4 most popular LoRaWAN® trackers on the market

TheThings Network

The Things Network Global Team

Posted on 03-01-2022

LoRaWAN trackers are GPS-powered sensors that transmit data on the geolocation of assets. They help manage high-value equipment and improve the security of asset transportation.

Choosing the right tracker for your LoRaWAN development can be difficult considering the variety of products and applications available on the market. Here are the 4 most popular LoRaWAN trackers in the market reviewed.

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These trackers are suitable in fields such as construction, logistics, asset tracking and container tracking. They can all easily be configured on The Things Stack with the help of our LoRaWAN Device Repository.

The top 4 LoRaWAN trackers in the market:

  • Tektelic Industrial GPS Asset tracker
  • Digital Matter Yabby Edge
  • IoTracker IoThings
  • The GL52LP Queclink

LoRaWAN trackers are reviewed based on the following parameters: features, ingress, BLE, Accel, battery life, ease of use, size, price and additional sensors. All are compatible with The Things Stack.

Tektelic Industrial GPS Asset tracker

  • Features: Full-fledged GNSS scanner, Bluetooth low energy scanner, Leap X
  • Ingress: IP67
  • BLE: No
  • Accel: Yes
  • Battery life: 6 years
  • Ease of Use: Easy to add to The Things Stack through the Device Repository. The app that allows claiming and adding this GPS tracker to The Things Stack automatically is in development.
  • Size: 14 x 10 x 5 cm
  • Price: €165
  • Additional sensors: Temperature

Digital Matter Yabby Edge

  • Features: Low power GNSS and WiFi scanning, fleet ready cloud-based service, LoRaWAN end provisioning tool, location engine
  • Ingress: IP67
  • BLE: No
  • Accel: Yes
  • Battery life: 3 years
  • Ease of Use: Easy to program series of devices, plug-and play ecosystem
  • Size: 9 x 6 x 2 cm
  • Price: €50
  • Additional sensors: Shock

IoTracker IoThings

  • Features: Low power triangulation via LoRaWAN, an emergency button that can be configured to uplink any kind of sensor data, IOTracker dashboard
  • Ingress: IP68
  • BLE: Yes
  • Accel: Yes
  • Battery life: 6 months
  • Ease of Use: pre-activated on The Things Stack Community edition, easy integration development.
  • Size: 6 x 3 x 2 cm
  • Price: $89
  • Additional sensors: Temperature, light, shock, humidity, pressure, button, alarm, LED

GL52LP Queclink

  • Features: GNSS sensor data, windows only programming tool
  • Ingress: IP67
  • BLE: No
  • Accel: Yes
  • Battery life: 100 days
  • Ease of Use: Less easy compared to other listed trackers, is not pre-provisioned with LoRaWAN keysSize: 9 x 6 x 2 cm
  • Price: €100
  • Additional sensors: None

Watch the video below and learn how to set up the asset trackers:

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