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The TrackR Blog

Welcome to the official TrackR blog. Stay posted for updates and office musings.

Crowdfunding. It’s one of those new words & ideas, up there with “Innovation,” “Tweet,” and “Selfie.” Just like how these new words and phrases can be confusing - or even scary - at times, doesn’t mean that they aren’t a good thing.

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We get this question all the time. Crowd GPS is a innovative alternative to traditional GPS and offers customers a subscription free way to locate and recover lost or stolen items such as bikes, pets, and more.  However, we need to build a network of people to participate...


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TrackR works hard to make sure that you don’t leave anything behind. By alerting you when your phone and TrackR are separated by more than 100 feet, you’re much less likely to lose those new sunglasses or your wallet. However, on the off chance that you don’t hear the alert o...


Tags: lost it find it, TrackR, TrackR App Read More

As an engineer, when I approach a problem I begin with writing a specification and then I create a plan to achieve that specification. When we created the first item tracking device, phone halo, in 2009, we began with a complete list of features and software capabilities. The specification gav...


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Chris's Favorites of CES 2015

5) Misfit Swarovski

One of the main barriers techie products face from entering the mainstream is having the product actually look good! Many products are introduced and are...well...ugly.  (Our original tracker...


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Need to Create Retail Packaging?

If you are a new hw startup, creating retail packaging for the first time can be a daunting task.  There is a lot to consider and a lot of places where the process can go astray.  Here is the process we took when designing the...


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Last week Facebook announced that they will begin to experiment with Bluetooth Low Energy Beacons to enhance user's interactions with the places around them. &nb...


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We just made a quick video showcasing our new Android app!  Let us know what you think!


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We got in the final round of bravo samples before we ship - and they are better than ever! We've fixed a ton of minor issues:

  • Battery Tray - The battery tray is now much more sturdy, and does not wobble when out.
  • Buzzer Volume - The buzzer on the device is now significan...


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Many people on Indiegogo search for successful projects, such as TrackR sticker and TrackR bravo, when planning to launch their new crowdfunding campaign. And one of the most common questions I get asked is - what happens after the campaign? How does someone go about actually getting their har...


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Since we announced our Crowd GPS technology in March 2013, people have wondered if it was feasible to use other phones to help recover lost items. People wondered if we would ever ship enough devices to reach critical mass so that Crowd GPS would be effective. To answer these questions, we hav...


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