GoSafe G717

GoSafe G717

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3.33 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings

GoSafe G717 is a portable vehicle GPS/GLONASS tracker that is installed into cigar lighter socket of a car. It perfectly suits the needs of companies that tracking the personnel, as well as private car owners, who don't want install an in-vehicle tracker.

SKU: 7a39a5ba78f7.

GoSafe G717 description

GoSafe G717 is a portable device designed for vehicle tracking. But it’s not that ordinary, for it does not require any installation: it is simply plugged into cigar lighter charger.

GoSafe G717 general view
GoSafe G717 in hand

Package content

The cardboard box contains the tracker itself and USB cable, that can be used for manual setup and firmware upgrade.

  • G717 device
  • USB cable

Location and tracking

GoSafe G717 is based on chip from ublox™ that supports GPS and GLONASS signals, as well as Assisted GPS technology for faster location acquiring. When no satellites signals are available, it uses Cell ID location method, also known as LBS-positioning. Tracking mode can be flexible configured: by distance, time interval and cornering.

GoSafe G717 tracks

Mobile networks

GoSafe G717 has Quad band GSM module, but depending on the hardware revision it can be either 2G or 3G. The slot for SIM card may also vary from standard to micro size. It is recommended to check these parameters before the purchase.

Power supply

There is the only way to power GoSafe G717 – from a car cigar lighter socket. The voltage range is between 8 and 32V. Device also features a built-in rechargeable backup battery. When fully charged it ensures about 1 hour of device operation (in normal conditions).

It is remarkable that device allows to check engine working status – by monitoring the voltage level; thus it makes possible to collect this data on the tracking server.

Local and remote management

GoSafe G717 tracker can be controlled over GPRS and it supports firmware updating via GPRS (FOTA). Also there is a wide list of SMS commands, on which device always replies back. In particular, Server address and port, APN settings can be applied remotely with SMS.

You can also configure G717 from a PC using proprietary software and standard USB-cable which is included into package.

Eco driving

In the latest hardware / firmware versions GoSafe G717 offers harsh driving monitoring, e.g. harsh braking or harsh cornering. This feature is based on the use of the information from internal accelerometer.

LED and sound indication

There is a multi-colour LED that lights up the butt-end of the device. It shows current GSM/GPRS mode, GPS reception and power status. Besides G717 has built-in buzzer that beeps for GSM connection, GPS fix and in the event of harsh driving behaviour.

Specifications and Features

Supported features

Server Integration
Server IP Address217.23.132.215
Server port47771
General information
PurposeVehicle
InstallationDIY
Housing
Weight70 g (2.47 oz.)
Size108x32x32 mm (4.25x1.26x1.26 in)
GNSS Location
Internal antenna (GNSS)
GPS
GLONASS
Connectivity
Cellular network typeGSM Quad Band
Internal antenna (Connection)
Cellular network generation2G, 3G
Interfaces
ACC/Ignition inputFeature already supported
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Hardware features
Battery capacity250 mAh
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Built-in battery
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Detach sensorFeature already supported
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Tracking features
Tracking modesContinuous
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Location by Cell IDFeature already supported
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Events monitoring
Battery lowFeature already supported
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Device switched on/offFeature already supported
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Self monitoring
GNSS signal levelFeature already supported
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GNSS satellites fixedFeature already supported
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External power source voltageFeature already supported
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Internal battery levelFeature already supported
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Remote management
Server connection setup over SMSFeature already supported
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Remote device configurationYes (over GPRS)Feature already supported
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Firmware update OTA
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Certification
CE
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FCC
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EAC
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Tracking software

Navixy

Server Integration
Server IP Address217.23.132.215
Server port47771

Automatic activation

The software platform supports automatic device activation by sending SMS commands, which includes all parameters.

Before the activation process please make sure that your device is switched ON and is located in the place with good GPS signal reception. You also need to keep the device with initial factory settings, in particular:

  • Do not set any password, keep them clear (as by default)
  • Do not set any master number prior to the device activation
  • Do not set local Time zone, it must be UTC+0h (as by default)

Manual configuration

If you experience issues with the SMS delivery from the platform to device in your country, you can setup device manually by using GoSafe Config software.

Setup with GoSafe configuration software

First step you should make is to install GoSafe G717 drivers.

1. Install drivers:
  1. Connect the device to the computer
  2. Choose ‘Install from the list or specific location’.
  3. Click ‘Next’ in driver installation window.
  4. Choose the configuration file folder which has the “Anytracking USB.inf” document.
  5. Click ‘Next’ and then ‘Finish’ to complete setup
GoSafe config 1

GoSafe config 1

GoSafe config 3

GoSafe config 4

2. Run the Gosafe Config software

Configuration process starts from starting G717 Config program and then connecting to G717 device via Connect button located on the top left corner of configurator.

G717 Manual Settings

If connected successfully IMEI, Version fields which were empty, now are filled with certain numbers depending on Modem IMEI and firmware version of your device.

There you can configure your APN, GPRS server and TCP Port for data transmission.

Default parameters

Tracking mode can flexible configured in Web interface – by distance, time interval and cornering. Default values are 100m, every 5 minutes, and 15 degrees.

GoSafe Tracking settings

When the tracker is registered to the Loccate platform for the firs time, a certain number of rules is applied to it by default, such as engine excessive idling and emergency button rules.

G717 default rules

G717 also supports harsh driving feature. When harsh driving is detected, the device signals about it with a “beep” sound.

3 reviews for GoSafe G717

  1. Daniel Nesh
    3 out of 5

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    We’ve got the in-depth review for this model: https://www.squaregps.com/devices/gosafe-g717-review/

  2. Bryan
    4 out of 5

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    Works well in general, with fast GPS acquisition, although not always accurate. If you’re looking for plug-n-play tracker, I’d recommend to check one of the OBDII trackers as well.

  3. Peter
    3 out of 5

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    I couldn’t set it up for distance-based tracking: if the distance value is below 1000 meters – I get error message. I guess it’s kinda firmware bug. Anyway, I overcame that issue with configuring time-based interval (30 sec), plus by cornering (20 degrees) and it worked.

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