In life, no matter how much we want to keep some things, there is a risk of losing them. Small items like keys, TV remote, mobile phone, or a purse are easier to lose, but are harder to find. But great news for those who is routinely misplacing or losing their things! Here are some of the lost and found trackers that can help!
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The pixie tracker which is a small tracking device that is shaped like a guitar pick uses an augmented reality technology. Pixie is a set of tags that are waterproof and are thinner than other trackers so it is easier to be attached to an item or your phone. To make use of this tracker, download the app and place the trackers on items you want to be able to track but make sure that one pixie tracker tag is attached to your phone. Once a tagged item is lost, you just have to open the application and an augmented reality screen will appear on your phone. Scan through the area or room by moving the phone in a panorama way; as you scan through the area or room, the Pixie tracker tells you which direction to head in to. A pixie dust will appear which will give you an idea of the location of the tagged item. It is easy to use since you only need to look at the augmented reality to see exactly where everything is; in a way it is also entertaining. This tracker can scan through walls as well which guarantees that you can find your lost item easily. It is one of the most pocket-friendly investments and is considered as one of the best lost and found tracker that you can find online. Pixie offers audio and video features which serves as dual assistance in tracking your items. Its augmented reality feature helps as a visual guidance especially for noisy environments where you can’t hear the beep alert of other tracking devices or whenever the tagged lost item is buried by another item. It does not only use Bluetooth tracker but also signaling which allows Pixie points to send signal to each; this keeps them on track with each other. This signaling also provide accurate distance directions to the lost item.
Tile tracker, another tracking technology, is a small, square white device that connects to your phone to locate any item you attach it to. You just have to connect the Tile to a keychain or peel and stick it to different items — a remote, backpack, purse, or even a computer. If you misplace something, if it’s nearby you can just open the Tile app and ring your Tile by tapping the find button. The tile beep will help you pinpoint the item. If the Tile button is on silent mode you can just double press the Tile button to make your phone ring. When you are far from the app you can still see it’s last location. Through the Tile tracker, you can just open up the app and get a map that will get you in the vicinity of the lost or misplaced item. There’s also an image that will be displayed on your phone that will help indicate how close you are to the item. One thing to be aware of is the noise is a little low, so of the item is buried under clothes or under a sofa cushion, it’ll be challenging to hear it, but still it’s a helpful lost and find tracker.
Click-N-Dig is unlike a lot of trackers that you will totally dig. Compared to a lot of other trackers this device does not have to have a smartphone to be able to use it. Each Click-N-Dig set comes with a small transmitter which is in the size of a car’s key fob. To use it, you just have to attach a small receiver to the back of the item you want to keep track of. When you press the corresponding color-coded button on the transmitter, the receiver will beep and flash, leading you to it. So technically you are tracking the item through the transmitter the downside to this device though is that the beeping noise is not that loud so if ever it is covered by a pillow or a bigger item, it might be difficult to hear the beeping noise.
Tagg Pet Tracker – is a tracker for dogs or other pets suitable for this device. This tracker is equipped with a GPS (Global Positioning System) tracking system that can be attached to your pet’s collar. Tag allows you to monitor their location through your computer or a smartphone. The Tagg system includes a tracking device, a docking station, collar clips and instructions. The docking station is attacked to the computer’s USB port which will power up the tracker. It is also accompanied by a small clip that straps on with a flexible band which should be strapped onto the pet’s collar. This small clip best fit a flat collar, the good thing about this device is it does not easily get detached. Apart from attaching the clip to your pet’s collar, a perimeter must be set up around your property by registering an account on the Tagg website. You just have to enter your address and using the Google Map you can drag and show the boundaries you want. Once everything is set up, whenever your pet leaves the virtual perimeter, you’ll be alerted and given a location of where your pet is. Since it is not only our keys, bags, or gadgets that are important to us, but more importantly our pets that we treat as part of our families; it is important that we are able to keep track of them as they enjoy the freedom of going out and playing around. This tracker will definitely help pet owners who are mostly out of their houses for work.
GPS Tracking Freedom Wallet by Royce Leather has elevated the function of a traditional wallet. It comes with a small device that fits into a slot in your wallet which you track on your phone via GPS. You can also send a beeping alert to it. It also has the ability to protect your credit cards from being skimmed, which is great whenever your wallet has gone missing and you are worried about identity theft. But again, just like the other devices mentioned above, the noise is a little low so if it is not out in the open or another item is covering it, it might be hard to hear the beeping noise. This device somehow helps reducing the risk of losing a wallet and going through different problems that comes with it like cancelling cards, missing cash or processing new identification cards.
Find My iPhone or Android Device Manager A lot of the trackers make good use of your smartphone. But in the case that it’s your iPhone or Android phone that you got lost, there are also ways that can help you locate them. In such cases, you need to get an app called Find My iPhone or for Android, get Android Device Manager. They are both free applications that help you locate your missing phone via GPS. For example, when you lose your iPhone, you can use a computer or another Apple device to log into iCloud and click on the app. Apple will locate your phone on the map, and you can launch a loud beeping noise. There are other modes which can help you protect your phone in case it goes missing or stolen. Through this feature you can delete information or lock the phone, you can even send or display a message on the phone to inform whoever picks up the phone that it is lost or use it to send a location where the phone can be returned or where you can be contacted. For iPhone users, it also comes with a feature that allows you to connect and track a family member’s device which can be useful during emergencies. For the Android users on the other hand, the Android Device Manager, Google’s app with a similar functionality. Since our phones are part of our everyday lives and most of the other devices use phones as a means to function, it is also important to make sure that there is a way to track down lost or misplaced phones.
These lost and found trackers help in different ways based on what you need or what you are keeping track of. We can never really decide what is the best app for finding lost stuff because it would really depend on the function and which fits your needs best. But all these trackers make our lives easier and also protects the items that matter to us by being able to track them whenever we lose them. So, choose the device that is convenient and effective for you and fits your means and needs so finding them would be as easy as losing them.