How Bluetooth Trackers Can Save Your Time and Money
The TAG is a very small device with many useful and unique sweet features that'll give you the ability to easily track your valuable items and even help you find them via a special app on your smartphone if they’d been lost or stolen. Although super-small portable tracking devices are not new, you will have a hard time finding a similar product with such rich functionality at a very cheap price, but not quality.
What’s Inside It?
Inside a splash-proof plastic body, the TAG has a tiny circuit board powered by a replaceable coin-sized battery that lasts up to 1 year. It also features a bright LED light and a 70 dB ringer that can be activated remotely with your phone to help you find it fast.
After pairing one or several TAGs with your smartphone via Bluetooth, your phone starts tracking the location of each item, allowing you to quickly find the last place where it’s been detected. Thus, finding your wallet, dropped keys from the office, or even your bicycle in a large parking lot won’t be an issue ever again. The phone app can also show you the shortest route to the TAG on the street map.
If you are already in the same spot as the tracker, yet can’t find it, then simply activate the reasonably loud 70 dB ringer inside the TAG via a simple voice command on your phone or turn on the built-in LED light.
Name and TAG All Your Things
Do you own several TAGs? Give each of them proper names on your phone: pets, bike, keys, glasses, etc. Owing to its minimalistic and small design, you can readily attach, strap or even glue the tracker to the object that you want to keep track of. The size enables the hidden installation too.
By turning the separation alarm feature on, the TAGs will notify you when your smartphone gets too far from the tracker. Then, both the tracker and your phone will produce the alarm sound. Also, the TAG has a magic button that you can program to perform various actions when pressed for 3 seconds straight. For instance, use it as a remote for your phone camera to take selfies or make your smartphone start ringing even on silent or vibrate if it got lost.
Call the Search Party
Imagine the worst-case scenario: your laptop or bike got stolen. If such thing happened, you can report it via a phone app; any other smartphone with the TAG app on it will send you the GPS coordinates if it comes into contact with your TAG’ed item.
There’s the catch though. As these trackers are only Bluetooth-enabled, the searching system relies on the Crowd GPS and the fact that the others will also have the TAG app installed on their smart devices. Yet, considering the fact that the price for a single tracker is only $15 USD or $50 for the 5-pack, we can foresee that it will surely become widespread pretty quickly.
As of this moment, you can support the release and development of this tracking device on the Kickstarter page or check out the TAG’s official website for even more information about the tracker and the team behind it.