Are you are one of those forgetful people who tend to lose their belongings often, or want to track your lost phone or get some hint on your stolen laptop? If yes, then it’s a good idea to get some help from technology by using clever little devices called tracking gadgets.
The technology market is full of a vriety of tracking gadgets that you can attach to your belongings which may get lost or stolen, and allow you to easily trace their location. So, in this post, I have listed 8 of the best tracking gadgets that will ensure your belongings stay under your nose.
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One of the most popular and reliable tracking gadgets, Tile has almost all the features you’ll need to keep your stuff in check. It’s a tiny device that comes in different shapes and sizes and offers multiple attachment methods to make it work with almost anything. You can attach it to your keys, stick it to your laptop or TV remote, and even slide it in your wallet.
You can use the Tile app to see the last recorded location of the object and also make the attached Tile beep when in 100ft proximity. It is water-resistant, has a button to ring your connected phone (in case it gets lost) and the speakers are loud enough to easily hear the beeps from afar.
Although Tile batteries last a full year, but there is no way to replace or recharge the battery. You will have to upgrade to the latest model of Tile and get the rebate of up to 50%.
Price: $25-$30 per pack
Tile is good for everyday use, but if you want a more advanced tracker that also offers reliable security against theft, then Locca may excite you. It will let you track your belongings using GPS, GSM cellular network, Bluetooth and even FSK. No matter where you lose your stuff in the world, you will always be able to track them.
Locca is small enough to get easily attached to any object and carried anywhere. Additionally, it is waterproof and sturdy enough to survive falls, so you can take it anywhere you like; even underwater.
There is also a light and a buzzer to help you find your stuff when you are close to them. Locca tracking devices will be available for purchase this fall 2017, but you can still reserve a device right now.
Prices and apps to be available soon.
Hum is actually a smart car assistant that helps you with your driving and car related needs. However, it has a reliable tracking system that makes it worth checking out if you are interested in tracking your car. It lets you track your car’s location from anywhere and tracks it in real-time.
Furthermore, you can see the complete history of where the car has been and set up reminders for parking location. You can also create boundaries to be notified if the car enters or exits that area.
Apart from tracking, it connects with your car to help you solve most of the common car problems, and reminds you about your car’s maintenance. Additionally, it offers roadside assistance and connects you with professional mechanics if required. In case your car gets stolen, it will track and automatically work with the authorities to help you recover it.
Price: Equipment – $29.99, activation – $20, and monthly subscription – $10.
4. Click ‘n Dig
A very simple yet handy tracking device that is perfect for finding items in your home, such as keys, remote or phone, etc. Click ‘n Dig comes with color coded receivers and a transmitter.
You can attach the color coded receivers to anything you would like to track. And when it gets lost, simply press the respective button on the transmitter and the receiver will make a loud beep (90DB) along with a flash.
The receiver works in 80ft proximity and the radio signals can easily transfer through walls and objects, making it perfect for home use. Of course, you will have to remember the color code of the receivers attached to your stuff, but the simplicity it offers is amazing.
Price: $19.95 (2 receivers), $25.95 (4 receivers), and $39.95 (6 receivers)
Whistle is a tracker for your pets to ensure they are safe and you don’t waste 15 minutes looking for fifi before going out. It uses GPS, cellular data and WiFi to offer accurate location of your pet and lets you create boundaries to be alerted if your pet moves outside.
It isn’t just a location tracker, Whistle is actually a fitness tracker as well and helps you track your pet’s sleep and activity. It can detect changes in activity pattern and alert you if something doesn’t feel right. Additionally, it also offers personalized recommendations to keep your pet healthy.
Price: $79.95 per device along with a $9.95 monthly subscription
Lapa is very similar to Tile when it comes to tracking and ease of use. However, I really liked its ability to alert you when you separate from your belongings. If you move a specific distance away from your stuff, Lapa will immediately alert you to quickly go back and retrieve.
This feature is perfect to ensure you are notified about losing your wallet or phone in time, instead of when you notice them missing.
Lapa also has a 90DB sound and flash light built-in to easily look for your things, and it’s 200ft range lets you find things from a great distance. You can easily share access to your things from the Lapa app, and even the Lapa community can help you find your lost stuff (anonymously, of course).
Price: € 29.95 per device. Kids bracelet and pet collar accessory can be bought separately for € 9.95 each
TrackR is just a coin-sized device that will attach to any of your things to offer efficient tracking. It has an interesting separation alert system that alerts you when your belongings are moved away from you. The separation alert system is highly customizable and allows you to customize different factors to get alerts, such as total distance.
It uses Bluetooth for tracking and offers connectivity up to 100ft. You can also use the TrackR to make the device beep and easily find your stuff. Interestingly, while buying TrackR you can also get custom laser engraving or an image printed on the device. You can add contact information, your name, or even your own picture.
Price: $29.99 per device without the extras
Pebblebee Finder has a sleek design with a size of just 1.1 x 0.3 in. With a 200ft range, a loud buzzer and LED light, nothing can hide from you.
Pebblebee Finder is quite stylish as well and comes with multiple types of finishing. You can get classic silver, gunmetal black and rose gold finishing, and the device itself is made of surgical stainless steel.
Its battery lasts for a whole year and it’s user replaceable to ensure you don’t have to face any problems. Furthermore, Pebblebee Finder also works with Alexa to let you find your stuff using your voice.
Price: $29.99 per device
If you just need to make sure you don’t lose your things in your house, then Tile is a reliable option. It has a positive reputation and it’s known for quality. Although Lapa and TrackR are also good alternatives with some extra features. If you want more worldwide tracking, then you should better wait for Locca.
You will usually need tracking for more than one item at a time, so I will also recommend you to try to buy devices in bulk as you will get huge discounts.