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Waterproof GPS data loggers for Turtles and Tortoises transmit data wirelessly

Specifically designed with small carapace footprint

With so many different kinds of turtles and tortoises there is not a one size fits all GPS tracking solution available but that's ok because we are going to design a GPS tracking system for your specific needs.

This is accomplished by first establishing the maximum weight that can be mounted onto the species you study and then determining which electronic package to begin with. After that we custom fit a battery into your package design so that we just bump up against your maximum weight. In this way we can maximize battery life without putting an undue burden on the animal.

Telemetry Solutions has designed and supplied GPS data loggers for successful studies of both turtles and tortoises and we offer the devices with remote data download as well.

NEW! GPS Water Switch Option for Freshwater Turtle Research

Click here to find out about our recent development which will maximize data and battery life of your equipment.

For more information about Turtle & Tortoise GPS Backpacks, please click on the How It Works button below.

Turtle & Tortoise GPS Backpack

GPS backpack
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Standard Features

  • Automatic, remote data download
  • User can change GPS schedule in the field
  • GPS additional time for more precise GPS positions
  • On/off switch
  • Temperature output with GPS positions


  • Rechargeable battery
  • Water switch skips scheduled GPS position if turtle is underwater (GPS will not work under water)
Suitable Species: Blandings Turtle, Eastern Box Turtle, Pseudemys Gorzugi, River Turtle, Tortoise, Western Pond Turtles, Wood Turtle

FLR V < 10g

Small GPS data logger < 10 grams
Product Sheet »

Standard Features

  • GPS data downloads remotely and automatically to base station
  • Base station has 5 day battery life before needing a charge
  • Smart GPS is standard....increases battery life without sacrificing data
  • GPS additional time increases precision of recorded locations
  • Starting at 7 grams and up


  • Alternative GPS schedule based upon specific animal movements
  • Shape shifting electronic circuit to fit study species
  • Activity data logger
  • GPS always on mode
Suitable Species: Bandicoot, Bat, Fruit Bat, Growling Grass Frogs, Ledbetter Possum, Lizards, Snakes, Spotted Turtle

FLR V > 10g

Small GPS data logger > 10 grams
Product Sheet »

Standard Features

  • GPS data download remotely and automatically to base station
  • Smart GPS for more relevant data and longer battery life
  • Change your GPS schedule remotely
  • GPS additional time increases precision of GPS positions
  • On/off switch


  • Rechargeable battery
  • Drop off mechanism on some configurations
  • Water Switch available for turtle applications
  • Activity data logged
  • VHF transmitter
Suitable Species: Bat, Blandings Turtle, Dugite Snake & Skink, Eastern Box Turtle, Fruit Bat, Hawaiian Crow, Ledbetter Possum, Lizards, Oilbird, River Turtle, Snakes, Tortoise, Western Pond Turtles