We reviewed the first edition of the Pro Tag tracker here. The Pro Tag is a Bluetooth powered device that’s about the size of a credit card. Once you pair it up with your mobile phone you place it into your wallet, gear bag or purse, or just about anywhere. When ever you go out of a certain range the Pro Tag alerts you on your phone. The company behind the Pro Tag has taken to the crowd source funding web site Indiegogo to launch their second, more advanced, version.
Elite is the latest lost and found system with mobile security for iOS and Android. Instead of one year, it lasts for decades by recharging with a built-in USB port. Elite alerts you on your mobile phone whenever you leave Elite-tagged valuables behind, and provides tracking features for both valuables and mobile phones via an online PROTAG TraceTM account. Trace acts as a centralized system for all your PROTAG devices and mobile security features, such as remotely locking, backing up, and wiping your phone.
Hate getting unnecessary alerts at home when you leave your wallet on the desk and go to your kitchen for a snack? Elite is smart; it knows when you are in your WIFI safe zone and you will not be disturbed by alerts. On the other hand, Elite will remind you that you left your valuables behind when you leave the safe zone, ensuring you never have to make that return trip to collect that forgotten something.
The Elite App can connect up to 10 Elite units to a single phone.
Pro Tag has a goal to raise $100,00 for their Elite version. With 19 days left they are about a third of the way. You can learn more about the project, see the different levels of rewards and become a backer here.