Picture: Track R. (YouTube).

CAPE TOWN - This tiny device, TrackR Bravo allows you to track your car, laptop, bicycle and even your pet. 

This is also an affordable solution to find your lost items. 

Founded in 2010, commercial key finder company, TrackR was inspired by its founders losing their keys on the beach during a surfing trip. 

This California-based startup then invented TrackR Bravo which works with your smartphone. To date, there are over 7.5 million units sold worldwide. 

This device provides an affordable solution to track things. 

Its size is that of a R5 coin, yet it is able to keep track of important things in your life. 

How does it work?

After purchasing the device, install the free TrackR app on your smartphone. When you connect the app to your device, the installation is complete. The entire process of setting it up takes less than 5 minutes. 

You can attach the device to your keys, wallet, briefcase and gadgets. The TrackR app is able to locate your missing item within seconds.

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For instance, if your forgot where you parked your car, simply tap on the “lost item” icon on your smartphone. The app will then tell you the exact coordinates of the last known location of the TrackR.

The device is available in South Africa for under R400 and can be purchased directly from the company’s website. 

TrackR even comes with a double-sided adhesive so you can stick it to your laptop or under your bike seat.

Other tracking devices in SA:

- Spy Mini GPS Tracking Finder Device 

- Portable Car GPS Tracker Real-time Tracking

- A9 Mini GPS Tracker Locator 

- iTrace GPS GSM / GPRS Real-time tracking device

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