TrackR is a commercial key finder which assists in the tracking of lost belongings and devices. Trackr is produced by the company Phone Halo, and was inspired by the founders losing their keys on a beach during a surfing trip.
|Founders||Chris Herbert |
|Headquarters||Santa Barbara, California, U.S.|
The device contains a lithium battery that needs to be changed about once a year by the user.
The communication of the device's current location is made through Bluetooth 4.0 to an iOS 8.0+ or Android 4.4+ smartphone or tablet with the TrackR app installed and running. This feature is referred to as "Crowd Locate", since the devices will report their location to any and all TrackR devices in range, including those that are not owned or registered by the user. If the app is not installed on a nearby Bluetooth enabled device, the location cannot be relayed.
As of August 2017, TrackR over 5 million devices had been sold.
In Winter 2018, TrackR rebranded itself to Adero, as part of changing its focus to other uses for its tracking technology, taking TrackR beyond the Bluetooth fobs that were the core of its service.
For Trackr Bravo, the producer published following data as of August 2017:
- Range: Bluetooth range, up to about 30 m (100 feet). Obstacles such as walls or furniture may affect range.
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