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Last updated: 08 October 2021


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Bluetooth trackers are small devices that you can attach to items that have a tendency to go walkabout. If you can't find your keys, for example, the attached tracker can help locate them with an app for your iOS or Android device. Some hang off a key ring loop, others are cards that slide into your wallet and you can also get trackers with an adhesive pad for a more permanent solution.

However, obstacles such as walls, vehicles, buildings and even people can affect the Bluetooth signal and cause dropouts. Some also use button batteries, which can lead to serious injury and even death when ingested. At CHOICE, we campaign strongly for improving safety regulations around products which use button batteries. You can read more about our policy position here.

Because of our position on button batteries, we don't give any of these products a recommendation, regardless of the range and ease of use results.

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Our test results show you which Bluetooth trackers:

  • are the easiest to use
  • have the best Bluetooth signal range
  • have the loudest alert alarm.

We also gather data on battery life, IP rating, and tracking features in the app.

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    CHOICE Expert rating

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    The CHOICE Expert Rating is made up of the range score (50%) and ease of use score (50%). Due to CHOICE's position on button batteries and the dangers they pose to young children when ingested, we don't give any of these products a recommendation, regardless of the range and ease of use results.

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      Average outdoor range (m)

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      Measured in metres, this is tested in a sporting field with no obstructions. Testing is paused if anyone walks in the line of sight between the phone and tracker, and an assistant stands near the tracker to make sure it isn't stolen or moved.

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      • Overall score
      • Recommended
      • Range score
      • Ease of use score
      • Average outdoor range m
      • Alert speaker volume dB
      • Alert duration s
      • Battery type
      • Good points
      • Bad points
      • Price
      • Brand
      • Model
      • Availability
      • Type
      • Keyring hole
      • Adhesive pad
      • Separation alerts
      • Tag can connect to multiple users
      • Manufacturer tracking
      • Encrypts location data
      • Location data shared with third-parties
      • iOS
      • Android
      • Battery life months claimed
      • Weight g
      • IP rating
      • Dimensions mm
      • Country of origin
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