The CES show showcased several GPS trackers this year. One of the most appealing was I’m Here, a tracker developed by the same Italian company that created an Android smart watch called I’m Watch.
Launched during the company’s CES press conference, the pint-sized tracker is designed to help you keep track of everything from your suitcase to your kindergartener.
The tracker uses the same technology found in cell phones and is equipped with a SIM card . The device could be kept in a bag or tied to a shoe.
If, for example, you lose your bag, simply ping the device to find out where it is. The tracker's location is shown on a map in an accompanying app for the device.
It also lets you make an emergency call at the push of a button.
You can expect the device to be available sometime in May for $169 but after its initial purchase, you can locate the device 200 times for free. Each additional search after the first 200 will cost $0.05. The device can be used in any country for the same price.
Trakdot, I'm Here's competitor, specifically designed to track suitcases and bags, is expected to be available in March of this year for a suggested retail price of $49.95. Activating that device will cost an additional $8.99, plus an annual service fee of $12.99.
Physically Trakdot is a larger device compared to I'm Here which is both small and colorful, making it ideal for tracking kids or finding lost valuables such as a pet or house keys.