Gear Friday: Tracking Devices

All week, we have looked at how tracking devices can help you locate misplaced items, such as keys or your wallet.

We also looked at how to launch the app required to use each device, and how to locate a misplaced item once you have launched the app and placed a tracker on the item.

Adam Gamwell, of Gamwell Technology, told us that because the device relies on crowdsharing information in order to locate an item that is more than 100 feet away, it is imperative that the app always be left open on your smartphone or android. Should you close the app by accident, you are cutting the communication from your tracking device to your app and it won't work. Also, the tracking devices are sold almost everywhere, as well as on Amazon. They cost about $25 and can be purchased more cheaply in bundles of four.

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