TrackR Bravo tracking device


 Bravo Tracking Device from TrackR.

How easy is it to find a lost item, like a bag, or even a bike...................

Cant be that hard if you have a tracking device fitted, or can it, I am going to find out, I have a tracking device from a USA company called TrackR, they clam that you can find any lost, misplaced, stolen item fitted with one of there tracking devices, the one I have to test is there Bravo model, a small model about the size of a small coin, so will fit most places discretely.


The Test Part One: Here we go with a few details on a test to find a misplaced item, the App is downloaded on to my Android phone and the Bravo is now linked up to my phone vie Bluetooth, works perfectly even has the location on the map of the TrackR, and part one of the test is all done....
The Bravo can ring your phone if you misplace it, you just press the small button on the Bravo, and also your phone can ring the Bravo to locate your car keys or bag for example.
The Test Part Two: Part two I will lose the device as if it is fitted to my bike, or it could even have been my phone, bag etc, and  now I cannot locate it, it has gone, been hidden by a friend, and the hunt is on!
With the Bluetooth set to on,  I will have the App track my misplaced bike... (I say a bike, but it could be anything lost or stolen, but as I am interested to see if it would find a stolen bike then I am using a bike for this test.)

Here you can see the App is searching for my lost bike.

On the Map of the App it has given me the last location of my item, and the time and Date it was last seen, this is nice and clear, how accurate this location will be I will find out later when the Bike is found.

Test Three: TrackR say I need to link up my phone app to the Crowd GPS which can be found on the App, how easy is this, I found it a nightmare to do and had to resort to Twitter  & Facebook plus Email to ask for help, TrackR came back with a "Can you Email hanna@thetrackr" to ask for help, and still waiting as I write for a reply!


TrackR do not know as yet of my review on the Bravo tracking device at this time.


  TrackR has made a video on there Bravo tracking device.

I have asked people in my cycling group to download the app to help find the lost bike, also other cycling groups as I feel if this works to get my item back, it will work for them if ever there cherished bike gets stolen, link to the TrackR app can be found here.

Android App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.phonehalo.itemtracker
I-Phone App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/item-trackr-find-your-wallet/id588363491?mt=8

One way to improve Crowd GPS is detailed here on this link.
http://support.thetrackr.com/hc/en-us/articles/208590396-How-Can-I-Improve-Crowd-GPS-Coverage-in-my-Area-

UPDATE 

27/08/2016 19:25

TrackR got back to me on Twitter, basically everyone down loads the App and when they get within 100 yards of the device it trigger the phone,

UPDATE: 30/08/2016
Email sent in from TrackR,

They need to have the Bluetooth on as well as having the TrackR App open on there phone or running in the background, They will also need to get within 100 feet of the item in order for it to send me a location update!

As yet still no location update has come through..

UPDATE: 05/11/2016
As yet still no location update on the missing item! 

UPDATE: 05/03/2017
As yet still no sign of the missing item!

UPDATE: 24/06/2017
As yet still no sign of the missing item!

UPDATE: 22/11/2018
As yet still no sign of the missing item, I must now presume that the battery is dead in the Tracker device..

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