Back in 2016 we saw the stealthy hidden Sherlock bike GPS tracker, but now partnering with telecom giant Orange it gets extended global anti-theft coverage. The simple and lightweight (50g) device slides into the handlebar giving you GPS tracking whenever you park your bike.
Sherlock hidden anti-theft GPS bike tracker
The hidden Sherlock anti-theft trackers already include 2 years of mobile data service for tracking your bike if it gets stolen. But the new partnership with Orange sees that coverage get even broader global service, with the devices now coming with an embedded SIM card from Orange for GSM/GPRS communication. After the first two years is up, Sherlock offers continued tracking for just 3€ a month.
The Sherlock devices fits inside the end of either a straight mountain bar or a drop road bar. It combines a GPS module for overall tracking, a quad-band GSM/GPRS module for mobile network data communication, and Bluetooth LE to manage operation with a compatible mobile phone. Simply park your bike, activate tracking with a phone, and then get notified if your bike moves or anyone tries to tamper with your Sherlock. Then Sherlock provides a tracking link that can be shared with the police if your bike is stolen.
The 122€ (depending on varying tax) Sherlock devices are on sale consumer direct and available to buyers in Europe and North America. Demand seems pretty high currently, so Sherlock is estimating approximately two months after your order to take delivery. The Orange partnership though means that now you bike can be tracked anywhere in the world that a GSM/GPRS mobile signal is available for up to 2 weeks after its last charge.