More than 1,000 bikes are stolen every day in France, a trend that can be found in all European countries, especially on new, high-value bikes. This is a real obstacle to buying and using a bike on a daily basis, which can be solved by a geolocation solution for your bike. For bike lovers, there is a connected solution: the GPS tracker for bikes which allows you to know the position of a bike in real time. In order to choose the best option to protect your bike and use it serenely in all your travels, here are 3 essential criteria to help you make your choice and thus be able to find your bike anywhere.
Integrating the tracker into your bike
The tracker of your bike must be able to be easily and securely integrated into your bike. There are clip-on systems that must be banned immediately, bike thieves can remove it in less than 2 seconds and your bike will not be found. Although these systems are less expensive, they are not a viable solution. Wink Bar, the connected handlebar, offers a successful and efficient tracking system that will be fully integrated into your frame since it is a handlebar. The tracking system is inside the handlebars, it is impossible for the thief to remove it without disassembling the handlebars, he would then be annoyed to ride afterwards… The integration of your bike tracker is essential because it is the whole point of the solution. It must not be easy to remove, too conspicuous or create discomfort during your trips.
The efficiency of your bike geolocation system
Obviously, the quality of the signal and the precision of the tracker’s position will be essential elements in your choice. Pay close attention to the technologies offered by bike tracker vendors. With a Bluetooth system, you’ll lose the signal very quickly and you won’t be able to know the position of your bike if it’s out of your range. No interest in these solutions that will not secure your bike.
Also, be vigilant about tractors that become part of a part of the bike, for example a tube. Indeed, depending on the materials and their thickness, the signal will very often be degraded inside a tube, frame or other part of the bike. Beyond the quality of the signal, some trackers allow a position every 3 minutes, which does not allow you to know a precise position in real time. Wink Bar, the best geolocation solution, holds a patent for its technical prowess in maintaining the quality and accuracy of the signal inside the handlebars. An innovation never achieved before that makes a real difference in tracking your stolen bike. The position of your bike is very accurate (within a radius of less than 10m) and is updated every 10 seconds, so you can find it very easily in case of theft. Also pay attention to the autonomy and loading mode of your bike geolocation solution. Wink Bar offers a USB charging battery or the possibility of connecting the handlebar to the motor of your electric bike to power it.
The associated service
Your bike tracking system will operate via an interface, usually mobile. Wink Bar offers a dedicated application that will allow you to know all your statistics, set up your handlebars and subscribe to the geolocation service for less than 2€/month. Some subscriptions are very expensive to use, so be careful not to commit yourself on this point. In addition, also pay attention to the interface and experience of the mobile application. Wink Bar is a very intuitive application that allows you to easily take control of all the features and get the most out of them for your comfort and safety.
If you choose your tracking system according to these 3 criteria, you will avoid unpleasant surprises and you will manage to secure your bike. Wink Bar appears to be the best solution for geolocating your bike on each of these criteria. Discover the whole Wink Bar experience with GPS navigation and automatic headlights in addition to the tracking solution.