@Myrrick At this price, it’s cheaper than buying replacement batteries.
For reference, I’ve used trackrs for a couple of years and while the batteries only last a few months or so, they’ve worked well enough for me to recover my lost wallet once. For that, they’re worth it.
One more thing. Not sure what you mean by ‘fee based replacement’. trackr charges for the batteries. No more, no less. If you don’t like the price they charge, then purchase them somewhere else.
I’m no fanboy of the product. I do wish they lasted longer but with the current state of the art, I suspect that this was the best they could do. Perhaps they are on Meh because they are about to come out with a better version that supports bluetooth LE (Low Energy). If so, I’ll probably get those once my supply of Meh trackr’s is depleted.
@Myrrick@squishybrain These are on Meh because TrackR massively scaled back operations. The TrackR website sells TrackRs through their “partner”, checkout.org, a Mediocre corporation. Coincidentally, Meh is also a Mediocre corporation.
I doubt that TrackR has any fulltime employees. I didn’t look at how they sell batteries now, but I strongly suspect that that is also farmed out.
I suspect they sold the remainder of their inventory to Meh and possibly other companies.
I’m in for 10. I have them on my cane and on our farm cat, who tends to spend most of his time outside. He also tends to lose collars. I replaced the batteries on these with Energizers- don’t need to mess with their replacement service.
@sykl0ps I mean, not really. The app stays logged in, so find your item, or your phone, over and over without logging into an account again. Maybe if you need to install on a new device you’ll need it, but that’s really it.
You fuckers keep selling these damn things, even after multiple IRK sales. You could’ve thrown them in those to get rid of them. But no… you’d rather offer them here like 3 times per month. I’m not buying them for a third time! You can’t make me. Speaking of those IRKs, does anyone know what I can do with a shitty inkjet printer that doesn’t have ink, aside from reenacting the printer smashing scene from Office Space?
I actually went to use this the other day to locate my keys. I was in a hurry and the stupid app wouldn’t do anything until I logged in. Of course I didn’t remember my password and didn’t have time to reset it. I just found my keys by the old “dig and swear” method. Thoroughly unhelpful.
I bought these before and have thrown them all away. The back falls off and you lose the battery and then can;t use them. To get it to work, you have to realize that they are going to tell you the wrong app name. If you speak german, it may be the right one, I don’t know. But the instructions were incomprehensible. I’ve had others so I know how they work. But the app makes no sense and the instructions were written by aliens on acid. Only buy these to give as a passive aggressive present. Oh, the batteries were also all dead…they offer to send ONE for free…free being about $5.
No wonder they are so cheap.
Nice marketing on this web site, but so far real crap.
@dvermilion They are not. There’s not a lot to them. They are either signalling passively/slowly or actively/fast, but that’s all they do. On-device they always light up and siren the piezo buzzer when the button is pressed, I haven’t found a way around that.
Still waiting on the last 5 I ordered 3 months ago. According to the shipping manifest they were out for delivery at 3:14am but never delivered. Ironic that my very first order was tracking devices, and they were lost…
I’ve had good luck with these. Bought them the first time they were offered, all batteries are still full. Haven’t cracked into the 5 pack from last time yet, but will probably get these just for battery replacement, since the price is right.
I’m not one to lose my stuff, but these have been very helpful when my girlfriend borrows my car, and leaves the keys in some random place in or around or apartment.
So far my only disappointment was testing the Crowd Locate feature, which gave me no results. Expected, but still sad. Need more people to have the app with BT turned on in Massachusetts…
I already have four of these and they work quite well. I’ve ordered replacement batteries (for free) from Trackr and they arrived quickly. But my lazy ass hasn’t gotten around to installing them. I hope I can find the Pixels to install the new batteries!
All the ones I received had dead batteries, but after swapping them out for new ones (paying $2 S&H for the “free” replacement is not worth it, these batteries are not expensive from a drugstore!) they work great for keeping track of my keys in my small-but-cluttered NYC apartment.
Order 2 packs of 5 and ALL needed new batteries! Meh…?? Took the time and programed them and all had critically low batteries… But wait the Free battery program has shipping costs! Cheaper to order a pack on Amazon. Nice…
Meh. I was just going to use these to play around, maybe use them for proximity alarms or put them in bottles and leave them places to see where they end up but
-You can’t even start the app without enabling it for location information.
-It took me two tries to create an account and then it only worked after an hour or so.
-They have one of the most ridiculous user agreements and privacy policies I have ever seen. You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of all your information at all times but we can do anything we want with it and you can’t sue us for anything. Nanny nanny boo boo.
-There is no mention anywhere I can see about how location data is handled. If you take it for information “submitted” through the app then they can retain it in perpetuity and “share” it anyway they like.