AirTag SetupSource: Joe Keller / iMore

What you need to know

  • Apple's AirTag promises to help you find your stuff, so a YouTuber decided to test that out.
  • The person mailed a tag to themselves and followed its route on their Mac.

Apple's AirTag item tracker is now on sale and people are already putting them through their paces. But just how accurate is the tracking capability of the little plastic pucks? That's something Dutch YouTuber AirtagAlex wanted to find out, so they mailed an AirTag to themselves and watched it work its way through the Dutch mail service.

Turns out, with the exception of a couple of errant reports, AirTag tracking actually works. Who knew?

Check out the video and see for yourself. It's in English, so no worries there.

Capture it's location every 2 minutes using the automator on the imac I am trying to figure out the route of a letter by regular mail.

Using iPhones as a sort of mesh network, AirTag should be more accurate than competing products from the likes of Tile and this test suggests that is indeed the case. I'd love to know what caused the AirTag to get confused once or twice, but that could simply be early Find My teething troubles. We'll know more when AirtagAlex posts the AirTag to another country, as he promises to do.

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