It happens to the best of us. You're rushing out of the door and misplace your car keys — or your wallet or purse. To avoid these situations, use a Bluetooth tracker. These tiny devices attach to your most important possessions allowing you to track their location using a smartphone, such as one of the newest iPhones on the market. Here are the best Bluetooth trackers on the market.
Help the environment
Long a popular choice for trackers, the Chipolo ONE has been reimagined here. The Ocean Edition is made from recycled plastic manufactured from discarded fishing nets. It's our best Bluetooth tracker of the year.
Tile's latest Bluetooth tracker is one of the first that includes a replaceable battery. Available in 1, 2, and 4 packs, the Pro weighs just 14 grams and has a range of 400 feet. Like other Tile trackers, you control your Pro through the official Tile app. Available in black and white.
Tile's most popular tracker is now also available with a replaceable battery. The Mate, which is available in white only, has a range of 200 feet and weighs just 6 grams. It's a great Tile that's cheaper than the Pro, especially when you find a sale on multi-packs!
Stylish and dependable
Offering a connection distance of up to 50 meters, the Nut3 tracker includes a replaceable battery and provides six functions in one. Available in four stylish colors.
Available in various colors, the original Chipolo ONE plays a 120dB loud sound to help you find it, which is among the loudest on the market. It's also water-resistant.
Stick it on
Tile's newest and smallest tracker, the Sticker has a strong adhesive so you can stick it to anything you could possibly want to track. It has a range of 150-feet and a 3-year non-replaceable battery.
Ideally suited for wallet or purse use, the Tile Slim has a range of 60 meters (200 feet) and comes with a 1-year non-replaceable battery. It's perfectly credit-card size and should fit in most wallets!
Best Bluetooth trackers
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With a Bluetooth tracker, you have the peace of mind of always knowing where your essential items are located. These can include valuable items such as your keys, wallet, purse, or something with a more sentimental significance.
When looking at trackers, decide whether you want a system that offers replaceable or rechargeable batteries. Also, look at the distance and range the devices provide. Find one system and stick with it, so all of your trackers use the same app. Whether you're selecting our favorite Bluetooth tracker, the Chipolo ONE Ocean Edition, the most popular tracker on the market, the Tile Mate, or the stylish Nut, all of the products mentioned will get the job done.
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Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.