Linxup GPS: How It Works

Let's take a closer look at the science behind Global Positioning System technology. Find out how your Linxup GPS tracker covers you so precisely, wherever your travels take you.

GPS Technology in Action

GPS is powered by a worldwide radio navigation system made up of 24 satellites above the Earth, beaming signals to ground stations, which enables microwave signals to communicate with your GPS device and calculate your vehicle's speed, travel route, and more. The latest Linxup devices operate on the 4G network. Learn more about devices functioning on 2G and 3G networks and what that means.

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    Connect a GPS receiver to a vehicle, asset, etc

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    A signal is transmitted back to the receiver at the speed of light.

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    The receiver calculates, in real-time, the distance between itself and the satellite.

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    If not in cell range, the device stores and forwards the data in full when the device gets back into cell range.

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    The receiver calculates, in real-time, the distance between itself and the satellite.

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    A readout is created showing distance or movement, coordinates, and speeding travel.

Linxup Makes It Easy As 1-2-3.

Linxup GPS tracking

Easy to install in a few seconds. Easy to start tracking with the user-friendly app.

  • Plug-In and Go
    Tracking vehicles manufactured after 1996? Just plug in the tracker to the OBII Port and activate your device.
  • Touchscreen Simplicity
    Monitor and track from the simple-to-use app on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop.
  • Customized Monitoring
    Get real-time info on the app's dashboard to view location of vehicles, track maintenance information, generate safety reports, rate drivers, and more.
  • Get Alerts
    Receive safety alerts and detailed reports straight to your device. Want to print reports about behaviors and safety? You get that, too.

Powerful Features. Empowering Tech.

Linxup GPS gives you features that are convenient for personal use and sophisticated for professional demands. When it comes to safety, accuracy, compliance, and peace of mind, Linxup has you covered.

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Real-Time GPS Tracking

Get precise, up-to-the-minute vehicle location on detailed maps, right on your desktop or handheld device.

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Driver Monitoring & Rating

Oversee driver safety records with route replays, detailed explanations of unsafe habits, report cards, and much more.

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Alerts & Detailed Reporting

Receive notifications and reports, tailored to include the exact info you need, including geofence alerts, unsafe actions, and more.

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Maintenance Tracking

Manage maintenance schedules and get reminders for preventative upkeep and repairs.

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Diagnostic Trouble Code Alerts

Instantly know when engine trouble happens, with specific codes explaining the severity of the issue, so you can better plan repairs and next steps.

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Fuel Tax Reporting

Add-on feature for IFTA reporting to the DoT with reports generated in seconds.

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Dispatching & Time-Tracking

Add-on feature for managing and dispatching work vehicles and fleets plus extra features.

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Integrating FLEETCOR fuel cards with Linxup GPS can help fight fraud and identify potential fuel card misuse.

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Temperature Sensors

Monitor extreme temperatures and get alerts to help safeguard product or food shipments.

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Mobile Apps

For iOS or Android, get reports, alerts, and even manage a fleet on the go.

Accurate, Always.

With Linxup GPS tracking, you get pinpoint location awareness at all times. Whether it's turn-by-turn accuracy for a car driving down the road or the precise location of gear or equipment, Linxup GPS empowers you to keep track of what matters most to you.

Explore different devices for different needs and roles.

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  • 4G Connectivity
    Stay connected at all times, backed by 4G network connectivity, across the U.S. Canada, and Mexico.
  • Good to Go in Extreme Conditions
    Your device is rugged enough to withstand all of the elements. From bad weather to sweltering heat and freezing cold.

GPS Trackers FAQs

Do you have questions about how the GPS tracker magic happens?

Do Linxup vehicle trackers provide real-time data?

Will Linxup vehicle trackers drain a vehicle’s battery?

How discreet are Linxup tracking devices?

Do I have to purchase a data plan from Linxup to use your devices?

Start tracking today.

Get going with Linxup GPS tracking right away. Call on our experts for any questions you have or assistance you need — from set-up to app / software help.

Ready to start right now? Start by selecting the right tracker for your needs.