It was rumored back in 2019 that Apple would come with a Tile-like smart tracker, but it never came to fruition until now. Apple has unveiled its new smart tracker named AirTag.
The AirTag is a small and lightweight tracker with built-in Ultra Wideband tech to send signal location to Find My app on iOS devices.
It’s IP67 water and dust resistance and has a speaker that gets powered by a CR2032 standard battery which is user-replaceable, after one year of usage.
The AirTag sends a signal to Apple’s Find Find My app on iPhone 11 and 12 series devices. After that, the app shows the tracker’s last known location, or you can ring it using the app or Siri if it’s in the Bluetooth range.
Another neat feature is that if in case you happen to lose the tracker or you track it with the help of a built-in U1 chip and Ultra-Wideband technology, which Apple likes to call Precision Finding. It uses the input from the camera, ARKit, accelerometer, and gyroscope then leads you to the tag with help of haptics, sound, and visual feedback.
On top of that, you can mark the AirTag as lost and if it ever comes within of range of another iPhone with the Find My app, the phone’s user will be notified about your contact information. It also make use of other phones to update its location, much like Samsung’s Galaxy SmartTag+.
The AirTag will go for a price of $29 apiece, but you can also get a four-pack for $99. For users in India, its price is set at INR 3,190, which is around NPR 5,000 in Nepal, and INR 10,900 ( around NPR 17,313), respectively.