Almost every week we have customers asking us about installing a GPS tracker onto their bike to help recover it in case it is stolen. While this sounds like a great idea, from our perspective it is not the best option for a couple of reasons:
1) It is expensive! GPS trackers usually require an up front cost and monthly fee.
2) If you do find your bike what are you going to do? A face to face encounter with a bike thief is not always the best option.
The alternative option is to get an insurance policy for your bicycle. You may be able to add your bike to your home owners insurance or find another insurance option. The monthly cost for insurance is usually less than a GPS subscription and allows you to avoid the awkward and potentially dangerous encounter with a thief.