The new SPOT Trace could be the ultimate anti-theft asset tracking device for locating almost anything, anytime, anywhere. Originally built with large, highly valuable assets in mind, such as cars, boats, and snowmobiles, the Trace will also work as a tracking device for your arsenal of bikes or other precious outdoor equipment.
At a size of 2.69 in (6.83 cm) high and 2.02 in (5.13 cm) wide, the SPOT Trace can easily be hidden somewhere on your bike. Using 100% satellite technology, the Trace tracks your bike and other valuable assets virtually anywhere in the world, beyond the reach of traditional cell coverage.
As soon as the Trace's vibration sensor detects that your bike is being tampered with, you will receive a text or email alert. Just like the SPOT Messenger, you can program the tracking device to send you an "I'm OK" alert once a day to reassure you that your carbon fiber baby is safely locked up outside your office.
You will also get a notification as soon as the Trace battery is low, ensuring you never leave your bike unprotected. Running off of 4 AAA batteries, the tracking device will last for up to 18 months on a charge.
In the event of a theft, you can view your bike GPS coordinates online or from your phone 24 hours a day in near real-time through Google Maps. The Trace features customizable tracking options, where you can choose to update coordinates from 2 1/2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 minute intervals.
SPOT Trace is not exactly the most cost effective anti-theft solution for your bike compared to other devices out there such as the SpyBike, BikeSpike, or even Lock8. The Trace itself retails for $99.95, with service plans starting from $99.99/year.