|Founders||Chris Herbert |
|Headquarters||Santa Barbara, California, U.S.|
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.
The device contains a lithium battery that needs to be changed about once a year by the user. It communicates its current location via Bluetooth 4.0, to an Android 4.4+ or iOS 8.0+ mobile device on which the TrackR app is installed and running. This feature is referred to as "Crowd Locate", since each device will report its location to all other TrackR devices in range, including those that are neither owned nor registered by the user. This feature is useful, because the app must be installed and running on a nearby Bluetooth enabled device for any device's location to be relayed.
As of August 2017, over 5 million TrackR 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 had been the core of its service.
For Trackr Bravo, the producer published following data as of August 2017:
- "TrackR Bravo". PCMag.
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- Horvath, Balint (2017-08-16). "How a hardware startup's product goes viral, with Christian Smith of TrackR, USA". The Hardware Entrepreneur. Retrieved 2017-09-08.
- "Download. Attach. Find. Keep track of everything with TrackR". TrackR.
- "TrackR is rebranding to Adero as it looks beyond small devices to track lost items". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2018-12-18.
- Technical Specifications thetrackr.com, retrieved 29 August 2017.
- Tracker Sticker - Official Video (http://tracker-007.com/) Tracker 007, youtube.com, upload 31. July 2014
- ModernDayFamilyMan (15 December 2016). "MYNT - Not just a TRACKER - unboxing and first look" – via YouTube.
- "Tile vs Chipolo vs TrackR Comparison Test". 31 August 2016.
- ModernDayFamilyMan (19 March 2016). "Lapa 2 Bluetooth Item Finder - unboxing and first look" – via YouTube.
- ModernDayFamilyMan (3 October 2014). "PebbleBee Bluetooth Personal Lost & Found Finder" – via YouTube.
- ModernDayFamilyMan (1 March 2016). "PEBBLE BEE STONE - Unboxing and Honest First Test" – via YouTube.
- ModernDayFamilyMan (6 December 2016). "PebbbleBee FINDER - unboxing and first look" – via YouTube.
- TrackR bravo is claimed to be the thinnest item-tracking device ever newatlas.com, 13 June 2014. retrieved 30 August 2017.
- TILE vs. TrackR Bravo - Distance Testing - 2nd Generatiosn 21 October 2016
- "Top 10 Key Finders of 2018 - Video Review". wiki.ezvid.com.
- ModernDayFamilyMan (1 December 2016). "THE IMPOSSIBLE FEATURE THAT NO OTHER BLUETOOTH TRACKER HAS" – via YouTube.
- Martin, Jim (January 12, 2016). "Attach a TrackR to your keys and you should never lose them again". PC Advisor. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
- "the-trackr-bravo-keeps-you-from-misplacing-your-valuables". TechCrunch. March 23, 2015.
- "trackr-bravo-no-pierdas-y-localiza-objetos-importantes". PC World España. (in Spanish)
- "trackr-bravo-revie w". PC Advisor.
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