There are plenty of trackers already available in the market today. For the most part they tend to rely on Bluetooth in order to detect where the tracker is and when it might go out of range. However once it’s out of range, some trackers basically stop tracking and it’s really anyone’s guess as to where it might have gone.
This is a problem the LightBug wants to solve. The LightBug is a tracker small enough to fit on a keychain, but it also comes with GPS capabilities meaning that in the event the Bluetooth connection is broken, fret not because GPS will allow you to keep tracking it. This will come in handy if you’re hoping to tag your pets, or maybe even your kids when you send them to school.
Alternatively it can also be used to help with elderly care especially if they’re suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s. It can also be used for fitness-related activities as it can be worn on your shoe and used to track your runs. To top it off, the LightBug is also solar powered meaning that unless you don’t expose it to the sun enough, it will never need to be charged via a cable, thus increasing its effectiveness.
If the LightBug sounds like a tracker you might be interested in, the company is trying to raise funds for it on Kickstarter. They have priced it at £29 where you will get one LightBug with 1 year of free data, but this is the early bird price so if you don’t get in on it quickly, expect to end up paying more for it as the Kickstarter project progresses.