No, our iTrack models are nothing like a typical GPS device. These units can be mounted under a vehicle or inside of a vehicle such as the dashboard, fuse box, or steering wheel column. Ideally having it installed behind a plastic surface would be better than behind or inside a model one. But ultimately it does not need to be mounted in the dash or in direct line of sight.
When you first turn on your device we do recommend leaving it outside or on your dash for the first 5 minutes. After that you may place it just about anywhere.