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The best GPS locators, finders and trackers

We searched for the top GPS and Bluetooth item finders and trackers across crowdfunding sites Indiegogo and Kickstarter to help you locate your missing items.
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The best GPS locators, finders and trackers ZDNet
1 of 16 Nuzree

There are many different tracking and location devices available to track your items. Some have GPS, some have Bluetooth, some have perimeter alerts, some have audible alarms. But which one is right for you? We have collected a selection of different devices to allow you to choose the best locator device for your needs.

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2 of 16 Chipolo

Chipolo

Chipolo is a Bluetooth enabled item finder with an Android or iPhone app to locate items up to 200ft away. The replaceable battery lasts six months. A geo-fence alerts you when the Chipolo goes out of range. It also has a temperature sensor to indicate whether the item is indoors or out.

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3 of 16 Bluesavvy

Bluesavvy

Bluesavvy is a coin sized tracker device that attaches to your item and tracks it either from a phone app or a broadband "home-kit" which gives the same functionality as the smartphone app. One tracker can be connected to multiple phones so others can help to track the missing item.

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4 of 16 Hiro

Hiro

Hiro is a Bluetooth finder that is smaller than a dog tag and operates up to 200ft away. An Android or iOS app will activate the item and lead you to the location. The app will support multiple devices and the Hiro will locate your phone from the device itself using a high volume alert.

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5 of 16 Pally

Pally

Pally is a Bluetooth device that finds objects within 150ft range. The battery lasts over two years and the alert buzzer is over 90dB. It connects quickly allowing you to receive an alert within three seconds. a geo-fence alerts you when you item goes out of range.

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6 of 16 TrackR bravo

TrackR bravo

The TrackR bravo uses crowd GPS and Bluetooth to find the lost item. It indicates the distance from you and the lost item, the TrackR device will ring your phone or tablet. a Two-way geo-fence notifies you before you leave items behind. An app for Android and iOS keeps track of all your items.

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7 of 16 PhoneFinder

PhoneFinder

PhoneFinder enables you to find your phone in just one click. The phone rings, vibrates and flashes. If the phone is over 50 feet away the website map can locate your phone. The battery lasts for up to three years, 5,000 uses. It is available for all versions of smartphone.

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8 of 16 EasyFinder

EasyFinder

Easyfinder uses a "smart battery" to turn any battery operated device into a trackable Bluetooth enabled device. The finder will even locate your phone with an audible alert when you phone is switched to silent. There is a free app for Android and iOS which brings radar tracking to the device.

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9 of 16 Stonetether

Stonetether

Stonetether is a water resistant (up to 30ft) wireless tracking device made of high density polymer which is about the size of a quarter. An Android or iOS geo-fence app notifies you if the tether strays beyond the chosen distance.

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10 of 16 Findster

Findster

Findster is a GPS tracking system that has no monthly fee. It has geo-fence alerts and base stations which can be used to extend the area of protection for the tracked object. It has an alert to let you know if your child trips and falls over. There is also an activity tracking option.

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11 of 16 Smart Tracker

Smart Tracker

Smart Tracker is a real time GPS tracker with geo-fence alerts, voice monitoring and a panic button alert which sends an SMS with your GPS coordinates. It has a rechargeable battery and uses Google maps and an Android or iOS app. It will even send an alert if in a car that is speeding.

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12 of 16 Tago

Tago

Tago tracks lost items and alerts users when an item goes beyond the predefined geo-fence range from the user. A GPS homing device enables the user to go directly to the location using the radar app and audible system. The replaceable battery lasts up to 12 months.

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13 of 16 Tool2Find

Tool2Find

Tool2Find is a GPS tracker that works independently of smartphone apps. Using GPS and GSM connections, the GPS location of the object can be received on smartphones, tablets or computers. The device comes with an initial one-year global data coverage.

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14 of 16 Trivo

Trivo

Trivo uses GPS and Bluetooth to give you accurate mapping of the object. When getting within a radius of 100ft the Bluetooth module will initialise. It will notify you if you leave your keys behind and deliver geo-fence alerts when the tagged object moves outside of the pre-determined safety zone.

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15 of 16 Pip

Pip

Pip is a GPS device, accurate to within five feet that ensures that your pets will never go missing. A geo-fence alert will let you know when your pet leaves the "safe area". There will be no monthly fees for backers. The rechargeable battery lasts up to three months on a single charge and will text you when the battery is running low.

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16 of 16 Tintag

Tintag

Tintag is a rechargeable item tracking device which lasts for about four months between charges. It uses Bluetooth with a range of up to 100m in plain sight. One tracking device can be connected to multiple phones. At the press of a button the Tintag can also find your lost phone.

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