GT series gps tracker step-by-step brief setup guide


Please follow the steps to choose the right sim card based on your preferred track mode.
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GPS tracker is just like a cellphone, if the signal is out of coverage, then it is unreachable, it does not mean that the GPS tracker is defective.

The 2 Different Modes and Choose the Right Sim Card

Mode USA (GSM Network 2G 3G) International
SMS Ablegrid sim card / Your own sim card Your own sim card
Data Ablegrid sim card / Your own sim card Ablegrid sim card / Your own sim card

SMS Mode:
You TEXT "url#" to the tracker and the tracker will response a google map link to your cellphone, click the map link and you will know where the tracker is.(if the google map link is broken, please try to setup your text message as MMS multi-media text type)
In this mode, the GPS tracker standby time is the longest.

Data Mode:
You can live-track the tracker at gps.ablegrid.com or use Android/iOS App.

Regarding The Standby Time:
The tracker's standby time totally depends on how often the location uploads, for example, uploading the location to our server every 20 seconds will consume more energy than uploading the location every 1 minitue.
The cellphone network signal strength will also affect the standby time dramatically, for example, if the tracker is in the desert, and no any cellular signal, it will keep searching the network so it will comsume more power

*International sim card can be used in many countries. But you can only use Data Mode at www.ablegrid.com or using Android/iOS App

Buy & Activate Ablegrid GPS Tracking Sim Card

We strongly suggest use our ABLEGRID GPS-Tracker-Only sim card.

Why ?
1. It's much cheaper than buying from traditional telecom operators such as AT&T or T-Mobile.
2. Global availability / option.
3. Prepaid, no contract, just buy the plan you want, not auto-renewal, no monthly bill.

Where to buy ?
Ablegrid sim card included in the gps tracker's package for some models, it is FREE.
If you did not find sim card in the tracker's package, click here to buy.

How to active ?
Visit: gps.ablegrid.com, follow the instruction, and choose the sim card plan.

Initial Setup, please read the manual comes with the packages, based on the model, some features may vary.


For some of AbleGrid GT Models, the sim card is already intergrated, if you want to use it, all you need to do is to active and choose the card plan at gps.ablegrid.com.

1. install the sim card into the GPS tracker.
[Very Important: USE the biggest sim card frame, not micro or nano sim card , our sim card is all-in-one size, please detach the biggest one

here is also youtube vidoe : click here ] (please refer to the manual)

2. Turn on the GPS tracker.

3. GPS tracker need to register with the sim card phone network, so it takes upto 10 minutes (especially international sim card for the first time use,     and at peak time).

4. When the green light is off or flashing, it's ready to use. (please refer to the manual for the LED's status.)

Basic Commands for SMS Mode


you need TEXT the command to switch the track mode from SMS to Data Live Mode, and vise versa .

SMS Mode: use your own phone to TEXT the command to the GPS tracker’s sim card phone number.(Always make sure if you use iPhone, please don't send TEXT by iMessage, you need send Text by regular message)

[By default, the GT series gps tracker is at Standard SMS Mode (same standby time as Live Data Mode)]

Text: wkmd,0# set the tracker to Standard SMS Mode (Default Mode), the standby time is same as Live Data Mode

[To get the longest SMS standby time]
You need to bring the GPS tracker to sleep and then wake up it when you need to know the current location.

Text: wkmd,2#
this will setup the tracker to sleep, and it will only update its location at 11 Am UTC time once a day. so if you use URL# to get the location, the GPS tracker will always return the same location at the last 11:00 Am UTC, if you need to know the current location of the tracker,

Text: wkmd,0#
this will wake up the gps tracker, but only when the gps tracker detects the movement or vibration, it will update the current location (you can refer to its UTC datetime above the location link to verify whether it is current address or not. [note] you can convert the UTC time to your local time by your local time zone). it is a good practice that you combine with vibration alarm command.

After get the location, you can put the tracker to sleep mode again.

[Suggestion]: if the longest standby time is not your primary requirement, just leave this tracker at the default configuration.

GT Serial's SMS Text Commands are very simple and as the following format:


if the GPS tracker is out of phone company coverage( for example, out of T-Mobile’s network coverage ), it will not response until it's back to the coverage area again.

Basic SMS Commands Table

default password is 123456

Command Action Sample
wkmd,0#N# change to Data Live Mode with every N seconds(from 20 to 120 seconds) uploading the location wkmd,0#20#
wkmd,0# Standard SMS Mode, Wakeup Command
wkmd,2# Sleep Mode, location only updated at 11:00 Am UTC once a day
url# get the current google map location
QP# get the battery status and other info BAT:3.5 = Almost empty , BAT:4.2 = 100% Full Battery

for more advanced SMS commands, please refer to the manual comes with your gps tracker

DATA Mode Live-Track Setup

USE the beta version web portal:
Click here reg.ablegrid.com

OR Manually Setup by following the steps below:
Step 1.
Register an account at gps.ablegrid.com when you create a new account, a verification email will be sent to you, please check both inbox and spam, sometime, it goes to spam folder.
And log into your account.

Step 2:
Add the gps tracker to your account.
for how to add GT tracker to our platform, please watch the step by step video.

please note, always refer to the gps tracker's label and locate the Imei#, input it when you register it into our web platform correctly, otherwise, the platform can not track it.

Step 3:
Text the following commands to your gps tracker at SMS mode :
Text: wkmd,0#20#
this command will set your gps tracker to Live-Data-Mode

if you use our sim card, then Text: apn,m2mglobal# (all our new gps trackers have this setting by default, don't need to text this command anymore)
if your GT Series does not have serial number(S/N:XXXXXXXXXXX) on the package, please Text: server,1,da.ablegrid.com,9876,0#

so now, just wait 10 minutes, you will see the gps tracker signal icon became yellow and then green in your website tracking platform.
congratulations! you just added a GT series tracker into the account successfully!

Step 4:
scan the following app 2D code to install the ablegrid app into your mobile phone, and use the same username and password, which you used to login at gps.ablegrid.com web platform.
once logged in, please setup the time zone.
now you can setup the geo-fence features by few clicks.

finally, you need to remember, if you want to switch back to Standard SMS Mode, please text the following command:
Text: wkmd,0#
* this will bring your GT tracker into Standard SMS Mode.


Install iOS or Android App if you want to track by mobile phone.