drive, or a long vape pen, attaching the device on the handle bars, or frame was our best solution.

You can also tuck the device away into a small bike utility pack or scooter bag.

For a more elegant approach, you could velcro the device on the frame or handlebars of your escooter or ebike. Just be cognizant that the device is not waterproof.

One advantage of certain PEVs is that they often have a USB charge port so you can plug peripheral devices like a phone, LED lights, or even the Invoxia GPS tracker to charge while you ride.

If your PEV comes with charging USB ports near a place where you can attach or hang the Invoxia, you will never have to worry about charging the Invoxia again.

If someone were to steal your escooter or ebike equipped with an Invoxia tracker, you’ll be able to use the app to track where device has been and use that information to track down the location of the device.

You can use the cellular and GPS information to get the general location of where the Invoxia tracker is, accurate to around 60 feet. Then use the phone app “proximity radar” which is bluetooth tracking for more precise positioning.

You can even enable an audible alert to help you find the tracker if it happens to be hidden from view.

Remember, depending on your tracking settings, your battery may last a few days to a few months.

By setting the tracker to ping less frequently, turning on geofencing for your home location, and by turning off motion/tilt alerts, your Invoxia battery should last a long time. I had my Invoxia on stock settings and the battery drained to 70% after ove a week of testing the device in my luggage and backpack during a trip to Hawaii and California.

I adjusted the settings once I returned home and set up the tracker and the battery drain has decreased significantly. With my current setup, I don’t anticipate having to charge any more than once every month or more.

When the battery starts to run low, I get a notification through the app to recharge.

The Invoxia App

The Invoxia App was intuitive and easy to use which is important because the app is your main way of setting up, communicating with, and tracking the Invoxia device.

The entire set up process took minutes and the clean interface never gave me any problems.

Click here for the current pricing of the Invoxia GPS Tracker.
Save 10% with coupon code: JimmyChang

Real World Battery Life of the Invoxia

After tracking my backpack on a trip that took us from Colorado to Hawaii then California and back to Colorado in a span of 9 days, the tracker battery had drained to 69% with the stock settings.

Once I was home, I installed the Invoxia into my Onewheel XR, played with the settings, turned off motion alert, and set up geofencing to eliminate the need for tracking while near my home.

After those simple changes, I’m happy to report that after another week of usage, the battery charge went from 69% to 66%. To be fair, during this time, I was not riding the Onewheel very often and when the tracker is stationary and in its geofence location, it goes into a standby mode to prolong battery life.

I’ll have to do more testing to see how long the Invoxia charge will last from full charge with these current settings, but I expect the device to last at least a couple of months between charge with these settings.

Movement Notifications

Movement notifications let me know if the tracker has been moved. I was surprised by the sensitivity of the movement notifications, and simply picking up the Onewheel was enough to send an alert to my phone that the device had sensed movement.

It works well when locking my Onewheel or escooter at a public place to grab a bite to eat or a drink. If someone moves my Onewheel, I get a notification within a minute and I can go check out what is going on.

This is also a useful feature if I’m concerned that my kids may leave the garage open overnight and someone may enter my garage and take my Onewheel. Just know that the movement notifications do not work when the device is inside any safe zones that you have set up.

Zone Alerts

Zone alerts allow you to set up safe zones around areas such as your home or a repair shop. You won’t receive any alerts when the device is inside this zone but you will be notified once the device leaves the established zone.

Setting up safe zones limits the number of alerts you get and it helps to save battery.

Should I Buy an Invoxia Cellular GPS Tracker?

When I first heard about the Invoxia Tracker I was super excited for the potential for something like this in the personal electric vehicle market.

Given how expensive PEVs can be, the peace of mind knowing that this technology will allow you to track your PEV when used by family members, borrowed by a friend or in the event of a theft is huge.

After using and testing the Invoxia, I found that the tracking technology exceeded my expectations, but the size of the device will be the biggest drawback for some users, especially for devices like the Onewheel Pint.

After your first year of use, you’ll have to pay a $39.99 fee to keep the cellular subscription active which is a nominal fee.

I recommend the Invoxia Cellular GPS tracker which you can purchase on Amazon to riders of the Onewheel XR, electric scooters, and electric bikes for that added peace of mind.

Click here for the current pricing of the Invoxia GPS Tracker.
Save 10% with coupon code: JimmyChang

Don’t care to save money and want it fast? Click here to see the price at Amazon.

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