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Old 06-10-16, 10:45 PM   #1
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Default Cheap Trackers

Has anyone used the TrackR that keeps popping up on the header pages on the computer,It looks like a small disc ( about the size of a 2032 button battery) and is used in conjunction with your phone,cheap as chips from USA,and in Europe but surprise surprise 20+ and postage in the UK,!!!
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Old 06-10-16, 10:55 PM   #2
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Aren't they the ones that rely on another user being nearby to alert you? Think it works off bluetooth? Great....until your bike is more than 10 metres from you!
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Old 07-10-16, 06:56 AM   #3
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Was considering them, bit like the Tile except you can replace the battery but that also means it's not waterproof.

It is Bluetooth and uses crowd sourcing to locate the item, so if someone who is also a user and has the app on their phone passes near by it will notify you of its last known location so you can go look for it.

Would probably be alright for keys and things like that but probably not so great for a motorcycle


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Old 07-10-16, 07:33 PM   #4
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I've also seen a waterproof cover for it,so I'll wait and see what develops,thanks for the replies !!!
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Old 07-10-16, 08:37 PM   #5
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They aren't as accurate as you'd hope either.
My colleagues bought them to put in their luggage. Whilst sat on the runway at Heathrow waiting to take off they checked their tile and it told them their bags were the other end of the runway. So what 2 miles away?
Obviously all trackers are created differently but these were the 'tile' ones.
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Old 08-10-16, 08:57 AM   #6
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They're only as accurate as the gps on the device they're bluetoothed to at the end of the day.

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