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  • kiley 156 posts

    Hi freckles
    I use the Samsung smart things app, that’s pre installed on my s21 ultra

    I use with smart tag2

    kiley 156 posts

    There is a “search nearby” button in the app this switches to radar mode. It bleeps whe u get close

    freckles 198 posts

    Ah, found it! Thanks @kiley

    kiley 156 posts

    No worries, guess u didn’t read the instructions 🤣😂🤣

    strickers 771 posts

    £79.20 for 4 Apple AirTags on eBay at the moment using code FRESH20. Hat tip to Tom’s Deals, I’ll add the link in a second post so this one doesn’t get moderated. Edit – Sold Out!!

    strickers 771 posts
    Super Secret Stuff 372 posts

    £79.20 for 4 Apple AirTags on eBay at the moment using code FRESH20. Hat tip to Tom’s Deals, I’ll add the link in a second post so this one doesn’t get moderated. Edit – Sold Out!!

    £29 from Argos for 1, I only needed one. All set up now!

    CarpalTravel 380 posts

    latestdeals.co.uk/deals/apple-airtag-bluetooth-tracker-4-pack-ebay-3356

    I love that site, never ceases to amuse me! it is the most truly god-awful, bot-ridden thing I see on the internet after YouTube comments.

    “That is a great price for a set of XYZ. Thank you for sharing this offer”

    Better to go via a CompleteSavings link if you are member, rather than giving that site the referral money. CS are doing 12% on ebay. Meant my latest Airtags cost £70, which is decent.

    Steve 11 posts

    Out of interest, what do people say when asked at baggage checkin about batteries in the case? I was returning from a weekend break a month back, and as they were weighing the bag they asked whether there were any batteries in the case. As I didn’t have any in there (for clarity, no AirTag either), I correctly answered no, but what do others say at this point if there is an AirTag?

    BBbetter 812 posts

    Out of interest, what do people say when asked at baggage checkin about batteries in the case? I was returning from a weekend break a month back, and as they were weighing the bag they asked whether there were any batteries in the case. As I didn’t have any in there (for clarity, no AirTag either), I correctly answered no, but what do others say at this point if there is an AirTag?

    They are mainly concerned about large batteries.
    You can find small ones in many things we carry in checkin – toys, electric shavers, torchlights etc.

    strickers 771 posts

    @Steve This is an addendum to the IATA dangerous goods regulations that permit carriage, I believe most airlines have followed this guidance now.

    https://www.icao.int/safety/DangerousGoods/AddendumCorrigendum%20to%20the%20Technical%20Instructions/Doc.9284.Addendum1.en.pdf

    Steve 11 posts

    @Steve This is an addendum to the IATA dangerous goods regulations that permit carriage, I believe most airlines have followed this guidance now.

    Ah, although I was aware of the “must be completely switched off” rule, I hadn’t realised there was a minimum battery size / weight for that to apply, so the AirTag doesn’t need to be switched off, which is useful to know. However, how should one actually respond to the question “Are there any batteries in the case?”, as I could see “I have no devices with batteries above the lithium content weight as specified in the IATA Safe Transit of Dangerous Goods by Air specification” as not exactly helping with a speedy checkin process.

    strickers 771 posts

    @Steve Technically you must comply with the airlines policy, some like BA have updated the list. Have a look here under batteries under 100Wh.

    https://www.britishairways.com/content/information/baggage-essentials/liquids-and-restrictions#:~:text=Smart%20luggage%20tags%20(e.g.%20Apple,must%20not%20exceed%202.7Wh

    In other areas the authority has provided the guidance, this is the FAA PackSafe list, have a look at the notes near the top.

    https://www.faa.gov/hazmat/packsafe/printable-chart

    cin3 170 posts

    I’m doing very well using my eufy smarttrack tags and a £30 iPhone I carry with me for tracking them when travelling. Well worth not the not having to kill my productivity by using an iPhone as my main phone or using non-find my products and much cheaper overall than airtags.

    redethernet1 93 posts

    I’m doing very well using my eufy smarttrack tags and a £30 iPhone I carry with me for tracking them when travelling. Well worth not the not having to kill my productivity by using an iPhone as my main phone or using non-find my products and much cheaper overall than airtags.

    Its all fun and games until they pull the plug on development support like they did with tile tags (one particular one, maybe more)
    Also carrying an old iPhone (or any phone) is not effective as it loses battery capacity over time/usage.

    Just had a look on amazon and it says eufy smart tags doesnt work worldwide?

    jek 124 posts

    I’m doing very well using my eufy smarttrack tags and a £30 iPhone I carry with me for tracking them when travelling. Well worth not the not having to kill my productivity by using an iPhone as my main phone or using non-find my products and much cheaper overall than airtags.

    Just to note that the eufy tags don’t have precision location due to the missing ultra wide band chip. The effect is that the iPhone can just tell you that the eufy tag is near, it can tell you the distance and direction of AirTags.

    cin3 170 posts

    Yes, you lose ultra-wide but they have worked worldwide for me.

    An iPhone battery will easily last me a 3 month trip turning it on when I need to track. And there’s no solution other than that whether you’re using Eufy or AirTags.

    Bill 180 posts

    Update about Android Find My Device Network

    https://blog.google/products/android/android-find-my-device/

    cin3 170 posts

    Seems like we are getting closer to a superior network especially outside of the global north.

    phantomchickenz 359 posts

    AirTags currently 4 for £99 at John Lewis, cw £119 via Apple. Looks like the price has gone up a bit from recent months. I haven’t been tracking prices though, is this the new normal?

    freckles 198 posts

    Amazon 4 for £89 this morning

    BBbetter 812 posts

    AirTag deals often found on hukd website. Check there before buying.

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