You know how is it with current tracking devices: you have to be within a certain range for it to effective. Of course, there are more sophisticated system like those use by the governments, but as a consumers, we just need to know things like if our boat has accidentally unmoored, or our car have been moved (i.e. stolen) while we are away, or knowing that our luggages are on track with us and not anywhere else. Well, if you desire any of the aforementioned info, or similar, help is here by the way of iTraq. Billed as the world’s first global location device, it uses cell towers to pinpoint its location as opposed to range limited Bluetooth or the power-hungry GPS. It is powered by a non-removable 2,400 mAh battery that’s good for up to 3 years and it comes with SIM card pre-installed with no monthly fee. It works with a companion app, allowing you to customize your tracking preferences, such as how often should iTraq report its location.
It is small, about the size of five credit cards stacked together and can be attached or stashed anywhere or on anything that you want to track. The companion app, which will be available to Android, iOS and Windows devices, lets you track whatever tagged with the iTraq in real-time and best of all, there is no limit to how many iTraq it can track. You can even assigned name and alarm ringtone for alert for easier identification. Instead of checking in on iTraq frequently or having it reporting the location periodically, you can also use Guard Mode which will fire off an alert when an iTraq-tagged object goes beyond a preset radius on the map. While it sounds almost perfect, it does have a catch: it will need to within range of cell tower or towers. The more cell towers, the more accurate the position will be. That said, if you object with iTraq sailed into an open sea, far beyond the shores, you are not going to find it. Just thought you should know.