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Find Your Keys, Car, Dog, Phone and Wallet

08/27/2016 1:40 PM

Click Here To Visit The Official TrackR Website

Has anybody tried this yet?

I've got a "find my phone" app and Life 360 for my wife and me, but, she loses her keys and phone a lot.

It, and Tile seem OK, but has anyone tried them?

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08/27/2016 2:10 PM

When two hands are not enough, it takes three apps to find one's own butt.

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08/27/2016 2:44 PM

I never seem to lose anything.....I do have a few car locator apps for parking in large parking areas....they work well enough...I have the GPS locator which shows your position relative to surroundings....great for if you get lost....I have the 'Whats around me' app for locating businesses near my location....I have weather radar for tracking thunderstorms which might be approaching my position....and a few hundred more for purposes ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime....

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08/27/2016 3:08 PM

Speaking of lost cars, I always use the lock button on the fob and wander around until the car honks at me. (Once after a long business trip, I walked through a parking garage for about half an hour before I got in range).

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08/27/2016 3:22 PM

One of the find your car apps I have, you just push button when you park and when trying to find car upon return, it has a compass like needle pointing towards your car....very handy....

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08/27/2016 6:53 PM

What if I have been trying to lose those things for years? Is there an app for that?

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08/27/2016 7:10 PM

Never mind.

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09/10/2016 1:04 AM

The TrackR has an insidious side that may be its downfall. It's a dumb device like a beacon, it just transmits a low power Bluetooth signal encoded with a unique ID, with all the location "magic" taking place in the cellphone and its app. Walk too far away from it and the app alerts you that the transmitter is getting out of range and points you back to it.

The insidious part comes from the TrackR app on the rest of the phones that are out there. They are always listening for TrackR tags, and when they "hear" one, they use the cellphone to "notify" the owner of the tag. While that's great when your bike, dog, or child wanders out of range of your phone, it can also be used to covertly track someone's whereabouts without their knowledge. It's the potential abuse of this "feature" that could be troubling to privacy advocates.

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