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Tile Ultra Bluetooth tracker adds UWB AR tech for iOS and Android

Tile Ultra Bluetooth tracker adds UWB AR tech for iOS and Android

The first Ultra Wideband Tile Bluetooth tracker will be released in early 2022. The company announced this "Tile Ultra" with support for both Android and iOS devices. The company suggests that they will be the first to offer such a product with compatibility for both Android and iOS at once.

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Apple AirTag Lost Mode bug turns helpers into phishing victims

Apple AirTag Lost Mode bug turns helpers into phishing victims

The AirTag trackers have been one of Apple's long-rumored products that ended up garnering a bit of controversy on launch. Easy to use and almost too easy to lose, Apple's new Find My network was also criticized for being a privacy disaster waiting to happen. Apple has worked to address some of those over the course of a few months since the AirTags launched, but a newly reported vulnerability now threatens to harm kindhearted iPhone users that take their time to help trace the owner of a lost tracker.

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Fitbit Charge 5 is now available, but key features are still coming

Fitbit Charge 5 is now available, but key features are still coming

Smart fitness bands are a dime a dozen these days, but Fitbit's name still stands at the top. Offering more features than you can probably remember, Fitbit's advanced trackers can now do more than just monitor your activity. With the Fitbit Charge 5, the Google-owned company is offering a more holistic overview of your health even during those times you shouldn't be active at all. The wearable is now finally available for purchase, but there are a few caveats you might want to take note of before buying one immediately.

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Fitbit Charge 5 leak reveals the big changes coming

Fitbit Charge 5 leak reveals the big changes coming

After a rather awkward start, it seems that smartwatches have more or less become staple accessories these days. That said, some still prefer a less conspicuous but equally advanced wearable that can keep up with the most important things in their lives. Fitness trackers are still a thing, and Fitbit remains at the top of that market. Not everybody has been happy with the latest Fitbit Charge 4, however, but it seems that the company will be making up for it with the upcoming Fitbit Charge 5.

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Amazon Alexa-powered kid tracker leaks

Amazon Alexa-powered kid tracker leaks

Amazon has quietly been working on a wearable for kids, according to new leaks, complete with GPS tracking for paranoid parents. Like other gadgets designed to help monitor younger children, the wearable would have embedded wireless connectivity - similar to Amazon's Halo fitness band, shown here - though Amazon apparently also had plans to bake in Alexa, its smart assistant.

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Peloton Heart Rate Band to take the company beyond bikes and treadmills

Peloton Heart Rate Band to take the company beyond bikes and treadmills

Peloton is a name that has been making headlines in the past months in both good and bad ways. Its popularity skyrocketed during the pandemic when home exercise equipment and programs became trendy. Its name, however, was dragged into infamy due to several accidents and a few deaths around that very same equipment. Now the exercise equipment and fitness media company is seemingly ready to break out into a new but related market, with a Heart Rate Band that will mark its first venture into wearables.

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Apple AirTag update aims to settle stalking fear plus Android app in works

Apple AirTag update aims to settle stalking fear plus Android app in works

Apple plans to update AirTags to speed up warnings for people who may not know they're being tracked, while an Android app is now in the works to bring improved alerts to non-iPhone users. Launched earlier this year, AirTags are Apple's long-rumored entry into the personal tracker market, intended to help find keys, bags, and other items. However concerns were voiced about the potential privacy implications.

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Apple AirTag can be hacked but it’s not as bad as it sounds

Apple AirTag can be hacked but it’s not as bad as it sounds

Given its hard stance on security and privacy, it's really no surprise that Apple's latest accessories are being put under a microscope, both technically and even legally by the likes of Tile. The AirTag trackers, after all, are in a prime position to become spying tools and some hackers and security researchers seem to want to test whether that will indeed be the case. Based on a revelation over the weekend, the AirTag could indeed be reprogrammed but the process and the end result might not yet be worth the worry.

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Tile and Level add Amazon Sidewalk support for neighborhood networks

Tile and Level add Amazon Sidewalk support for neighborhood networks

Amazon Sidewalk, the controversial neighborhood network created by select Echo and Ring devices, is gaining Tile tracker integration, potentially making it easier to hunt down the AirTag rivals. In addition, Level smart locks are also adding support for Sidewalk, while more Echo devices are gaining compatibility for the technology.

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Apple probably didn’t want you to see this AirTag debug menu

Apple probably didn’t want you to see this AirTag debug menu

Apple's AirTags may be designed to make hunting things easier, but there's a secret debug menu in the Find My app which unlocks extra details about the location trackers. Launched last month, each AirTag has both Bluetooth and Ultra Wideband to pinpoint it not only in terms of distance from your iPhone, but the direction in which it's located.

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Apple AirTag Review: With power comes responsibility

Apple AirTag Review: With power comes responsibility

There's nothing quite so unpleasantly distinctive as the feeling of your stomach dropping when you realize your keys, laptop bag, or another important item has gone missing. Apple's pill-shaped AirTag isn't quite the perfect medicine for preventing that lurching sensation, but the long-anticipated $29 tracker does go a long way to settling some of the discomfort around lost or misplayed items.

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Samsung SmartTag+ tracker launches in US to take on Apple AirTag

Samsung SmartTag+ tracker launches in US to take on Apple AirTag

Samsung is ready to take on Apple's AirTags with the launch of its SmartTag+ in the United States. This new tracking accessory is designed to attach to the objects you may misplace, including your keys, bag, and wallet. The trackers feature ultra-wideband tech and Bluetooth LE combined with AR guidance to the misplaced item.

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