I read the reviews of the Invoxia app in the Google Play store and they are not encouraging. It doesn't seem like a reliable tool and the coverage area is limited. I think that it's probably better to use a GPS that allows you to insert your own SIM card with roaming data. Something that has a broad coverage area.
I had it happen. Gone, never showed up.
I met a spanish couple in Brazil who had their kite bag stolen twice. Once in a flight within Europe and once in a flight to Brazil. The one that got stolen in Europe they never recovered. The one they had stolen in Brazil got returned to them because he had a GPS in the bag. But he said that for one day the GPS stopped sending signal. The airlines will only refund you a fraction of the cost of your equipment if the bag disappears.Havre wrote: ↑Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:46 amI think "often" might be an exaggeration here. How many flights have you taken with kite equipment Toby? How many threads on here about gear stolen/lost at airports? I have never heard of anyone losing their equipment at an airport before now (Toby). Even at beaches no-one I know or know about have ever lost any equipment.
The next problem I see is even if you can locate your bag reasonably well what are you supposed to do? My guess you will not be able in most countries to just call the police and ask them to help you retrieving the bag.
That said. If there is a cheap solution that works even if the probability of something happening is very low I wouldn't mind buying one myself. But it would have to be a no hassle solution.