There are many kinds of luggage trackers. Most trackers that you see on the market today are short ranged trackers using Bluetooth technology. These trackers are able to notify you if you accidentally left your luggage behind or when your luggage has just popped on to the airport luggage carousel. If you luggage ended up at Timbuktu instead of Tennessee, those trackers won’t be of much help to you. LugLoc on the other hand is able to tell you exactly which airport your luggage ended up at no matter where it may be.
LugLoc uses a combination of short range Bluetooth and long range GSM for its tracking function. GSM is the technology used by phones and it works on the principle that any airport in the world will have GSM coverage.
It uses triangulation technology to determine its location and while it is not as accurate as GPS, it doesn’t have to be because all you want to know is which airport your bag ended up at. Furthermore, GPS tracking is often not reliable in an airport as there is no direct line of sight with the GPS satellites indoors. The rechargeable battery is able to power the locator for up to 15 days which should be more than enough time for you find your lost luggage and get it returned to you.
As for its short range tracking capability, the LugLoc is similar to other Bluetooth trackers out there. So first make sure that your luggage has arrived safely with you at the same airport, then use Bluetooth to track it at the luggage carousel.
Obviously if you want peace of mind by being able to tell where your luggage is, the LugLoc is the product of choice. But before you make that jump, please note that since it uses GSM for its tracking, it requires a service plan. The available plans range from $5 for one month to $30 for a whole year but it does come with 30 days of free tracking. The good news is that you only need to subscribe to a plan only when you need to use the LugLoc’s tracking service.
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