After raising a serious truck-load of cash on Indiegogo, TrackR was born. It’s a small, coin-shaped device which you can attach to your keys, stick in your wallet or put on your handbag. Working with an app, it shows you where your things are and also works in reverse too – letting your find and ring your phone by pushing a button on the TrackR. If you’re too far away, the TrackR system can alert all other TrackR users and it’ll report the location that the item was last seen.
Here’s a video showing it all in action..
Why am I mentioning all this ? Well, apart from going to buy this from the the TrackR website in the USA (we can’t seem to find the actual TrackR Bravo devices being sold on the UK TrackR website), EE now selling them too. It’s all part of their “EE connected” strategy, and has already seen the EE Pet Pal service gettng shown off.
As for pricing, EE will sell them in packs of one for £24.99, two for £44.99 and four for £79.99. Head to EE.co.uk.
More detail below..
EE set to launch TrackR Bravo, allowing customers to use their smartphone to locate any lost or misplaced items in seconds
· TrackR Bravo will be available from EE stores and the EE online shop from 16th November 2015
16 November 2015 – EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, today announced it will offer the TrackR Bravo, a small, coin-sized device that makes it easy to find lost valuable items using a smartphone. The move forms part of EE’s connected strategy offering devices and mobile accessories that provide new and exciting experiences for customers on the go.
TrackR Bravo is designed to help find any lost item, from home and car keys to larger items such as a bicycle. The small device clips to valuable items, and can locate them if lost or misplaced in several ways:
· TrackR Distance Indicator: When an item is misplaced, it can be located by accessing the TrackR app on an users iOS or Android smartphone and using TrackR’s Distance Indicator. The Distance Indicator tells a user how far away the item with the TrackR Bravo attached is, and can also make the TrackR Bravo ‘ring’ to easily find the missing item. TrackR Bravo has a range of up to 100 feet, to help find items misplaced nearby, such as in the home, car, a restaurant, friend’s home or office
· Phone Finder: TrackR also works in reverse, so if your smartphone is misplaced simply tap a button on TrackR to make your phone ring. You can also set up an alert that will notify you when you move a certain distance from your phone, so you never leave it at home again
· TrackR Crowd GPS: If an item is lost outside, in a park or on the commute to work for example, you can tap into the TrackR Crowd GPS to track it. If one of TrackR’s 10,000+ users comes within a mile of your lost item, you will receive an alert from TrackR telling you where it is
TrackR Bravo will be available from all EE retail stores from 16th November in packs of one, two or four, priced from £24.99 for a single unit, £44.99 for two and £79.99 for a pack of four. For more information about EE please visit www.ee.co.uk.