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Unlike Apple and Samsung, T-Mobile's tracker gadget doesn't need a nearby phone to find your stuff

Unlike Apple and Samsung, T-Mobile's tracker gadget doesn't need a nearby phone to find your stuff

"Mom, can I have an Apple AirTag?" "No, we have an AirTag at home!"

At home:

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Tile is making a UWB tracker to compete with Apple's AirTags

Tile is making a UWB tracker to compete with Apple's AirTags

Tile has been the go-to brand when it comes to reliable Bluetooth trackers, and its wide variety of products cater to different use cases. But all of its trackers rely on Bluetooth, which works just fine, but it's not as sophisticated as ultra-wideband (UWB) — tech that is reported to be used in upcoming products from Apple and Samsung. Word is that Tile is also working on a new product that boasts the same tech and is expected to be released in 2021.

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Appfour releases 6 new apps for Wear OS: Altimeter, Compass, GPS Tracker, Speedometer, Stopwatch, and the all-in-one Instruments

Appfour releases 6 new apps for Wear OS: Altimeter, Compass, GPS Tracker, Speedometer, Stopwatch, and the all-in-one Instruments

Appfour are one of the most prolific Wear OS (né Android Wear) developers. Their solutions for the smartwatch platform have spanned from the useful (like this WiFi manager) to the why-and-why-not (like this video player, PDF viewer, browser) and so much more. Now, they're bringing six new mostly GPS-based utilities to our smartwatches.

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Strava brings its social sport Clubs experience to mobile

Strava brings its social sport Clubs experience to mobile

Every single person I know who loves to bike to work or for fun uses Strava to track their route. I'm sure there are people who track their runs in Strava too, but I haven't met any of them. I don't know what it is about this app and cyclists specifically, but it seems that Strava has found a way to appeal to them and make the experience of cycling both challenging and social. Part of it are the Clubs, a feature that lets runners and cyclists form groups, compete with each other, share routes, manage events, discuss their progress, and more. There are over 130,000 active Strava Clubs and until today, the only way to access them was through the online site.

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Tumi's Global Locator Uses GPS, GSM, Wi-Fi, And Bluetooth To Track Your Luggage And Bags Everywhere

Tumi's Global Locator Uses GPS, GSM, Wi-Fi, And Bluetooth To Track Your Luggage And Bags Everywhere

There are dozens of Bluetooth trackers being released or crowd-sourced by companies every month, but most of them suffer from the same issue. Once you're no longer within Bluetooth range, these trackers are useless. Sure, they can do the job for keeping an eye on belongings that should always stay near you, like wallets and handbags, but when it comes to travel luggage, you're inevitably going to be separated by more than a few hundred feet. You need a more robust location system like GPS to be able to follow your bags across vast airports, and maybe even halfway across the world if they get sent somewhere by mistake.

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