AirTags are the talk of the town these days, but there is another option in the arena that clearly outperforms the Apple Object Tracker in terms of tracking efficiency. Say hello to that SyncUP TRACKER, an LTE-based object tracker from T-Mobile, which solves the range limitation of Bluetooth-based trackers such as AirTags, Tile or Samsung’s Galaxy SmartTag.
The SyncUP TRACKER is based on T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G LTE network, which supposedly covers almost 99% of Americans and makes it possible to find the tracker virtually anywhere. Bluetooth-based object trackers like the Tile Pro offer a tracking range of only about 40 feet. For people who go out often, this virtually unlimited tracking area will prove to be the main selling point.
When bluetooth based trackers are out of range, they can only be found if another phone in lost mode is within range of its bluetooth pings. With what T-Mobile has to offer, you can track it anywhere, no matter how many miles away, as long as it can be stored on the 4G network.
T-Mobile claims that its object tracker allows near real-time tracking, which means you can see where the device is from anywhere. Additionally, You can set a virtual boundary and set warnings to be displayed if the SyncUP TRACKER leaves the defined safety zone. There is also a light tracking feature that notifies you when the ambient light around the tracker changes. This is useful for protecting items that are kept in lockers or some other secure location that you don’t want to move around frequently.
The SyncUP Tracker is also dust and waterproof (IP67) and equipped with a 900 mAh battery that should last up to seven days on a single charge. In comparison, Apple AirTag and Tile Pro can have a user-replaceable battery for up to a year. As for market availability, the SyncUP TRACKER is priced at $ 60 and will be available May 7th. However, the tracker will add an additional $ 5 per month to your existing T-Mobile line for using the 4G network.
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