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    TrackR $29 smart phone location device

    Not a bad little location tracking device one can pair with a smartphone.
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    Put one on the TW, one on your keys, one the cat, one the dog, maybe one on the cell phone too if it isfirst mated to your mate’s cell phone.
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    Not much point in putting one on your TW. It uses Bluetooth so you have to be within a few hundred yards of your TW to receive the signal. Even I can find a TW without help in that range and I am useless at finding things!


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    Oh, Bluetooth dependent means it is darn near worthless in many applications.
    Maybe I’ll put one on my cat anyways just to annoy him. Besides today he seems to be making a ghillie suit making him much harder to see.

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    I bought one of these and its useless. its "crowd sourced" so if you are not anywhere near it another user that has one of these devices has to be for you to be able to track it(totally useless in a rural area). it was a waste of 20 bucks and has long since been thrown in the trash bin. We got it to be able to find my GF's cat when she wandered off and hid somewhere. We never found her once with it, not once. Roaming around and watching the phone for it to pick up proved fruitless, a lot of times i would see the cat with my eyes before the phone would ever pick up the device. Playing with it in the house the bluetooth range proved to be ~15 feet outside ~25-30 which is normal bluetooth range for a low power device.

    Short of attaching a spot device to your pet i have not seen one on the market yet that can track a pet from anywhere without something like wifi or a handheld unit to connect to it. We have a GPS collar from Garmin for the dog but it requires the handheld be in range to get the location from the GPS. It works great but again you have to be in range, thankfully that range is ~9 miles. It works great but if the dog gets out of range then we loose the ability to track her.
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    I ise it on my keys and wallet, works fine for the quick find, in the couch, garage, wherever I put something, then forget it.
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    I got similar ones for my daughter. I think the kit came with 2 or 3 of them. Like square poker chips. While you do have to be in relative proximity to your lost item (bluetooth it is effective for folks that just can't find the simplest stuff in their own house. I'm certainly guilt of that.
    Now if I could just find my phone to find my other crap...

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