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Last updated: 11 November 2022


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Bluetooth trackers are small devices you can attach to items you tend to misplace (like keys or a wallet) that can help you locate them using a smartphone app.

Our test results show you which Bluetooth trackers:

  • are the safest (with regard to the button or coin battery they contain)
  • 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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Some Bluetooth trackers 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. 

Note: All of the trackers we tested use button batteries, which can lead to serious injury and even death when ingested (a particular risk for young children). We've tested the trackers for safety against the new mandatory standards for button and coin battery safety, which cover the physical safety of the products and their information/labelling.

The mandatory standards allow various options for assessing the physical safety of a product. We've tested according to the toy standard option (as our labs have accreditation in that area) but some of the manufacturers have opted for one of the other allowed options and have supplied us their test reports, which we've accepted as proof of compliance. For more details, check out how we test Bluetooth trackers.

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    Tracker type

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    Tags are small key-ring or stick-on devices (often they can be used in either mode). Cards are thin and credit-card sized.

      Compatible phone type

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      Whether the tracker app works on iPhone, Android, both, or specific models only.

        Safety score

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        The safety score is based on our lab testing, and/or the alternative test reports supplied by the manufacturer. See How we test for more details.

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        Range score

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        Range is measured indoors and outdoors. These results are combined into a single range score. A high score generally indicates good performance both indoors and outdoors. See How we test for details.

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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
        • Safety score
        • Range score
        • Ease of use score
        • Passed safety tests
        • Source of safety result
        • Average outdoor range (m)
        • Alert speaker volume (dB)
        • Alert duration
        • Good points
        • Bad points
        • Price
        • Model number
        • Hole for keyring/lanyard
        • Adhesive pad
        • Separation alerts
        • Tag can connect to multiple users
        • Manufacturer tracking
        • Encrypts location data (claimed)
        • Location data shared with third parties
        • Compatible phone type
        • Battery type
        • Claimed battery life
        • Weight (g)
        • IP rating
        • Dimensions (mm)
        • Country of origin


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