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YB3 Handheld Tracker

Rugged, robust, and built to last, for the toughest trips and voyages.

Transmits your position and messages from anywhere on Earth. Don't accept anything less.

About the YB3

The YB3 automatically sends your position, and allows you to send and receive short messages from anywhere on Earth with a clear view of the sky. It works far beyond the reach of WiFi and GSM networks.


It will wake up on a regular basis, obtain a position using the GPS satellite network, and then transmit that position back to YB Tracking using the Iridium satellite network in seconds. The message is relayed to us from Iridium, and then we visualize the positions on an easy-to-use online map.

The YB3 tracker in front of the race viewer

Friends and family can follow your progress, and your historic track, via this map. They can send you short emails and text messages, and you can reply. You can even update your Twitter status using our YB Connect app, in conjunction with the YB3.

YB3 is the most robust and reliable satellite tracking system available, so why would you rely on anything else?

Key Info


Internal battery, rechargeable via USB

Tracking Options

Various options from every 5 seconds to 12 hours

Transmits Using



144 x 76 x 36mm (plus antenna)


303 grams

Other Certifications

FCC & CE | MIL-810 F/G (Ruggedness)

Battery Life

Up to 3 weeks transmitting every 15 mins
Up to 3 months transmitting once per hour
Up to 9 months transmitting twice per day

Alert Options

Red Button Alert
Timer Alert
Dead Man's Switch
Temperature (high/low) Alert
External Power Loss


IP-67 (submersion up to 1m for 30 mins)

Ideal For

Handheld use, personnel etc.
Temporary vehicle/yacht mounting using Soft Pouch
Permanent vehicle/yacht mounting using Quick Release Mount

Difference Between Models

Most individual customers choose the Standard model. If you are a business, or you intend to use multiple YB units on the same account, then the Professional model would be the right choice.


For an in-depth look at all of the features please refer to our manual.


Standard Model

Tracking Features

Alert Button

Simple Preset Messaging

YBlog Mapping and Blogging Interface
Bluetooth for Advanced Messaging
Ability to use YB Connect app


Professional Model

All of Standard, plus...
Advanced Alert Modes
Ability to use the 'Core' to manage multiple devices