Brothers, electronics, don’t you have electricity?
OPPO said, “My Zero Power Tag tracker can!”!
And our little thing can not only play a role in preventing loss like AirTag, but also be used with sensors to measure temperature and humidity, as well as to track the migration of endangered birds. Cow X, right?
Interesting to say, Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi, and Huawei have all launched “loss prevention devices”, and now OPPO is also taking a share. Why do mobile phone manufacturers have to make such products? Let’s talk together today!
1、 Apple: I want to promote UWB technology
Before Apple launched AirTag, the market for loss prevention devices was flat, and there were not even several well-known companies that had developed, with only some large companies doing relevant business. Until AirTag appeared, the anti loss device market was completely exploded!
AirTag needs to be used with Apple devices. It can receive Bluetooth broadcast signals from neighboring iPhones (new products with built-in U1 chips), and then send the same signal to be received by neighboring iPhones. It can be said that the more iPhones around, the more accurate the positioning of AirTag, and the more convenient the search. According to everyone’s experience over the past two years, the overall effect is still good.
Of course, the price of AirTag is not low either, with a single price of 249 yuan and four packs of 849 yuan, which is the price Apple dares to set.
Apple has also creatively added a “precise search” function to the AirPods Pro 2. The secret lies in its built-in U1 chip, which is equivalent to the headset avatar AirTag. In addition, a horn hole is also added to the charging box, which can make a sound during operation without puncturing the needle!
Even better, AirTag does not require a SIM card or Wi Fi module, and relies on UWB Ultra Wide Band technology for search operations. UWB technology, which can be said to be an advanced and upgraded version based on Bluetooth positioning, has the advantage of improving the accuracy of Bluetooth positioning from about 3 meters to 10 centimeters to 30 centimeters, fully meeting our “search” needs.
UWB technology can also be linked with AR, smart home and other scenarios, and there is still great room for development in the future. After Apple, companies such as Xiaomi and OPPO have demonstrated their own UWB technology, which is not small in practicality. Of course, if only used as a loss prevention device, other technologies are not unusable. For example, the OPPO Zero Power Tag tracker uses RF radio frequency technology.
2、 Samsung: I want to keep up!
In terms of loss prevention devices, Samsung’s Galaxy SmartTag is still earlier than AirTag. Currently, Samsung has launched SmartTag+, but none of them are sold domestically. Considering the poor share of Samsung mobile phones, the vast majority of people also cannot use this device.
The main body of SmartTag+is more square, with a size of 39.1×39.1×9.9mm and a weight of only 13g. In terms of technology, SmartTag+supports both Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology, which can both play a “location” function and communicate with IoT devices around the home (compatible with Samsung ecosystem). Useful friends can talk about their experiences.
In terms of pricing, SmartTag+is typically $29.99, which is equivalent to AirTag.
3、 Huawei: It’s just a tag!
Huawei Tag is known as the “Huawei Lost Weapon” and was released on July 4, 2022. Although it was a bit late, the price is also more fragrant, only 99 yuan, less than half of AirTag!
Huawei Tag is supported by Bluetooth technology and supports remote positioning, making it easy to locate and track lost objects. A single Huawei tag has a thickness of only 5.6mm and a weight of only 6g. The body supports IP67 waterproof. Unlike the “spirituality” of AirTag, Huawei Tag can only determine the approximate location first, and then play a reminder tone to find items. It’s nothing, you get what you pay for, after all, the price is here. With Huawei Tag, Huawei users no longer need to look at AirTag with greedy eyes!
4、 Xiaomi: I have an ecological chain!
Although General Manager Lei announced his “one finger connection” UWB technology in 2020, Xiaomi did not release its own loss prevention device. Shouldn’t it be?
After searching for the millet ecological chain, we have finally achieved something – Ranwu Intelligent Loss Prevention Device. This product was released very early, so its technology is relatively less advanced. Although it supports two-way search, when the maximum transmission distance exceeds 15 meters, the connection will be disconnected. The advantage of Ranwu Intelligent Loss Prevention Device lies in its access to Mijia APP, which is equivalent to actively connecting with the vast number of Xiaomi ecological users.
Of course, the price of Ranwu Intelligent Loss Prevention Device is also acceptable, 99 yuan, which is consistent with Huawei Tag.
5、 OPPO: Let me put the concept first!
Finally, don’t forget the OPPO Zero Power Tag tracker. Although it hasn’t been officially released yet, it’s worth paying attention to.
In addition to being able to track without batteries. The advantage of Zero Power Tag also lies in its shape. OPPO designed it to be in the shape of a card, with the goal of “turning it into a sticker that can be easily attached to what users want to track.” This idea is quite interesting.
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From the momentary sensation of Apple’s AirTag to the insistence of Samsung’s SmartTag series, to the follow-up of Huawei, Xiaomi, and OPPO, the market for loss prevention devices has enjoyed a brief period of prosperity in recent years, and gradually returned to mediocrity. The anti loss device is originally a small gadget, and indeed cannot support too many markets. The current situation is already the result of the efforts of giants.
Most importantly, Apple’s U1 chip has become a UWB phenomenon, and a mature industrial chain is being built behind it. To a large extent, UWB technology is also an important technology point supporting AR and smart home circuits. As for how much industrial value it can drive, let’s wait and see!https://www.stoneitech.com/
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