The ‘Find My’ tracker of iPhones inspired the launching of the Chipolo card that uses some already tested technologies of other item trackers. Announced at CES 2022, the Chipolo card spot has many similarities with the company’s first Find My tracker, the Chipolo One Spot. At a glance, it is difficult to distinguish between the two trackers that have the same basic features and price. The slim credit card-shaped Bluetooth-driven item tracker uses Apple’s ‘Find My’ network and emits quite an audible sound at 105 decibels. The sound intensity is nearly double that of Airtags (60 decibels) and almost similar to that of power tools. Even if you keep the tracker under some pillows, you can still hear the alarm. The Chipolo card spot comes with a waterproof rating of IP65.
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Chipolo Card – Physical Features
Imagine any credit card, and you can quickly figure out the design of the Chipolo card spot that looks very much the same. The card measuring 3.35 inches x 2.11 inches is 0.09 inches thick and ideal for sliding into your wallet. A speaker is at the bottom-right edge of the card, and a button on the bottom left. The slim design of the card is attractive for those who feel that Airtags are bulky. However, the Chipolo tracker falls behind Airtags as it lacks the feature of Precision Finding. While Airtags can pinpoint the specific location of any item by using the ‘Find My’ app, you cannot expect the same from the Spot card. However, having the card in your wallet means that you can detect its last known location where you had left it. After all, you can reach out to the forgotten item only because you have the tracker.
The tracker is reliable enough to alert users by emitting powerful sound at 105 decibels, even if the circumstances muffle the sound to some extent. Even if you put your wallet inside a purse, you can still hear the sound that is louder than Airtags. The feature is undoubtedly a high point of the Chipolo tracker which alerts users under the most trying conditions.
To receive notifications when you leave the item behind accidentally, you must turn on the feature ‘Notify when left behind’. Some additional settings help to neutralize the alarm when you purposely leave the tracker at home or don’t want to use it.
There is growing concern about the malicious use of item trackers for tracking people. Stalkers can use the tracker to stalk their targets. Therefore, tracker users would like to know if they would ever fall prey to such malicious use of the Chipolo card spot tracker. In-built safety features of the tracker alert users whenever your iPhone detects any mystery Chipolo tracker nearby. Soon on detecting the unknown tracker, users receive a notification, and the device emits a sound for easy spotting of the source of nuisance.
The Chipolo card with a range of 200 feet triggers an alert when not connected to your iPhone.