Mobile technology is continuously changing and Trax is keeping up with the times. This is why we have Trax G+ available in three different versions, 2g, 3g, and 4g LTE-M.
Each of the devices performs in the same way, so why is there a difference?
Traditional mobile networks, 2g (GSM) and 3g are still in use around the world, but many countries are starting to phase out their 2g or 3g networks and are replacing them with 4g LTE-M and Nb-IoT networks.
The way your Trax G+ communicates with these networks is via a modem (a small component attached to the circuit board). The modem allows the tracker to process information from the mobile networks.
The modems in the Trax G+ devices are all slightly different, this allows them to communicate with the different mobile networks.
The 2g Trax G+ can only connect to the 2g network.
The 3g Trax G+ connects to the 3g network, but the modem in this device can also communicate with the 2g network.
The 4g LTE-M Trax G+ device connects to the 4g LTE-M network. This is different from the traditional 4G LTE network. LTE-M is the abbreviation for LTE Cat-M1 or Long Term Evolution (4G), category M1. This technology is for Internet of Things devices to connect directly to a 4G network, without a gateway and on batteries.
The different networks all transfer data, but they do not all do it in the same way, which is why there is a need for different versions of Trax G+.
Which Trax should you choose?
Read our quick guide HERE and make sure your Trax G+ is supported in your area of use on the correct network, by checking the coverage map and coverage links.