Trackers Bluetooth/GPS for personal items like handbags, wallets, purses etc

saxonborg

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Misplacing of personal items in our home and motorhome is being more of a problem as we get older, does anyone have any personal experience of a particular brand that doesn’t require a subscription and will work with an iphone on ios12?
 

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Misplacing of personal items in our home and motorhome is being more of a problem as we get older, does anyone have any personal experience of a particular brand that doesn’t require a subscription and will work with an iphone on ios12?
One possible option is to use a 'Tile' device on or in each item you may want to trace. They work on Bluetooth, so have a limited range, but if you know roughly the location of the missing item (e.g. it's in the motorhome or it's somewhere in the house), then they may suit your needs.
I have a Tile 'Mate' on my keyring and it's helped me find my keys in a rather full garage!

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Colin :):):)
 

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Thanks for the reply, I did look at Tile but they don’t support Apple ios12, my phone is and old 5s so I need to find something compatible.
 

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I don't know much about the fruit based stuff, but Phil was raving about these:


It seems the precision finding won't be compatible, but I'm not sure what accuracy you can get. Something to look at :)
 

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I don't know much about the fruit based stuff, but Phil was raving about these:


It seems the precision finding won't be compatible, but I'm not sure what accuracy you can get. Something to look at :)
Tks looked at Airtag but it doesn’t support the older iphones.
 

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I had a squeaker/bird chirp thinky on my keyring, went off in pocket and at night in the house or when folk talked or the cat decided to play with them, battery removed now.
 

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My understanding of the way these work, is that you have to be within Bluetooth range (so around 10ft?).
Good if you've lost your keys nearby, but no good if you've dropped them or misplaced them away from where you are (although I understand the signal can be picked up by any other of your Bluetooth enabled devices in your home and sends the signal to the cloud, so if you've left the item in your home you'll be ok).
 

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My understanding of the way these work, is that you have to be within Bluetooth range (so around 10ft?).
Good if you've lost your keys nearby, but no good if you've dropped them or misplaced them away from where you are (although I understand the signal can be picked up by any other of your Bluetooth enabled devices in your home and sends the signal to the cloud, so if you've left the item in your home you'll be ok).
It is required mainly for items misplaced in the home or moho so range is not a big factor.
 
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