Today I’ll be writing a review for the PAJ Power Finder 4G GPS. PAJ are well-known across the EU for tracking devices and wish to expand further into the UK market, hence asking for honest reviews from sites like this. Today’s offering is a 4G enabled tracker with a 90-day long rechargeable 10,000mAh battery, a user-friendly smartphone app, which offers you live tracking in over 100 counties, you can also receive live notifications either as a push notification or as email too.
You need to also factor in the subscription charge. This can be paid monthly at a rate of just £5.99, this rate reduces if you pay annually, but at £5.99 for a live tracking system, is a bargain.
PAJ send the tracker already supplied with a 4G enabled mobile phone SIM card, making it easy to set up and use, I’ll explain in more detail in the review for your convenience.
So, is this tracker any good? Time to test it out!
Packaging and Contents.
The PAJ Power Finder 4G GPS comes packaged in a black box which shows product images and specifications printed on it. The box measures 22.0cm x 16.0cm x 4.5cm and weighs 740G.
The box features a magnetic flap closure. When opened you’ll see a foam lined interior which carefully keeps your tracker in place during shipping.
Inside the box you’ll find the following: 1x Tracker (SIM Card installed), 1x Magnetic Plate, 1x USB Cable, 1x EU Adapter, 1x Multi-Lingual User Guide.
As I said at the beginning PAJ want to break into the UK market, by supplying a EU 2 pin power adapter, they have inadvertently broken a rule which states “Any appliance sold as ‘New’ in the UK should come with a UK plug already attached”.
This can easily be rectified by simply not providing any power adaptor. The USB power cable is more than sufficient to pass UK rules. I wrote about this previously.
The reason for this is a UK user may be tempted to use the supplied EU power adaptor, and then use a UK/EU adaptor and this where problems can occur, some don’t comply with our rated BS 1363 plug, mixed polarity can easily occur, so best to never use a non-UK plug in the UK…ever!
So recycle the EU adaptor and use the USB cable via your usual method as you would do with your smartphone.
PAJ Power Finder 4G GPS.
The PAJ Power Finder 4G GPS measures 10.5cm x 6.0cm x 3.0cm and weighs 292G. The tracker comes with a strong magnetic back cover, and PAJ supply a metallic plate to assist if you’re using on a non-magnetic surface. The unit itself is splash-proof, so ideal for possible condensation. In fact, I’ve been using in the recent weather cold snap, and my tracker still works despite the condensation on the tracker.
The top right corner features a notch, simply pull the cover away and you’ll see the SIM card area (under a waterproof silicone cover) and main power switch just below it, to the right there’s a LED light too.
Charging and Power On.
To charge you can use the supplied USB-A/Micro USB cable (which measures 1M in length) or any other standard Micro USB cable and use a 5V DC USB power source such as your smartphone power adaptor, TV, laptop or powerbank. Charging takes around 8 hours for a full charge, which will then last upto 40 days of active use/90 days of standby without needing a recharge. The charging cycle is indicated by a blue battery level light. When all four lights are fully illuminated without flashing, you’re fully charged.
Once charged you’ll need to power on the PAJ Power Finder 4G GPS, this is simple, slide the main power switch (near SIM card) to the on position. Next, press the secondary power button, located next to the USB charging port.
To use the PAJ Power Finder 4G GPS tracker, you’ll need to download the free app. PAJ have both iOS and Android apps available. Search PAJ Finder on your app store and download. Once downloaded you’ll need to set up an account and subscription with PAJ. Registration is easy and your device is easily paired to the app and your account.
Within the app, you can change the icon, the icon colour, personal choices such as metric/imperial measurements, map type (PAJ maps, Open Street Maps, or Goggle Maps), set your notifications, and more.
You can also view previous days routes, the vehicle speed, the time of the event, all within a 3M accuracy area.
I found the app easy to use, nothing too complicated and easy to view the different menus and features. Also noticed no discrepancies after a few weeks of use with the routes and speeds I was undertaking.
I’ve been using both the app and tracker for a few weeks now, and I’m impressed. My town usually has some serious 4G network issues, I notice these when using my phone. But this isn’t an issue with the PAJ Power Finder 4G GPS tracker. My map has little circle points of my journey, clicking these brings up more details such as speed and an option to view on Google Maps, which then allows you to utilise Google’s Street View feature. You can zoom in and out on the map too. You’re free to search through your recorded information to see distance, speeds, and more.
You can also set up alerts for geo fencing, speeds, battery levels, and receive live alerts if your vehicle leaves that area or exceeds speeds.
I decided to place the tracker in one of the access service covers in my boot and magnetically attached to the bodywork of my car.
I thought this was an easy spot to retrieve the unit to charge, but also hidden away enough so no chavvy twocker could see it.
You can also get alerts if someone removes the tracker too.
- Brand: PAJ
- Model: Power Finder 4G GPS
- Manufacturer Code: NA
- Manufacturer Reference: N/A
- EAN: 8719327245750
- ASIN: B087CWWQP1
- Battery: 3.7V 10,000mAH Li-Polymer
- Network/Band: LTE Cat-M1/NB2: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B8/B12/B13/B18/B19/B20/B26/B28/B66. EGPRS: GSM 850MHz, GSM 900 MHZ, DCS 1800 MHz, PCS 1900 MHz
- GPS Chip: MTK High Sensitivity Chip.
- GSM-/LTE-/GPRS-Modul: SIM7600E
- Operating Environment: -10°C – +50°C
- Air Humidity: 10%-70%
- Compliance: CE
I love the PAJ Power Finder 4G GPS tracker. It works incredibly well and gives you great piece of mind. The app is easy to use, and the real-time alerts are a wonderful feature. I can’t fault the product or app at all, the subscription charge is affordable too, even on the more expensive monthly charge of £5.99 is still incredible value for money, especially for what you’re getting for that price. You can’t put a price on your vehicle being stolen, the live updates also assist you if you need insurance dates/times for accidents too.
I highly recommend the PAJ Power Finder 4G GPS.
If you’d like to purchase this item, please check out the purchasing options below. The RRP for this product is £149.99.
Product sample provided by PAJ in exchange for a detailed, unbiased review.
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