Tuesday Tip: What is a Wallet Tracker?

Have you ever heard of a wallet tracker? I hadn’t until I heard someone talking about it while trying to locate their wallet.

A wallet tracker works by connecting to your phone through a companion app. You use the app to make your wallet finder ring or to check the last known location of your wallet on a map. Most Bluetooth trackers have apps compatible with both Android and iOS phones.

The most popular wallet feature is “range alerts”. When enabled, this feature triggers a notification alert on your phone whenever you leave your wallet behind.

Things to consider when buying a wallet tracker:

  • Size – Ensure it fits in your wallet. Most fit perfectly into your back pocket and/or wallet.
  • Compatibility – Most are compatible with Android and iOS phones, but there are exceptions. The easiest way to confirm compatibility is to look for the companion app on Google Play Store or the App Store to confirm if it’s available.
  • Volume – If you frequently misplace your wallet at home or at the office, make sure to get a finder with a loud and clear melody. You’ll need to be able to hear it from inside your wallet and probably from inside a pocket or bag as well.
  • Battery – Some wallet trackers have a replaceable or rechargeable battery, but these are bulkier. A thinner wallet tracker will likely have a custom battery, which means you won’t be able to replace or recharge it yourself.
  • Type of Use – Will you mainly use the wallet tracker to find your misplaced wallet at home or the office? Then focus on ring tone. If your priority is to locate a lost or stolen wallet, focus on the community find feature.

The average cost of a wallet tracker is $40. Don’t leave home without it!

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Kristen Evangelista: In her role as Client Manager II with Network 1, Kristen is the liaison and main point of contact for clients in both the medical and financial professions. She is skilled at listening to her clients’ needs and acting as a liaison between them and the field engineers and support team.

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