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List of brands we tested in this review.
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Recommended retail or typical retail price for a single unit at the time of testing. Prices per unit are usually cheaper for multi-packs.
enter value/s in increments of 1 between 30 and 63
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
Whether the tracker app works on iPhone, Android, both, or specific models only.
Average outdoor range (m)
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.
enter value/s in increments of i between 9 and 174
Ease of use score
We assess the steps required to set up the tracker, install the app and then register the tracker. This includes the clarity of the instruction manual and whether the user interface is intuitive. We also test and score how easy it is to use the app when tracking an item as well as versatility, which refers to the various ways the tracker can be attached to items.
enter value/s in increments of i between 60 and 74
Alert speaker volume (dB)
Speaker loudness is measured in decibels (dB) at a distance of one metre from the tracker but doesn't contribute to the overall score.
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Passed safety tests
Whether the product passed testing to the mandatory safety standards for button and coin batteries (based on either our own laboratory testing, or the manufacturer's legitimate test report to one of the other allowed test methods).
Hole for keyring/lanyard
Whether an adhesive pad is supplied so you can stick the tracker onto the item to be tracked.
This will ping your phone if the Bluetooth signal goes out of range or if it detects that you've left it behind.
Tag can connect to multiple users
Some manufacturers let the tracker be tracked by the app on multiple devices at the same time. This can be handy if the tracker is attached to something that more than one person uses, such as car keys.
Included in this review
- Overall score
- 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
- 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