One of the biggest fears of modern times is the fearing losing something valuable, especially the key to your apartment or your bag containing the key and much more. Now technology can help you track much your phone or tablet and along with it other linked devices. Yes, it can help you track your precious stuff, provided it is big enough to carry a hook.
I am talking about the SenseGiz Find, a Bluetooth based track and find gadget which you can attach to your keyring or bag. The device is made by SenseGiz Inc, a consumer electronic startup from San Francisco founded by Abhishek Latthe and Apurva Shetty.
Design: The Find is a small plastic tag slightly bigger than a regular stamp. It can be attached to a keyring or stuck on to other objects. I used it on a keyring. The plastic tag has no buttons, just battery holder at the rear. There is a small key in the box to help you open it. But let me tell you, you are going to need much more than that and a lot of luck to open that flap. Once the battery is in you are ready to go.
The App: To run Find, you need the SenseGiz Find app in your phone. It works on both Android and iOS; I tested on the former. The app let’s you easily find and connect to the Find using Bluetooth. Once you have done that you will never lose track of the Find and whatever it is connected to.
You have the search option to see where the find is. If the tag is within Bluetooth range you can trigger an alarm on the device that lets you easily find the tag. If it is beyond this range then you can find the tag on a map based on the last GPS location. This feature works well most of the time. But there were a couple of instances where the map reading were random, like the once time when it showed that the Find, which was in my office, was somewhere off the coast of West Africa. I could not pinpoint when these readings were coming. I would also like the alarm to be louder as it is not that audible if the Find is inside a bag or cupboard. There is a phone protect mode where the device starts beeping if the linked phones goes beyond the 30metre limit.
Verdict: The Find is a good device for people who have stuff that need to be tracked all the time. The good thing is that technically you can attach find to anything, even your toddler. The entire interface and setup is easy enough for anyone to do. Some people might find the Rs 1,495 price tag a bit too much. For those who have expensive stuff to protect, this is worth the investment.