After first startup success in Bluetooth enabled Tracking Devices known as Wireless Keyfinder or Wallet Tracking Devices or Cat finder or GPS Key Locators or Luggage Bluetooth Tags, which can track & locate your important things using bluetooth technology. You will find that numerous companies have entered into the market with similar idea with some or the other small improvements making it difficult to choose correct tracking device with accurate functioning and satisfying budget too.
Just search for Tracking devices in market and you will be bogged down by thousands of Positive & Negative Reviews on Amazon, wasting all your valuable time to compare the Functions, Pros & cons, Prices, No issues I am here to help you choosing right tracker 🙂
As usual I have prepared simple but most comprehensive Feature & Utility Comparison between Tile Mate, Chipolo, TrackR Bravo & Cube tracking devices showing what makes one device more appealing than the other one.
All of four tracking devices are very easy to setup and have bi-directional search for both the device and the mobile phone it is pair. The process of installing the mobile app and pairing the device to the mobile phone is fairly simple and straight forward. All three requires email address verification before pairing [Optional for TrackR], [Cube does not have this feature]
All three tracking devices feature Crowd GPS which will help you locate your lost item even if you are out of the blue tooth range 🙂 using other people using the App on their phone communicating to main GPS server. [Cube does not have this feature]
Which Is Better, TrackR Vs Tile Mate Vs Chipolo Vs Cube Tracking Devices
|Indicative Price||$24.99 (1 pack)||$19.99||$24.97||$25|
|Actual Working Range||100 feet||100 feet||75 feet||100 feet|
|Audible Warning||Very much audible even at a 100 foot distance||Mid range between Tile & TrackR Bravo||The audible alert is faint at a 75 foot distance||80 dB,sounds good|
|Remote Camera Shutter||No||Yes||No||Yes|
|Two-way separation alert||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Add-on Function||Website allows you to ring your phone and send messages to it|
|Apple iWatch App||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Battery level indicator||App does not show the battery level of the tracking device||App does not show the battery level of the tracking device||App shows the battery level of the tracking device|
|Battery replacement||Not possible
You have to send device for replacement at discounted price
|Extra things you get||The unit comes with an extra battery and key ring||Unit comes with a key ring and an adhesive tape that could be used to attach the device to things like a remote control||Extra Battery Included|
|Ringtone||You can change||You can change|
|Verifying your email address before pairing||Required||Required||Optional||Not Applicable|
|Crowd GPS tracking
Help locate a lost item if you are out of the blue tooth range
|Dimensions|| 1.3″ x 0.2″ x 1.3″
new tilemate is 25% smaller than this size
|1.4″ x 0.2″ x 1.4″||1.2″ x 0.2″ x 1.2″||1.5″ x 0.35″ x 1.5″|
|Weight||1.28 ounces||1.3 ounces||0.3 ounces||0.42 ounces|
|Warranty||1 Year Limited||1 Year Limited||1 Year Limited||1 Year Limited|
|Manufacturer||Tile||Chipolo||TrackR, a Santa Barbara, CA-based startup company||Cubetracker|
|Customer care||Live online chat support 7 days a week from 8:30am-5:30pm (PST)||+1 (650) email@example.com|
|Price & OFFERS||$24.99
Pack of 8 $129.99
|$24.97 Gen 1
$29.99 Gen 2
|Note : Prices updated as on Jan 2017|
|Read About Tile & Tile Mate Upgrade Click here|
|Read About Bravo Gen 2 and Gravo Wallet + Bravo Sticker Click here|
Overall, all these tracking devices are excellent friends to help you not misplacing your favorite items like Wallet, Cat or Dog, Luggage bags during air travel, even your children during visit to crowded place.
You can see that Tile is the most popular wireless key tracking device among all with least negative reviews, although it has to be sent to company for replacement, people are pretty happy with this device as a key finder/Bluetooth tracker.
Know more … about Tile Tracker & Buy
Recommended Reading : Tile Vs Tile Mate (Upgrade) What’s New ?
Although the TrackR Bravo isn’t the loudest with slightly shorter operating range, a TrackR has main feature of the battery level indicator within the mobile App which is the single most important thing like functioning of our heart … If you don’t have battery in tracker it is as good as dead piece ! and hence I would tend to lean towards buying it.
Know more about TrackR Bravo & Buy
Chiplo do have replaceable battery [so as TrackR Bravo & Cube] which looks to be attractive than Tile. Most attractive feature I found is that the website allows you to ring your phone or send messages 🙂
But again no battery level indicator, may put you in trouble in important time !
Know more… about Chiplo & Buy
Cube wireless key finder has got an issue of raised button, which gets operated accidentally ringing your phone in an unintentional manner, which is the most irritating issue !
I hope the above simple comparison table “Which Is Better, TrackR Vs Tile Vs Chipolo Vs CubeTracking Devices” will help you selection of right tracking device / key finder for you 🙂
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- The BlueTooth Technology :
Theory : BT is the same frequency used by WiFi networks, cordless phones, and microwave ovens. A Bluetooth device has typical range of 10 meters (32 feet) and a data rate close to 300 kbps. Since the 2.45 GHz radio wave can penetrate walls, you will be able to connect Bluetooth devices across rooms.
Practical : The BT signal gets easily interrupted by walls, solid objects, it isn’t powerful enough getting the Trackr device disconnected from your phone !
- To ensure that your tracker is constantly connecting and receiving updated locations, your mobile app needs to be running in the background of your device.
Hence DO NOT FORCE CLOSE THE mobile App
- WARNING : CHOKING HAZARD — All these trackers are small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.