Saturday, September 20, 2014

Bluetooth Tracking Devices Review

Ever lost luggage? Or your mobile phone? Then a Bluetooth location tracking device (aptly also called Lost-Item tracker) might be for you. Here is a list what is currently on the market:

  • Tile
  • StickNFind
  • BluTracker
  • PebbleBee
  • XY Find-It
  • Bringrr & BringTags
  • Find’Em Tracking
  • Linquet
  • PROTAG Duet
  • Lupo
  • iCookie
  • Click N'Dig
  • Wallet TrackR

The review is easy: All of them require a battery and cost between $30-$100. Unlike the WallStreet Journal I think this is ridiculous. It is the electronic version of Coal Rollers.

In contrast to Bluetooth, NFC (Near Field Communication) would be an ideal candidate for this application, as the tags require no battery. But physics still puts some hard limit on their range. More than 20cm are currently not possible.

As far as I am concerned, I came to the conclusion that this is nothing for me. Way to much battery waste! So I decided I'd rather continue use my build-in brain for this. It is not that bad after all.

But wait! There is one solution that does not require a battery. It is
Alas, this one does not exist yet and is most likely a scam.

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  3. Bluetooth location tracking devices are really helpful for us, Thanks for your recommendations and sharing.

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  4. Amazing blog for Bluetooth tracking device. This blog is very helpful for us.

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  5. Thanks a lot for this helpful bluetooth tracking devices list. I love last one of tour given list (Wallet TrackR). I am using Wallet Bluetooth TrackR since 2 years. It is really great one ! Wallet TrackR enables an user to easily keep track of users all items and staying grand . The Wallet TrackR app run easily on iPad, iPhone Or Any Android 4.4 devices.

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