TrackR Bravo has continued to exceed the team’s expectations, and, as predicted by Crowdfund Insider’s JD Alois, has raised over $1,084,000; the startup’s initial goal was $20,000.
In the Santa Barbara-based company’s 6th iteration of the tracking device, if an item goes missing, TrackR’s Crowd GPS network will help find it. When another user of the TrackR app comes within 100ft range of a lost item, the owner will receive a GPS update of where your item is. Other details of the TrackR bravo that have helped draw the support of over 15,659 backers and counting include its metal construction, coin-sized design which measure 3.5mm x 31 mm diameter, distance indicator, phone finder, separation alert, item ringer, crowd GPS and fully customizable app alert sound. In addition, each TrackR bravo individually laser etched to display a short message such as return information or a cat or dog’s name. The device is available in black, rose gold, sky, and steel and includes accessory packs to track even more items with the Pet Collar Attachment (A water-proof attachment that easily attaches to a pet’s collar) a Steel Key Loop (An extra durable metal key loop that hooks onto keys, backpacks, purses, etc), and a Water Proof Casing (Take TrackR bravo everywhere, including the water park, by the pool, at the beach, or at the lake).
One of the first to develop on Android using the Bluetooth Low Energy APIs, TrackR is an early adopter of BLE technology on Android; Android is supported at launch. TrackR bravo is also iOS 7 and iOS 8 Compatible.
Additional Q &A from Team TrackR bravo include:
How big is TrackR bravo? We designed TrackR bravo to be so small that it can be attached discretely to virtually anything. It’s only 31mm diameter and 3.5mm height – about 50% thinner than previous designs.
How many TrackR bravo devices can a smartphone find? Using the TrackR app, a smartphone can manage up to 10 TrackR bravo devices at once on iOS. Android this number varies from 1-10.
How do I replace the battery in my TrackR bravo? TrackR bravo has a suicide battery door that swings open, making battery replacement easier than ever. Uses a CR1616 battery.
How does TrackR bravo attach to items? The back of TrackR bravo can be stuck to almost any surface. The device also has a convenient loop that can also attach to keychains.
How is TrackR bravo different from other finder products?
- Two-Way Technology: Find your item using your phone or find your phone using your StickR TrackR Device.
- Thinnest Device Available: TrackR bravo is nearly 50% thinner than previous designs.
- Crowd GPS: Technology that allows users to locate their items after they have been lost. TrackR’s network is the world’s largest, locating lost items 8 times every minute
- Separation Alarm: Notifies you when leaving an item behind as well as remembers where you left the item on a GPS map.
- Sustainability: The device is meant to last a lifetime and has replaceable batteries.
- Being really, really, really, ridiculously good looking (!)
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