Apple AirTag is the latest new product of Apple and it is a small tracking device that assists you in finding non-connected things just like your keys and wallets.
The Apple AirTag is really an easy and fast way of keeping track of your stuff.
All you just need to do is to connect one to your keys and slip another into your backpack. And just like that, they are already on your radar in the Find My app.
There, you can as well track down your Apple devices and keep up with family and friends.
Once you have the Apple AirTag connected, you do not have to be scared about misplacing anything because you definitely going to find it. Be it your wallet or your key.
So once it is connected and your AirTag is close by, your iPhone can lead you directly to it.
You will see the distance to your AirTag as well as the direction to follow right on your iPhone screen. All thanks to its Ultra-Wideband technology.
Even if you mistakenly forget something at the gym or the beach, the Apple AirTag is ready to help you find it.
The “Find My Network” on your iPhone helps you in tracking down your AirTag. And it is created and designed in such a way that it protects your privacy every step of your way.
How Does the Apple AirTag Work?
Here is how the device works:
The Apple AirTag sends out a safe Bluetooth signal that can be detected by any closeby devices in the “Find My network”.
And these devices send the location of your AirTag to iCloud.
Then after that, you can now open the “Find My app and see it on a map.
The whole process of finding is just unknown and it is encrypted to secure your privacy.
In all, it is very efficient, so you don’t need to start worrying about the data usage and battery life as well.
Design and Battery
The front of the Apple AirTags is covered with white plastic while it has a metal back of which you can easily open to change the battery.
Also, Apple says they are water-resistant even though they have no IP rating.
Apple AirTags has a great battery life and Apple claims that they are efficient to last up to a year.
Features of the Apple AirTag
The Apple AirTag has got so many features of which include:
- It has built-in privacy. So only you can see where the Apple AirTag is. Also, your location data and history as well are never saved on the AirTag.
- Lost Mode makes finding things even easier.
- It is beautifully simple. That is, just a tap setup connects your AirTag with either your iPhone or iPad instantly. All you just need is to input a name for your AirTag, attach it to whichever item you want to track and you are good to go!
- It has great battery life.
- The Apple AirTag is water-resistant.
- Your AirTag can be personalized with either your initial, an emoji, or even both when you purchase it from the Apple website or the Apple Store app.
Apple AirTag Tech Specs
Below are the specifications of the Apple AirTag:
Size: 31.9 mm (1.26 inches) ; 8.00 mm (0.31 inch) thick.
Weight: 11 grams (0.39 ounce)
Connectivity: Bluetooth for proximity finding, Apple-designed U1 chip for Ultra-Wideband and precision Finding, NFC tap for Lost Mode
Splash, Dust, and Water Resistance: Rated IP67 (maximum depth of 1 meter for up to 30 minutes) under IEC standard 60529
Battery: User-replaceable CR2032 coin cell battery
Speaker: Built-in speaker
Apple AirTag Accessibility
The “find My App” feature is compatible with the following iPhone accessibility features:
- Invert Colours
- Compatibility with braille displays
- Larger Text
System Requirements and Compatibility
The system requires an Apple ID and it is compatible with the following:
- iPad models running iPadOS 14.5 or later
- iPhone and iPod touch models running iOS 14.5 or later.
What’s In The Box?
The box is occupied with an AirTag with CR2032 installed Documentation.
The device is priced starting at $29 for one which is £29, AU$45, while a pack of four is priced at $99 which is also £99, AU$149.
The Apple AirTag debuted at the spring event held by Apple on the 20th of April 2021. So pre-orders will start on the 23rd of April, 2021.
While the system will be available on the 30th of April, 2021