Location tracker makers Pebblebee keep finding ways to help you find your stuff.
The Issaquah, Wash.-based creators of the Finder and BlackCard devices announced the arrival Tuesday of Found, a real-time location tracker that activates only when you look for it. The rechargeable battery lasts an entire year on a single charge and Found doesn’t require a subscription.
According to Pebblebee, Found Bluetooth tracking works up to 1,000 feet and global tracking is also available on a secure network.
“Found is there to keep track of the things that are too important to lose,” Daniel Daoura, founder and CEO of Pebblebee, said in a news release. “We started with something that would help dogs reunite with their owners, but we quickly received feedback from people who wanted to track their cars, golf clubs, and even drones or cattle. We are excited by the possibilities that Found has unlocked with its unprecedented battery life.”
Found comes just a couple months after Pebblebee announced the release of Finder 2.0, the company’s first tracker with a rechargeable battery. And Daoura told GeekWire that he felt like he and partner Nick Pearson-Franks had perfected finding keys, wallets, etc. with rechargeable long-range Bluetooth products.
Daoura is especially happy with the Homing Button on Found. The feature allows anyone who comes across a lost pet wearing Found on its collar to press the button and notify a Pebblebee user of their pet’s location.
“We’ve finally created a way to have the longest-lasting tracker that operates on a global scale,” Franks said, “by merging battery-saving intelligence with a brand new low-power network to get the most incredible 12 months of battery life in a location tracker.”
Pebblebee is planning to ship Found in May or June of 2020. The device will be pre-sold on Indiegogo for a discounted price of $99, with early and super early bird deals as well, according to Daoura.