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      10-16-2016, 08:18 AM   #1
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Hey People,

Just wondering, does anyone know if our cars come with a security tracking system or GPS tracking system? With all the recent sh$t on the news about car jacking It would be nice to track our cars in the event it gets stolen to inform the police so they can catch the thieves.

I know some people put aftermarket GPS trackers that look a bit complicated. Does anyone have any devices they can recommend?
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Just use the connected drive and the BMW remote app. Turn on GPS tracking in iDrive setting.
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Just use the connected drive and the BMW remote app. Turn on GPS tracking in iDrive setting.
+1

There is a setup that is required, got mine sorted when I picked up the car


http://www.bmw.com.au/en/topics/offe...re-portal.html
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Just use the connected drive and the BMW remote app. Turn on GPS tracking in iDrive setting.
+1 for this. Setup was relatively straight forward.

Can track where your car is from your mobile phone
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I'm pretty certain the built-in tracking only works within a certain radius from your actual location. I recall reading this somewhere.
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It does but I did read that you can code out the restriction.
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Just read up on it... Apparently there is a 1,500 meter (1.5km) radius

I don't think I have a restriction on mine however. I've tracked it more than the claimed 1,500 meter (1.5km) radius.

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Also if you have an iPhone and IOS10, it will tell you where your car is with GPS location. Handy when you park your car at a shopping mall and come out looking for your car...
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Just read up on it... Apparently there is a 1500km radius.

I don't think I have a restriction on mine however. I've tracked it more than the claimed 1,500 meter (1.5km) radius.
?1.5km radius or 1500km radius?
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can BMW code this at the dealership - to UNrestrict the limit of 1.5 km (1500m) ???
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Hey People,

Just wondering, does anyone know if our cars come with a security tracking system or GPS tracking system? With all the recent sh$t on the news about car jacking It would be nice to track our cars in the event it gets stolen to inform the police so they can catch the thieves.

I know some people put aftermarket GPS trackers that look a bit complicated. Does anyone have any devices they can recommend?
No, it is not that complicated. In my experience, you only need to consider whether you want anti-theft (hidden) or guide safe driving (non-hidden OBD). Before I made the decision to buy GPS, I found several such articles to compare in detail: the best car tracking system. They can help you make a decision!
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