Nowadays, we all walked daily accompanied by small personal objects with the risk of losing it. Whether are car or house keys, wallets, pen drive, and many other things, there is always the risk of being forgotten somewhere and cause small heart attacks each time they disappear from our gaze.
Thinking about it, have come to market several solutions that help the user keep their personal effects under control, as is the case of the TrackR. This small device works as a small Tracker for our personal effects, allowing us to know where they are and even reach these objects through sound signals.
In the period that was in testing, the TrackR was used to help me to keep my house keys that usually get forgotten in the office, on coffee tables or even in the car. And I can only say the best about this small device, which made everything much simpler. Given the small size of the TrackR, as well as the low weight, this went completly unnoticed in my keychain.
Via Bluetooth, it is possible to have information on the TrackR, and then information about objects that are being monitored by it. When the device is in the range of a Bluetooth signal on our mobile phone (Bluetooth specifications say 50 meters but we should always count with less), it is possible to know how close are our objects through a meter on the App. If the devices are out of the reach of our smartphone’s Bluetooth , you can configure so that it warns us through sonores alarms.
But it wouldn’t be very useful if only we could check our objects on the Bluetooth range. That’s exactly why the TrackR allows you to know what was the last location of the object when it was in our range. That is, if you’re in a café and you forget your keys there, it is possible to know their positioning when we are already at the door of the house (trying to open a door with no keys). Querying the application you have access to the last location where your TrackR managed to find your keys.
This is definitely a Gadget to be taken into account to help us not to lose sight of our personal effects, such as keys. For people who tend to forget keys or other smaller personal items, the TrackR is a good solution. Weighs however the value which I think it’s a bit high (30.99€ on Orange’s online store), to the type of intended functionality of the TrackR.
Note: Review made by João Mateus em android-emotions.pt and translated by Margarida Martins