Track IoT movement with the Wio GPS Board

SeeedStudio – the prototype specialists behind such things as the BeagleBone Green Wireless – has developed the Wio GPS Board, based on the MT2503 and Arduino M0 MCU.

The open source gateway is designed to enable faster IoT GPS systems.

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The idea is that the Wio helps you track something that can move and then upload that data wirelessly. SeeedStudio writes:

The Wio GPS Board is well suited for outdoor projects where the device can connect to the GPS satellites and provide a realtime location of the item it is attached to. The GPRS provides a moderate bandwidth which allows immediate interaction between the user and device. Some example projects could be a bicycle sharing service, tracking pets or livestock, locating a vehicle, or even keeping track of a child.

The Wio GPS Board is available for preorder on 21 April on seeedstudio.com and will cost $39.90.

The company already sells a Wio Link Starter Kit, based around the use of Grove sensors.

The front of the board includes a GSM power button, a reset button, a Micro UDB connector, 3.5mm AUX, and a battery holder. See the diagram below.

Further below that is pictured the back of the board.

Wio GPS Board - Front

Wio GPS Board - Back


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