One of the more exciting features of the Iridium GO is the integrated GPS tracking feature of the device. You can either click on the Quick GPS send button in the Iridium GO App to transmit your GPS coordinates to any email or text address, or you can set the GO to transmit its current location at intervals of between five minutes all the way to once every week. Consider the possibilities. Iridium GO Mapping solutions are offered below.
To enter the recipients of who will receive the Iridium GO GPS tracking information, enter 192.168.0.1 in a browser connected to the Iridium GO (including a laptop), and enter ‘guest; and ‘guest’ for login and password. Click on the ‘Location Options‘ tab and the Iridium GO GPS tracking options are shown:
Two GPS Options - Quick GPS and Tracking
Quick GPS recipients are those who’ll be notified when the ‘Quick GPS’ button is pressed inside of the Iridium GO application. Below is the Iridium GO main screen and the Quick GPS send button.
Auto-GPS tracking recipient is the second GPS option and the most powerful. This option enables auto-tracking, where the Iridium GO transmits its location every five minutes (or other frequency chosen). In this setting, there’s only one recipient email or one texting phone number that can be entered.
With either the Quick GPS or tracking is activated or active, the email from the Iridium GO will look like this:
Subject: SMS from 88162244XXXX@msg.iridium.com
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:42:36 +0000
I am here Lat+35.505917 Lon-120.692330 Alt+1147ft GPS Sats seen 07
https://www.iridium.com/map/?lat=35.505917&lon=-120.692330 Sent via Iridium GO!
Clicking on the link above takes you to the Iridium page that shows you the below image, which happens to be next to Ground Control’s main office:
Maritime Iridium GO Tracking & Mapping
For about $33 a month, you can purchase a subscription to PredictWind.com to track your vessel in any ocean anywhere on the planet. PredictWind.com also offers a host of other features such as forcasting maps, Ispobar maps, forcasting alerts among a few. Using the low-cost Iridium GO Unlimited SMS and Data Plan, detailed vessel tracking and mapping is now an affordable resource to all.
For more information on PredictWind, please visit their website at predictwind.com. If you order, please let them know Ground Control sent you.
Another Iridium GO option for tracking is TRACKAmap for $144 a year or $25 a month (as of August 2021). For more information and to purchase the service, please visit their website at trackamap.com.