A brief explanation of the features in the Trackserver app. This app can be downloaded free of charge from the app store or the play store and can be used to track your GPS Tracker (if purchased from Pakatak) on pretty much any mobile device.
Login to your account
When launching the App, you’ll be asked for your login details. Simply type in the field the login for your account. The login corresponds to the 6 digits device ID of your GPS Trackers or the name you chose for your account. If you have a password on your account, you will need to enter this one to access your device(s).
If you have more than 1 GPS tracker..
Once logged in, a list with all the trackers in your account will be displayed. For each tracker, you’ll see information such as the estimated battery life remaining, the device status, the GPS status, the last command sent to the unit and the estimated address of the last location. At the top, a cog icon allows you to access the settings for your account.
By clicking a device in the list, you’ll access the map with all the details related to that particular GPS tracker.
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Adjusting the settings
To access the account settings, you’ll have to click on the cog icon located on the device list page. To access the device settings, you’ll have to click on the cog icon located on the map page.
With regards to the account settings, you’ll have the ability to update the unit speed format, the date format, the language and also reset your password should you wish to.
The device settings give you the opportunity to update the device name, define a low battery level to receive alerts, add contact numbers or emails and select the different types of alerts you want to receive.
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Tracking your devices
By clicking a tracker in the device list, a map with the tracker’s last position will appear. You are free to switch between a map or a satellite view. This page gives you a lot of information about your device such as the current subscription details, the estimated address of the last position, the last communication time, the last valid GPS fix date, the tracker state and also the estimated battery life remaining.
At the top of the screen, several icons allow you to activate features on the device as per the diagram below.
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Traffic & Routing
If required, you can display the live traffic density on the map and also calculate the fastest route between you and your tracker. The live traffic shows you the density, if the zone is really crowded, you’ll see a red line or you’ll see an orange line if it’s a medium traffic density. The App will ask you for authorization to track your current location (using your phone GPS) in order to use the routing feature. This feature simply calculates the faster router between your position and the tracker and displays it on the map for you.
From the tracking page, you can navigate to the history of your GPS tracking device. You’ll be prompted to select a date for which you want to display the history on the map. A button at the top of the screen allows you to toggle between the map view of the history or the data list view. A toggle switch at the top right of the screen gives you the ability to display the history for all of the GPS trackers in the account or just for the current one.