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Anker brand Eufy recently introduced a new SmartTrack Link item tracker with support for the Find My app, providing iPhone users with a cheaper alternative to the AirTag. The item tracker also works with the Eufy Security app, available on the App Store.

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The SmartTrack Link can be added to the Items tab of the Find My app, allowing its location to be tracked in the app just like the AirTag. And if another iPhone user around the world comes close to your lost item with a SmartTrack Link affixed to it, the Find My network securely relays an approximate location of the item back to you.

The SmartTrack Link has many similarities to the AirTag, including a built-in speaker that can play a sound if lost, water resistance, and a CR2032 battery that lasts up to a year. The main advantage is cost, with an individual SmartTrack Link priced at $19.99 and currently on sale for $16 at checkout on Eufy's website with discount code WS24SM. By comparison, an individual AirTag costs $29 and a four pack costs $99.

Eufy's item tracker is also cheaper than the Chipolo ONE Spot, which was released last year for $28 and also supports the Find My app.

Other benefits of the SmartTrack Link vs. the AirTag include full compatibility with Android smartphones, a QR code on the back side that provides the owner's contact information, and a hole for attaching a keyring without an additional accessory.

Article Link: Eufy Launches Cheaper AirTag Alternative With Find My App Support
 

ignatius345

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The one thing holding me back from having any interest in AirTags is the fact they can only be tracked by one user. Makes it pretty useless in a family context if I can track our kid's backpack or a piece of luggage or something, but my wife can't. If they ever get their act together and make Find My work better with Family Sharing, I'd definitely be interested.
 
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compwiz1202

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The one thing holding me back from having any interest in AirTags is the fact they can only be tracked by one user. Makes it pretty useless in a family context if I can track our kid's backpack or something, but my wife can't. If they ever get their act together and make Find My work better with Family Sharing, I'd definitely be interested.
This is the one thing I never liked either. If it would be some security concern, just make the other person who already added it have to approve the second request to add
 

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What is the technology that allows it to connect to the wider Find My network? Does Apple have an API for this? I remember back when I had a bunch of Tile trackers many years ago it only worked with other Tile users.
 
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  • Share with Friends and Family: With the eufy Security app you can let others know the location of your items too.

From eufy website.
Is shared for the eufy app not find my Apple app (imo)
So I can give one of this to my family and share its position with me I think
 
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The one thing holding me back from having any interest in AirTags is the fact they can only be tracked by one user. Makes it pretty useless in a family context if I can track our kid's backpack or a piece of luggage or something, but my wife can't. If they ever get their act together and make Find My work better with Family Sharing, I'd definitely be interested.

Definitely sounds like there's room for improvement, but if you wanted to track your kid's backpack, wouldn't it be better for one of you to be able rather than none of you?
 

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What is the technology that allows it to connect to the wider Find My network? Does Apple have an API for this? I remember back when I had a bunch of Tile trackers many years ago it only worked with other Tile users.
Apple has opened up the Find My network to third-parties. They can choose either their own network or Find My but not both. Chipolo has 2 lines of products, 1 for each network.
 
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But does it use the find my network, when used with an android? E.g., when I gift this to an android friend, does he get the location of an item when someone with an iphone walks by it?
 
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The one thing holding me back from having any interest in AirTags is the fact they can only be tracked by one user. Makes it pretty useless in a family context if I can track our kid's backpack or a piece of luggage or something, but my wife can't. If they ever get their act together and make Find My work better with Family Sharing, I'd definitely be interested.
There is a solution which Apple never dares to say loudly: you need put 3 AirTags in kid’s bag. One for you, one for your wife and one for kid.
 

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Apple has opened up the Find My network to third-parties. They can choose either their own network or Find My but not both. Chipolo has 2 lines of products, 1 for each network.
That doesn't seem to be the case for this device since they clearly advertise dual app protection
 
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