T-Mobile takes AirTag with new SyncUp item tracking connected to LTE
The first AirTag orders will be delivered to customers on Friday, and they enter a crowded field of item trackers. Today, T-Mobile announced its own AirTag-like product called SyncUP TRACKER, which helps “keep track of the things that matter.”
Different from most trackers that rely on Bluetooth, SyncUP TRACKER uses T-Mobile’s LTE network so that it can be found virtually anywhere and also gives near real-time tracking and virtual limit alerts. even hundreds of kilometers away.
Here are the features available on new T-Mobile object tracking:
- Location tracking: Check the last known location on a map and get near real-time location tracking, even from miles away.
- Virtual limits: Set virtual geo-fenced boundaries to be notified when they leave the selected area so customers can react quickly.
- Ring in case of loss: Easily locate an item nearby, but not in plain view.
- Customizable profiles: Add a name, descriptor, photo – even select how often the device returns its location to improve battery life and more – all providing a more optimized tracking experience to meet customer needs .
- Light sensor: The optional function can detect a change in light (from dark to light) when the tracked object moves – out of a locker, backpack or the like.
- Water and dust resistant: IP67 rated, resistant to dust, water and drops.
The downside to SyncUP TRACKER is that it only lasts for seven days depending on usage. It has a rechargeable 900 mAh battery. The AirTag has a replaceable battery that lasts for a year, so having only seven days of use can be a problem for users who will need to remember to charge this device every week.
To configure the new T-Mobile tracker, the user must use the SyncUP TRACKER app available on iOS and Android devices. Starting May 7, the tracker will be available at a local T-Mobile store to pick up up to eight, each for $ 2.50 / month for 24 months, or $ 60 in total. You’ll also need to pair it with a $ 5 / month data plan with AutoPay.
You can read more about the product here.
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