Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > Around the Campfire
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-15-2022, 04:21 PM   #1
Biggs
Pope & Young
 
Biggs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Temple
Default Apple Airtag as Anti-theft Device

I recently discovered Apple Airtags. They are about a dollar coin size and about 1/4” thick. You can hide the Airtag on theft prone valuables like a trailer, ATV, Tractor, AR-15, etc.
Anytime the item is stolen, the Airtag will auto ping anyone that has their “Find My” app on and send an accurate location to the owner.

Couple concerns I had is the speaker inside the Airtag puts off an alert when activated, so the thief could find it and disable it. Removing the Airtag speaker is very easy. The next concern was Apples Anti-stalking notification. Anytime an Airtag that’s not yours is following you for awhile, your phone will get a notification that you’re being tracked. So potentially the thief will be alerted to the Airtag after some time. I figure that will have to be the risk I take by using them. Hiding the Airtag very very well should help.

The Airtag battery lasts a year and is easily replaced, and it even notifies you when running low power. I went ahead and vacuum packed each one to further weatherproof it.

It’s not foolproof but Airtags might help.
Biggs is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-15-2022, 04:54 PM   #2
brokeno
Pope & Young
 
brokeno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Smiley, Texas
Hunt In: Gonzales & Young Co and anywhere
Default

I have several of them in my atv, tractor, cattle trailer and tripod when public hunting.
brokeno is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-15-2022, 05:10 PM   #3
Maddox
Ten Point
 
Maddox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: The Woodlands
Default

Thief has to have a iPhone to get notified. Not sure iPhones work on the Cricket network.
Maddox is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-15-2022, 05:11 PM   #4
Dmcgee
Six Point
 
Dmcgee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Default

Don’t these just work off of Bluetooth? If so you have a max range of 30ft


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Dmcgee is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-15-2022, 05:21 PM   #5
txhunter90
Ten Point
 
txhunter90's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Hunt In: Lindale
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maddox View Post
Thief has to have a iPhone to get notified. Not sure iPhones work on the Cricket network.
Lol.... not sure if this was just a joke but I did laugh. But iPhone does work with Cricket as I have their service.


But I still have not figured them out quite yet to use them.
txhunter90 is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-15-2022, 05:24 PM   #6
kae006
Pope & Young
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dmcgee View Post
Don’t these just work off of Bluetooth? If so you have a max range of 30ft


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
No
kae006 is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-15-2022, 06:59 PM   #7
HOOKNBULLET2
Eight Point
 
HOOKNBULLET2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: New Braunfels
Hunt In: Blanco
Default

OP, sounds like a great idea to me.
HOOKNBULLET2 is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-15-2022, 07:02 PM   #8
WBT
Eight Point
 
WBT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Stephenville, TX & Hamilton, MT
Hunt In: Texas and Montana
Default

Criminals have used airtags to track cars they want to steal, women they're interested in, etc. Consequently, Apple updated the software and now airtags send an alert that you're being followed. So my understanding is that if someone steals my SxS with an airbag hidden in it, it'll send an alert to the criminal that he's being followed.
WBT is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-15-2022, 07:04 PM   #9
Hunteraudit
Ten Point
 
Hunteraudit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: San Antonio
Hunt In: Texas
Default

Is there a way an iPhone user can opt out of sharing the location info? If I was a thief, first thing I’d do.
Hunteraudit is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-15-2022, 07:07 PM   #10
Biggs
Pope & Young
 
Biggs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Temple
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WBT View Post
Criminals have used airtags to track cars they want to steal, women they're interested in, etc. Consequently, Apple updated the software and now airtags send an alert that you're being followed. So my understanding is that if someone steals my SxS with an airbag hidden in it, it'll send an alert to the criminal that he's being followed.

Correct. After some time, it will notify them. That’s why hiding is extremely well is critical.
Biggs is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-15-2022, 07:14 PM   #11
Strummer
Pope & Young
 
Strummer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Edna Tx
Hunt In: At Gary's place ,and the backyard
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hunteraudit View Post
Is there a way an iPhone user can opt out of sharing the location info? If I was a thief, first thing I’d do.

Yeah turnoff location services on their phone .
Strummer is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-15-2022, 08:34 PM   #12
Texas Grown
Pope & Young
 
Texas Grown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Burleson, Texas
Default

Are the Airtags android compatible? I know the Apple Air Pods are. But those are BT.
Texas Grown is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-15-2022, 10:12 PM   #13
Bill
Pope & Young
 
Bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bozeman, MT
Hunt In: Montana
Default

Read up on it. I read Bluetooth 5.0 is a max of 800 feet.

If I wanted to track a high value item, I’d get a Spot tracking device that transmits to satellites.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Bill is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-16-2022, 07:42 PM   #14
Biggs
Pope & Young
 
Biggs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Temple
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill View Post
Read up on it. I read Bluetooth 5.0 is a max of 800 feet.

If I wanted to track a high value item, I’d get a Spot tracking device that transmits to satellites.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

It is Bluetooth but it automatically pings off anyone’s phone that has the Find My app. Vast majority of people have it on.
Biggs is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-16-2022, 10:34 PM   #15
Bill
Pope & Young
 
Bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bozeman, MT
Hunt In: Montana
Default

So it relays/repeats thru other people’s iPhones?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Bill is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-16-2022, 11:01 PM   #16
Burnadell
Pope & Young
 
Burnadell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: White Oak
Hunt In: Bee County
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Biggs View Post
It is Bluetooth but it automatically pings off anyone’s phone that has the Find My app. Vast majority of people have it on.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill View Post
So it relays/repeats thru other people’s iPhones?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I still don't understand how the AirTag can be picked up by someone else's iPhone. Does that mean that ANYONE who has an iPhone and walks close to the Tag will get an alert...including multiple people at the same time if they have their "Find My" apps turned on? Wouldn't it need to be synced or whatever?
Burnadell is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-16-2022, 11:38 PM   #17
ClayW
Pope & Young
 
ClayW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: New Braunfels
Hunt In: Karnes County
Default

From my experience, the tags aren’t what they’re made out to be.

They only update their location if an iPhone is nearby. Pointless if something is truly lost. I would think they’d be worthless on a dog collar for example.

And for y’all saying it notifies of someone being followed….I don’t think this is the case. My daughter has one on her backpack (linked to my phone) and I’ve never had someone mention anything (wife, grandparents, bus driver, etc….)
ClayW is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-16-2022, 11:40 PM   #18
ClayW
Pope & Young
 
ClayW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: New Braunfels
Hunt In: Karnes County
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill View Post
So it relays/repeats thru other people’s iPhones?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

To my understanding, yes.

It uses the network to update its location.
ClayW is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-17-2022, 07:25 AM   #19
WItoTX
Pope & Young
 
WItoTX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Hunt In: Wisconsin, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, Idaho
Default

I've heard several stories of criminals put these on cars they are looking to steal. I've talked with more than a few people who found these tags on their very theft prone cars kind of wild.
WItoTX is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-17-2022, 08:09 AM   #20
Tmag
Pope & Young
 
Tmag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Tarkington Prairie, TX
Hunt In: Depends on the TPWD draw results!
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill View Post
Read up on it. I read Bluetooth 5.0 is a max of 800 feet.

If I wanted to track a high value item, I’d get a Spot tracking device that transmits to satellites.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I agree Bill.
Tmag is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-17-2022, 08:33 AM   #21
Fmjag64
Ten Point
 
Fmjag64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: DFW
Hunt In: NTX & WTX
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WBT View Post
Criminals have used airtags to track cars they want to steal, women they're interested in, etc. Consequently, Apple updated the software and now airtags send an alert that you're being followed. So my understanding is that if someone steals my SxS with an airbag hidden in it, it'll send an alert to the criminal that he's being followed.
Bingo!
Fmjag64 is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-17-2022, 08:56 AM   #22
Rick
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: White Oak
Hunt In: Sonora
Default

here is a video that explains it pretty well, verdict, is it could help, but not guaranteed

https://youtu.be/JvGJ-SPbrDQ
Rick is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-17-2022, 09:21 AM   #23
CrownKiller14
Four Point
 
CrownKiller14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Default

When I first got my Airtags I tested them.

Placed one in my wifes car (her knowing), and 5 minutes down the road she got a notification that there said "Airtag detected near you".
It did this every time she got in her car, eventually she got annoyed with it and took it out.

If you're going to use AirTags as theft prevention, hide it very well and might help the police catch who ever has it before they remove the Airtag.

Airtags are great for urban areas, where it can ping of the thousands of iphones around you. But if you live in remote areas they aren't going to do a whole lot for you.

Also they need to do a family update where you can share you Tags with a family members. Right now they can only be linked to one iphone.
CrownKiller14 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-17-2022, 09:52 AM   #24
stinkbelly
Pope & Young
 
stinkbelly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Weatherford
Default

My friend put one of these on her dog collar because her dog escapes a lot. About a month later the dog escaped. It was of no use finding the dog and the dog was running through a neighborhood with lots of people and houses.
stinkbelly is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-17-2022, 11:05 AM   #25
freerhunter16
Ten Point
 
freerhunter16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Baytown, TX
Hunt In: Freer, TX
Default

And for y’all saying it notifies of someone being followed….I don’t think this is the case. My daughter has one on her backpack (linked to my phone) and I’ve never had someone mention anything (wife, grandparents, bus driver, etc….)[/QUOTE]

I can assure you this happens. We are dealing with this right now. My wife received a notification that she was being followed on Thursday. Apparently, someone placed an airtag somewhere on her vehicle. We notified police, they came to the house and searched extensively. We took it to my mechanic and had him put it on the lift and spent several hours searching. We still have not been able to locate it.
freerhunter16 is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-17-2022, 11:09 AM   #26
Kevin
Pope & Young
 
Kevin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Fort Worth
Hunt In: Fannin and Argentina, Zambia, Kyrgyzstan
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by freerhunter16 View Post

I can assure you this happens. We are dealing with this right now. My wife received a notification that she was being followed on Thursday. Apparently, someone placed an airtag somewhere on her vehicle. We notified police, they came to the house and searched extensively. We took it to my mechanic and had him put it on the lift and spent several hours searching. We still have not been able to locate it.
Are you sure its not alerting off the tag in your daughters backpack by mistake? Or you dropped one on accident between the seats?
Kevin is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-17-2022, 11:13 AM   #27
CrownKiller14
Four Point
 
CrownKiller14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by freerhunter16 View Post
And for y’all saying it notifies of someone being followed….I don’t think this is the case. My daughter has one on her backpack (linked to my phone) and I’ve never had someone mention anything (wife, grandparents, bus driver, etc….)
I can assure you this happens. We are dealing with this right now. My wife received a notification that she was being followed on Thursday. Apparently, someone placed an airtag somewhere on her vehicle. We notified police, they came to the house and searched extensively. We took it to my mechanic and had him put it on the lift and spent several hours searching. We still have not been able to locate it.[/QUOTE]



I'm sure yall have already tried but on the notification it says you can "play sound" to help locate the tag.
Guess I'd be driving my wife's car until we located that tag...
Gas Tank? That's scary stuff thinking someone can track you wife anytime.
CrownKiller14 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-17-2022, 11:48 AM   #28
Bill
Pope & Young
 
Bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bozeman, MT
Hunt In: Montana
Default

It’s trying to use it for a purpose I don’t think it was intended. If it ‘warns’ somebody they’re being tracked, it would alert the thief or if (God forbid) somebody abducted a child. My 2 cents.

The Spor Trace is more expensive, but would be what I’d use for a high value item or a child’s backpack.

I know local law enforcement use them in operations. I use a Spot Gen3 to 1-way communicate with my wife when hunting here in Montana and in non cell service areas in the mountains. It works well.

Here’s the Trace.

https://www.findmespot.com/en-us/pro...ces/spot-trace



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Bill is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-17-2022, 12:13 PM   #29
Burnadell
Pope & Young
 
Burnadell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: White Oak
Hunt In: Bee County
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CrownKiller14 View Post
I can assure you this happens. We are dealing with this right now. My wife received a notification that she was being followed on Thursday. Apparently, someone placed an airtag somewhere on her vehicle. We notified police, they came to the house and searched extensively. We took it to my mechanic and had him put it on the lift and spent several hours searching. We still have not been able to locate it.
Was this a text message, voice message, or what?

My question is...does EVERY iPhone within a prescribed distance from the AirTag receive a notification? If there were 20 people in a crowd, standing near the vehicle with the tag, do they ALL receive a notification??? This makes no sense to me.

Can someone, who actually knows, explain who gets the notification?


[Quote=Crownkiller14;16048594]I'm sure yall have already tried but on the notification it says you can "play sound" to help locate the tag.
Guess I'd be driving my wife's car until we located that tag...
Gas Tank? That's scary stuff thinking someone can track you wife anytime. [/QUOTE

So, your wife was NOT ABLE to "play sound" to locate it?

Last edited by Burnadell; 01-17-2022 at 12:16 PM.
Burnadell is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-17-2022, 12:59 PM   #30
freerhunter16
Ten Point
 
freerhunter16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Baytown, TX
Hunt In: Freer, TX
Default

It is not one of ours. We have never owned an AirTag. The notification was an alert that took her to her maps and showed her the exact route she had been. It had an option to disable the AirTag, but when you click that option it gives an error message. We have driven the car and received the notification three different times. We can not make it play a sound.

We contacted Apple to determine if another device could be causing this notification (air pods, iPad, etc.) and were told no.. that it is definitely an AirTag. Not sure what our next move is at this point but I can tell you we are armed and on full alert at all times. Scary stuff.
freerhunter16 is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-17-2022, 01:01 PM   #31
freerhunter16
Ten Point
 
freerhunter16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Baytown, TX
Hunt In: Freer, TX
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
Are you sure its not alerting off the tag in your daughters backpack by mistake? Or you dropped one on accident between the seats?
My daughter doesn’t have one. I was quoting another response in my post above. We have never owned an AirTag.
freerhunter16 is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-17-2022, 01:23 PM   #32
Etxbuckman
Pope & Young
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Spring
Default

So if the AirTag isn't a good option for this kind of thing, does anyone have any ideas what would be?
Etxbuckman is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-17-2022, 02:41 PM   #33
BlackoutRam2500
Ten Point
 
BlackoutRam2500's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Huntsville, TX
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by freerhunter16 View Post
I can assure you this happens. We are dealing with this right now. My wife received a notification that she was being followed on Thursday. Apparently, someone placed an airtag somewhere on her vehicle. We notified police, they came to the house and searched extensively. We took it to my mechanic and had him put it on the lift and spent several hours searching. We still have not been able to locate it.

That's some scary stuff man. My wife's car would be at the dealership today getting traded in on a new ride.

And where is Apple in this? My thoughts are once they are contacted by law enforcement informing them of the situation they should be able to deactivate that device.... otherwise be held liable if anything happens.

Sent from my SM-N975U1 using Tapatalk
BlackoutRam2500 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-17-2022, 03:56 PM   #34
Bill
Pope & Young
 
Bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bozeman, MT
Hunt In: Montana
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Etxbuckman View Post
So if the AirTag isn't a good option for this kind of thing, does anyone have any ideas what would be?

See my posts above about the Spot tracker.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Bill is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-17-2022, 05:07 PM   #35
kry226
Ten Point
 
kry226's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Korea
Hunt In: Hall County
Default



https://taskandpurpose.com/news/army...oving-company/
kry226 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-17-2022, 05:37 PM   #36
alien_scones
Eight Point
 
alien_scones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Colleyville
Hunt In: Baird, Callahan, Howe
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Texas Grown View Post
Are the Airtags android compatible? I know the Apple Air Pods are. But those are BT.
There is an Android app available in the Play Store ( from Apple ) that you can use to detect Air Tags.


Other than that Air Tags don't use Android.


Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
alien_scones is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-17-2022, 05:48 PM   #37
Texas Grown
Pope & Young
 
Texas Grown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Burleson, Texas
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by alien_scones View Post
There is an Android app available in the Play Store ( from Apple ) that you can use to detect Air Tags.


Other than that Air Tags don't use Android.


Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
Thank you sir! I'll check into it.

The fish are biting, and there's hogs to be kill-t. Gotta go!
Texas Grown is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-17-2022, 07:11 PM   #38
TA_Fab
Eight Point
 
TA_Fab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by freerhunter16 View Post
It is not one of ours. We have never owned an AirTag. The notification was an alert that took her to her maps and showed her the exact route she had been. It had an option to disable the AirTag, but when you click that option it gives an error message. We have driven the car and received the notification three different times. We can not make it play a sound.

We contacted Apple to determine if another device could be causing this notification (air pods, iPad, etc.) and were told no.. that it is definitely an AirTag. Not sure what our next move is at this point but I can tell you we are armed and on full alert at all times. Scary stuff.

Man that’s scary, just another thing to worry about. I hope y’all get it resolved!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
TA_Fab is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-17-2022, 09:03 PM   #39
tvc184
Pope & Young
 
tvc184's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Golden Triangle
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Burnadell View Post
Was this a text message, voice message, or what?

My question is...does EVERY iPhone within a prescribed distance from the AirTag receive a notification? If there were 20 people in a crowd, standing near the vehicle with the tag, do they ALL receive a notification??? This makes no sense to me.

Can someone, who actually knows, explain who gets the notification?

So, your wife was NOT ABLE to "play sound" to locate it?
When I saw this thread yesterday, I went to the Apple site and started reading up on it.

I was kind of a geeky tech person about 20 years ago and would not only build computers but would overclock them for a better speed and such. Now I know almost nothing about techy stuff but if I understand what I read correctly……

The Apple tag runs off of Bluetooth which does not have that much range. If I understood it correctly, it would be able to be picked up by a cell phone a few hundred feet away at the most. Obviously if you lost something it might be a lot farther away than that. The way it notifies you is that if anyone using an iPhone, iPad or MacBook using Bluetooth walks within range, the signal will basically piggyback off of their device and ping a cell tower which will broadcast to you. Again if I understood it correctly, the person whose device pinged it, will not know. It will only be a signal the person who owns the tag and it will not make a noise on that piggyback person’s device or the tag. It only uses that person’s device as a means to ping a tower for a second. Once it locks in that position, it will send it to you only.

Meaning… any one of us using an Apple device with Bluetooth activated might have help recover a personal property and never known it.

The tag App also has an arrow pointing device so when you get within a few feet of it, it will point to where it is located.

Clear as mud?

Last edited by tvc184; 01-17-2022 at 09:05 PM.
tvc184 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-17-2022, 09:52 PM   #40
Etxbuckman
Pope & Young
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Spring
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill View Post
See my posts above about the Spot tracker.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Totally missed that. Thanks.
Etxbuckman is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-17-2022, 10:35 PM   #41
Burnadell
Pope & Young
 
Burnadell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: White Oak
Hunt In: Bee County
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tvc184 View Post
When I saw this thread yesterday, I went to the Apple site and started reading up on it.

I was kind of a geeky tech person about 20 years ago and would not only build computers but would overclock them for a better speed and such. Now I know almost nothing about techy stuff but if I understand what I read correctly……

The Apple tag runs off of Bluetooth which does not have that much range. If I understood it correctly, it would be able to be picked up by a cell phone a few hundred feet away at the most. Obviously if you lost something it might be a lot farther away than that. The way it notifies you is that if anyone using an iPhone, iPad or MacBook using Bluetooth walks within range, the signal will basically piggyback off of their device and ping a cell tower which will broadcast to you. Again if I understood it correctly, the person whose device pinged it, will not know. It will only be a signal the person who owns the tag and it will not make a noise on that piggyback person’s device or the tag. It only uses that person’s device as a means to ping a tower for a second. Once it locks in that position, it will send it to you only.

Meaning… any one of us using an Apple device with Bluetooth activated might have help recover a personal property and never known it.

The tag App also has an arrow pointing device so when you get within a few feet of it, it will point to where it is located.

Clear as mud?
Thanks, TVC! That helps this technophobe!
Burnadell is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-17-2022, 11:44 PM   #42
Duane
Ten Point
 
Duane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Missouri City TX and Kitimat, BC
Hunt In: Brady TX
Default

I bought several for my son going to school at A&M, along with a key ring holder and other attachments. He keeps one on his key ring, one in his backpack, one in the car and for Christmas he was given a money clip type wallet that has a holder for one. He’s found them to be pretty useful around the house and on campus. Not necessarily a foolproof anti-theft device, but handy enough for an absent minded college kid.
Duane is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-18-2022, 12:02 PM   #43
helibow
Ten Point
 
helibow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Castle Rock, Colorado
Hunt In: Bosque Cty and Colorado
Default

I installed Trak4 on all mine - worth the investment. I pay $9 for hourly updates on location. If they move, it tells me.. and I can switch it to real time tracking if I need.
helibow is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-17-2022, 10:06 AM   #44
RiverRat1
Pope & Young
 
RiverRat1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bend TX
Hunt In: San Saba
Default

Any recent Airtag stories or updates?
RiverRat1 is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-17-2022, 01:33 PM   #45
Atfulldraw
Pope & Young
 
Atfulldraw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Hill Country, South Texas, Florida
Hunt In: a high fence, southwest of DFW, Colorado
Default

I’m a fan…I think total we have a dozen or so of them, but not all are on the same account.



my stuff tends to get scattered and I have equipment that is used by multiple employees….

There are iPhones everywhere.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Atfulldraw is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-17-2022, 01:47 PM   #46
RiverRat1
Pope & Young
 
RiverRat1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bend TX
Hunt In: San Saba
Default

Any clue what they are made of? Curious if there's a price inflection point coming where they'll get a lot cheaper. I'd like to put them in juglines, fishing poles, and other things.
RiverRat1 is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-17-2022, 01:50 PM   #47
Pushbutton2
Pope & Young
 
Pushbutton2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Van,TX
Hunt In: Mc Culloch County (2015-2021) Van Zandt County since 2017
Default

https://www.amazingfacts.org/news-an...minal-activity
Pushbutton2 is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-17-2022, 01:54 PM   #48
bboswell
Pope & Young
 
bboswell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Montgomery County
Hunt In: Where ever I can
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pushbutton2 View Post

Hmmm
bboswell is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-18-2022, 08:19 AM   #49
kry226
Ten Point
 
kry226's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Korea
Hunt In: Hall County
Default

Admittedly, I'm not familiar with that website. However, despite my dedication to, and belief in, the last few paragraphs of the article, I gotta tell ya that the devotional caught me off guard.
kry226 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-18-2022, 09:21 PM   #50
brokeno
Pope & Young
 
brokeno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Smiley, Texas
Hunt In: Gonzales & Young Co and anywhere
Default

Last year when I was Nalgi hunting in an area I had never set foot on before I left one in my truck and on my tripod I set up. It was cold misty and raining so it was easy to get turned around but I could always tell where my tripod and truck were.
brokeno is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com