The best Bluetooth trackers: Apple AirTags vs Tile vs Samsung SmartTag

best Bluetooth trackers: Apple AirTags vs Tile vs Samsung SmartTag
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The best Bluetooth tracker does something that's kind of magical. Attach it to your most important items, such as your car keys, passport, bag or wallet. And then if you lose them around the house, your phone can help you find them, by showing you how far away it is, prompting the tracker to make a sound, or both.

Bluetooth trackers are in the news in 2021 because Apple and Samsung have launched bespoke models that are optimized for their phones and tablets. But other brands have been around for a while longer, including Tile and Chipolo, which work across most iOS and Android devices. There are number of models within these ranges to consider too. So how do you choose?

Why you can trust Digital Camera World Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing products and services so you can choose the best for you. Find out how we test.

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Tom May

Tom May is a freelance writer and editor specializing in art, photography, design and travel. He has been editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. He has also worked for a wide range of mainstream titles including The Sun, Radio Times, NME, T3, Heat, Company and Bella.