Apple launched the AirTag in 2021 as a small Bluetooth-powered tag for monitoring objects for $29. Anker has now launched a tracker appropriate with the identical Apple “Discover My” community, and it’d simply be higher than Apple’s personal AirTag.
One in all Anker’s (many) sub-brands, Eufy, has launched the “Safety SmartTrack Hyperlink.” Identical to the Apple AirTag, it’s a small battery-powered system you could connect to things. You may then test the place the tag is on a cellphone or pill, and if it’s inside vary, it may begin emitting a noise for straightforward location. The tag is appropriate with Apple’s “Discover My” community, so any passing Apple units will replace its location, identical to Apple’s personal AirTag. It’s water resistant (however not water-proof) and makes use of replaceable CR2032 batteries.
The SmartTrack Hyperlink is best than Apple’s tracker in some ways, although. First, it’s cheaper — an AirTag usually prices $29 (or $99 for a four-pack), whereas the SmartTrack Hyperlink prices $19.99. Anker’s model has a gap for attaching to a keyring, whereas the Apple AirTag requires a separate accent for a similar job, which prices much more cash. Despite the fact that you should utilize the SmartTrack Hyperlink as a easy AirTag alternative with Apple’s Discover My app, it may additionally pair to Eufy’s personal Safety app, which additionally works with Android telephones and tablets. Apple’s AirTag is barely appropriate with Apple merchandise.
The Eufy Safety SmartTrack Hyperlink is barely obtainable from the corporate’s personal retailer — for now, a minimum of. It prices $19.99 with free transport, and there’s a brief coupon code (WS24SM) that can drop the value even additional to $16.