TrackR bravo

Track your gear us­ing a key fob or even a sticker with this sys­tem

Mac Format - - APPLE CHOICE -

£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.

Alert ef­fec­tive­ness

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.

Other fea­tures

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.

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