Sunday, January 29, 2017

Neat Tracking Device

Found this link on the Weather Channel web site. The TrackR is about the size of a quarter. You can set it up to track where just about anything is. As they suggest: Lose your car in the parking lot? Use Track R to find it on your cell phone. I especially liked the idea of having one on pets. Hook one to your dog's collar and never lose him again.

I'd buy one, but the $29.99 price is a bit too much right for me now.


At 2:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are a lot of competing keyfinder gadgets. All I've seen suffer the same issues:

* Battery life of 1 year

* Non-replaceable battery

* Ship the gadget back to the manufacturer to get a new one when the battery dies, or buy a new one.

* At the time you've purchased the gadget, the battery has already been draining an unknown number of months. Yes, batteries discharge (drain) just sitting on a shelf.

I owned a competing keyfinder. It worked wonderfully until it didn't. It lasted about 3 months then I had to uninstall and reinstall the app to get it recognizing the keyfinder again. Then the battery crapped out a month later.

When they let you replace the battery yourself, or better, let you use replaceable rechargeables, I'll heavily invest in the technology.

At 6:57 PM, Blogger Henchman Of Justice said...

Animals too, even internally.

At 6:58 PM, Blogger Henchman Of Justice said...

Wonder what the range is?

Get a bunch, start attaching underneath all local cop cars, track them for a change.

At 6:30 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

"Wonder what the range is?"

Someone on the nextdoor e-mail list said either 50 feet or 50 yards, either of which wouldn't make it of much use for me. I broke down and ordered one so we'll see.


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