Track your gear using a key fob or even a sticker with this system
£25 per TrackR FROM TrackR, thetrackr.com
NEEDS Bluetooth 4.0, iOS 8 or higher
Fob features and types
The bravo is TrackR’s direct equivalent of Tile, but it’s a round key fob instead. Its smaller presence is a boon. TrackR has a range of other fobs, and even stickers, that better suit some belongings though.
We preferred Tile’s tones, but TrackR lets you turn on a separation alert if it strays out of range of your iPhone, and can also message your iPhone with the alert. Alarm duration can also be changed, unlike Tile’s sounds.
Range and findability
Despite using the same embedded Apple Maps for locating your belongings, we found TrackR less accurate than Tile (albeit by a tiny difference). Tile displays a range circle, whereas TrackR’s icon can obscure the device’s location.
There’s little wrong in terms of UI, but it’s not as pretty as Tile’s app and can be vague in descriptions like ‘Near’ and ‘Close by’, when a time last located would be more helpful. There’s also no Apple Watch companion app – unlike Tile, which offers a very clear way of tracking items at a glance.