T-Mobile Intros LTE Tracking Tag
T-Mobile has announced a new tracking tag device that operates on its 4G LTE network. Like a Tile or Apple's new AirTags, the SyncUP Tracker is designed to help you track and find any item that is easily lost or stolen. While Tile and AirTags rely on specific types of devices being within Bluetooth range, the SyncUP Tracker works anywhere within T-Mobile's LTE coverage. The $60 device is rated IP67 for dust and water, and its 900 mAh battery lasts "up to 7 days depending on usage". Like competing devices, its location can be seen on a map and users can command the device to play a sound. The companion app also supports geo-fencing, so you can be notified as soon as it leaves an area you specify. Uniquely, it also has a light sensor so you can be notified if it's removed from a dark area (such as a locker or backpack). T-Mobile's SyncUP Tracker goes on sale May 7th for $60, plus $5/month for data service (with AutoPay). Verizon offers a similar device called the Verizon Smart locator for $100, plus $3/month after a complimentary first year of service.
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Isn’t this the Sprint Tracker?